Training Team Meeting Recap – 15th August 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see 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.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 21 attendees: @thisisyeasin, @huzaifaalmesbah, @kafleg, @vanpariyar, @piyopiyofox, @jominney, @psykro, @bsanevans, @amitpatelmd, @rahulharkhani, @sancastiza, @lada7042, @onealtr (async), @sierratr (async), @quitevisible (async), @arasae (async), @webtechpooja (async), @fahimmurshed (async), @eboxnet (async), @west7 (async), @courtneypk (async)

💪We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. What is your interest in learning or training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress?

Let’s get introduced to 12 new people here: @simpleliving, @javiguembe, @valani9099, @dhimanbarua, @whytelabel, @rahulharkhani, @rezwanshiblu1952, @czarrj, @echindik, @patodarkishor777, @sswebdeval, @backpocketace


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  1. August 15 – @nahidsharifkomol
  2. August 22 – No meeting
  3. August 29 – @fahimmurshed
  4. September 5 – @sumitsingh
  5. September 12 – @nayanchamp7
  6. September 19 – @sancastiza

Looking for feedback

  • This week, the training team will be evaluating another Team Value, Sustainable growth. As individual contributors and as a team, they are hoping for constant improvement! However, they aim to accomplish this by maintaining sustainable, innovative, and adaptable practices that uphold the team’s energy as well as the consistency and quality of content. Here’s what you’ll get to know about the team value.
  • The team had several feedback requests for the Learn website redesign; everyone is requested to review and respond in this linked Slack there

Looking for volunteers

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

PRs triaged

  • Fixed Content Overlap On SidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. Issue in View All Lesson Page in Firefox #1765

Issues triaged

  • Bug report: Content Overlap on Sidebar in View All Lesson Plans Page #1718 (above PR fixes this issue)
  • Feature request – add a video download link to tutorial #1533
  • Bug report: Filtering Lesson Plans by Topic shows other content types #1569
  • Bug report: Update sidebar item name for consistency #1571

Other dev-squad updates

  • The session ended with six untried issues!
  • Calling all training team members who like to write code to look into any of the above-mentioned issues if they are interested in ways to contribute.
  • If anyone is interested in learning how to contribute with code, @psykro is running a series of online workshops on the process of developing the Learn WordPress platform. Part 1 is happening on Wednesday, the 16th – Link here

The dev-squad meets every Thursday at 07:00 UTC in #meta-learn. See last week’s meeting from here. If you are a WordPress developer interested in helping the Training Team through these efforts, you can contact – @psykro

Other News

  • Contributor Hour – The team’s first contributor hour will be on Aug 16 at 07:00 UTC, and @piyopiyofox and @webtechpooja will be the host! You can sign up for this event in Meetup here
    • As a reminder, the team committed to running Contributor Hours ahead of WordPress releases, but for this first one, they will focus on helping Contributors pick up tasks around the 6.3 release. Please join us if you’d like to see how you can help!
    • You will get the most out of a Contributor Hour if you have first completed the Training Team’s Onboarding Program. This will walk you through creating a account, a Slack account, and a 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. account, which will all be needed to participate.
  • It’s official!!! WordCamp US 2023 Contributor Day is next week on August 24th! :smile:
  • :mega: Finally, due to 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. US, there will be no global meeting next week!  — The team looks forward to engaging with you all in person and online around the event

Open requests for review

Check out the Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.


  • Tutorial – Embedding media and third-party content on your website #1616

Lesson Plans

  • WordPress Action HooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.Lesson Plan #806

Translated Content

  • Indonesian translation for Lesson Plan “Intro to the Site Editor and Templates ” #1488
  • Indonesian translation for Tutorial “Choosing and Installing a Theme” #1508
  • Khmer translation for Tutorial “Getting to Know the WordPress Dashboard” #1535
  • Gujarati translation for Tutorial “How to start using WordPress Playground” #1722

Project Updates

Open Discussions

Discussion for WordCamp Us:

Things that are exciting for the WordCamp US:

Discussion for any favorite memory at WordCamps:

  1. @psykro said – “My first WordCamp EU contributor day in Serbia, where I got to meet many fellow contributors across the project for the first time and make new friends, many of whom I now work with today”
  2. @piyopiyofox shared that “For me, I think it was this year’s WC Asia Contributor Day– we had so many new and improved processes that we explored, and it was exciting to see it in action– like the onboarding session”
  3. @bsanevans shared that “I’ve only been to one previous WordCamp – this year’s WordCamp Asia. Everything was new to me, but I had a blast! I spoke at that WordCamp, and the positive response I got from people afterward was encouraging”
  4. @jominney shared that “I’m super excited to meet other contributors in person. There is only one other that I know of in my state, and he’s full-time with Automattic working on 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. It will also be my first contributor day and my first flagship WC!”

@piyopiyofox asked to share what kind of emails would be most helpful to receive after visiting Learn WordPress

  • @psykro shared that – “I can personally see the benefit of some of these reminder emails, but I agree with the person who created the ticket that it should be under the users’ control. I feel like this is an area where the goals for an internal or paid LMS platform and Learn WordPress differ slightly. So I think it will be useful for us to discuss how we can reenable these emails, but so that they are useful to learners, as well as controllable by learners”
  • @bsanevans shared – “I think a welcome message is nice when folks sign up for a course. A notice of completion at the end of a course would also be beneficial. Other than that, an easy way to sign up (and opt out later) for the Learn newsletter would be great. They would then send out monthly emails to the learner, reminding them of the platform and its content. I don’t think we’d need the Sensei 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’s default reminder emails then”

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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