Recap of Nov. 22, 2016 Meeting

Lesson Plan Updates

@coachwp is done with Theme and 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 Relationship Lesson Plan and it’s ready for copyediting

@bethsoderberg and @melindahelt will review 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. lesson plan revision and related questions

Copyediting Updates

@bethsoderberg will update copyediting list in time for WCUS
@c3zh will copy edit customizerCustomizer 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

Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Elections

All Make teams are working towards having yearly elections for team representatives
@chanthaboune will draft a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at about roles and responsibilities and we’ll discuss as a group at WCUS


The plan is to have a few meetings to discuss broader team issues, for those that want to participate and a list of priority lesson plans for contributors to write and/or edit.

Broader issues include:
1. Developer Training
2. The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.
3. Lesson plan priorities
4. workshops
5. team reps

@bethsoderberg will update the copyediting worksheet

@chanthaboune will update (or will advise who will) the lesson plan priority sheet

The Training Team will meet at the convention center (same area where 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. is taking place) at 9 a.m. for coffee/getting to know each other time. The 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. is BYOC (bring your own coffee or other beverage of choice)