Recap of the Training Team meeting, January 11, 2022

Recap of the Training Team meeting, January 11, 2022

Agenda

Ways to get involved

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

Live meeting attendees: @courane01 @rkohilakis @webtechpooja @arasae @azhiyadev @boogah @onealtr @peteringersoll @kemmy99 @elblakeo31


Meeting Notetakers


Team Goal Setting

Yesterday we concluded our team goal setting, and wow is this an exciting year.

We will have a read-out, or a summary of what was covered, published on the team site (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/.) within a week.

Additionally, we are working toward using GitHubGitHub GitHub 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/ projects within the LearnWP repo to track milestones and goals.

We are also exploring moving our 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. management of content across. Stay tuned. Some of these will pick up after the 5.9 release.

We discussed:

  • Actions and steps that we need to take to get the job done.
  • Obstacles we face in accomplishing all this and how can we overcome them.
  • Metrics we measure can measure and how we identify if it is successful or not.

APAC friendly meeting poll results

@webtechpooja gave 3 time choices:

  • Monday 9:30 – 10:30 am UTC
  • Thursday 7:30 – 8:30 am UTC
  • Thursday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm UTC

Thursday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm UTC got the most votes.


Social Learning Spaces (SLS) streaming platforms

Last week we began discussing if we will permit using the Social Learning Spaces calendar for additional formats beyond using 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. + Zoom. We’ve moved the conversation to a post to further gather ideas and questions before proceeding.

We approved @bph, who has already been vetted for hosting social learning spaces, will move forward with dev office hours using Meetup.

The concerns to address via our handbook encompass any further concerns or consider additional documentation needs.

This will remain open until Jan 14.


Learn WordPress version taxonomy

We also need comments on this post. The idea is that for 6.0, we’d like to have public taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. that only shows content relevant to that release, while from an internal auditing need, we also need to test everything with the latest release. 2 purposes in using the taxonomy at this time, and possibly more coming in the future.

This will also remain open until Jan 14, and then move on to a GitHub issue.


Badges

Congrats to @alexstine on receiving a Training team badge. Alex has provided valuable insights on several post types, such as courses and workshops, as it relates to accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) results. We deeply value the dev contribution and #accessibility team feedback on LearnWP.


January 2022 Sprint

With the release of 5.9 scheduled for this month, all our efforts have been focused on updating Learn.

Progress so far:
.. Styles lesson plan and List View lesson plan is ready for review.

.. 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. completed: Backing up your site, Child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. for classic themes, Classic Editor, Content Overview, Classic Theme Menu, CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. Tagline

.. We still have a number of lesson plans and workshops that need to be revised or created. These are all listed on the Sprint.

.. For 5.9 – New Content

  1. Pick a topic, any topic from the list! Let us know in the comments or drop us a message in the #training Slack channel
  2. Get access, if you don’t have it already, to learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The 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/. Ask in the #training Slack channel.
  3. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this: Lesson plan about lesson plans, workshops about lesson plans, and Workshop about workshops

All these instructions are listed in the January 2022 Sprint post. If you get stuck, just drop us a message in Slack.

.. Types of themes, please keep this in mind when creating and revising content for Learn WordPress.:

  • BlockBlock Block 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. theme: a theme made for FSE using HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. templates and theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML., allowing one to manage all parts of their site with blocks.
  • Universal theme: a theme that works with both the Customizer and the Site Editor.
  • Hybrid theme: a classic theme that adopts a feature(s) of FSE, like theme.json or the template editor.
  • Classic theme: a theme built with PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. templates, functions.php, and more that does not work with Site Editor.

See FSE Program: Answers from Round Three of Questions for information about the types of themes. (edited)

Thank you to @rkohilakis Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi @ courane01 @arasae Wessel who have volunteered to work on 5.9 content.


Checkin

@azhiyadev didn’t commit anything this week. She worked on Team goal setting and 5.9 revisions and managed to revise 5 lesson plans. Time is her main blocker. She is continuing to work on the 5.9 audit.

@rkohilakis shipped the first part of the FSE courses. She is working on a big internal work project to finish up this week, and then hoping to shift focus to 5.9 workshops.

@webtechpooja is going to audit for 5.9 release .

@courane01 committed lesson plans and workshops, team goal setting, and listing all content needing to be created or revised for release. She is working on more content in lesson plans and workshops for 5.9, assist creating the team goal setting summary/read-out, close the 2 posts on SLS + Taxonomy that we’ve requested feedback, work more on GitHub project migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies..

@arasae committed on the child theme for block themes. She set up some time with a content expert (@daisyo) to see how she does this. I’ll gather some documents as well for this. She is going to work on this lesson plan and may also see what I can do about theme.json. Will communicate if I manage to figure that out enough to commit!

5.9 Learn Content Planning Parties: A Proposal

This is a proposal for a very fun, very productive, very beginner-friendly way to get involved with our training team and create some content very quickly!.

We have this incredible list of curated 5.9 content topics (if you haven’t already, check out the brilliant sprint post to see what I mean: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2022/01/04/january-2022-sprint/) – two planned Zoom planning parties are proposed around the 5.9 release, complete with captions to make it more accessible. These two (or more, depending on interest!) Zoom parties would be scheduled at opposite ends of the day to make sure people who live in all time zones can join us.

During this planning party, we would…

  • chat about what are our highest priorities from that list (and pick some fun ones that we are interested in!)
  • Split into a few different Zoom rooms
  • explore the 5.9 release together in Zoom breakout rooms
  • generate lesson plans and new content for the 5.9 release–or at least, the messy thinking before the actual content is created

@arasae is going to pick a time and announce it.


Open Discussion

@courane01 shared a quote from the slack community:

I’m having a lot of gratitude for the great training material that the training team are putting out about FSE. I’m really excited about 5.9 and what’s to come. @wpfangirl