Recap for Training Team Meeting December 7, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @rkohilakis @azhiyadev @arasae @courane01 @webtechpooja @boogah @peteringersoll @meher @weblink @onealtr

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @Razon Komar Pal @djp424 @Hasanuzzaman


Meeting Note Takers

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  1. December 14 – @Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi
  2. December 21 – @Webtechpooja
  3. December 28 – no meeting
  4. January 4
  5. January 11

We are looking for note-takers for January, Interested? Let us know!

We’d still like a few folks to help provide access to the team site during meetings and welcome anyone along. Interested? Let us know

Team Goal Setting 2022

On Dec 6 at 7:00 PM UTC team met for a goal-setting meeting as we look ahead to 2022. This was fantastic. We used a Miro board (like virtual sticky notes).  We have frames 1-4 mostly done. We will continue to work on this async and review it next week on Dec 13 at the same time.

IST Timezone meetings

We are looking at APAC-friendly meetings again.  We have a number of contributors in the APAC regions that read our posts async. I will share the doodle link soon. Please vote if you are interested.

Upcoming events

  1. Discussion groups/social learning spaces
  2. State of the Word
  3. Related – please complete the WP 2021 Survey in red at the top of .org sites


December Sprint
As agreed if you were working on anything in November, you can continue to work on this. We are holding off on creating new content until we can assess what we have for the 5.9 release. We especially need help reviewing lesson plans for versions of WordPress depicted and workshops for WP version + Included Content taxonomies

For reference on updates please see


Hugh has posted updates on the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. issues for Learn.

To keep everyone in the loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. without you having to review GitHub issues – a few neat updates to Learn just went live:

  • Page titles now match the other content types (so the title appears in the same way and the menu + search box is there on pages now too)
  • Placeholder and 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. courses are now hidden from search results, since they shouldn’t have been there in the first place
  • All metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. data for lesson plans and workshops now links back to the filtered archive page to show other content with that same meta data (e.g. the lesson plan target audience links to the archive page showing all lesson plans tagged with that target audience)


  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?


  1. IIRC, I was working on the Clone/Copy a site. However, that led me to think that it would be helpful to create a workshop on local installation, so
  2. I have workshop rough drafts in process for both those topics
  3. Just life. In theory, the last of my blockers has passed for now! :smile:
  4. I should have at least one workshop completed for review by next meeting.


  1. preparing for goal settings
  2. attended goal settings
  3. need to finish
  4. Finish goal setting AND work 4 hrs on auditing Learn for WP updates. Also run through to help me spot any areas that we should update.


  1. Hmm, I don’t know if I commit to anything.  I’ve been working on the FSE course.
  2. I posted the rough draft of FSE course to the team channel.  Would love some content and flow-related feedback!
  3. Just feeling stressed about the quality of the course and if it would actually help a new user get started right away with FSE design.  I think it would, but I am severely doubting myself!
  4. My goal for next week is to incorporate any public feedback so that I can get this course out before the 5.9 release 


  1. I think we all did the team goal setting and review of brand content.
  2. Reviewed brand content and I have started to audit our TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: boards and will continue to do so
  3. Time
  4. I will continue to audit our boards – @hlashbrooke I will need help reviewing the functionality board


  1. Haven’t made any commitments yet. About to tho. :sweat_smile:
  2. See above.
  3. Nope.
  4. I plan on signing up to facilitate a social learning space on improving site performance.


  1. I haven’t committed anything for last week
  2. I attended goal setting meeting 
  3. Nope
  4. Auditing lesson plans for WP 5.9 version

Open Discussions

Question: for social learning spaces – can anyone sign up to facilitate?

 Answer: There is a signup form to facilitate on

We discussed the rotation of email support for Help scout and adding the Social learning space section into the handbook.

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