Training Team Meeting Recap – 21st March 2024

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 15 attendees @lada7042 @piyopiyofox @voboghure @sierratr @pooja9712 @freewebmentor @west7 @devmuhib (async) @onealtr (async) @digitalchild (async) @cnormandigital (async) @zoonini (async) @backpocketACE (async) @bsanevans (async) @sumitsingh (async)

Welcome, all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week: @yashsoni2810 @sebastianm @omigisi @camillecunningham

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program


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Looking for feedback

Discussion: possible collaboration to transform learning pathways to Skill Trees — Please leave your thoughts in the comments on this post by Friday 22 March, 2024.

Looking for volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to map out a Contributor pathway.

@bsanevans suggest creating a document like @west7 did when building out the other learning pathways.

The document above is a final product after any folks contributed their input, so don’t feel like you have to get all that in one go :blush: But once there’s a draft, we can share that with the team for feedback. And once we’ve got feedback, we can then move it into 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. and create issues for each level.

Other News

  • Interesting discussion with Josepha today in the marketing Slack channel around this post Making a WordPress Media Corps
    • I asked the question about promoting the Learning Pathways
    • Discussion on using wptv and YouTube for videos
  • WordPress 6.5 RC3 released March 19, 2024
    • Always good to keep updated on which release they are on and how things are progressing

Come and Contribute

Content ready for review

  • See Guidelines for reviewing content when reviewing content.
    • We currently have 16 issues requiring review. (Reviewing content is a great first project. !!!)

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
    • We have 31 issues requiring vetting.

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
    • We have 15 issues that are open to be worked on.

If you are more of a developer this is a great place to start!

Validated feedback awaiting fix

If you don’t know where to start or have questions about any of the above, feel free to send a DM @lada7042

Contribution Acknowledgement

  • Badges awarded:
    • @zoonini Kathryn Presner- Training Contributor.

Project Updates

  • The team is currently gathering a list of requirements for Testing translation plugins for #2231 and we invite folks to share their input directly on the GitHub issue.
    • Several team members have been testing.
    • WPML does not have a free version. We will need to decide if this means we don’t test this 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, or if we try and contact the developers and ask for a copy.
    • @cynthianorman has been testing Polylang, and you can find her testing results in the relevant GitHub issue

:calendar:  Just a reminder that the dev-squad has moved to bi-weekly meetings so they will meet next week.

Faculty Updates

@lada7042 asked the faculty members, what they were working on and how was that going? If they accomplished anything since the last meeting? If they have any blockers and if any other faculty or training team member help them in some way?

@sierratr replied that he is working on a website migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. lesson with @west7 which should be done by this week. While @west7 replied that he was with 3 lessons for the user learning pathways since the last meeting. He also recorded a new tutorial for the 6.5 release and will be running an online workshop next week on the same title “Exploring WordPress 6.5”

@cnormandigital replied that she is creating the Int Theme LP(Learning Pathway) lesson on Custom Templates and has all of the beginner theme LP(Learning Pathway) lessons ready for Sensei.

@zoonini replied that she is preparing the “Untangling Templates” online workshop, which she’ll be running for the first time next week. Also, she put out a call for more guides.

@bsanevans replied that he is gonna clear the team’s HelpScout inbox and had a conversation with a #wptv 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. regarding how training processes badge applications. Also, he has been preparing a talk for the Open Source Summit on mentorship in the WordPress community, and specifically Training’s Guide Program.

@devmuhib replied that he helped several folks publish their translation and guided two mentees of the Guide Program to contribute to the training team. Also he participated in 4 HelpScout tickets.

Open Discussions

  • If you attended 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 2024 and would like to share your story please add to @west7 post WordCamp Asia 2024 Contributor Day Recap
  • @zoonini is looking for volunteers for Training team Guides See discussion

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