Recap for Learn WordPress Working Group meeting – February 4, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @camikaos, @paaljoachim, @oglekler, @webcommsat, @onealtr, @_dorsvenabili, @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @carike, @evarlese

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Meeting Recap

What’s everyone working on?

  • @camikaos is working on the Learn WordPress Handbook, and set up a sprint for contributors interested in helping.
  • @_dorsvenabili held two meetings with members of the Spanish community, and set up a sheet with workshop proposals/ideas.
    • One idea that came up in these conversations is to create a list of 10-20 workshops that should be available in all languages.
  • @evarlese worked on a UX review request for the Design team along with @courane01, and @paaljoachim has already shared some related feedback.
  • @webcommsat and the Marketing team are working on a keywords-related meeting in the #marketing channel, and have also been gathering feedback on the timing of 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. groups and coordinating/exploring promotions for planned workshops.
  • @webtechpooja is organizing the Training team table for WordCamp India contributor day, and has published a helpful post for how contributors can get involved.
  • We talked a bit about plans for Community team-related training and content on Learn, particularly around Meetups and WordCamps.
    • Currently, the focus is more on Meetups and there are some related workshops available on the site already.


5.7 Planning

  • The Training team has identified some lesson plan ideas to prepare in advance of the 5.7 launch.
  • Going forward, this may be something for the Learn WordPress Working Group to coordinate efforts around, particularly in terms of planned workshop launches.
  • @webcommsat suggested finding a dedicated time to walk through ideas and processes to coordinate across teams to make sure workshops and lesson plans help address launch-related questions.
  • Related to Lowering Barriers to Entry for Workshops on Learn, we talked a bit about ideas around how workshops and lesson plans tie in together, and with cross-team efforts.
  • @carike raised a concern about crediting all contributors, specifically for workshops, where it’s not currently visible to see who contributed things like scripts, producing, subtitles, captions, etc.
  • Relatedly, if some of these tasks are divided, credit is important for making sure all contributions are viewed equally. Allowing contributors to split the workload according to their preferences and expertise (i.e. if someone prefers to write lesson plans vs. appearing on camera) can help with onboarding new contributors, and making sure those contributions are visible.
  • @webcommsat suggested borrowing a similar structure to, where it’s possible to see credits for edits, subtitles, and presenters.

Learn WordPress Handbook

Action Items

  • Explore changing the Learn WordPress Discussions Meetup group timezone from Pacific to UTC to encourage more consistency with timezones.
  • Coordinate dedicated time (Slack, Zoom, chat) to discuss with Marketing, the Learn WordPress Working Group, and Training, how best to approach planned content for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases.
  • List out all the related contributions to content on Learn WordPress (i.e. subtitles, captions, scripts, producing) and map out where those should appear on Learn WordPress (i.e. workshops vs. lesson plan pages) to help build a request for showing credit similar to the structure.
  • Help draft documentation around how to contribute to Learn WordPress in multiple languages based on the related Polyglots proposal.
  • Join the efforts to help build and create a Learn WordPress Handbook.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!

As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, please introduce yourself in the #training team channel or join us for the meeting.