Training Team Meeting Recap – 4th July 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 19 attendees @Jamie Madden, @newyorkerlaura, @lada7042, @voboghure, @west7, @zeelthakkar, @noruzzaman, @jagirbahesh, @devmuhib, @sumitsingh, @zoonini, @amitpatelmd (async), @gmrafi (async), @ironnysh (async), @freewebmentor (async), @cnormandigital (async), @quitevisible (async), @piyopiyofox (async), @backpocketACE(async).

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

@Soir, @Abheesh@omerkurd@Billal hossain@Chigozie Orunta@Anfisa Breus

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

July 4 – @zeelthakkar
July 11 – @Kruti
July 18 – @noruzzaman
July 25 – @jagirbahesh

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

Looking for volunteers

  • We are looking for folks to review tutorials and determine if we keep, update, or deprecate them.
  • The Thumbnail Creation Project also requires volunteers to help make thumbnails for the new Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at which is often referred to as the "Learn" site..

Other News

  • Translating lesson content: It looks like if translators assign a translated lesson to the original course and module, it replaces that lesson in the course (more information here). We will need to investigate to confirm this, but until we do, it might be useful if translators of lesson content don’t assign the course or module to a translated lesson.
  • The second course cohort wrapped and the recap post is up, including feedback survey results from participants and next steps:
  • Thumbnail Creation Project
  • The Thumbnail-a-thon online event on the 26th of June, with 18 participants working on creating thumbnails for the project.
  • A total of 21 thumbnails were created for the project

@zeelthakkar is interested in creating thumbnails. @west7 suggested reviewing @zoonini‘s online workshop recording for guidance and to reach out to @zoonini with any questions.
@jagirbahesh also interested to creating thumbnails.he will check the post.
@sumitsingh and @zoonini are available to help with creating thumbnails. Feel free to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me if you need assistance.
@zoonini thanked for pitching in!
@piyopiyofox advises that translated lessons should only be created as standalone unless the entire course is fully translated.

Come and Contribute

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 4 issues that require vetting.

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

@Jamie Madden expressed appreciation for @west7 diligence in updating content based on recent reviews.
@Laura A thanked @Jamie Madden for hosting his first Training Team meeting!
@jagirbahesh suggested giving props to @zeelthakkar for actively working on meeting recap posts.
@zoonini suggested giving props to @laurahartwigdesign for creating 53 thumbnail graphics for lessons on the Learn WP site!

Project Updates

Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress

An amazing amount of work has been going into the learning pathways project. Folks are always welcome to volunteer their time to our team projects as well 

Contributor Updates

You can engage in sharing updates in this

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Training Team members help you in some way?

Sure, here’s a rephrased version:

@Jamie Madden has started their role as the training team interim rep. They have been reviewing several advanced tutorials and assisting @west7 with scripts and feedback on a few tutorials. Currently, they have no blockers.

@lada7042 is preparing for her upcoming online workshop after a productive WP fun day exploring new site editor features.

@west7 is currently publishing the Intermediate user learning pathway, updating existing content, and developing new lessons.

@sumitsingh is providing training new WP users, reviewing and translating Hindi content, and planning to create more thumbnails.

@zoonini wrapped up the course cohort, published a recap post, coordinated the thumbnail project, assisted with the Learn WP remake, guided program admin, published the Faculty program retirement plan, and prepared a testing/QA plan for the Learn site.

@Rico creates thumbnails, trains WP users, and organizes local learning groups to go through learning paths together.

@cnormandigital is completing the Intermediate Theme Developer learning pathway.

@devmuhib is publishing thumbnails on Learn WordPress, mentoring in the Guide Program, and assisting with translations.

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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