High Priority items before learn.wordpress.org launch

The Learn WordPress working group is planning a full launch of the Learn WordPress platform in the beginning of December 2020, to coincide with the release of WordPress 5.6. Part of the soft launch and development of Learn WordPress has been to import and act as the new home of the Training team’s robust catalog of lesson plans!

In the process of importing our lesson plans from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ to Learn WordPress, some elements did not make the trip over to their new home nicely. With that in mind, we would like to get as many of these items fixed before Dec. 8th, in preparation of the Learn WordPress launch.

For Training team contributors, can you help with:

  • Updating and checking images in the lesson plans on Learn WordPress to ensure that the images are: all images are stored in the Learn Media Library, missing images are replaced, and all images contain alt text. (Instructions are here.)
  • Reviewing code snippets in lesson plans to ensure that they are correct and/or up-to-date. (Instructions are here.)
  • Moving lesson plan details from the body of published lesson plans to taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. instead. (Instructions are here.) This is complete!
  • Completing lessons that are “Almost ready, but already live on Learn” as listed in the Training team Trello (on the far-right).
  • Broken Links resolved (updated November 24)
  • Linking slides from GitHub into Learn Lesson Plans (instructions to come soon).

As you work through these tasks, or work on any other related task, please leave a comment here with what you worked on. As we transition from managing lesson plans via GitHub to Learn WordPress, we are working on a new way to better track, manage, and credit work done by contributors. In the meantime, sharing your updates here will ensure that your contributions don’t go unnoticed!