WordCamp US 2022

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

WP Account

Need help? See videos or a lesson plan to create your account.


Let the team know what you are interested in and how to contact you.

Join SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Find the #training channel in Slack. Get help in our lesson plan.

LearnWP Content Types

Our team uses 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. https://github.com/ for project management.

  • Sign up here.
  • Training team content planning here.
  • We do our actual content creation on Learn.WordPress.org itself and do not use pull requests for content.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

How you can contribute today

There are several ways that you can contribute to the team today.

LearnWP User Journey

  • Visit LearnWP, navigate through the site, and note any changes you’d like to see. Add your notes and username to the ideas.

LearnWP Individual Learner Survey

During WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe, the training team created the individual learner survey. The results of this will provide us with helpful information about our intended audience. Take the survey and ask 2 others at lunch to complete it as well.

LearnWP Needs Analysis

  • Draft a Needs Analysis
    • This connects to the WordPress certification goal
    • This is more formal and broader in scope than the Individual Learner Survey
    • What is the goal of this Needs Analysis doc? See Needs Analysis examples
    • Share your availability to participate in the Needs Analysis Working Group. Share your preferred time for routine meetings. As a group we can determine frequency and additional time zone options.
    • Define the types of audiences we should poll, see Who Can Learn Help. Create a spreadsheet of organizations we would like to poll.

GitHub Workflows

Quality of Training Materials

As LearnWP will be a source of preparation materials for WordPress Certification, additional consideration should be provided for the quality of the materials. We have some guidelines around the quality of a/v in our videos, but lack processes for storyboarding and course proposals with next action steps for tutorials and courses. Create a proposed method for content creation for these areas. Create a Google Doc that is editable and share in the comments.

Other ideas:

How you can contribute after today

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

  1. Join our Slack channel training. To get up and running on Slack go to make.wordpress.org/chat/.
  2. Attend our next weekly meetings on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in. See Meetings info.
  3. Continue with the activities you started today.
  4. Make comments on our blog.
  5. Help with testing lesson plans, workshop videos and courses by using them in meetups and/or workshops.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog