Training Team Meeting Recap for February 28, 2023

This meeting followed this agenda post. You can read conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at account, you can set one up.)

(We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the timezone. This week we are having the Team Meeting in the EMEA timezone, and a Coffee Hour was held in the APAC timezone at 07:00 UTC.)

Introductions and Welcome

There are 18 attendees, either live or async: @nomadskateboarding, @webtechpooja, @chetan200891, @courane01, @saaheel, @lada7042, @sierratr, @ketuchetan, @sagarprajapati, @caraya, @ndiego, @thisisyeasin, @eboxnet, @onealtr, @courtneypk, @robinwpdeveloper, @piyushmultidots, @fikekomala, @webcommsat

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @olein @Ssebuwufu Moses @Matt Andrews @Harit Panchal @Dilip Bheda @Nada ElSharkawy @Mardy Sam @Tetsuya Yoshida @pratik @Auch @RYO(RIO) @Abdul Muqsit @Amir Arabnezhad @Vineet Verma @Dhanendran Rajagopal @anshuman priyadarshi @vannkorn @deji Aroloye @Nabayinda Hanifah @Saaheel Majethia @Ben S Wallace @Natalia @Holly Hendricks @Sabbir Alam @vertizio @Wooconnector @Sadie-Michaela Harris@Jay Patel@Ritchie Robinson

News and updates

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

  • Feb 28 – @fikekomala
  • March 7 – @afrin29 
  • March 14 – need volunteer
  • March 21 – need volunteer
  • March 29 – need volunteer

Faculty Members update

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. updates

WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

A week ago, a few team members were at 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. Asia contributor day and that was a nice experience. here is some highlight:

  • 25 contributors participated (including online)
  • A dozen new contributors onboarded
  • Started new content translations for Japanese, Arabic, and Khmer
  • Worked on promoting the Individual Learner Survey
  • Cross-team collaboration with Marketing and Docs
  • Discussed team goals for 2023
  • Marketing collaborated with Training during contributor day by drafting social media content for the resources available on LearnWP
  • @digitalchild looking to automate anything new that we publish going to the spreadsheet the contributors use for social promotions and ensure the theme of Learn WordPress maintains its functionality when the redesign comes our way.

Onboarding program

Training Team’s new onboarding program is now live!

Please go through it and provide feedback in the Onboarding Feedback Form which will be open for a month. 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. website development project

New link for the LearnWP website development project in #meta-learn

Goals setting

Training Team 2023 Goals Setting

We were aiming to publish 2023 goals post by March 1. But due to health issue of our team members, it will get delayed by 2-3 days. We will try our best to publish this in a week.

First 2023 synchronous goal setting meeting link.

Second session was held during WordCamp Asia 2023.

A quarterly breakdown of the goals will be posted soon.


Learn Newsletter March 2023 edition

Due to go out as a post on the Learn WordPress website at 07:00 on March 1st. We will need to think through a subscription process to get more folks signed up for the newsletter on the Learn WordPress site. Ideally, we can give the link to Marketing to share the new updates more broadly going forward.

Meeting times

Daylight Savings Time ends on March 12, 2023 for AMER and March 26th for EMEA– let’s vote on what to do? 

  (This will open till March 7. We will show poll result in our next meeting, which is on March 8)

Team Reps contacts

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. @piyopiyofox will be away from March 1 – June 1 for a sabbatical. During this time, please continue to lean on @bsanevans and @webtechpooja.

Online Workshops in WordPress Admin

A discussion has started to include Online Workshops in the WordPress admin dashboard widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.Proposal: Modify the Events and News widget to show topic-based meetups worldwide.

Published Content


Lesson Plans




Content Localization

Content Localization Foundation

@bsanevans will be taking over as project lead going forward since Destiny will be on sabbatical from March 1 – June 1.

Please check the February 27 update.

Learner surveys and needs analysis

Individual Learning Survey for the Needs Analysis

The Individual Learner Survey has now closed. We have had 583 responses. Project analysts @webcommsat and @salonipatel, will now review and analyse the survey data. The deadline for this is March 5, 2023. (Note this was the original deadline for analysis before the survey deadline was extended)

Other work in progress

The following items are other projects that team members have volunteered to take on.

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin – @courane01 @meaganhanes

Skill Management platform discussion – @courane01

Exploring WordPress Certifications – @courane01

Training Team Site 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. blocks – @amitpatelmd

Request for review


Lesson Plan


Other ways to contribute

Co-host an upcoming Online Workshop
Learn more about Co-hosting an Online Workshop in our handbook page.

Help resolve a Content Error
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Forthcoming online workshops

Online Workshop this week:

Open discussions

@courane01 said: “Join in on Friday’s coffee hour to learn how LearnWP uses Sensei Pro and what features we might want to consider including on the site. I’ll record and post the replay on the team site.”

General team information

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