Proposal to expand the mission of the Training team

When the Training team got started in 2013, it was invited to help WordPress education grow at scale, by creating and distributing world-class lesson plans that anyone could use to teach WordPress and WordPress-related skills. 

Since that beginning, lots of great work has been done. The result is an impressive repository of lesson plans and the site learn.wordpress.org itself. Those lesson plans provide an empowering framework for educating others in live settings — and even help new contributors develop their voice and expertise through workshops, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. events, and other opportunities for speaking. The team has a lot to be proud of, and a bright future ahead. 

When the team started, the mission was defined this way:

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Learn WordPress has grown considerably since launch, and is well-positioned to accelerate the growth of WordPress by helping people learn to use, extend, and contribute to our open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. CMS. In that same time, the Training team has also grown and adapted.

To expand and improve the instructional content for all users of WordPress, learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ needs contributors with experience in (or passion for) instructional design, discussion group facilitation, learning assessment, and many other aspects of learning or training. 

I propose expanding the mission of the Training Team to include more of that work, focused on the effort to make learn.wordpress.org a high quality, up-to-date WordPress learning platform — much of which the team has already been doing. 

The new mission statement could be something like:

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Feedback?

I’d love to know your thoughts or concerns about this proposed expansion in scope; please share in the comments below!

Deep thanks to @courane01, @evarlese, and @hlashbrooke for their feedback on, and edits to, this proposal.

High-Level Roadmap to Learning WordPress Development

Things I’ve heard recently:

  • How do you learn WordPress? In what order should I learn things?
  • Learning WordPress is easy, there are so many resources.
  • Why can’t these senior ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. front-end devs understand WordPress?

WordPress is versatile and open, as in open-source, and also as in jump in where you want and go as far as you’d like.

When we say “learn WordPress”, that can mean many things:

  • Learn to write a post/page?
  • Learn to manage a site?
  • Learn to create a child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/.?
  • Learn to customize with 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party overrides or using plugins to achieve customization?
  • Learn to make a theme from scratch?
  • Learn to make a plugin?
  • Learn to make a 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.?
  • Learn to use APIs for a decoupled approach?

When we think about building a website, there are skillsets around

  • Content
  • Design/UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it./UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.
  • Development (with code)
  • Quality Assurance
  • Front end
  • Back end
  • Full stack
  • DevOps
  • Translation
  • AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)

At 41% of the internet and growing, there really is a lot to learn. Where you start, and what your own outcomes are can vary. We progress from being a website visitor to using the software and some of us even go on to write code that makes the software. There are so many skills to acquire in that journey.

My favorite myth to dispel is that teaching or learning is easy. Like a final release, things should be free of bugs and intuitively work well. Behind the scenes, a great deal of work happens to provide the user or student with a cohesive learning experience. Likewise, without a roadmap or guidance on what to learn next, you can get lost in a sea of resources.

I’ve had the honor of teaching WordPress in a development bootcamp environment this past year with a focus on front-end development. While getting a good look around at the bootcamp and non-WordPress (or even non-CMS) web developer ecosystem, I frequently encountered roadmaps to learning. Think of the map as a syllabus handed to students, sharing where we are starting and what our goals will include. Yet there are few maps that incorporate WordPress or PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. into the web developer’s learning.

Let’s help folks get started at any point on their journey, and discover any gaps in learning, and provide suggestions on what could be learned next.

This map will hopefully help shape the content on https://Learn.WordPress.org and could be implemented in a more visually organized way of navigating lesson plans, courses, and workshops.

Roughly, here is what I have found. The image may be a bit small, so check https://whimsical.com/embed/EG8T9S7zddbSVhnm85MmDf.

High Level Roadmap to learning WordPress development

I am attempting to get these details and sequences out of my head and into something presentable for others. I welcome feedback, collaboration, and input on these.

Certainly far more can be included into this roadmap that encompasses more details. However, I wanted to pause here to avoid overwhelming folks with too many specifics.

I have incorporated @chanthaboune WordPress Contributor Team Structure and @mapk’s Care and influence: a theory about the WordPress community into the overview.

What’s Missing?

Leave your feedback below

  • Employers, what do you look for in new-hires?
  • Experienced developers, what do you wish you had more guidance around? What is new or emerging that should be included?
  • Aspiring developers, what have you discovered so far?

Discussion: Contributor ladders for the Training team and Learn WordPress

A few weeks ago, @andreamiddleton offered to help guide building a contributor ladder for the Training team and other related contributions to Learn WordPress. As lesson plan development moved from the Training team GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ to the Learn WordPress site, there have been some considerable shifts in how the Training team approaches contributing which, in turn, has led to exploring new ways to track and acknowledge those contributions.

The idea of a contributor ladder is based on @chanthaboune‘s post, Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure. She defines the five stages of volunteering – or contributing – as:

  1. Connecting 
  2. Understanding
  3. Engaging
  4. Performing
  5. Leading

A contributor ladder can act as a resource for new contributors to understand ways to participate, and for experienced contributors to see where they may find opportunities for growth on the team. Getting clear on the stages of contribution for each team can help clarify pathways to leadership or, because not everyone is interested in leadership, different ways to get involved. 

Training Contributor Ladder

For the Training team, @azhiyadev, @courane01, and @andreamiddleton took the existing team contributor roles in the Training team Handbook and built out the following contributor ladder. 

To view this as a spreadsheet instead, click here.

RoleStage of volunteeringWho can participateTraining/experience neededTeam roles
AidesConnectingAnyoneNone, no special experience or training neededMeeting Notetakers, Meeting Facilitators, Lesson Plan Testers, TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. Board Wrangler, Make Team Buddy, Contributor Days Coordinator
TrainersEngagingTraining team contributorsNone, some experience in the Aides-rolesStyle Guide Wrangler, Make Site Wrangler, Training Team Liaison, Team Welcome Wrangler, Support Flow Wrangler
GuidesPerformingTraining team contributors, Subject Matter ExpertsFamiliarity with the Training team review process and style guide, topic expertiseLesson Plan Writers, Subject Matter Experts, Instructional Design Experts, SEO Experts, Copy Editors, Designers, Developers
AdminsLeadingExperienced Training team contributors and/or team representativesExpertise in the Training team review process and instructional designGitHub Wrangler, Final Lesson Plan Reviewer

Learn WordPress Contributor Ladder

For Learn WordPress workshops, discussions, and other contributions outside of lesson plan development, I also created a smaller, related contributor ladder to help identify other contributions to the site. 

To view this as a spreadsheet instead, click here.

RoleStage of volunteeringWho can participateTraining/experience neededTeam roles
TrainersEngagingAnyoneNoneWorkshop contributors (i.e., speakers, presenters, script writers, etc.), Course creators
Trainers/OrganizersPerformingExperienced Training or Community team contributorsMeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizer trainingDiscussion group leaders
Admins/DeputiesLeadingCommunity Deputies or Training AdminsCommunity Deputy orientationWorkshop application reviewers, Discussion group application reviewers

Since so much of learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ is a cross-Training and Community team endeavor, my goal was to match these contributions to both the proposed Training contributor ladder and the Community team ladder.

Writing up the Learn WordPress contributor ladder felt a little odd since it’s a combination of two separate contributor ladders. I’m leaning towards the idea of combining the two as a single resource for Learn WordPress contributions, rather than keeping them separate.

Your thoughts?

I’d like to open this post up for feedback to check if anything has been overlooked or miscategorized. With that in mind, I would like to ask:

  • Are there any roles or ways of contributing missing from these lists?
  • Is there anything that doesn’t sit right in terms of expectations or requirements?
  • Does this feel like a valuable resource to you? How can it tie into onboarding and making contributing easier?

Any feedback that comes to mind is helpful, so please do share any thoughts you may have over the next few weeks. 

Based on the discussion, we can then add these as resources to both the Learn WordPress and Training Handbooks for future reference, and to help shape upcoming discussions on onboarding and contributor acknowledgement methods, like badges on WordPress.org profiles.

Thank you to @andreamiddleton and @courane01 for helping to write this post.

Improving the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings

It’s been about four months since the Learn WordPress Working Group started meeting at its current frequency and schedule. Immediately after launch, the meetings were very active as we navigated new ideas and brainstorms for Learn’s next steps.

I have the impression that the meetings have been a bit quieter since we’ve started moving from that initial brainstorming phase into planning for and working on many of those ideas. With that in mind, I have two small requests to make to help improve these meetings.

Fill out the Doodle poll for new meeting times

I think it’s a good time for us to revisit our current meeting times – especially since I know there are some other meetings that either overlap or happen right around the same time as the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings. 

Fill out the Doodle

Let’s aim to keep this poll open until Tuesday, April 20th. This gives us enough time to share a reminder in the next Learn WordPress Working Group meeting on April 15, 2021 at 19:00 UTC, as well as sharing a reminder in upcoming Training team and Community team meetings. 

I’ll share the top two times that cover the most timezones by the end of the day that Tuesday so folks can put the meeting into their calendars as soon as possible.

Revisit the format of our current meetings

Currently, the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings typically follow this format:

  • Team check-ins
  • Updates (i.e. announcements or new workshops published)
  • Discussion items
  • Open floor

I’m wondering how others feel about this structure and what’s currently included in the meetings. In particular, it would be helpful to know:

  • How do you feel about the current cadence, length, or format of the Learn WordPress Working Group meetings?
  • What is missing from our current meetings? What is working well?
  • What would make these meetings more meaningful or impactful for you?

In addition to any of the questions shared, please feel welcome to include any others that you feel might be missing.

As always, if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or plan these meetings – or are simply interested in attending – please do share in the comments or reach out in the Training Slack channel!

#learnwg

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Recap of October 21, 2014 Meeting

IRC Log

Our meeting covered:

WCSF Final Planning

WCSF Final Planning

Training Team Point Person

  • Courtney OCallaghan

Contributor Track Info

  • Courtney OCallaghan + Tracy Levesque will be giving the introduction/how-to help talk for the Contributor track. We need 3-5 minutes.
  • What to bring
    • If you want to come and help us with standardization, copyediting, or image editing, you and your laptop can “come as you are.” No downloading necessary.
    • If you want to be able to help with screenshots or create/test modules, we recommend downloading and installing from the list below.
      • If you need help setting up a local development environment, please download all the elements and we will help you install them.
    • NOTE: if you cannot install items, please check that you have admin rights
  • Local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. of WordPress
    • MAMP – http://www.mamp.info/en/(or XXAMP/WAMP/etc)
    • Most recent version of WP – https://wordpress.org/download/
  • Other software
    • Any photo editor (picasa is free – http://picasa.google.com/)
    • Chrome or Firefox with Firebug installed – https://getfirebug.com/downloads/
  • Nice but not necessary software
    • Screenshot Software like Jing / snagit

Team MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Info

GOALS

  • Official policies for creating, editing, testing, and finalizing modules.
  • Create groupings of modules organized into specific length/topic workshops
  • Revise list of topics in need of modules + priority list
  • Finalize tested modules
  • Slides – yay/nay

AGENDA (Day One)

  • Project introduction/history
  • Side Group – Install local environment
  • Create task list
  • Revise list of topics in need of modules
  • Simultaneously (chosen from task list)…
    • Work on current/new modules
    • Test / Finalize modules
    • Workshop module lists
  • Debrief

AGENDA (Day Two)

  • Side Group – Project introduction/history
  • Side Group – Install local environment
  • Review of day one, task list for day two
  • Simultaneously (chosen from task list)…
    • Work on current/new modules
    • Test / Finalize modules
    • Workshop module lists
  • Debrief

#wcus

Learn Workshops: Revisiting the content wishlist

As part of the beta launch for Learn WordPress, the Learn WordPress Working Group compiled a number of ideas for workshops/videos and course content on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site..

It’s been a while since we re-visited this list and many topics in the wishlist have already been incorporated into workshops. Likewise, I know I have personally received workshop ideas or requests from discussion group attendees looking to grow in a specific area of their WordPress skills. I imagine I’m not the only one!

Having a wishlist of workshop items – and, potentially, courses – can also help new contributors get involved. A clear list of content needs and wants for Learn WordPress workshops acts as a list of actionable items for folks to get involved more easily.

With that in mind, I’d like to propose two actions:

  • Review the Content Wishlist tab in this Google spreadsheet. What other ideas can, or should, be added to this list? Is there anything that should be removed, i.e. because it’s covered by another resource on the site? One thing I’ve noticed in particular is that we have a lot of “Beginner” content but not a lot of “Intermediate” or “Advanced” content on the list. New ideas there may help to encourage a wider variety of workshops.
  • Re-visit the existing format. Is the Google spreadsheet helpful, or is there a more visible format we can switch to? For example, a highlighted P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. post, TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing., a Google spreadsheet with a link in the Training blog 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.. Likewise, it might be useful to include prioritization or categorization to help sort workshop ideas.

I see many benefits to keeping these calls for ideas open on a rolling basis, so anyone can add suggestions at any point. With that in mind, feel free to add workshop ideas directly into the Content Wishlist tab and/or leave a comment on this post with input, suggestions, or feedback on the format or any other related ideas.

#learnwg

March 2021 Sprint Planning

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

[Sprints] are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Content on Learn Goals (Lesson Plans)

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Stakeholders Meeting

We missed our goal for February on planning a meeting to kick off stakeholders meetings. These would be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. Ideas have included:

  • Learn Functionality
    • Learn Working Group/Community
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

Next action: learn from Marketing how release comms planning occurs and from Docs when they plan content for pending releases. Plan an initial review post 5.7 release date.

#slides, #sprint, #sprint21m

Lowering Barriers to Entry for Workshops on Learn

You may be asking yourself: “What is she talking about? Workshop content on Learn is free!”
Unfortunately time and high data costs can be exclusionary.

Quick Case Study: How to Find Help With WordPress

Challenges:

Length

This video is 31 minutes in length.

While this may sound reasonable for an introductory video, this should use approximately 160 MB of data.

At an Out-of-Bundle rate, this is approximately 2.5 x minimum wage for domestic workers in a developing economy – and therefore inaccessible by and exclusionary to many users.

Quality

Videos on Learn only offer the ability to turn on High Definition.

There is no option to set the video to a lower quality setting for streaming.

This is an inherent limitation of VideoPress.

Speed

Videos on Learn can only be watched at 0.5, 1, 1.5. and 2 speed.

These speeds tend to be unnatural.

Unfortunately, VideoPress does not currently offer 0.75 and 1.25 speeds, which are more natural.

Proposed Solutions:

Content Guidelines

Instructional videos should be scripted.

Discussion videos (panel discussions) on more complex topics can be very valuable content on Learn.

However, particularly for introductory topics, scripting topics heavily avoids repetition and should help to keep video lengths efficient.

If a contributor would like to submit an unscripted workshop, they should include a compelling motivation in the application why this best serves the interests of Learn users.

Lesson Plans should be submitted for all Workshops.

To ensure that Workshops benefit from input regarding curriculum development and best practices in terms of teaching philosophy, this proposes that a Lesson Plan (in outline form) should exist before workshops are recorded.

This will also facilitate the harmonization of Workshops and Lesson Plans into Courses at a later date.

Chapters

Workshops should be broken down into chapters, with descriptive titles.

Long-format videos are not conducive to meeting the needs of students in particular, as the information contained in workshops is not searchable.

Video is not an ideal format if you would like to review information again at a later date.

This proposes that a “Chapters” widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. is added to workshops on Learn, with time-stamped links.

Subtitles

Subtitles should be submitted at the same time as the Workshop.

Users should not have to watch the video to get access to subtitles.

Subtitles should be viewable on Learn itself (possibly as a custom 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 should be downloadable.

Subtitles (in the original language) should be required for all scripted videos on Learn.

Subtitles for unscripted videos like panel discussions should be uploaded as soon as practical.

Browser-side Caching

Carefully consider caching behaviours on Learn.

Content on Learn should not change often and the caching periods should be as long as possible, unless a user manually clears their browser cache.

If possible, use version cache busting.

Buffering

Investigate whether the buffering is sufficient for users on slower internet connections.

Download Option

Make it possible for users to download videos directly from Learn.

This is particularly desirable in educational settings, where multiple users may share devices / a copy can be placed on a central network for everyone’s offline viewing.

Licensing

In order to facilitate downloading, sharing and to encourage proper academic habits in relation to citations, prominently include licensing information on the Learn website and preferably in the videos themselves.

Feedback:

We need your input and engagement in order to realize the goals set out above.

Please comment below!

License:

The contents of this post are made available by the author under CC-BY-SA 4.0. International.

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

The Training team is on the lookout for simplified way to create slides. We need:

  • An interface similar to writing a WordPress Post
  • A centralized location to access slides
  • Means to audit and revise slide content as WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. updates
  • Consideration for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) and translation
  • Means to download or use the slides without internet connectivity

We have historically tried tools like Google Slides and Shower.js (similar to storing Reveal.js slides in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/). We found some of these options worked, but still were a barrier for new contributors to use.

Use Case:

During State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2019, Matt’s presentation used a 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. editor 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to create the slides, with quite a crew of folks that helped build the plugin and his presentation.

Get Slides Plugin:

You can find the Slides and Presentations plugin on Plugins:

Benefits

This Slides plugin looks especially interesting because it would offer us :

  • Using slides in the WordPress editor experience
  • A centralized location for auditing and empowering to update later as the revision tools become available on Learn
  • Options to download the slides
  • Templating for design, accessibility, and good UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.
  • No pre-required skills with GitHub to create or present the slides

Testing and Feedback

  • Install the plugin
  • Create a simple slide presentation
    • Add additional slides
    • Add media
    • Use the speaker notes
  • Save the slides
  • Display in browser
    • Does your theme conflict with slides displaying? (having the plugin on Learn would use the Learn theme – possibly with custom styles for that post type, solving any theme conflicts)
  • Export the slides

Comment below with feedback

Learn WordPress Handbook sprint

If you’re interested in helping review and add to the Learn WordPress handbook I will be hosting a sprint in the Training channel of WordPress Slack.

Join me at 5pm UTC Thursday February 11 to review, revise, and edit the handbook!

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