Training Team Meeting Recap – July 19 / July 21

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: @artdecotech @azhiyadev @caraya @courane01 @samanthaxmunoz @chetan200891 @colorful-tones @piyopiyofox @webtechpooja @eboxnet @arasae @courtneypk @bsanevans @chaion07 @EverestThemes

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja @chaion07 @digitalchild @courane01 @chetan200891 @amitpatelmd @eboxnet @kartiks16 @meher @ashiquzzaman @onealtr @krupalpanchal @kryzpt @hderashri @thisisyeasin @courtneypk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Saurabh Ranjan @Harshit Derashree @Rick @Maja Pawlina @sc0ttkclark @margheweb @J @John Serra @Maestro Stevens @Amit Thacker @lenasterg @Chaplain Paula Tolefree @contentiskey @Nick Chomey @Jamie Madden @melchoyce @joshuacorona

Meeting Note takers


Block Theme Development Course – Update

Full Site Editing introduced in WordPress 5.9 opens up a brand-new way for WordPress users, builders, and extenders to create 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. Themes, right from the WordPress dashboard.

Currently, Sarah @arasae and Jonathan @psykro are in the process of researching and refining the outlines for a course on “How to create Block Themes”.

Check out the post for the latest updates and let us know if you’d like to contribute.

Brainstorming: Best practices for hosting Online Workshops

Planning to host an Online Workshop or have you hosted one recently? Then check out Courtney’s @courtneypk brainstorming post and share your tips and best practices on hosting an Online Workshop (previously Social Learning Spaces).

Community Course Creation: a Proposal

Creating Content is one of the top ways to contribute and get involved with our Learn WordPress community. And Sarah @arasae has kicked off a proposal for rethinking and redefining the various steps and processes involved in creating content like Tutorials, Workshops, Lesson plans and Courses. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section of the post.

Naming content types on Learn WordPress

After a vibrant discussion about the naming of workshops and social learning spaces, we are changing these content types’ names to make them more universally understood and easy to translate

  • Workshops → Tutorials
  • Social learning spaces → Online workshops

These changes will take a few days to reflect as we go around updating page titles and making code changes. We got a lot of fresh perspectives and ideas from various contributors, educators, polyglots etc. The discussion is now closed however, you can catch up on the interesting conversation here.

New Proposal: Merging Lesson Plans, Video Tutorials, and Slides

Courtney Robertson @courane01 has posted a status update on the progress we’ve made on the merging of various content types on Learn WordPress. The post reviews where we are, what choices the team had made, and where we hope to go. Please join in on the discussions here.

APAC Friendly Meeting time Changes

The result of the Doodle Poll for the WordPress Training Team APAC Meeting is out and most votes (10) are for Tuesday 7:00 AM UTC (12:30 PM IST). The new timings will be effective from August.

New Faculty Members

Two new Faculty Members @chetan200891 and @mrfoxtalbot have joined the Faculty Program. The Faculty Member list has been updated with our new additions and their information.


Accomplished Since Last Meeting

  • @Vagelis translated a lesson plan and opened a small PR
  • @arasae wrote P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at posts to make course creation more community-led, worked on ideas for the block theme course and finalized brainstorming an outline for the course
  • @courane01 created a proposal about merging content types, commenting on all the posts
  • @courtneypk Co-hosted an Online Workshop with @west7, Edited the SLS facilitator application info box for clarity, Started drafting a Help Scout handbook page, Posted Best Practices for Online Workshops, Vetted Online Workshop and Tutorial applications and conducted outreach and conversations with potential new contributors
  • @bsanevans Hosted an Online Workshop (Writing content with the 10 Text blocks) at an Asia-friendly time, and got a good turnout! Also published our second Greek Lesson Plan for “Submitting Block Patterns to the Directory”.
  • @webtechpooja hosted the workshop “How To Join the WordPress Training Team: Our Workflows”

Working on Now

  • @Vagelis plans to open a new PR and start a new translation.
  • @arasae is working on finalizing Block Course #1 Outline, writing replicable course description + potential 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. course template, then breaking the course outline into lesson plans and linking them.
  • @courane01 is working on GitHub workflow/actions
  • @courtneypk is running an Online Workshop on Wednesday, Working on Help Scout documentation, Updating the “Hosting an Online Workshop handbook page” with collected best practices, vetting applications and will continue with the outreach program
  • @bsanevans is welcoming new channel joiners and working toward hosting an Online Workshop in Japanese

Help Needed

  • Content Creation – Github content board, with all content-related stuff that needs to be created, drafted, 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 an Instructional designer/educator/ trainer
  • Single instance opportunities – Curating the Editor Experience – link our resources back to and evaluate expanding any existing topics or submitting new topics

Open Discussions

We discussed these last week, but comments are still open on these:

Upcoming Meetings

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