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.
GitHub Website Development– Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ site functionality
There have been a number of updates to the Learn WordPress site over the last month or two, so I thought it worth highlighting them here to raise their visibility.
Lesson plan landing page
Lesson plans have a new landing page that makes it easier to find content by topic, audience, level, duration, and lesson format. This looks fantastic and really helps with content discovery:
Persistent banner linking to the individual learner survey
The individual learner survey has been live for a while and in order to get more eyes on it, a banner has been added to the site headerHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. that links directly to the survey:
As you will notice in the courses page header above, there are now anchor links directly to each of the course categories on the page, making navigation easier and improving discoverability:
Greater clarity in idea submission section
The ‘submit an idea’ call-to-action section on the homepage has been updated with improved clarity and more accurate wording:
Homepage content sections include brief intro text
Each homepage section now includes a brief intro about the content type that indicates what it is all about – this helps with providing an immediate understanding of content to new users:
Consistent locale metadata across all content types
All content types now have the same metadata field for setting the locale – right now, this doesn’t have an immediate impact on the frontend (other than the existing manual language filtering being updated to use this new field), but the next step is to implement automatic content filtering based on the site locale switcher. Locale filtering will also be added to the online workshops calendar.
The ‘Topic’ taxonomy that tutorials use has been added to all content types, and similar taxonomies have been removed to accommodate this (with data being migrated accordingly). This doesn’t have an immediate frontend impact, but it will allow us to implement global topic filtering and matching across all content types.
The Learn WordPress site is always in iteration, so if you would like to get involved, head over to the GitHub project board to see the open issues. The repo readme has instructions on how to work with the site in a local environment.