Announcing GitHub updates for Subject Matter Experts and Content Translators

I’m pleased to announce that the two new 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. project boards discussed in this proposal have been created. Read on to see what’s new.

Streamlined processes to vet content topic ideas

A new project board titled LearnWP Topic Vetting has been created specifically for vetting content topic ideas. This is in response to feedback submitted by Faculty SMEs earlier this year about how it was difficult to sift through submitted ideas to find those related to their area of expertise.

With the new project board, content ideas are now filtered by topic, allowing SMEs to find items related to their area of expertise easier. Below is a list of topics, linked to their respective view:

A new handbook page has been created, detailing how this project board works, and listing steps SMEs can take to vet topic ideas. We invite all SMEs to read through Vetting Topic Ideas, and in particular, the section “Vetting topic ideas”.

Dedicated project board for content localization

Also, a new GitHub project board titled LearnWP Content – Localization has been created. This new project board tracks localization issues separately to general content creation issues, and has filtered views for each active locale. It was created in response to feedback provided in the Content Localization Foundation project.

While the new project board doesn’t introduce major changes to content localization processes, it should make identifying and tracking localization issues much easier. We invite all Faculty Admin to read through the new handbook page:

If you have any feedback as you work with the new project boards, please leave them in the comments below.

And if you’re interested in contributing to the Training Team, come walk through our onboarding program to learn how we use these project boards.

Thanks to @digitalchild for reviewing this post.

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