For some years, the Community Team has managed the Contributor Training site. The site exists to house training materials for contributors to WordPress. The content currently includes training for various Community Team programs as well as general training around collaboration for contributors on all teams.
Now that Learn WordPress is up and running it makes sense to consolidate all the community-based training content in one place. This will be good not only for streamlining content locations but also because no one is actively maintaining the Contributor Training site, while Learn WordPress is actively managed and maintained.
This consolidation involves two processes:
- Migrating the courses, lessons and quizzes across from one site to the other.
- Migrating the existing learner data from one site to the other.
Number 1 is easy – I tested it out and the content can all be migrated using WordPress’ built-in export/import tools with no issues.
Number 2 is a bit more work and will involve working with the Meta 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. team. I have chatted to @dd32 about the work and it seems like it won’t be too onerous.
I don’t anticipate any objections to this process since it’s really just consolidating content from two disparate locations on the WordPress.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/ network, but if you can think of any reason why this would be a bad idea then please comment on this post.
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