Training Team Meeting Recap – June 28 & 30

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 28, 2022)

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 30, 2022)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting:  @azhiyadev, @kemmy99, @bsanevans, @pbrocks, @mukesh27, @samanthaxmunoz, @trynet, @webtechpooja, @courane01, @kafleg, @arasae, @piyopiyofox, @caraya, @chaion07, @eboxnet, @chrisbadgett, @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @psykro, @amitpatelmd, @kartiks16, @wpscholar

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week: 
@dipeshverma34, @malcntnt, @robhowarddc, @pbrocks, @benjirahmed, @rodgersnigel, @wpjonny@amitpatelmd

Meeting Note Takers

July 5 – @courtneypk
July 12 – @samanthaxmunoz
July 19 – @kryzpt
July 26th@psykro


6.1 planning roundup

The proposed 6.1 schedule and features as well as the call for the release squad call has been announced. 6.1 will be released on October 25 followed by 2 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. releases and 3 RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge..

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. Automation updates

Take a look at the Github beta project here, you can swap between Beta and regular projects. We use GitHub projects to track website development, content development, and team administration. We received access to Projects Beta, and we have started to move our Content Development over. We are next working on actions and automation.What we want to have is that if someone submits a lesson plan or workshop, then the next group of people that are to review that would be pinged, with a checklist of what to look for.

Copyeditor checklist

We will be relaunching who is interested/willing to contribute to various team roles soon, including those that want to copy edit, and organise within GitHub teams to use notifications there for this activity.

Individual Learn Survey Update

We’ve had some queries around the Individual Learner Survey specifically the form not being GDPR compliant and who owns the account where the data is stored. After further investigation, we can confirm that we will be migrating the Google form and utilising the Crowdsignal pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party currently on Learn.

Thanks to @piyopiyofox for her work on this.

Needs Analysis working group poll

@piyopiyofox has pinged a couple of key members to provide their availability.

Naming suggestions for lesson plans, workshops, and social learning spaces

@hlashbrooke has published a post on this, where the community can suggest names for the above and we can also run a poll for some ideas.

Tracking Social Learning Spaces

To avoid duplication and provide a holistic view of all the topics being covered, it has been suggested that we should bring the tracking of social learning spaces into GitHub. This would not replace 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. but allow us to keep track of all the topics and enable us to better track team contributions.

  • @caraya suggested a Google Calendar or similar tool
  • @piyopiyofox pointed out that we do already use a calendar at
  • @azhiyadev and @webtechpooja agree that tracking SLS in GitHub along with lesson plans and workshops makes sense

Opinions sought: Table of Contents

Table of Contents 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. as a quick test on Learn WordPress. Please have a look at this slack thread and provide your feedback for the same


Content creation: @fellyph

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June-July Sprint

The Training team is using Sprints to determine what we are working on and to determine our time frame for delivery.

Drafts in Progress

We currently have 24 items currently being drafted.

Reviews in Progress

We currently have 18 cards in Review in Progress with 7 waiting to be published.

Lesson Plan:


Ready for publish:

  1. Template Editor – Lesson Plan
  2. Horizontal Pyramid Gallery – Workshop

Published lesson plan:

  1. Submitting Block Patterns to the Directory

Training Team Administration

As the team expands, we are now able to concentrate on collating all the errors on our Handbook, templates, Learn content, etc. We will make these available on GitHub for you to contribute to.

Open Discussions

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Upcoming Meetings

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