Recap of Training Team meetings, February 15 and 17, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, February 15, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, February 15, 2022)

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The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @ndiego, @anjanavasan, @azhiyadev, @arasae, @topher1kenobe, @gudrun, @peteringersoll, @webtechpooja

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @hilayt24, @anandau14, @afshanadiya, @piermario, @meher, @bestony

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @robin416, @Maginn, @Kanchan Nachnani, @lthames, @Tracy Maher, @anjanavasan, @Nidhi Dhandhukiya, @Jasper, and @Md Rasel Ahmed.


Contributor Days

The next event is the WCEU 2022 Contributor Day. This event will be held June 2-4, 2022, and will be in person. If you have team members planning to attend WCEU, let us know if you’d like to help organize the contributor table for the Training Team. @afshanadiya mentioned being part of the WCEU organizing team and would love to help.

Tuesday Training on Community

Lesson plans have been a foundational aspect of the Make WP Training team since 2013, initially with a goal of supporting WP Meetups. In that time, we haven’t widely connected with MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. organizers though. The Community team runs a monthly Tuesday Training series to support Meetup and WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers. @harishanker invited @courane01 to coordinate on a post elevating using Lesson Plans as a way to prepare topics for Meetups. Included is a list of recently published lesson plans. Additionally, links to this post AND recent lesson plans will be in this month’s newsletter for Meetup organizers.

Translating Content on LearnWP

We’ve had quite a lot of interest in translating courses on LearnWP recently.  We are awaiting an idea/update from @dd32 in #meta on a good way to handle this before GlotPress is fully available on LearnWP. 

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

If you haven’t already, please leave a comment on the proposal for the structure of the Faculty Program. We are eager to continue rolling this program out.

News From Around WordPress


February 2022 Progress

Workshops published this week

  1. Templates drafted by @rkohilakis and reviewed by @azhiyadev

Courses published this week

  1. Part 2: Personalized Site Design with Full Site Editing and Theme Blocks @west7 reviewed by @courane01 @azhiyadev
  2. Part 3: Advanced Site Design with Full Site Editing – Site Editor, Templates and Template Parts @west7 reviewed by @courane01 @azhiyadev

Help Needed

Community support is needed. There are still a number of lesson plans that need revising and workshops that need new content. These are all listed in the February Sprint under 5.9 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. and New Content. If you would like to help, follow these steps:

  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 Ask in the #training Slack channel.
  3. Make the revisions.
  4. Ask the team to review it. Drop us a message in the #training Slack channel.
  5. A member of the team will review and publish the changes.

If you need help creating content, review these resources:

There was also a call for more Social Learning Spaces.

@hilayt24 volunteered to work on Introduction to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site..


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


  1. Reviewing the new courses, write the Retro post, review 2 recaps, work on 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: > 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. move, revise the audio on the Navigation workshop vid and reupload to all the corresponding locations, meet with interested contributors, publish team update on /updates, Tuesday Training post
  2. Most of that. I need to fix the Navigation workshop audio yet and more Trello > Github migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. yet.
  3. Time, energy, more “heads down work time”
  4. Trello > GitHub, start a rough draft of Needs Analysis

Help is needed to move the Training team content management off Trello and onto GitHub. A few reasons include:

  1. Consistency with Docs
  2. Better tracking of contributions
  3. Automation tooling
  4. Having it within the WordPress/Learn repo for easier public visibility.

Migrating all of the content to GitHub will be tricky and help is needed to figure out the most reliable way to get every field and taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. over. If a community member has done this sort of thing before, or is particularly skilled with 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. files, and would like to lend a hand, please reach out to @courane01.


  1. Continue reviewing content
  2. I reviewed some content
  3. Time and low energy
  4. I will work on getting the Sitemap lesson plan completed. Help Courtney with the Trello-GitHub migration.


  1. I’m continuing work on theme.json lesson plan materials; this is definitely lending itself to more of a course-feel, as it’s such a large topic.
  2. I’m working on stringing together some lesson plans (for example, Using ‘Schema’ with Theme.json) that will likely build to a text-based course at some point. For now, though, I need to finish lesson plans one at a time. :smile:
  3. Limited time. This week has been even more limited than usual.
  4. Going to finish the video workshop I have on sidebars + adding a lesson plan with it. I’ll also try to finish a lesson plan on an Intro to Theme.json type plan, but we’ll see what time allows.


  1. Published the Workshop: Templates 
  2. Published the Lesson Plan: Templates


  1. Published the Workshop: Template Parts 
  2. Published the Lesson Plan: Template Parts

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Adding Custom CSS to Your Site
  2. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing
  3. Zero to Block Theme #5 – From Site Editor to Theme
  4. Hello Blocks! Coding custom blocks
  5. Gutenberg Developer Hours

Open Discussions

@ndiego asked about putting together a couple of Social Learning Spaces for March. @courane01, @azhiyadev, and @arasae provided a number of great resources:

@webtechpooja asked attendees to share their stories or experience about diversity in the community.

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