WordCamp US 2023 Contributor Day Recap

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 (WCUS) 2023 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/. was held this year on Thursday, August 24th. Typically all Make Teams share one room on Contributor Day, but this year the Training Team shared a large room with Docs Team contributors. This new setup allowed for us to have more space to engage with current and new contributors, spread out as we needed, and ensure that there was no confusion about which table was which.

You can see our Contributor Plans in this WordCamp US 2023 Contributor Day post.

This year we had a total of 30 in person contributors and 14 online contributors, giving us a total of 44 contributors to the Training Team on Contributor Day!

Can we give a round of applause to all of our friends who showed up to give back to WordPress through the Training Team that day?:

In person: @margheweb @ardianimaya @weblink @8thpalm @eightface @brezocordero @lada7042 @piyopiyofox @courtneypk @bsanevans @awendtwpe @kimberlyrosetaylor @jominney @jannykang @rokasomnisend @ks @mrrohitbhardwaj @jmillington17 @sarikankkonen @aurimakela @pekkakortelainen @yuli-yang @carlisdm @nayeonk @tantienhime @backpocketace @courane01 @burtrw

Online: @sierratr @dakwant @jhimross @onealtr @huzaifaalmesbah @psykro @harapalsinh @monzuralam @arasae @webcommsat

Don’t see your name up here? Message @Destiny in the Make 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/. so that we can get that updated– we so appreciate your time and want to commemorate your hard work!

Our accomplishments

  • Onboarded 15+ people to the Training Team (See our getting started guide here)
  • Translated some high priority content into four new languages:
    • Finnish
    • German
    • Korean
    • Spanish
    • A contributor is also now actively seeking fellow Chinese Traditional community members to contribute to this cause
  • Work also continued on tutorial subtitles in the following languages:
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Spanish
  • Taught a cohort of five folks how to create video tutorials for Learn WordPress
  • Began work on the following tutorials
  • Worked on the Learning Pathways project in a couple ways:
  • Received 1 new Online Workshop (OW) facilitator application for Chinese OWs.
  • We also cross-collaborated with the Docs team regarding how to better work together and backlinkBacklink Incoming links to a web page. Search engines view backlinks as a reputation builder. The more quality (as determined by the search engine) incoming backlinks a site has usually helps a site to rank better in search engine results. materials to each other
  • Submitted the Training Team Accessibility Checklist for review

The Training Team uses GitHub to manage their ongoing content creation work. Issues created and touched during WCUS23 Contributor Day have been labeled with wcus23 contributor day label.

See labeled issues here

Don’t see what you did here? Let @Destiny know on the Make WordPress Slack!

What’s next?

Continue your path to earning a Contributor Badge

To the folks who joined us for the first time, and even some familiar faces, we encourage you to continue to engage with the team in Slack and within your local WordPress communities. I’d also like to take a moment to share with or remind you that we have Team Profile Badges which you can earn for your contributions.

Keep up the great work to earn your contributor badge! 🙂

Share Feedback about Contributor Day

We’d love to be able to improve and share in anything that went well for our Contributor Days, so please take a moment to fill out this Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form when you get the chance!

Memories


Thank you again to to our in-person co-leads @lada7042 and @piyopiyofox for helping organize Contributor day, and to our online co-leads @courtneypk and @amitpatelmd for helping to keep our global team connected and present as well.

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WCUS Contributor Day: Tutorials Workshop (In-Person & Remote)

TL-DR – Tutorials are incredibly daunting work–at least, they can be if you’ve never done it before. I would like to demystify the tutorial creation process for interested training team contributors, both for those who attend in-person and with a follow-up remote session for team members who will not be in attendance at WCUS.

Objectives for this workshop:

Contributors will be able to…

Part One:

-Write strong learning objectives and descriptions
-Write tutorial scripts either on their own or through utilizing (and spot-checking) AI
-Revise each other’s work for accuracy and voice

Part Two:
-Utilize technology to record strong screencasts and visuals
-Create video tutorials for 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/
-Review tutorials for learn.wordpress.org in public (in person and online)

Pre-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/.Prepwork

1. Generate or identify a list of potential easy (and high value) tutorials people could write, add to the 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/ repo. TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. them explicitly with “Contributor Day” to allow us to follow up on these topics at a later date.

2. Create a sample website that can be downloaded from our Github repo and installed (using Local or WordPress playground) to save time on people creating sample sites of their own.

3. Create a community repo / Google Drive (for simplicity) to create folders for the resources created for each in-progress tutorial, which will be linked to in each Github issue.

4. Create a dedicated tools list from the handbook page with the specific tech we will be using.

5. Optionally: We could see who might be interested in doing this ahead of time– who may plan to attend contributor day.

On Contributor Day:

Morning Session 

1. Building Background Knowledge – Onboarding Session: Welcome to the team, how we use the Github board for tutorials, join the team for the day (or longer!)

2. Topic selection! Contributors will pick a topic from the list and/or suggest a topic [and get it approved]. We will go over expectations for what and how to write on Github.

2. I Do / We Do / You Do: Once topics have been chosen, we will start by writing our learning objectives and topic descriptions on the Github issues. As an ID, I will walk around and ensure topics are bite-sized and that the objectives are measurable. We will discuss the importance of strong learning objectives and how they help learners and educators alike.

3. Collaborative Script-Writing: Contributors will write scripts about their chosen topics, potentially using AI to help generate content. They will collaborate with each other and spot-check their work for accuracy. They will add their scripts to their Github pages.

Afternoon Session

4. Tool time! Contributors will download pre-selected screen recording technology (Descript and Openshot most likely), the pre-created sample website (so that work can continue on their tutorial with or without them in the future), install Local (or utilize WordPress Playground), make a copy of the team’s Google Slides, learn where to find visuals, and get started making screen recordings.

5. Direct Instruction: I will teach contributors one process for recording tutorials. As people work, they can upload their work to whatever repository / Google Drive folder, and update their Github comments as they work.

6. Screen Recording Time: Contributors work on recording screencasts to match the scripts for their tutorials. They will upload and link their screen recordings so they can be utilized at a later date and potentially polished if we run out of time.

7. Review time: Contributors who finish will review each other’s work and add reviews to Github.

If they finish entirely, we will have them write quizzes for tutorials.

For Remote Contributors

These same sessions will be adapted for and offered in shorter, recorded online workshops the week after contributor day, and posted on the Learn Online Workshops Calendar. They will also be recorded and added to Learn’s recorded online workshops.

The Ultimate Goal: 

Have contributors record rough drafts of tutorials–and potentially finish them! Since we are in person, we may be able to review work as soon as it is finished (in public on Github, but also in-person)

At any point, a contributor can walk away from the table, leaving a note in their Github issue of where they finished their day, suggestions for next steps, and if they plan to continue working on the tutorial. We will explicitly let people know a deadline for when we may open their tutorial up to others to work on to ensure their lovely content makes it to learn.wordpress.org. They can let us know if they plan to come back and work on it async over WCUS or later, but we will let them know that if they do not come back, another contributor may pick up their work to finish it.

While I know that in the past, people haven’t followed up on finishing their content, I believe we can tag it and leave topics better than we started, complete with strong learning objectives, instructor-approved descriptions, a well-written and spot-checked script, potentially strong materials for recording, or even totally finished tutorials.

Post-Contributor Day

1. Sort content into finished / in progress work, create publishing calendar.

2. Follow-up: For contributors who noted they would like to continue to work on tutorials, we will check to see that they have done so. If they have not completed their work by a certain deadline, we will aggregate their work and allow general content creators to continue working on their topics.

What I need from you:

  1. We need ideas! What are some learning topics that you think might be great for first-time contributors to make a video about? A topic that we can learn about WordPress in 3-5 minutes or less. These can come from the Ready to Create – You Can Help section of our Github or be entirely new–as long as they’re not on learn.wordpress.org at the moment.
  2. Are you interested? Let me know here! If you’d be interested in attending these sessions either in-person or in a workshop, please let me know in a comment below. This doesn’t mean you’re locked into attending, it will just give me a good idea of how many people I might expect so I can plan efficiently.

Thank you, team!

#contributor-days, #learn-wordpress

WordCamp US 2023 Contributor Day

Thank you for joining the Training Team for 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 2023 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/. on Thursday, August 24th! We’ve prepared activities for both new and experienced contributors to join in on the day. See the schedule for WCUS Contributor Day day here.

We plan on hosting online events during Contributor Day, too, so that people who couldn’t attend WordCamp US can still participate remotely! Please follow this post to receive updates. Make sure to bring your laptops and power cords.

Table Lead: Destiny Kanno (@piyopiyofox ), Laura Adamonis (@lada7042)

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/. Monitor: TBA

Zoom Coordinator: Courtney P.K. (@courtneypk), Amit Patel ( @amitpatelmd)

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.


I’m new to the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Please walk through our brand-new Onboarding Program. This will give you an overview of the team, help you set up the accounts you need to contribute, and even walk you through your first contribution!

We expect the onboarding program above to take 30-60 minutes. Once you’ve completed onboarding, jump into these other activities to continue contributing!

Review published content and submit feedback.

The WordPress software continues to grow, and new features get added all the time. Reviewing published content and updating content is important in keeping the Learn WordPress website current. Follow the team guide about reviewing published content to leave feedback about any content below. (Reviewing older content would be helpful!)

Submit new content topic ideas

Have a look through the Learn WordPress website. Are there any topics you feel would be great to add to the website? Come add your topic ideas to our 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/ repository from the button below:


I have experience working with the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Depending on your interests, there are a few ways you can get involved. For each of the tasks below, the team handbook should help you with process specifics. But if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

  • Brainstorm how to engage more Content Creators to join the Training Team.
  • Ask a Content Translator to share their hurdles in translating content.
  • Live session on how to create a tutorial – Sarah Snow (@arasae) will conduct a live session to guide potential contributors on How to create a Tutorial?
  • Help with the Learning Pathways project by reviewing learning path rough drafts
  • Content Creation
  • Content Translation
  • Subject Matter Expert
  • Content Reviews
  • Triage developer issues

Content Creation

Are you interested in creating content? If so, then creating content related to the recent releases is our priority today.

Start by searching for a piece of content you’d like to work on in the Recent Release project board. Once found, comment on the GitHub issue so that we can assign it to you.

Content Translation

Are you interested in translating content? If so, then translate the content mentioned in the LearnWP Content – Localization GitHub Project Board. We have some high-priority content that needs to be translated. There are a few courses about onboarding contribs specifically that will help in the WordPress mentorship program:

You can learn how to get started in content localization in this handbook page.

Content Reviews

Are you interested in editing content? If so, then reviewing content waiting to be published is our priority today.

Start by finding a piece of content to review in our content development board. This GitHub view has filtered all content waiting for reviews before it is published. Follow the team’s Guidelines for reviewing content and leave your reviews right there in GitHub.

Subject Matter Expert

A subject-matter expert is someone who has extensive knowledge in a particular field or area and can provide advice, guidance, and direction in that subject. If you would like to help in vetting topics, Then this new GitHub Project board related to LearnWP Topic Vetting will help you.

Triage Developer Issues

Are you a developer interested in working on issues for the Learn website? If so, then working through our Website Development project board is our priority today.

Start by reviewing issues “In Review.” Any help you can provide regarding issues “In Progress” would be great, too. But in general, any attention you can give to any issue would be much appreciated.

If there are enough interested Developers, then we can also create a developer-focused working group so that they can focus on related issues.


Before you leave…

We’d love to hear what you achieved on the day. Before you leave the table, please submit the Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form Thank you!

#contributor-days, #training-team

WordCamp Europe Contributor Day 2023 Recap

Original plan: WordCamp Europe Contributor Day 2023

Below are the notes of what the team did today. These notes may be revised with more details in the near future.

  • Onboarded 6 new contributors to the training team
  • Worked on triaging new 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/ website issues
  • Reviewed of some existing tutorial and course content
  • Had some informative feedback from a WordPress beginner, as they tried to navigate the Learn WordPress site to find tutorials, which has been logged as Content Feedback
  • Gathered feedback from one who instructed WordPress at a college/university level on the support needed for training materials and official standards
  • Had some great discussions around how to build learning content, especially how we can look at breaking the process of tutorial creation into more manageable, collaborative tasks
  • Helped a training team contributor with setting up a local development environment using the wordpress-develop 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/ repository
  • Added training team reps to the wptrainingteam org in GitHub
  • Met with Polyglots Multilingual Community around translation efforts across Docs, Training, WPTV, and more. Discussed GlotPress for sites and working in unison for Phase 4 multilingual. 
  • Participated in New Contributor Mentor program for how Training can support the efforts with courses AND highlighted the Training Team Locale Ambassador initiative

WordCamp Europe 2023 Contributor Day

Thank you for joining the Training Team for 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 2023 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’ve prepared activities for both new and experienced contributors to join in on the day.

We plan on hosting some online events during Contributor Day, too, so that people who couldn’t attend WordCamp Europe can still participate remotely! Please follow this post to receive a notice once these online events are scheduled.

Table Lead: Courtney Robertson (@courane01), Jonathan Bossenger (@psykro)

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/. Monitor: Pooja Derashri (@webtechpooja)

Zoom Coordinator: Benjamin Evans (@bsanevans)

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.


I’m new to the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Please walk through our brand-new Onboarding Program. This will give you an overview of the team, help you set up the accounts you need to contribute, and even walk you through your first contribution!

We expect the onboarding program above to take 30-60 minutes. Once you’ve completed onboarding, jump into these other activities to continue contributing!

Review published content and submit feedback.

The WordPress software continues to grow, and new features get added all the time. Reviewing published content and updating content is important in keeping the Learn WordPress website current. Follow the team guide about reviewing published content to leave feedback about any content below. (Reviewing older content would be helpful!)

Submit new content topic ideas

Have a look through the Learn WordPress website. Are there any topics you feel would be great to add to the website? Come add your topic ideas to our 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/ repository from the button below:


I have experience working with the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Depending on your interests, there are a few ways you can get involved. For each of the tasks below, the team handbook should help you with process specifics. But if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

  • Brainstorm how to engage more Content Creators to join the Training Team.
  • Ask a Content Translator to share their hurdles in translating content.
  • Live session on how to create a tutorial – @psykro will conduct a live session to guide potential contributors on How to create a Tutorial?
  • Content Creation
  • Content Translation
  • Subject Matter Expert
  • Content Reviews
  • Triage developer issues

Content Creation

Are you interested in creating content? If so, then creating content related to the recent releases is our priority today.

Start by searching for a piece of content you’d like to work on in the Recent Release project board. Once found, comment on the GitHub issue so that we can assign it to you.

Content Translation

Are you interested in translating content? If so, then translate the content mentioned in the LearnWP Content – Localization GitHub Project Board. We have some high-priority content that needs to be translated. There are a few courses about onboarding contribs specifically that will help in the WordPress mentorship program:

You can learn how to get started in content localization in this handbook page.

Content Reviews

Are you interested in editing content? If so, then reviewing content waiting to be published is our priority today.

Start by finding a piece of content to review in our content development board. This GitHub view has filtered all content waiting for reviews before it is published. Follow the team’s Guidelines for reviewing content and leave your reviews right there in GitHub.

Subject Matter Expert

A subject-matter expert is someone who has extensive knowledge in a particular field or area and can provide advice, guidance, and direction in that subject. If you would like to help in vetting topics, Then this new GitHub Project board related to LearnWP Topic Vetting will help you.

Triage Developer Issues

Are you a developer interested in working on issues for the Learn website? If so, then working through our Website Development project board is our priority today.

Start by reviewing issues “In Review.” Any help you can provide regarding issues “In Progress” would be great, too. But in general, any attention you can give to any issue would be much appreciated.

If there are enough interested Developers, then we can also create a developer-focused working group so that they can focus on related issues.


Before you leave…

We’d love to hear what you achieved on the day. Before you leave the table, please submit the Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form. Thank you!

#contributor-days, #training-team

Brainstorm – WordCamp Europe 2023 Contributor Day

Only a month left to Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe 2023! In preparation for the day, we’d like to invite you to share your ideas of what contributors at the Training Team table can get involved with on that day.

Below are some ideas to kick-start discussions. Feel free to comment on this post with your ideas, too!

This brainstorming is open until May 22nd (Monday).

Team reps and table leads will consider all ideas and publish a post with a final plan by May 30th.

Experienced Contributors

  • Review Ready for Review content.
  • Create content for Recent Releases.
  • Local Ambassador for locale (We can explore the opportunities to work with a local Ambassador who represents one locale and help the contributors to translate Lean WordPress Content)

New Contributors

  • Contributors walk through the Onboarding Paths
  • Review online courses and submit feedback
  • Review published content and submit an error report
    • Spelling mistakes
    • Outdated content
    • Something is not clear and needs improvement
    • Screenshot/images missing.

Props: Thanks to @bsanevans for reviewing this post.

#contributor-days

Contributor Day Recap – WordCamp Asia 2023

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/. started on 17 February 2023, 9 AM at ICONSIAM, Bangkok, Thailand. The day started with our Table Leads Benjamin Evans (@bsanevans) and Chetan Prajapati (@chetan200891) introducing the Training Team to attendees. Around 20 people joined the Training table that day, with more than a dozen new contributors joining the team for the first time. Here’s what we achieved:

  • New members completed the team’s onboarding program, and then went on to continue contributing to Learn WordPress in their interest areas.
  • Destiny Kanno (@piyopiyofox) hosted a Training Team Contributor Day Online Session and 5 people attended.
  • New content translations were started for Japanese, Arabic, and Khmer.
  • New reviewers for Tamil content translation were recruited.
  • 2 training page handbook pages were updated.
  • The Individual Learner Survey was promoted both individually and with Marketing.
  • The team hosted its second brainstorming session for Training Team 2023 Goals Setting. Notes from this session include:
    • Create a dev road map for 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..
    • Get involved with the redesign work happening on Learn.
    • Figure out a method to manage localized content translation.
    • Nurturing the Locale Ambassadors program (making sure people who show up have people they can connect with).
    • Create a Learn newsletter for learners.

Here is a summary of folks who attended, and some other contributions they worked on:

We are thankful to 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. Asia organizers, our team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Pooja Derashri (@webtechp​​ooja) who also attended, and especially all contributors who participated that day – both in-person and online.

Memories

Bonus: Here are 5 past and current Training Team reps who were able to catch a group photo together!

5 past and current Training Team reps

#contributor-days, #wordcamp-asia

WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

Thank you for joining the Training Team for 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. Asia 2023 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’ve prepared activities for for both new and experienced contributors to join in on the day.

We plan on hosting some online events during Contributor Day, too, so that people who couldn’t attend WordCamp Asia can still participate remotely! Please follow this post to receive a notice once these online events are scheduled.


Whether you’re new to the team or an experienced contributor, we’d love for you to answer our Individual Learner Survey. This survey will help us identify the needs of WordPress learners and help shape the goals for the team.

Once you’ve answered the survey, click the buttons below to jump to the section in this post that is most relevant to you.

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.


I’m new to the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Please walk through our brand new Onboarding Program. This will give you an overview of the team, help you set up the accounts you need to contribute, and even walk you through your first contribution!

We expect the onboarding program above to take 30-60 minutes. Once you’ve completed onboarding, jump into these other activities to continue contributing!

Review published content and submit feedback

The WordPress software continues to grow and new features get added all the time. Reviewing published content and updating content is important in keeping the Learn WordPress website current. Follow the team guide about reviewing published content to leave feedback about any content below. (Reviewing older content would be helpful!)

Submit new content topic ideas

Have a look through the Learn WordPress website. Are there any topics you feel would be great to add to the website? Come add your topic ideas to our 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/ repository from the button below:


I have experience working with the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Depending on your interests, there are a few ways you can get involved. For each of the tasks below, the team handbook should help you with process specifics. But if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Setting Team Goals for 2023

This year, the Training Team identified our shared values. Based on these values, we are now setting goals for the rest of the year.

Join in on the discussions happening on the post Training Team 2023 Goals Setting. Leave any thoughts or comments you might have right there in the post.

We will be publishing a list of finalized goals on March 1st.

Content Creation

Are you interested in creating content? If so, then creating content related to the WordPress 6.1 and WordPress 6.2 releases are our priority today.

Start by searching for a piece of content you’d like to work on in either the 6.1 project board or 6.2 project board. Once found, comment on the GitHub issue so that we can assign it to you.

Content Translation

Are you interested in translating content? If so, then translating content related to the Localization Foundation project is our priority today. Do you speak Spanish, Japanese, German, French, or Italian? Come help us localize content for either these five or our 8 other languages.

You can find our project management sheet right here, and learn how to get started in content localization in this handbook page.

Content Reviews

Are you interested in editing content? If so, then reviewing content waiting to be published is our priority today.

Start by finding a piece of content to review in our content development board. This GitHub view has filtered all content waiting for reviews before it is published. Follow the team’s Guidelines for reviewing content and leave your reviews right there in GitHub.

Triage Developer Issues

Are you a developer interested in working on issues for the Learn website? If so, then working through our Website Development project board is our priority today.

Start by reviewing issues “In Review”. Any help you can provide issues “In Progress” would be great, too. But in generally, any attention you can give to any issue would be much appreciated.

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Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

It’s now less than a month to Contributor Day at WordCamp Asia 2023! In preparation for the day, we’d like to invite you to share your ideas of what contributors at the Training Team table can get involved with on that day.

Below are some ideas to kick-start discussions. Feel free to comment on this post with your ideas, too!

This brainstorming is open until February 8th (Wednesday).

Team reps and table leads will consider all ideas and publish a post with a final plan by February 10th 13th.

Experienced Contributors

Idea: We can label issues for contributors to work on with wcasia 2023 or similar before the event starts. This will allow us to create a dedicated view 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. https://github.com/ to highlight issues for this event.

New Contributors

  • Have contributors go through the brand new Onboarding Paths
    • We can share team values, goals and projects as part of this
  • Review online courses and submit feedback
  • Review published content and submit error report
    • Spelling mistakes
    • Outdated content
    • Something is not clear and needs improvement
    • Screenshot/images missing

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#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.

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