Recap of January 17, 2017 Meeting

Lesson Updates

  • @juliekuehl is ready to move Theme AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( to copyediting
  • @melindahelt and @bethsoderberg have identified the updates needed for the child themes lesson


  • @skarjune has written an excellent post about the style guide:

– Brief discussion about the MailChimp style guide and how it could be good inspiration.

  • @donkiely finished Custom Post Types and Content Editor Overview

– The htmlHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. and php shortcodes aren’t working; @chanthaboune will ask if it’s the O2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at upgrade that did it
– If they are broken, let’s use “pre”


  • @melindahelt is looking at the Theme Accessibility lesson for testing in February.

Goals Discussion
It boils down to a few distinct buckets of things. In no particular order:
1. Content flow solution
2. More solid copyediting process (ties into 1)
3. Proper handbook (ties to 1 + 2)
4. Outreach to local groups
5. An accessibility workshop

Let’s make a plan!

  • @bethsoderberg – In my mind 3 needs to come before 4 and pieces of 2 are going to need to come after 1. 5 requires a lot of research to start, so the actual production should happen later and research sooner.
  • @chanthaboune – I think there’s an extent to which we can do… setup for 1, creation of 3… and research for 5 in the first quarter or two of the year.
  • @melindahelt 5 is independent of the others. #4 – depends on type of outreach. If we (team members) are looking for local groups for us to present/test plans, then that can really happen almost any time. But if the goal of #4 would be sending people to our site, then yes, content needs to be better organized and ready


  • comment on that post with more thoughts on timing, then next week we can talk first steps for each piece?