Recap of Training Team meetings, February 22 and 24, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, February 22, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, February 24, 2022)

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The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @gudrun, @boogah, @aurooba, @sumitsingh, and @arasae

Attendance APAC Meeting: @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @meher, @onealtr, and @bestony

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Destiny@Adi Cahyaludin@ren@Kajal Gohel, and @Sumit Singh

Meeting Note Takers

We are looking for team members interested in taking notes on the following dates:

  • March 1 – Volunteer needed
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed

News

WordPress 6.0 Planning Roundup

Training is very new to participating in having content ready at release. As we continue to improve our processes, we will continue to work on having as much content ready at release. Key dates to note:

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively 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. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

The Training team agreed to try and align with these dates. Discussion about what content is needed for the 6.0 release will begin when we hit feature freeze.

@courane01 would also like to open up a training session around feature freeze inviting contributors from #docs , #marketing , and #training to discover what will go into the release. There was consensus within the meeting attendees that such a session would be of interest.

Translating Content on LearnWP

@dd32 is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We’d really like to get some input from Hugh Lashbrooke around possible solutions in the interim.

Enhancing Content on LearnWP

There is a discussion around using categories on LearnWP, as we do for workshops. But we really need to think about the Courses landing page, and how it could be improved. 

@gudrun mentioned that there isn’t a great overview of current lesson plans. @courane01 pointed out a page she made recently called Pathways to Learn WordPress. This page is not yet directly accessible from the LeanWP navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. and the design of the page still needs work. @courane01 is going to continue working on this.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

We are still awaiting info from Hugh Lashbrooke regarding next steps to launch this. In short, it’d be a team of folks that help review the content, priorities, and other reviewing types of things. If you have not provided a comment on the proposal post yet, please do as we are eager to continue rolling this program out.

Time changes

Daylight savings time is coming up. The Americas change on March 13 and most of Europe changes on March 27.

For the EMEA/Americas Meeting, the team agreed to shift the meetings with the time change on March 27. This includes the office and coffee hours. This means that for those in the Americas, there will be two weeks between March 13 and March 27 where the meetings are at an odd time. Over the next few weeks we will remind folks of the change.

For the APAC meeting, since many participants are in India, which doesn’t have a daylight saving change, that meeting will remain at the same UTC.

News From Around WordPress

Sprint

February 2022 Progress

Lesson Plans Published this Week

  1. Using Page Templates thanks @west7 reviewed by @courane01 and @azhiyadev
  2. Building A Sitemap For A Site thanks @azhiyadev reviewed by @aurooba and @webtechpooja

Workshops Published this Week

  1. Building Sidebars With the Site Editor thanks @arasaere viewed by @courane01

Help Needed – Content Ready for Review

  1. Introduction to CSS submitted by @hilayt24 (@gudrun offered to review)
  2. Managing Settings: Permalinks submitted by @west7

Check-in

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

@ndiego

  • NA
  • Wrote last weeks meeting notes
  • NA
  • Write this weeks meeting notes

@webtechpooja

  1. I committed to 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. -> 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/ migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.
  2.  I am finding a way to migrate it automatically, hope soon find a way.
  3. Time
  4. I Will continuing work on migration process and reviewing lesson plan.

@aurooba

  1. No commitments last week.
  2. NA
  3. Nope!
  4. Proof Building a Sitemap for a Site lesson

@courane01

  1. Trello > GitHub migration
  2. Recruited some help to investigate Trello > GitHub, started a draft of everything published on LearnWP for make.wordpress.org/updates to share with Forums/support, Marketing, and Community teams
  3. I had very limited capacity last week.
  4. Trello > Github is my highest priority, followed by needs analysis.

@gudrun

  1. NA
  2. Worked on gathering learn content that is available in German.
  3. NA
  4. NA

@azhiyadev

  1. Sitemap lesson plan and Trello-GitHub migration.
  2. Sitemap lesson plan. I looked into the Trello-GitHub migration now to figure out how to identify the column ids, in GitHub
  3. No blockers
  4. I will work on How to set site icons and logo (without a 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.)

@arasae

  1. Sidebars Workshop + LP
  2. The workshop is done + published and the LP has a frame. Need to migrate that to Learn soon. I also found a lot of inspiration in child themes and have started drafting both a LP and a workshop. I will probably break these into two mini-topics (beginner and intermediate) with two separate lesson plans, because with new 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.-based themes, it’s not super optional to not know 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. (or at least the basics). So, those are in development and well on their way.
  3. I keep getting stuck on LPs. I always make a frame before a workshop, but my brain wants me to extend the LP beyond it, which im not sure is necessary. Just my own mental blocks I suppose. 🙂
  4. I will finish child themes part 1 LP, ready for review next week. Will probably look also at making a simple workshop for it and more theme.Json development.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Honey, I Broke My Website! What To Do When Site Editing Goes Wrong
  2. Beginner’s Guide To Full Site Editing
  3. Templates And Template Parts

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev

Next week we will carry out a Retrospective of the February Sprint as well as a plan for March. If you are working on something that is not currently on the Sprint please be sure to add it.


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