Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 11, 2020

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Attendance: @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @oglekler, @chaion07, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Fridays 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Intros and welcome

  • Welcome to new contributors Hetvi Patel and Anastasios M.
  • To help us acknowledge contributions made to the team, new contributors should fill out this form.
  • We’ve made progress on the design for the Lesson Plans landing page, with the help of @melchoyce and @coreymckrill for design and dev.
  • @azhiyadev, @nao, and @harishanker were quick to find and fix an outdated lesson plan found this week, which resulted in a related page being moved to the /support pages.
  • Thanks to @webtechpooja and @rastaban for proofreading and reviewing code snippets in lesson plans!

What we’re working on

  • Most of our top priority items are finished.
  • There are a few lesson plans that are prioritized to create and publish.
    • @geheren is working on creating/joining Slack and orientation.
    • @azhiyadev is also working on the Getting Help lesson plan.
    • We could also use a volunteer to help with the Get Involved lesson plan.
  • We’ve seen a lot of interaction on our proposed redesigns for the Lesson Plans landing page.
    • Timeline: we would like to come to an agreement on the designs today so we can move forward with some implementation before launch next week.
    • The was relative agreement on the proposed landing page design.
    • For filtered/archive pages, the team seemed to roughly agree that keeping filters on the right sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. with a container around the individual lesson plans.
    • For the single lesson plan page, there’s some ongoing discussion with a general agreement that we would prefer to avoid accordions in the design for 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). ( concerns, but would like to use breadcrumbs or another feature to help orient readers or educators within a lesson plan or series.
    • Future discussions will also need to consider chapters (like the Handbooks) and how to display lesson plans in a series.

Action items/what’s next

  • Marketing needs screenshots for promoting Learn WordPress. (Reference.)
    • If others are interested in helping, please do! Drop a note in the #training Slack channel to indicate that you can help.
  • There is a launch party coming up next week, on Dec. 16th. If you can attend, please RSVP using the link shared in the #marketing and #training team channels.
  • Comments are still being collected on Learn WordPress: Blue Sky Thinking.
  • @ogleckler noted that there is not currently a ticket for adding Learn WordPress to the menu on 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., which @azhiyadev will open.
  • We have a tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans, which is:

If you need to edit any LIVE lesson plans:

1. Copy/paste live content to a draft post
2. Title the work in progress as “DRAFT: Title of original”
3. Save, but do not publish
4. Leave a message in Training

If you have anything you’re planning to work on for Training this week, or if you would like to help with any of the above, please leave a comment here or a note in the Slack channel.