Training Team Meeting Recap – July 12 / July 14

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday 11:30 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @caraya, @webtechpooja, @eboxnet, @chaion07, @jominney, @artdecotech, @trynet, @weblink, @arasae, @piyopiyofox, @manzwebdesigns, @kemmy99, @samanthaxmunoz, @hderashri, @courtneypk, @bsanevans

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @kryzpt, @amitpatelmd, @eboxnet, @chaion07, @Kemmy99

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames):
@Abu Hurayra @Harshit Derashree

Meeting Note Takers

  • July 19: @kryzpt
  • July 26: @psykro
  • August 2 –
  • August 9 –
  • August 16 –


WP Briefing Interviews

The WP Briefing podcast is looking for 6-8 contributors of diverse backgrounds, experiences w/ WordPress, and geographies to participate in a brief interview via Zoom, Squdcast or similar web-based platform on their experiences with WordPress to observe World Wide Web Day (August 1, 2022).

The interviews will use audio only (not video) and will be featured on the podcast.

Leave a comment on the GitHub issue if you’d like to participate.

WCUS Contributor Day – September 11

We’d like to submit a single form for Learn. Please comment on the original Slack thread to share your interest in helping, in person and/or remotely.

The form needs to be submitted by July 29th and includes roles such as: table leads, team onboarding person, Slack rep (can be remote).

Community Course Creation: A Proposal

Sarah (@arasae) drafted a proposal to break course creation out into smaller chunks, lowering the barrier to entry for course creation and making it a more collaborative experience.

Sarah summarized the proposal as breaking courses up into a series of lessons.

Comment on the proposal with feedback on the process listed and any questions you have.

In the spirit of making the process of course creation more streamlined, another proposal exists, Rethinking Lesson Plan Creation.

Discussion: Naming content types on Learn WordPress

Although there is no decision and consensus made yet, @courane01 suggested officially documenting the idea to merge videos, what are currently lesson plans, and slides all into a single content type per topic.

Content type names should reflect the audiences the LearnWP team serves:

  • direct learners wanting a single topic/solution
  • learners wanting a deep dive to learn everything they can
  • teachers/facilitators wanting to train others (like 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)
  • learners wanting to learn in real time groups.

WordPress Certifications

It is on the 2022 team goals to officially begin discovery phase during Q4 (October – December) of WordPress Certifications.

Share ideas, questions, feedback, and concerns as comments on this post.

Previous considerations of WordPress Certifications had many mixed opinions and perspectives so no decision was ultimately made.

This time, the approach is different and includes:

  1. The Individual learning survey (currently blocked here with GDPR concerns)
  2. Needs Analysis. A formal survey directly at different scales and locals using WordPress professionally as a part of their livelihoods.
  3. Forming the Curriculum Advisory Board
  4. Discovery and research around how other 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. / proprietary systems handle certifications.

Learn WordPress Development: Creating a Public Roadmap for Content Creation

Jonathan Bossenger @psykro put together a public roadmap for LearnWP content creation and got started on the with his first workshop, WordPress Action Hooks.

The post focuses on what specific programming/technical content should be created for LearnWP in order for no-code developers to learn the programming languages & APIs that power WordPress and extend WordPress.

GitHub Automation Download Meeting Recap

We are seeking folks skilled in yml files to help with 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. automations & actions to better support our workflow and help elevate everyone’s contributions to the team.

Other Posts with Comments Open

APAC Friendly Meeting time Changes

WordPress Training Team APAC Meeting runs on Thursday at 11:30 UTC weekly.

To make it more compatible with other APAC- friendly regions the time may be adjusted.

Please vote your suitable time on doodle:


Accomplished Since Last Meeting

Working on Now

  • @artdecotech is recording a video tutorial for global styles and preparing for an upcoming SLS
  • @courane01 will work on content
  • @caraya is working on completing a 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. lesson plan
  • @eboxnet is working on more lesson plan translation
  • @webtechpooja will work on survey form setup, finalize APAC scheduling updates and an SLS
  • @manzwebdesigns is working on a lesson plan, Migrating from Page builders to WP 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. Editor
  • @arasae is creating content
  • @courtneypk is working on an SLS about image optimization and continuing to build out the team handbook
  • @bsanevans is hosting an SLS in an APAC friendly timezone

Help Needed

  • Content Creation – Github content board, with all content related stuff that need to be created, draft, review and published
  • Website Development – issues related to 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. design and development
  • Copyeditors – please comment on this p2 post or in Slack
  • Instructional design/educator/trainer – comment on the agenda (p2) post or in Slack, if you would like to join us as a Instructional designer/educator/ trainer
  • Single instance opportunitiesCurating the Editor Experience – link our resources back to and evaluate expanding any existing topics or submitting new topics

Open Discussions

  • Conversation about a possible SLS around Custom Post Types and also what kind of tools should be recommended during an SLS.
    • This led to additional conversation & clarity: Learn WP should be neutral with our recommendations. Everything instructed should use GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. / OSS resources, so if a 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 is mentioned, it needs to be in the repo so anyone can access it.
  • Discussion about translating the “Lesson Plan Template” and “Workshop Template”.
    • Some believed this would be a good idea for new contributors
    • Others worried it would create too many template options and become confusing and overwhelming
    • There was more discussion about potentially linking templates together to mitigate the confusion

Upcoming Meetings

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