Training Team Meeting Recap – 13th June 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 18 attendees @lada7042, @devmuhib, @west7, @zeelthakkar, @jagirbahesh, @piyopiyofox, @pooja9712, @rcreators (async), @gmrafi (async), @voboghure (async), @digitalchild (async), @sumitsingh (async), @bsanevans (async), @freewebmentor (async), @cnormandigital (async), @zoonini (async), @ironnysh (async), @sierratr (async)

Welcome, to all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@mukisaorg, @ksthannan

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

June 13 – @zeelthakkar
June 20 – @jagirbahesh
June 27 – @Arun Sharma
July 4 – looking for volunteer

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 on this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

The Training Team has had an Administration project board in 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. for a couple of years. With the majority of project tracking now happening on the team blog, team reps are planning on cleaning out the board, leaving just the meeting agenda and handbook feedback items. Are any team members still actively using this board?

Looking for volunteers

  • @Jonathan  and @westnz started triaging the Tutorials in this spreadsheet, marking those that the team should keep, modify, or retire. There are still over 100 Tutorials that need triaging. Feel free to add your thoughts directly in the spreadsheet, or comment here if you need assistance.

Other News

Our WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day post is now up for contributors to review. You can participate either in person or online, so click this link to find out how to contribute Try and get a group photo.

Join The Thumbnail Creation Project to design graphics for the new site! Participate at WCEU’s 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. or remotely. Check out the new handbook page for guidelines on creating video and event thumbnails for Learn WordPress and the Online Workshop group. Use the provided thumbnail generator for all Courses, Lessons, and Online Workshops.

Join our June Content Creation Coffee Hours! It’s a great chance for anyone working on or interested in learning pathway content to meet, discuss projects, ask questions, or find new content to work on. Meetings alternate between two time zones each month.

Check out these informal discovery and Q&A sessions about the Five for the Future program at WCEU this week for companies interested in joining. Sessions are on Saturday, June 15, at 9:00 AM and 3:15 PM, meeting at the Community Booth. The location might change based on attendance. Spread the word and refer to the newly published Five for the Future Handbook for more information. Thank you!

Come and Contribute

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Contributor Acknowledgement

Badges awarded:

Project Updates

Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress June 3rd Update: A theme switcher now lets you preview the new theme on the production siteProduction Site A production site is a live site online meant to be viewed by your visitors, as opposed to a site that is staged for development or testing., with all its data. You can try it at:

Faculty Updates

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?

    @lada7042 created a lesson on the Group 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. and worked on video editing and publishing. She encountered issues but received assistance from @westnz.

    @piyopiyofox began as a Guide in the Guide Program, onboarded @Jamie Madden as a new co-rep, and is actively involved in the content maintenance proposal while creating a half-year goals post.

    @westnz has recently created two new lessons for the Intermediate user learning pathway and is involved in the Guide program.

    @devmuhib recently co-hosted workshops on “WordPress Support Engineer Roles and Responsibilities” and “Training Team 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. Europe Contributor Day Online” with @jagirbahesh. He is actively managing HelpScout tickets, onboarded two new content creators this week, and is currently triaging GitHub issues related to content translation.

    @zoonini is currently coordinating a thumbnail creation/replacement project, matching guides with new contributors, and overseeing the Faculty program retirement proposal. She is also involved in coordinating marketing and communication plans for the site relaunch and recently hosted an online workshop with @westnz on recording impressive demos.

  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?

    @westnz is completing work on the custom post-type video.

    @Jamie Madden reviewed tutorials provided by @westnz and @Jonathan.

Open Discussions

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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