Brand Guideline Additional Consideration

Is it possible to link out to existing training resources instead of creating a duplicate on Learn? E.g. the free Yoast SEO course in the Yoast SEO Academy

This topic was brought up during team meeting open discussion.

For reference, we have Brand Guidelines and Promotional Guidelines already established in our Team Handbook. This would be a consideration for linking out.

Assuming the context on lesson plans is for teachers or 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 to use when presenting to their audience/students, not the direct learner.  When I personally taught Yoast, I suggested the course on Yoast’s site as an extension of our lesson (optional homework) but not in place of the introductory topic. I created my own lesson plan for that purpose, roughly using the draft version that was already created by the Training team. In which case, having an initial introduction on Learn would help organize the content and cover only the absolute essentials for site owners to know.

Some other feedback included: “I think that’s a great idea, keep the lesson plans more general (e.g. How to optimize WordPress for search) and link off to multiple plugins and their guidelines and tutorials.”

We try to follow the same guidelines other teams on the project use, such as when Docs opts to link out to other resources or not. We have opted to link to open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. resources, such as MDN and PHP.


  1. Should we link out to other resources?
    1. If the resources are completely free and publicly available?
    2. If the resources require an email to access?
    3. If the resources are a paid service?
  2. Do we suggest continued learning additional resources? (Such as, for more information visit…. )
  3. What additional thoughts or considerations should we have?

We will leave this open for comment until April 8, 2022.