Training Team Meeting Recap – 9th May 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 23 attendees @piyopiyofox @jagirbahesh @west7 @lada7042 @pooja9712 @devmuhib @voboghure @zeelthakkar @jhimross @nhrrob (async) @rcreators (async) @dextorlobo (async) @sumitsingh (async) @freewebmentor (async) @manukk (async) @psykro (async) @jdy68 (async) @amitpatelmd (async) @backpocketace (async) @quitevisible (async) @sierratr (async) @ironnysh (async) @webcommsat (async)

Please welcome these folks who newly joined the #training channel in the last week: @nagdy @antoniosejas @amkojok @nihalf @sh4lin @fitehal

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


Meeting Note Takers

Looking for feedback

The team reps reviewed our 2024 goals this week and have a few questions for the team to discuss to provide clarity and achievability to some of the goals we created together. We are looking for feedback on how to proceed on two goals 

  • Goal: Brainstorm the evolution of Online Workshops
    • What are we hoping to accomplish with this goal? For example, Did we want to increase the programming? Like having the same topics over different time zones to reach more audiences?
  • Goal: Create and maintain shared resources that promote the Training Team and Learn
    • When do we feel satisfied that this is met? What resources are we lacking? We have slides and supporting materials for various things in our shared folder.
  • Request for feedback: AI-generated voiceovers for video content
    • What does the training team think of these AI voice videos? Please leave your feedback on the post!
  • Sensei has been updated to Sensei Pro to 1.24.0. Please raise an issue if you find one. Thanks @adamwood !
  • @psykro is also looking for additional feedback on his video The built-in WordPress debugging options #2378 as it presents us with a new video editing features. When providing feedback, he asks that consider the following while reviewing (some of which have been altered during the initial review)
    • use of sound effects (please see the first version of the video), some like it, some do not
    • transition speeds and use of blur effects
    • code examples, showing them in an IDE (integrated development environment) or not
    • use of dark mode vs light mode

Looking for volunteers

  • We are still looking to confirm WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day table leads — do we have any volunteers?
    • We are also still looking for suggestions for things to do. Please share your thoughts by May 27th

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

  • No updates this week.
  • The Training Team developer squad meets every other Thursday at 07:00 in #meta-learn You can learn more about the dev squad and what it does in this handbook page.

Other News

Come and Contribute

This week we’d love the team to focus on Topics awaiting vetting

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

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • All issues are clear for the 3rd week in a row! :clap:

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contribution Acknowledgement

Project Updates

Faculty Updates

@piyopiyofox asked 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?

@devmuhib replied he was clearing the helpscout tickets, triaging 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. issues and will be leading training team table at 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. 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. Sylhet.

@west7 replied he was creating and reviewing content for Learning Pathways project. Ran an online workshop and guide program.

@sumitsingh replied he was helping new contribution to peoples with guide program, have conversation with @zoonini for training meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. meeting and reviewing translation in hindi.

@piyopiyofox replied she was reviewing team goals, finding WCEU table leads, volunteered to be a guide and outreach for interim co-rep

@cnormandigital replied she was completing Sensei lesson, Theme development lesson recordings for LP Templates module and Removing the static in the background of my recordings

@zoonini replied she ran second edition of Untangling Templates online workshop. Planning an online workshop about the Guides program, with guest @sumitsingh , Managing Guide program, including matching a few more pairs. Drafting a new/expanded video best practices section for the handbook and Preparations for a new course cohort about building your first 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., which I’ll be co-facilitating

@ardianimaya replied she arranged upcoming Contributor Spotlight article workflow with @ironnysh (this month we have @digitalchild ’s spotlight!), and discussed about having content bank

@webcommsat replied she has been looking at some of the release issues which had been identifying with Courtney. lso been looking at some matches and cross opportunities with the Developer Blog, continuing previous efforts on this. More to follow. Followed up on learning pathways next steps.

Open Discussions

@piyopiyofox told us that @psykro wanted to start a conversation on what to do with out of date tutorials based on this content feedback on one of my original tutorials from 2020. From @psykro

“The learner came across my (very long) tutorial and shared feedback that the content was out of date. I replied with the updated tutorials for that same content.
However, I did note that the learner came to the tutorial via organic search, so it got me thinking, as we move towards the learning pathways/learn redesign, what should we plan for when it comes to older content.
We should probably do some sort of review as to what content is still coming up in online searches, and then add similar notices to the ones I added on this tutorial, about how there are updated versions.”

@west7 likes the notice on the tutorial page. @lada7042 agreed that we need to review older content. Also suggested if we can remove or need to keep the content and add the notice. While @piyopiyofox informed that removing the content from learn website will not remove content from and YouTube, so we need to have a strategy to coordinate deprecation across all platform.

@cnormandigital suggest that we need to have a routine for updating the videos with the links to new content. @ironnysh suggest two notices, 1. Manually deprecation notice with links to newer versions, 2. Automatic FYI message that will added to every tutorial posted over a year ago.

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