Learn Workshops: Revisiting the content wishlist

As part of the beta launch for Learn WordPress, the Learn WordPress Working Group compiled a number of ideas for workshops/videos and course content on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site..

It’s been a while since we re-visited this list and many topics in the wishlist have already been incorporated into workshops. Likewise, I know I have personally received workshop ideas or requests from discussion group attendees looking to grow in a specific area of their WordPress skills. I imagine I’m not the only one!

Having a wishlist of workshop items – and, potentially, courses – can also help new contributors get involved. A clear list of content needs and wants for Learn WordPress workshops acts as a list of actionable items for folks to get involved more easily.

With that in mind, I’d like to propose two actions:

  • Review the Content Wishlist tab in this Google spreadsheet. What other ideas can, or should, be added to this list? Is there anything that should be removed, i.e. because it’s covered by another resource on the site? One thing I’ve noticed in particular is that we have a lot of “Beginner” content but not a lot of “Intermediate” or “Advanced” content on the list. New ideas there may help to encourage a wider variety of workshops.
  • Re-visit the existing format. Is the Google spreadsheet helpful, or is there a more visible format we can switch to? For example, a highlighted P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. post, TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing., a Google spreadsheet with a link in the Training blog 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.. Likewise, it might be useful to include prioritization or categorization to help sort workshop ideas.

I see many benefits to keeping these calls for ideas open on a rolling basis, so anyone can add suggestions at any point. With that in mind, feel free to add workshop ideas directly into the Content Wishlist tab and/or leave a comment on this post with input, suggestions, or feedback on the format or any other related ideas.