#WPTranslation Day Sept 30 – Contributor Day

WordPress Translation Day is back. We’re eager to take part in it again.

Last year the team participated by captioning videos on LearnWP.

This year, we’re focusing on translating the content on LearnWP. Thanks to the work @rastaban started at 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. US 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., we’re well on our way to having various locales available.

See: Project Proposal: Content Localization

This event is open to various contributor groups again this year. @majaloncar will be on hand starting at 7UTC to help onboard contributors and various team members will be on hand for 12 hours. We will help folks get added as authors, copy post content into a new post, and translate directly in lesson plans and collect the results of the day. The goal will be to completely translate an item, so contributors might want to work in teams.

When we have completed the translation, we will ask proficient language speakers for a review of the translation.

A Zoom link will be provided here and in the #training Slack channel just before the event begins if you would like to join us for onboarding and co-working.

https://godaddy.zoom.us/j/93532221859?pwd=ZTFUK3hodDBFM1h3K2svZjQ0YU8ydz09

Priority content to translate:

Lesson Plans:

  1. Pick a topic:
  2. Comment on this post indicating what topic you are working on
  3. Get author access to Learn and begin the translation (work with others to complete a single topic if possible)
  4. Please complete all taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. on the 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., such as versions of WP, and corresponding audiences, and leave a note in Edit Flow at the bottom of the content with the corresponding English topic.
  5. Note your progress on this post at the end of your time with us, and if you intend to do more to get it ready to publish.

Courses

Tutorials

Online Workshop

Recap:

30 Total Attendees:

@majaloncar @webtechpooja @eboxnet @pendraq @kharisblank @piermario @weblink @vanpariyar @lidialab @matteospi @piluch80

We’ve gotten 1 full lesson plan in Serbian, Italian, Spanish, and anticipate 1 or 2 back in Hindi and German as well. This was a great onboarding session to welcome new contributors as well.

Additionally, #polyglots folks stopped in to discuss workflow ideas on maintaining content versions with WP releases.  Finally, we have a pull request submitted converting reusable blocks to block patterns for lesson plans thanks to @Vagelis with help configuring Learn locally. He will then make a version of the lesson plan reusable blocks in Greek. We are awaiting information about GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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 being enabled to support this, or the 6.1 release.

#wptranslationday

WordCamp US 2022

Training Team Mission

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.

WP Account

Need help? See videos or a lesson plan to create your account.

Contact

Let the team know what you are interested in and how to contact you.

Join SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Find the #training channel in Slack. Get help in our lesson plan.

LearnWP Content Types

Our team uses 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. https://github.com/ for project management.

  • Sign up here.
  • Training team content planning here.
  • We do our actual content creation on Learn.WordPress.org itself and do not use pull requests for content.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

How you can contribute today

There are several ways that you can contribute to the team today.

LearnWP User Journey

  • Visit LearnWP, navigate through the site, and note any changes you’d like to see. Add your notes and username to the ideas.

LearnWP Individual Learner Survey

During 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, the training team created the individual learner survey. The results of this will provide us with helpful information about our intended audience. Take the survey and ask 2 others at lunch to complete it as well.

LearnWP Needs Analysis

  • Draft a Needs Analysis
    • This connects to the WordPress certification goal
    • This is more formal and broader in scope than the Individual Learner Survey
    • What is the goal of this Needs Analysis doc? See Needs Analysis examples
    • Share your availability to participate in the Needs Analysis Working Group. Share your preferred time for routine meetings. As a group we can determine frequency and additional time zone options.
    • Define the types of audiences we should poll, see Who Can Learn Help. Create a spreadsheet of organizations we would like to poll.

GitHub Workflows

Quality of Training Materials

As LearnWP will be a source of preparation materials for WordPress Certification, additional consideration should be provided for the quality of the materials. We have some guidelines around the quality of a/v in our videos, but lack processes for storyboarding and course proposals with next action steps for tutorials and courses. Create a proposed method for content creation for these areas. Create a Google Doc that is editable and share in the comments.

Other ideas:

How you can contribute after today

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

  1. Join our Slack channel training. To get up and running on Slack go to make.wordpress.org/chat/.
  2. Attend our next weekly meetings on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in. See Meetings info.
  3. Continue with the activities you started today.
  4. Make comments on our blog.
  5. Help with testing lesson plans, workshop videos and courses by using them in meetups and/or workshops.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#wcus

WordCamp Europe 2022 Contributor Day

Training Team Mission

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.

WP Account

Need help? See videos or a lesson plan to create your account.

Contact

Let the team know what you are interested in and how to contact you.

Join SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.

Find the #training channel in Slack. Get help in our lesson plan.

LearnWP Content Types

Our team uses 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. https://github.com/ for project management.

  • Sign up here.
  • Training team content planning here.
  • We do our actual content creation on Learn.WordPress.org itself and do not use pull requests for content.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

How you can contribute today

There are several ways that you can contribute to the team today.

Marketing team collaboration request

  • Continued work on crafting social media messaging to promote new content on LearnWP

Docs team collaboration request

  • Idea: visible change log at the bottom of pages that is automated
  • Discuss what needs to happen before Docs starts to link at Learn materials (Lesson plans and workshops merge) to prevent many broken links.

LearnWP Needs Analysis

  • Rough draft of a Needs Analysis (this will be editable during WCEU)
    • This connects to the WordPress certification goal
    • What is the goal of this Needs Analysis doc? See Needs Analysis examples
  • Overhaul Submit Idea form
    • We’d like ideas for topics to go into GitHub, and the team is working on having a matching lesson plan for each workshop. Submit a topic (GitHub issue)
    • People will still apply to host workshops or Social Learning Spaces. These will go to a team Helpscout email and the Faculty team will vet the applicants.

Submit a topic to GitHub Issues – Social Learning Space

  • Host a Social Learning Space about how the Training team uses GitHub
    • Training around how to submit an issue or topic idea in GitHub
    • Showing folks how to read our project board
  • Discuss in person at WCEU on how to apply and host a Social Learning Space

Other ideas:

How you can contribute after today

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

  1. Join our Slack channel training. To get up and running on Slack go to make.wordpress.org/chat/.
  2. Attend our next weekly meetings on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in. See Meetings info.
  3. Continue with the activities you started today.
  4. Make comments on our blog.
  5. Help with testing lesson plans, workshop videos and courses by using them in meetups and/or workshops.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#contributor-days

WCEU ’22 Contributor Day Recap Meeting

Attendees: @courane01 @piyopiyofox @kemmy99 @arasae @sumitsingh @richtabor @wpscholar @azhiyadev @nimesh @nimeshpatel

You can watch the video recording of this meeting here.

Our 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 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Planning board can be accessed here. We are still looking for task ideas, so feel free to share either directly on the board or in the Training Make Slack channel here.

Notes

  • Docs x-team collaboration request
    • Idea: visible change log at the bottom of pages that is automated
    • Discuss what needs to happen before Docs starts to link at Learn materials (Lesson plans and workshops merge) to prevent many broken links.
  • Things that we can do on Contributor Day
    • Overhaul Submit Idea form
      • We’d like ideas for topics to go 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. https://github.com/, and the team is working on having a matching lesson plan for each workshop. Submit a topic (GitHub issue)
      • People wh
    • Host a Social Learning Space about how Training team uses GitHub
      • Training around how to submit an issue or topic idea in GitHub
      • Showing folks how to read our project board
    • Discuss in person at WCEU on how to apply and host a social learning space

What’s next?

Our discussion lead to four tasks for us to tackle on contributor day:

  • Create Needs Analysis Questions
  • Overhaul Submit Idea Form
  • Do a recorded GitHub training session
  • Instruct on how to make a Social Learning Space

WCEU Contributor Day is one week a way, we hope to see you there!

#Contribute2WP – Learn/Training Contributor Day

In conjunction with WP Engine, the Training team will host an onboarding session for contributors interested in working on Learn.WordPress.org. WP Engine will host the contributor times from 8 am PDT on October 29 to 8 am PDT on October 31.

Learn WordPress Includes:

Workshop

Lesson Plan

Course

Contribution Needs:

Learn has a lot of work in progress

Want to get up to speed with some of the big decisions happening about LearnWP? Review and comments welcome.

  1. Learner achievements for courses
  2. Learn WordPress Needs Assement Results (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. Audit Results)
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
  4. Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL compliant?
  5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
  6. Monthly Sprints (What we’re creating now)

#5ftf

Yoast Contributor Day 8 October Recap

A big thank you to the contributors that joined us last Friday. The Training and Marketing teams worked together with Yoast contributors to create social media promotions for resources available on LearnWP.

Additionally, we spoke at a high level about how to plan for SEO across the site. Everything from organizing content around topics that funnel out to the methods of instruction to schema markup, improving SEO of key posts, and more was discussed. We identified which kinds of data we most want. We look forward to continuing this work and making Learn the go-to resource for anyone wanting to learn WordPress.

WPTranslationDay: Subtitling Videos on Learn

On Wednesday, 29 September, the Training team hosted a WPTranslationDay event. We met briefly at the start of the session to review how to locate videos on LearnWP workshops that could be subtitled.

We were joined by many first-time contributors working on Five for the Future time at GoDaddy who focused on translating subtitles into Serbian. Additionally, @webtechpooja continued her incredible efforts on translating into Hindi.

We deeply value the work these folks have put forth, and look forward to helping more people Learn WordPress. We welcome each of you back for further participation as well. We welcome translation help with subtitling videos, translating content, and even creating content and videos in your native language.

We look forward to WP Translator Day 2022!

Props to @pendraq, @webtechpooja, @Jelena1402, @jzjacic, @n1x1, @majaloncar, @dimitrijemicakovic, @andtijana, @ivanagn86, @tazwordpress.

#contributor-days

WPTranslation Day: LearnWP

We’re holding a work session today for generating and upload subtitles for all of the videos on Learn WordPress. at Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 10:00 UTC to Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 12:00 UTC, and a few of us may be available after this time as well.

To help things run smoothly, please complete this form:

Here is how things will happen:

  • Meet in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group at the times listed above.
  • Follow the WordPress.tv team guide for generating subtitles to additional languages.
  • If you find a video needing native language captions, please follow this comprehensive guide for generating, checking and uploading captions and transcripts – all of the videos have already been uploaded to the transcription services (Otter and Sonix), so you can skip the download/upload video steps and jump straight into the captioning and trscription work!
  • Use this sheet to check which videos need to be worked on
  • When you start working on a video, just say the name of the video in the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel so everyone knows and when you’re done with the video, please update the sheet accordingly.
  • If you need any assistance just ask in the channel! In order to be given the correct permissions and password you can ask in the channel and they will be sent to you in a private message. Passwords will be changed after the work session are complete for security reasons.

You can join for any amount of time as you like during the work session – if you can just be there for 10 minutes then that’s great! If you can be there for an hour or more, then that’s also great! All work done here is valuable and appreciated.

Where are we doing it?

The work session will be coordinated in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. All you need to do is show up in the channel at the right time. We can open a Zoom session to help expedite onboarding participants who need access to various sites.

How are we doing it?

Translating into your language

Captions for original language

We’ll be using two different services to generate captions and transcripts – Otter.ai for English videos and Sonix.ai for all other languages. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire process so you don’t need any prior knowledge about how video subtitles work. You will find a sheet with the caption/transcript status of all the published videos here.

Why are we doing it?

Captions and transcripts serve three main purposes for the workshop videos.

  1. 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) – captions and transcripts allow anyone to be able to read what is being presented thereby making the videos available to more people.
  2. Localisation – captions and transcripts, unlike the videos themselves, can be localised. Since all of the workshop videos are hosted on WordPress.tv, once captions have been added any Polyglots contributor can translate and upload them in any other language.
  3. SEO – the text in the captions and transcripts can be indexed by search engines, making the content significantly more findable across the web.

Additional opportunities:

  • Translate the content, text and screenshots of Lesson Plans. Save this as a draft Lesson Plan with the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. of your language.
  • Record an existing Workshop in your own language. Please cover all and only the material presented for consistency. Also translate the text of the Workshop post. Save this as a draft Workshop with the category of your language.

If you would like to get involved in this work outside of the hours designated for this session, then you are welcome (and encouraged!) to do so. Please follow the guide for instructions and let the team know in the #training channel that you’re doing it.

If you’d like to learn more about working with #PolyGlots for translation, check out this course.

Once this work has concluded and all of the current videos have full captions and transcriptions, this will become a requirement for any new video published on Learn WordPress so we will never host a workshop without them again.

#learn-wordpress

#5ftf, #contributor-days, #translate

Contributor Breakout for WordCamp Europe

Hey there! Welcome to 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. Please join us for the Training Team presentation at WCEU to learn how you can help shape the content on #LearnWP.

Our Current Priorities:

Please register for a WordPress.org account.

Create a WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. Account.

  • Login with your 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/ account on this link.
  • Scroll on that page to “Joining WordPress team on Slack” and enter your email address.
  • If you can, make your Slack and WordPress.org Usernames the same.
  • After you sign up for WordPress Slack, the email associated with your Slack username will be [wporgusername]@chat.wordpress.org. This is important if you forget your password.
  • Find the #training channel in Slack and join.
  • Bonus points for uploading a photo so people recognize you 🙂

Getting Started:

WordCamp India 2021

Hey there! Welcome to WC India 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/..

Please register for a WordPress.org account.

  • Get lesson plan & Workshop to create 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/ account

Create a WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. Account.

  • Get lesson plan to create slack account
  • Login with your WordPress.org account on this link.
  • Scroll on that page to “Joining WordPress team on Slack” and enter your email address.
  • If you can, make your Slack and WordPress.org Usernames the same.
  • After you sign up for WordPress Slack, the email associated with your Slack username will be [wporgusername]@chat.wordpress.org. This is important if you forget your password.
  • Find the #training channel in Slack and join.
  • Bonus points for uploading a photo so people recognize you 🙂

We use 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. to manage tasks and lesson plans.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Our Current Priorities:

  • Testing Slides Plugin
  • Helping with the lesson plan conversion from paragraph to outline style
  • Creating translations of existing lesson plans as a DRAFT in Learn WordPress lesson plans with the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. “local (such as – Hindi, Bengali, Gujrati, Marathi, Tamil, etc..)”.
    Note: We don’t support translations yet on Learn, but plan in the future.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the team Handbook
    • Spend time reading and drafting notes about what should be revised
    • What roles may the team need?
    • What can we learn from other team handbooks

Learn WordPress videos/discussion groups: 

  • Submitting workshop proposals or ideas 
  • Helping with outreach to local 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. groups to host local discussion groups based on workshops 
  • Helping to create subtitles for videos. To know more please click Here

Getting Started: