The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.
What is a Sprint?
Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum
We are currently using Trello 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. to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content on Learn (lesson plans, video workshops and courses). Every piece of content has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.
Lesson Plan, Workshop Video Workshop and Course Ideas
The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to:
Set objectives (goals)
Research and add links to support and developer docs
Identify marketing communications Carry out an SEO review.
Review related material on Learn
If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- Using Global Styles & Settings
- How to use the Query Loop
- Intro to the Block Editor
- Frequently Used Blocks
- Form Email Deliverability (SMTP Issues) @magicroundabout
- Advanced Plugin 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 Development @webtechpooja
- Meetup 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 @peteringersoll
- An intro to WP-CLI @magicroundabout
Next Up – You Can Help!
The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to draft them up. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Drafts in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- Site Backup
- Introduction to Gutenberg
- Video Workshops
- How to Faciliate a Discussion Group
Drafts in Progress
A team member has taken ownership of the cards in this list and is currently working on it. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
- How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim This will need to be organised to follow our normal lesson plan and workshop formats. It is also in need of Windows users to help with the testing enviroment.
- Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
- How to Contribute to the Training Team @courane01 begin creating
- Theme Course Development @courane01 will continue scoping into October
- Full Site Editing @rkohilakis
The cards in this list have been drafted but are in need of a team member to quality check them before going to copyediting:
Does the description fairly describe what is covered?
Have the objectives been written using Bloom’s Taxonomy?
Have the objectives been met?
Does the assessment (quiz) match the objectives?Are the pre-requisite skills really necessary?
Will “students” be able to perform the exercises with what has been covered?
Does the content build from or duplicate material in other lesson plans, video workshops, or courses?
If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Copyediting list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- Using a browser inspector@woodnet (revising screenshots)
Ready for Copyediting
The cards in this list are ready to be reviewed for typos, grammar, understandability, completeness, and general style. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Copyediting in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.
Copyediting in Progress
The cards in this list are undergoing active work on copyediting. A team member has taken ownership and is currently working on it. Check:
Spelling errors (if applicable)
Grammar errors (if applicable)
Readability (use a tool such as https://www.perrymarshall.com/grade/, we should stay under 9th grade, but technical stuff may differ) (if applicable)
If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Style Guide Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
Style Guide Review
These are cards that need to be checked to make sure they adhere to the team’s style guide. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Final Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
Ready for Final Review
The cards in this list have been through copyediting, instructional review, and testing and are nearly ready for official publication. The Training Team admins will review the cards for:
Adherence to the current style guide
Quality and completeness of the information
Any technical formatting details that need to be changed in order for the content to be published
Slide review or creation
Anything else needing attention before publication
Cards move out of this list (and to the Lesson Plans Ready for Publication list) when they have been approved by the team admins.
- Lesson Plans
- Unleasing the Power of WordPress
- Publishing with WordPress
Getting Started with WordPress
Expanding existing content on Learn
- Turning existing lesson plans into video workshops.
- Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae
- Managing Widgets @west7
- Preparing 5.9 updates
Auditing lesson plans and video workshops.
- Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates @tantienhime @courane01
- Review unpublished brand specific lesson plans against newly published brand guidelines
- Yes but may require an update
- Coding Best Practice
- Introduction to Common Plugins
- Building a Sitemap for a Site
- Needs vetting
- One-click Install Using Bluehost @wpscholar
- Using the Advanced Custom Fields Plugin @psykro
- What are Google XML Sitemaps (substitute this for Google Site Kit)
- What is W3 Total Cache
- What is Yoast SEO
- What is Akismet
- What is Contact Form 7
- Draft – missing information
- Popular Plugins
- RSS Feeds
- Setting Up e-Commerce Using WooCommerce
- Introduction to the Theme Review Process
- What is Wordfence Security
- Review the Templates in Learn – awaiting 5.9
- Creating slides for new lesson plans
These are our high priority items. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know in the #meta-learn Slack channel.
Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.
- Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
- Integrate speaker feedback tool
Disable the News XML sitemap Add license information for the contents
- Google Slides block for Lesson Plans The team is carrying out an audit of the Slides Plugin to ascertain the level of maintenance required and amount of work needed to fix the bug @binarygary @alexstine @danilong
- Updates to handle course, lesson & quiz flows
Add details about discussion groups in workshop pages
- Automatically recognize contributions on Profiles
- Fix quiz button styling to match other buttons
- Learner recognition on WordPress.org profile
- Use consistent templates and styles across post types
- Styling for the Details Summary block
- Modify workshop archive ordering
Menu does not show on pages
Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.
- Audit Learn Functionality Trello board
Faculty Program Documentation Sprint – Automattic is hosting this from the 10 – 12 November in the #training Slack channel. This will cover all timezones. https://github.com/wpmarketingteam/Marcomms-Learn-WP/issues/6 Social Learning Update Learn Handbook – Faculty Program will feed into this
- Ongoing: conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.
You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.
Training Team Mission
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.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
- Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
- About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/
- Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/
- Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development
- What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
- Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress
- Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
- Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
- Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w
- Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/