Training Team Meeting Recap for January, 17th 2023

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

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

14 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @courane01 @eboxnet @nomadskateboarding @webtechpooja @onealtr @boogah @caraya @chrismkindred @robinwpdeveloper @chaion07 @lada7042 @amitpatelmd @bsanevans @azhiyadev

We welcomed 4 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @Karen Leslie @Louinel @Nikhil Gudadhe @Mayur Khuman

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

Please let a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. know if you’d like to take notes, too!


Training Team: Discovering Our Values

On January 23rd, the Training Team will be conducting two 2-hour exercises to discover our shared values. These exercises are open to anyone interested in participating, and will be recorded.

Here are the session details:

  • Monday, 23 January 2023 at 07:00UTC to Monday, 23 January 2023 at 9:00 UTC, facilitated by @bsanevans
  • Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 19:00UTC to Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 21:00 UTC facilitated by @angelasjin

January 2023 Faculty Meeting

The January Faculty Meeting has been posted and the discussion period is between 15–31 January, 2023.

Information Sources For WordPress 6.2

What you’ll find in here are the links to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. changelogs. We anticipate Gutenberg versions 14.2 – 15.1 to be merged into WP 6.2. There are links for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. which would be all things not Gutenberg, or beyond FSE. We expect more yet to come in between now and Feb 7, but ideally on Feb 7 when 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. 1 releases, we can start work on this.

Before we start the work, folks can volunteer for any issues tagged as 6.2. Just hold off on screenshots and videos until then.

There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel

This is a new dedicated Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.

Published Content


Lesson Plans


Content Localization Foundation

This project thread expands upon our Project Proposal: Content Localization and seeks to outline the tasks we aim to complete to accomplish the project’s goals to increase and expand availability of content on Learn WordPress to a variety of non-English locales.

Latest Update

  • Project members have been added as Contributors to the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. so that they can create and edit their translated content directly on the site prior to publication.
  • @piyopiyofox is working on a guide outlining content translation creation -> publication with videos and will have a draft ready this week.
  • 3 pieces of content have been published! Congratulations @pitamdey and @sagarladani!
  • There are more published translations to come! @piyopiyofox is reaching out to Local Ambassadors this week to see how we can get other translators in other key languages activated for the project.

Training Team Onboarding Paths

  • We discussed what a good way would be for contributors to add themselves to a list of contributors for each area of contribution. We’ve decided to create a Google Form which would be connected to a Google Spreadsheet team admins can maintain. The form would be embedded into the onboarding docs. Here is how the project is going.
  • We also discussed what would be good “first contributions” for each of the five onboarding paths. Ideally, these “first contributions” would be things people can complete in 30-60 minutes. We will be creating guides for each process in the Handbook, and linking to them from the onboarding documents. These are the first contributions we decided on.

Learning Needs Analysis

We are working to create a needs analysis document to help determine the most high-impact resources to provide on Learn WordPress. Please see the post Project Overview: Learning Needs Analysis for a more in-depth background and overview.

This project will be lead by @westnz and the project is in need of more project members. Please comment on this post if you are interested in helping out!

The deadline for the survey to be completed is on the 15th of February. The marketing team was briefed by @courane01 at their January 17th meeting of our need to have a marketing push before the cutoff.

Looking For Feedback

@amitpatelmd is looking for feedback on these two handbook pages:

Other Work In Progress

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

  • @victorr has forked the original Slides 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 referenced in this post and is in the process of unit testing and prioritizing Core 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. supports for the plugin.
  • We attempted to reach out to the original plugin dev but had no responses.
  • By sourcing this as a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. on Learn, it will give contributors an interface they are familiar with.
  • Thank you @victorr and staff have contributed towards the development work, and @meaganhanes for some scoping and testing.

Skill Management Platform

Request For Review

The following content is ready for review:

Online Workshop This Week

Open Discussions

Revising Our Content Creation Checklists

There is a huge checklist for content creation at this time. We are thinking to revise this checklist so new contributors can easily understand the workflow. any suggestions are welcome. Please use these links to see Lesson Plan and Tutorial template issue on 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.

Online Workshop Feedback Form

What would we like to know from participants?

Monthly Newsletter On Learn

Can we do a monthly newsletter on Learn to announce newly published content? This newsletter will be shared with Marketing.

WordCamp Asia

Who will be attending from the training team? @bsanevans and @chetan200891 will be Table Leads for contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. at WCAsia.

How can we make reviews easier to pick up?

How should we maintain a list of Online Workshop Administrators (folks who set up an OW but not facilitate) and Co-hosts?

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