The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.
GitHub Website Development– Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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. https://wordpress.org/ site functionality
We have a few FSE Calls for Testing available: Theme.json and 5.8RC. These are great opportunities to see what is coming with the release of WordPress 5.8 on July 20.
By doing the calls for testing, we can start auditing Learn for what needs to be revised and documenting on our team Trello what new content should be created.
Last week we had a quick review of our June Sprint. For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.
Our work is currently broken down into 4 sections:
Sprint content on Learn goals (Lesson Plans)
Sprint functionality on Learn goals
Sprint team functionality goals
1. Sprint content on Learn goals (Lesson Plans we are working on)
These are still being worked on we carry them into July (includes the current state of the lesson plan):
Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Blocks Data, Monster WidgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.https://trello.com/c/ofOe6QHm/286-sample-content@cousett Drafts in Progress
Annotation options– https://trello.com/c/nl4zLyUP/287-screenshot-video-annotation-options @cousett Drafts in Progress
The following were set up as workshops; however, @wpscholar, @paaljoachim, @caseymilne are working on creating a lesson plan. @wpscholar will be taking the lead on drafting the lesson plans. We will add this to the July sprint.
The following is still ongoing and has picked up traction the past few weeks.
Continue Slides pluginPluginA 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 proposal after Learn Working Group consideration
GitHubGitHubGitHub 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/ issue updated: https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/127#issuecomment-791417404
Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
Use a blockBlockBlock is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organisation https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153
We didn’t set one up but we have had informal discussions with #docs, #marketing, and #meta This will roll into July.
4) July Sprint
For July Sprint – in addition to the tasks that may carry over from June, we are looking at adding the following:
Lesson Plans on Learn – adding new content to the TrelloTrelloProject 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. board for things that are changing in 5.8 including reviewing what we currently have on there (part of the audit)
Functionality of Learn – Consider partnering with Five for the Future contributors for Learn functionality. We’ve had a few companies considering supporting Learn and we would like to work with them on this.
Training Team Goals –
Audit Learn Content Trello board. It will get quite noisy over the next few weeks but if we can get our board into a state that makes it easier for old and new contributors to understand.
Deputy program (as mentioned previously by @Courane01)