Recap of Nov. 15, 2016 Meeting

Lesson Plan Updates

@skarjuneCustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.: HeaderHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. and Background Images is Ready for Copyediting is ready for copyediting

@melidnahelt – Customizer: Site Icons and Logos is ready for copy editing

@bethsoderberg offered to look at Child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. with @melindahelt

If anyone wants to give a lesson plan back, let @bethsoderberg or @chanthaboune know. If anyone has “priority” themes assigned to them and they know they won’t get to it, let us know so that we can perhaps have someone work on them at WCUS

@melindahelt asked about status of pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party lesson plans and it was decided that we will discuss direction at WCUS

Copyediting Updates

No updates during the meeting. If you have any updates, please post in the comments.

Testing Updates

@melindahelt tested the updated Child Theme LP at Pittsburgh meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area., but requests that someone else tests it as well for a second set of eyes (after it’s been edited)

@chanthaboune: “What is Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL.” and related lessons might get pulled into a workshop soon to use as an educational resource that is platform agnostic.

WCUS Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

If you have not commented on the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at, please do:

Our goal is to have a concrete list of priorities going into Contributor Day so that we can make the day as productive as possible.

Team Reps

@chanthaboune proposed the question of electing new Team Leads and explained “By electing team reps, I mean that we’ll have nominations (ostensibly that will be from people on the team currently) and then the top two voted on folks will become co-reps for the year.”

Look for information/P2/Discussion at WCUS to follow with additional information and responsibilities for team leads.

WCUS Team Meetup

We had a discussion about having a team coffee at some point over the weekend and the group seems to be leaning towards meeting at the convention center at 9 a.m. on Sunday just before the start of Contributor Day – BYOC (bring your own coffee), but please share any/all thoughts/comments below.