Learn WordPress Working Group recap – March 18, 2021

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Meeting recap

Tuesday Training: Live session about Learn WordPress

  • Earlier this week, @courane01, @azhiyadev, and @evarlese participated in a Community team discussion organized by @harishanker.
  • The discussion focused on what Learn WordPress is and how resources available on Learn can benefit MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers.
  • @courane01 found it helpful to talk through all of the different possibilities when coming up with ideas to talk about (i.e. using lesson plans, viewing a workshop video together, etc.)
  • You can see a recording of the discussion in the original post here.
  • @evarlese mentioned potentially including the video in the Learn WordPress Handbook as an ongoing resource to refer to, as well.

Learn WordPress Handbook

  • @camikaos published the Learn WordPress Handbook a few weeks ago after hosting a sprint to collaborate on the documentation.
  • The most helpful way to contribute right now is to review the Handbook for any pages or documentation that may be missing or if there is anything that could be more clear.
  • @azhiyadev is also working on the Training Handbook. The Training Handbook focuses on the operations of the Training team and the Learn WordPress Handbook focuses on how to use Learn WordPress.
  • @evarlese suggested a few potential pages that we could add, including how to add a quiz, how to come up with ideas for workshops, and how to find co-collaborators or co-presenters.
  • New volunteers and contributions are still welcome to help with any of these items!
  • Once both Handbooks are more complete, we may want to check for places to cross-reference useful materials from both.

Learn WordPress functionality roadmap

  • There’s been some progress on the Learn WordPress roadmap we track in Trello, including that the RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party is now active on both the Training team blog and Learn WordPress 🎉
  • This tool allows for setting up scheduled updates to posts, i.e. to align an update to a lesson plan or workshop with a WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. release.
  • It is still in betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process., so people are welcome to test and add feedback.
  • @courane01 mentioned having some ideas around extending functionality to an audit tool (for keeping content up-to-date) and @azhiyadev offered to help by taking notes on a call to talk through those ideas.
  • @andreamiddleton also shared an update on work she’s been doing to build a contributor ladder along with the Training team reps.
  • She shared the draft contributor ladder (in the #training channel), which is based on the Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure post.
  • Once finished, these team roles will live in both the Learn WordPress and Training Handbooks, and will also help the team to scope out badges/acknowledging contributions and user permissions.
  • For roles specific to the Learn WordPress Working Group, we talked about potentially linking those to related roles on the Training or Community teams, specifically for setting user access or permissions.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for or have thoughts on 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, check out the Learn WordPress Get Involved page, introduce yourself in the #training team channel, or join one of the upcoming working group meetings.