Recap of Training Team meeting March 22 & 24

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

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @boogah, @artdecotech, @piyopiyofox, @ndiego

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @anandau14, @hilayt24, @west7, @psykro, @baroliyamayur

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames):

@Angela K Carey, @Vlad, @KGagne, @abdullahsajjad, @Himali, @sagarprajapati

Meeting Note Takers

  • March 29 – @ndiego
  • April 5 – volunteer needed


GitHub Migration

We’ve cleaned up the projects boards in 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.

Translating Content on LearnWP

We’ve had a lot of interest and already folks starting to translate content on LearnWP into other languages. This is a great problem to have. Our updates are really found so far in this thread from last week: (Engage on this thread for replies as it includes 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. and Polyglots.

WordPress 6.0

  1. Development cycle
  2. Sources of Info

We are still working with #docs #marketing and 6.0 release comms to coordinate this.  Reading over the Sources of Info articles will help each of us know what will be coming.

Time change

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27, and the APAC meeting will not get affected by time changes.

Sensei Pro request on .org site.

Feedback was requested on this thread was fixed and sensei pro was included in the learn repo.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces (SLS)

  1. SLS videos on WPTV
  2. Upcoming SLSs
    1. Block Theme Discussions: Custom Fonts
    2. Hello Blocks! Coding a custom block
    3. I’m New To WordPress: Getting Started For The First Time
    4. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing

Open Discussions

Additional Office and Coffee hours

We’ve had requests to create office and coffee hours in additional timezones. If we do so, we’ll be only maintaining the same number of events per week but rotating what times those happen, not adding additional sessions.

Two members requested more Pacific Timezone inclusive hours.


March Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

 Workshops Published

  1. Adding a Site Tagline to Block Themes  by @west7

Help Needed ≠ Needs Review

We have a number of issues as well as 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:

  1. Lesson Plan ready for review Template Hierarchy
  2. Lesson Plan ready for review Yoast SEO
  3. Workshop ready for review – Slack link for Taking Advantage of Query Loops

It is requested that feedback be shared within one week from the review request.

The spring retrospective is occurring next week.


1. Anatomy of a Theme

Pending feedback from @ironprogrammer, please comment on this post with your update if you can.

2. Setting up a Dev Environment

@aurooba committed to having updates completed by March 22nd.

3. W3 Total Cache

@webtechpooja aims to fix the broken images and lesson plan format by March 24th.

4. How to set site icons and logo (without 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.)

@azhiyadev committed to having a draft ready for review by March 23rd.

5. Gallery Block

No updates from @courane01

6. Submitting photos to the photo directory

@mdburnette noted that the lesson plan is workshop is 30% done and they will finish it up this week.

Sprint work picked up this week

To help folks better choose what work to pick up, kindly note that we consider anything under the New Content Needed section to be high priority, and anything under Needs Revision are considered quick win items for folks with not too much time capacity.

  • 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 Template Hierarchy picked up by @webtechpooja
  • Difference between reusable blocks, block pattern, templates, template parts picked up by @west7
  • “Query 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.” Workshop picked up by @west7
  • “Comments Block” Lesson Plan & Workshop picked up by @west7
  • What to include in functions.php picked up by @psykro

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