Recap of Training Team meetings, April 26 and 28, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 26, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 28, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @piyopiyofox, @ndiego, @arasae, @kemmy99, and @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Courtney P.K.@Adrienne Grace (she/her)@mikelittle@calvincanas@Craig West@Kawshar@Meg Claypool@Eric Whitcomb, and @Bob

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. We still have a few open spots for May. If you would like to contribute, simply let the team know in Slack.

News

WordPress 6.0 – Beta 3

WordPress 6.0 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 has been launched. Please help us to test and improve this release.

An Update on Preferred Languages

Please feel free to comment your thoughts on the post.

InstaWP.com

InstaWP.com has provided an Agency plan for LearnWP to use during Social Learning Spaces, Calls for Testing, and similar uses.

Sprint

April Sprint Progress

Content Development

Here is a review of the work currently in progress and the work that has been published.

  1. Drafts
  2. Reviews
  3. Published

Want to help create content? Here’s our Help Needed info. Issues have been organized by priority and other labels:

  1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
  2. Topic Ideas

Website Development

If you’d like to contribute to the Training Team by developing, see the Website Development project board. We have organized issues by priority:

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

April Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: March 2022 Retrospective.

We will publish the retrospective post for April in early May. For convenience, the contributor responses to the retrospective questions in Slack are linked below:

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week

Open Discussions

During the meeting, WordPress Beta 3 was released. Now is the time to help with testing if you can.

There will be no Coffee Hour this week due to team members being off. Coffee Hour will resume on 5/6.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

  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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 19 and 21, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 19, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 21, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @caraya, @ndiego, @piyopiyofox, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @west7, @onealtr, @anandau14

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Shubham@Sam Greenwood

Meeting Note Takers

News

Migrating Contributor Training to Learn WordPress

There are courses about contributing to WP that were created before LearnWP launched that we will be migrating.

Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources

Last call for comments before the policy is defined.

Demo Sites for Learn WordPress Users

Course participants can now access demo sites sponsored by WP Sandboxith up to 250 active at any time. See the full post for details.

Content Development GitHub project board 

We are matching workshops, lesson plans, and courses with its 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/ issue. Will also be doing something similar for Social Learning Spaces (SLS).

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 

The release is coming and we are working to sync workshops and lesson plan work on Github.

Sprint

April Sprint

Workshop Published this Week:

  1. Submitting Block Patterns to the Directory
  2. Finding Images Using the WordPress Photo Directory
  3. Finding Images Using Openverse

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week:

We are now breaking sprint posts into sections that mimic our boards on Github:

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

  1. Pick a topic from the Next Up – You Can Help column.
  2. Assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue. Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column.

Content Development

Every column in our Content Development board has a “how to use this column” issue.

  1. Drafts:  you’ll find the person assigned to the issue in the drafts column.
  2. Reviews: these are ready for feedback, proofreading, comments, etc.
  3. Published
  4. Help Needed
    1. Content
    2. Ready to Create – You Can Help
      1. High Priority
      2. Medium Priority
      3. Quick Fix
    3. Topic Ideas

Website Development

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board. Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium and low) as well as good first issues.

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Training Team Administration

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions

WordPress 6.0 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2 is now available: https://wordpress.org/news/2022/04/wordpress-6-0-beta-2/

Please help test and give feedback! For more details on what to test, check out this post: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2022/04/12/help-wanted-test-wordpress-6-0/


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

  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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 12 and 14, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 12, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 14, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @arasae, @tanjoymor, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @courane01, @west7

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Jordan Bray@Markus Finell @Aezas Shekh@Michał Reichardt

Meeting Note Takers

News

Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources

Discussion is still open on this topic; we’re looking to align with Docs on the best process.

Demo Sites for Learn WordPress Users

Course participants can now access demo sites sponsored by WP Sandboxith up to 250 active at any time. See the full post for details.

Content Development GitHub project board 

Lesson plans and courses now have a comment visible in edit mode linking to the 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/ issue. Will also be doing something similar for Social Learning Spaces (SLS).

Sprint

April Sprint

We are now breaking sprint posts into sections that mimic our boards on Github:

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

  1. Pick a topic from the Next Up – You Can Help column.
  2. Assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue. Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column.

Content Development

For every column in our Content Development board, we have a “How to use this column” issue to help you navigate the project board.

Every column in our Content Development board has a “how to use this column” issue.

  1. Drafts:  you’ll find the person assigned to the issue in the drafts column.
  2. Reviews: these are ready for feedback, proofreading, comments, etc.
  3. Published
  4. Help Needed
    1. Content
    2. Ready to Create – You Can Help
      1. High Priority
      2. Medium Priority
      3. Quick Fix
    3. Topic Ideas

When you think about how to contribute to the training team, opportunities include:

  1. Creating content from the “You can help” column
  2. Reviewing someone else’s content that is almost ready to be published
  3. Revising abandoned issues to be ready to go live. That includes many long – time lesson plans that mention brands and now meet our brand guidelines, or just need a refresh due to updates.

Website Development

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board.
Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium and low) as well as good first issues.

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Training Team Administration

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions

Answers to questions about how to test features in development included waiting for the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. release and most updated version of Twenty Twenty Two theme. Docker is also an option for those who are technically inclined. The WordPress Beta Tester 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 can also be configured to pull the latest nightlies.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

  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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 5 and 7, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 5, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 7, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @caraya, @frankopazo, @azhiyadev, @arasae, @ndiego, @artdecotech, @peteringersoll, @webcommsat, and @tanjoymor

Attendance APAC Meeting: @courane01, @ndiego, @mitchblue006, @west7, and @webcommsat

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Tanya Thibodeau@Daniel Ekpo@Ola Przytula@Vinny@Andrea Cuevas@Aslam Doctor, and @Nikolay Krastev

Meeting Note Takers

News

Brand Guidelines – Linking to External Training Resources

Last week @Taco Verdo (Yoast) asked a great question about linking out to other training resources. We’d like the team to weigh in with comments on that post. This is the best way for us to organize the feedback.

Questions to consider:

  • Should we link out to other resources?
    • If the resources are completely free and publicly available?
    • If the resources require an email to access?
    • If the resources are a paid service?
  • Do we suggest continued learning additional resources? (Such as, for more information visit…. )
  • What additional thoughts or considerations should we have?

The #docs team has done some work with this since external linking impacts HelpHub & DevHub. However, the issue isn’t settled for them either. A good reference is available here.

GitHub Migration

The team has been updating issues on GitHub, which is very exciting as it will allow us to better track contributions. You can find Site Development, Content Development, and Team Administration tasks within that repo’s projects.

All labels have been reviewed. Up next is a sweep through “You can help” to make sure we have the links from HelpHub, DevHub, devnotes, etc. and objective statements. Then @courane01 will do a pass ensuring every lesson plan, workshop, and course on LearnWP has an issue attached and closed if published. Finally, we’ll start using 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/ Actions. 

We are looking for people especially skilled in GitHub actions and would like to help set up the triggers. If you are interested, please reach out via the #training team Slack channel.

@azhiyadev has visually mapped out our processes: Content Development Workflow in GitHub (draft). The map has been divided into the following frames to mimic a streamlined version of our current workflow:

  • Submit Content Ideas
  • Monthly Sprint Review – Next Up Can You Help
  • Drafts in Progress
  • Review and Publish (this is the biggest workflow, and we may break it down)

Faculty Program

The Faculty Program is largely ready thanks to @hlashbrooke. We anticipate setting up the application process soon. The process will be similar to the Community and Central deputy teams, but also provide a way for others to advise on the content and processes the team uses.

Quarterly Goals Review

The Quarterly Goals Review was based upon the collaborative annual goal-setting meeting that the team conducted.

March 1, 2022

  • Use GitHub Projects in LearnWP repository for managing team activity – Complete
  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined) – Complete
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

Needs Analysis

A rough draft has been started. Folks skilled in creating needs analyses are encouraged to reach out for help drafting further. We hope to have it ready to use in June.

Think of this as a survey. We ask various types of users, companies, and more what training they want, and how they want that delivered. Also, some representation from extenders who may not use WordPress for their livelihoods would be ideal.

Remaining quarterly goals from March:

  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

These have remained as they were previously. We continue to share new content with Marketing, as well as Community for the monthly 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. organizer newsletter, and Support forums for sharing with forum comments.

Instructor/facilitator resources would be extra details outside of lesson plans. Things like: bring your own laptop, have a local dev environment available, etc.

Coming up in June 2022

  • Conduct Needs Analysis
  • Create content useful 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
  • Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features)
  • Assess content that has the largest impact
  • Overhaul the “Submit an Idea” form. Build out conditional logic for workshops, lesson plans, and courses.
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with other Make teams such as Marketing, Polyglots, Docs, 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), Community

We will get these moved on to the team’s GitHub repo after finishing our pass over the content development project.

Sprint

Proposed April 2022 Sprint

The Make post has now been broken down into the following three sections, which mimic our project boards on GitHub.

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

Learn Content

When you access this project board, you will find items have been labeled as:

  • High Priority
  • Medium Priority
  • Quick Fixes

We will be updating the project board to include items that came out of the 6.0 Walkthrough. If you would like to contribute, follow these steps:

  1. Pick a topic, any topic from the You Can Help column
  2. Please assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue.
  3. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  4. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans
    2. Workshop about workshops
  5. Then follow the checklist or workflow.
  6. If any changes are needed or you have any questions, please make comments on the issue.

Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column. For every column in our Content Development board, we have a “How to use this column” issue to help you navigate the project board.

Website Development Project Board

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board. Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium and low) as well as good first issues.

Training Team Administration Board

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions

@artdecotech asked for some help setting up a testing environment to test the latest 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/ features. This prompted a discussion about creating LearnWP content on how to do this. @courane01 plans to schedule an SLS on the topic.

@arasae shared that this week she will be updating a few of Learn’s courses and weaving in some existing workshops into them, as well as improving accessibility.

@courane01 shared an idea about how we might change the way workshops and social learning spaces for proposed and vetted. Currently, to create a workshop or facilitate a social learning space (Meetup event from Learn), we have an application process that goes to an email inbox with HelpScout. Since having GitHub issues available with templates, we’ve been considering decoupling the topic from the presenter application.

In the spirit of open-source, having the topics in GitHub issues makes sense.  Approving individuals for presenting might still need some amount of privacy, which is where the application for a person to go to a shared HelpScout email inbox seems more appropriate.

@courane01 started a discussion about how building courses is a major undertaking, especially for a single contributor. It might be better to break up a course into several “chunks” that multiple contributors could work on. A full overview of the discussion is available here.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

  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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, March 29 and 31, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 31, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @artdecotech, @ndiego, @caraya, @webtechpooja, @maxmindstudio, @azhiyadev, @chaion07, @glycymeris, @arasae, and @piyopiyofox

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @peiraisotta, @afshanadiya, and @west7

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Mira Padalia@Bilal Ahmed@Matta, and @rherault

Meeting Note Takers

News

Team Meetings, Office Hour, and Coffee Hour Time Changes

This week’s meeting was shifted due to most attendees being in EMEA/North Americas and preferred common (daylight) time. We switched when Europe changed clocks.

The weekly Office Hour has not found much attendance. Therefore, folks are encouraged to leave questions in the channel throughout the week async, and office hours will be discontinued for now. If we find a need again, we can revisit.

Coffee Hour(s) has been a success and facilitates more interaction within the teams that Make WordPress. We currently are hosting coffee hours on Fridays. We will start exploring rotating timezones for these but will maintain 1 Coffee Hour per week.

Draft Content Development GitHub Workflow

@azhiyadev has mapped out the entire workflow for Lesson Plans and Workshops in conjunction with @courane01 and @webtechpooja. The goal is to facilitate team contributions for content development, better track the contributions, and also, when possible, explore additional cross-team collaboration.

You can find the projects for the Training team/Learn at https://github.com/WordPress/learn/projects.

The map has been divided into the following frames to mimic a streamlined version of our current workflow:

  1. Submit Content Ideas
  2. Monthly Sprint Review – Next Up Can You Help
  3. Drafts in Progress
  4. Review and Publish (this is the biggest workflow, and we may break it down)

The team is also working toward splitting up the vetting process. For example: with workshops, both the topic AND the presenter need to be vetted. We’d like to keep the presenter vetting in Helpscout for a measure of privacy, but all content ideas to go through 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/ issue submissions for transparency and open-source ideas. The goal is to leverage GitHub as much as possible.

March Sprint Retrospective

Content Development – March Sprint breakdown

Next Up/You Can Help – Content not yet assigned to anyone

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.: 12
    2. New Content: 9
  2. Workshops
    1. Revisions: 8
    2. New Content: 12

Drafts in Progress – Claimed by contributors but are still in draft

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Revisions: 7
    2. New Content: 12
  2. Workshops
    1. Revisions: 1
    2. New Content: 11
  3. Courses: 1

Review in Progress – Completed content still under review

  1. Lesson Plans: 0

Published

  • Workshops: 4
  • Lesson Plans: 3

Website Development – March Sprint breakdown

  1. From the Sprint, one issue was closed.
  2. In total, 4 issues were closed.
  3. 32 are currently open.

Training Team Administration – March Sprint breakdown

  1. From the Sprint, 2 issues were closed.
  2. 3 are still outstanding.

Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: February 2022 Retrospective.

We will publish the retrospective post for March by April 1, 2022. For convenience, the contributor responses to the retrospective questions in Slack are linked below:

April Sprint Planning

The following will need to be done in April:

There is still a lot of content that needs to be completed for 5.9. The March 2022 Sprint only shows the items that are of high priority. With the move to GitHub, we will be looking at ways to better present this information.

Open Discussions

Carlos mentioned that he sees a many “how to use” lesson plans for specific plugins (Yoast, WordFence, W3 Total Cache). He asked if those lessons also mention alternatives or is there an implicit endorsement of one 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 over others. This opened up a good discussion about brand guidelines and if future lesson plans should be made more generic. @artdecotech provided that example: “How to use plugins for SEO” over “How to use Yoast.”

@tacoverdo (Yoast) then asked if it is possible to link out to existing training resources instead of creating a duplicate on Learn? E.g., the free Yoast SEO course in the Yoast SEO Academy. This appears to be no clear guidance on this. @courane01 will put together a team post later this week to ask people to weigh in.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

  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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meeting March 22 & 24

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, March 22, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 24, 2022)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @boogah, @artdecotech, @piyopiyofox, @ndiego

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @anandau14, @hilayt24, @west7, @psykro, @baroliyamayur

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames):

@Angela K Carey, @Vlad, @KGagne, @abdullahsajjad, @Himali, @sagarprajapati

Meeting Note Takers

  • March 29 – @ndiego
  • April 5 – volunteer needed

News

GitHub Migration

We’ve cleaned up the projects boards 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/: https://github.com/WordPress/learn/projects.

Translating Content on LearnWP

We’ve had a lot of interest and already folks starting to translate content on LearnWP into other languages. This is a great problem to have. Our updates are really found so far in this thread from last week: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1647364812319309 (Engage on this thread for replies as it includes MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. and Polyglots.

WordPress 6.0

  1. Development cycle
  2. Sources of Info

We are still working with #docs #marketing and 6.0 release comms to coordinate this.  Reading over the Sources of Info articles will help each of us know what will be coming.

Time change

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27, and the APAC meeting will not get affected by time changes.

Sensei Pro request on .org site.

Feedback was requested on this thread https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/664 was fixed and sensei pro was included in the learn repo.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces (SLS)

  1. SLS videos on WPTV
  2. Upcoming SLSs
    1. Block Theme Discussions: Custom Fonts
    2. Hello Blocks! Coding a custom block
    3. I’m New To WordPress: Getting Started For The First Time
    4. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing

Open Discussions

Additional Office and Coffee hours

We’ve had requests to create office and coffee hours in additional timezones. If we do so, we’ll be only maintaining the same number of events per week but rotating what times those happen, not adding additional sessions.

Two members requested more Pacific Timezone inclusive hours.


Sprint

March Sprint

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

 Workshops Published

  1. Adding a Site Tagline to Block Themes  by @west7

Help Needed ≠ Needs Review

We have a number of issues as well as revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and new content:

  1. Lesson Plan ready for review Template Hierarchy
  2. Lesson Plan ready for review Yoast SEO
  3. Workshop ready for review – Slack link for Taking Advantage of Query Loops

It is requested that feedback be shared within one week from the review request.

The spring retrospective is occurring next week.

Check-in

1. Anatomy of a Theme

Pending feedback from @ironprogrammer, please comment on this post with your update if you can.

2. Setting up a Dev Environment

@aurooba committed to having updates completed by March 22nd.

3. W3 Total Cache

@webtechpooja aims to fix the broken images and lesson plan format by March 24th.

4. How to set site icons and logo (without CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.)

@azhiyadev committed to having a draft ready for review by March 23rd.

5. Gallery Block

No updates from @courane01

6. Submitting photos to the photo directory

@mdburnette noted that the lesson plan is workshop is 30% done and they will finish it up this week.

Sprint work picked up this week

To help folks better choose what work to pick up, kindly note that we consider anything under the New Content Needed section to be high priority, and anything under Needs Revision are considered quick win items for folks with not too much time capacity.

  • 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. Theme Template Hierarchy picked up by @webtechpooja
  • Difference between reusable blocks, block pattern, templates, template parts picked up by @west7
  • “Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop.” Workshop picked up by @west7
  • “Comments Block” Lesson Plan & Workshop picked up by @west7
  • What to include in functions.php picked up by @psykro

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  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

#learn-wordpress, #training

Recap of Training Team meetings, March 15 and 17, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Thursday, March 15, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 17, 2022)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev@boogah, @ndiego, @guptaanillg, @aurooba, @arasae, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @hilayt24

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames):
@Yan Liu@Anil Gupta@Esteban Rocha@Yeltsin Lima@sabbir16, and @Elizabeth Arnold

Meeting Note Takers

News

GitHub Migration

We’ve cleaned up the projects boards 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/: https://github.com/WordPress/learn/projects.

Translating Content on LearnWP

While we work on temporary solutions, many are translating into Google Docs. Long term we want to collaborate with #polyglots

WordPress 6.0

  1. Development cycle
  2. Sources of Info

By Friday, a poll will be posted for an orientation to find out what will be in the release and how to get familiar. Timeline:

  • March 29, 2022 is feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 5, 2022 Walkthrough – A live and moderated review of features slated for the release.
  • April 12, 2022 is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022 is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022 is tentatively 6.0 release day

Review New Sitemap for HelpHub or Documentation

As the Docs team is reorganizing their sitemap, we will be looking at ours. Reopening issue 153 to pick a landing page for lesson plans (example). We are looking for volunteers to help wireframe and mockup pages that merge lesson plans and workshops.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Comments are now closed and next steps coming soon.

Time changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27. So our meeting from March 29 will impact, APAC meeting will not get affected by time changes.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces (SLS)

  1. SLS videos on WPTV
  2. Upcoming SLSs
    1. WordPress for Writers: Launching your Writer Website
    2. Intro to Theme Blocks
    3. I’m New To WordPress: Getting Started For The First Time
    4. Builder Basics: Exploring Block Layout, Alignment, Dimensions, and Spacing

Open Discussions

Additional Office and Coffee hours

We have had a request to add more office and coffee hours, particularly in the AMER West-coast timezone. Looking for volunteers to run this, and also looking to rotate coffee hour slots to be more inclusive.


Sprint

March Sprint

We have a number of revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and new content required as listed in the March Sprint.

 Workshops Published

  1. Managing Settings: Privacy  by @west7

Help Needed ≠ Needs Review

We have a number of issues as well as revisions and new content:

  1. Development: Our open GitHub issues for Learn functionality: 
  2. Content: Instructions and what is available is listed on the March Sprint. The Sprint has been updated to include the links to the GitHub issue.

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@aurooba

  1.  No commitments last week
  2. see above
  3. Nope!
  4. Formatting and fixing the Setting up a dev environment lesson plan :slightly_smiling_face:

@paradigm5h1f7

  1. Was going to do another review
  2. Meeting recap published
  3. I am dealing with some personal issues, nothing major just need to find a new place to live as owners are selling our house :blush:
  4. Still focusing on my home search, will publish notes and try to peck at a new review topic

@courane01

  1. Review content in the queue, continue working on GitHub migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., and start drafting a needs analaysis, pick a lesson plan to revise/create and compose draft, work on course.
  2. GitHub migration
  3. I had a presentation to make for a conference and found it super challenging in light of world events. It took me 2x as long. Time is my blocker.
  4. Continue with last week’s commitment.

@webtechpooja

  1. 1, & 2,  I am working on Yoast SEO and w3 total cache lesson plan to revise for proper lesson plan format.
  2. See above
  3. Time
  4. continue with these lesson plan and review some other lesson plans

@arasae

  1. Draft of Query Loops + 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/. Lesson Plan.
  2. Finished rough draft + collected feedback for the Query Loops lesson plan. Worked on Child theme rough draft. I’ve also been working on and off with contributor(s) wanting to contribute a course and social learning spaces and have run a few myself.
  3. Time. I have a backlog of stuff I need to do (captioning videos and whatnot, just stuff that takes more time than I’d like it to.)
  4. Move Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. lesson plan to Learn, aiming to publish it. Finishing child theme rough draft lesson plan.

@azhiyadev

  1. How to set site icons and logo (without CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.) lesson plan
  2. Work on simplifying our GitHub Projects board
  3. Competing priorities
  4. How to set site icons and logo (without Customizer) lesson plan

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, March 8 and 10, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Thursday, March 8, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 10, 2022)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda for both.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev@courane01, @arasae, @webtechpooja, @piyopiyofox, @boogah, @Paradigm5h1f7, @onealtr

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @hilay24, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @mitchblue006, @psykro

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Ricarla Flamenco Francisco@Oliver Feher@Francisco Opazo and @Venkat

Meeting Note Takers

News

Translating Content on LearnWP

Dion is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We don’t want to lose momentum on translation work, and hope to get more information soon.

Sources of Info for WordPress 6.0

This post recaps the important information that we can see at this time related to 6.0. Tentatively, Gutenber 12.9 or 13.0 will likely make it into WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for 6.0. We will know more soon. See this post as a resource to get familiar in the meantime.As we look ahead to the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality., it’s a good time to review where in the release cycle we start what work. Key dates to note:

  • March 29, 2022 is feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 5, 2022 Walkthrough – A live and moderated review of features slated for the release.
  • April 12, 2022 is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022 is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022 is tentatively 6.0 release day

Stay tuned for a special collaboration session around the feature freeze to assess content needs – including any contributors interested in marketing/docs/training.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Largely we’re awaiting next steps for this to finalize. This subset of the team will vet applications to present, facilitate with subject matter experts, and more.

Courses Guidelines Published

@azhiyadev published the process for developing and adding Courses to Learn. It now lives in the handbook.

Review New Sitemap for HelpHub or Documentation

As the Docs team looks to reorganize their sitemaps @courane01 proposed reopening issue 153 to look at the organization on Learn as well. There is a need for wireframes from volunteers. Some ideas proposed in the meeting:

  • Create a program outline from WordPress 101 or level up to the Masters and PhD levels
  • Consider a “Start Here” button that helps guide people based on their input needs
  • Review how Docs is laid out and aim to be consistent, as well as with Developer
  • Offer badges for completed courses or lesson plans
  • Suggest next courses/lesson plans to take after successful completion

Next steps will be to get a few mock-ups for the Lesson Plans page and a layout with workshop videos embedded in lesson plans.

Time Changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27 (when Europe shifts time). APAC meeting will remain on UTC time.

The next 2 meetings after today, the North Americans will meet at 1PM ET/10AM PT, and we will revise the welcome box when Europe shifts.

Team Badges

@ndiego and @mdburnette received Training Team Badges – thank you both for your contributions!

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. > 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/ MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.

@courane01 and @mdburnette put in a lot of work to migrate from Trello to the new GitHub location. Some cleanup and workflow optimization is up next. This is a milestone for our 2022 goals.

Needs Analysis

One of the goals is to conduct a needs analysis to define learning experiences, onboard subject matter experts, and optimize site functionality. Anyone with experience drafting a needs analysis survey is welcome to participate.

Sprint

March Sprint

We have a number of revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and new content required as listed in the March Sprint.

 Workshops Published

  1. Managing Settings: Permalinks by @west7

Help Needed ≠ Needs Review

  1. Adding a Site Tagline to Block Themes
  2. Choosing a Theme

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@courane01

  1. Finish moving GitHub
  2. Got GitHub moved
  3. time, world news
  4. Review content in the queue, continue working on GitHub migration, and start drafting a needs analaysis, pick a lesson plan to revise/create and compose draft, work on course.

@arasae

  1. Still working on child themes / theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. lesson plans; additionally, I have been running social learning spaces, prep for which takes up more time than I’d like.
  2. Ran a SLS on Query Loops & am now working to channel that into our next sprint!
  3. The topics I picked are huge :sweat_smile: and I have some serious time constraints. But not this week!
  4. Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. lesson plans 1 and 2 – stretch goal to get the beginner child themes one as well. I’m likely going to create a workshop on Query Loops, so that will be based on that.

@azhiyadev

  1. Nothing
  2. Nothing
  3. WordFest
  4. How to set site icons and logo (without CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.) lesson plan

@paradigm5h1f7

  1. I committed to updating my first lesson plan.
  2. I did it! Feel like I spent a lot of time learning the handbook and figuring out best places to grab info from other sources (developer notes, docs, etc).
  3. I was not sure whether to work in Trello or Github lol, looks like it was for good reason.
  4. I am going to publish my first meeting notes, figure out how to work with Github, and commit to another edit.

@ndiego

  1. Meeting notes
  2. Meeting notes
  3. Nope
  4. Out half of next week, so likely not much

@gudrun

  1. Committed to reviewing CCS lesson
  2. Realized that it is more outdated than anticipated. Started rewriting sections.
  3. Need to  discuss the project with someone. Should it be completely redone as it references the twentytwelve theme? Also, I am not able to access the download files in the lesson. Getting 403 errors.
  4. Continue working on the lesson. Don’t have an ETA due to personal time restrictions

@westnz

  1. Social Learning Spaces + Started working on ‘Adding a Site Tagline to 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. Themes’ Workshop + Completed ‘Managing Settings: Privacy’ Workshop
  2. Completed Site Tagline Workshop (ready for review) + ran a Social Learning Space + posted ‘Managing Settings: Privacy’ Workshop to go live on the 11th of March
  3. I underestimated the amount of time it took to prepare for a new SLS
  4. Comment Block Workshop + new SLS

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Gutenberg Developer Hours
  2. Honey, I Broke My Website! What To Do When Site Editing Goes Wrong
  3. Builder Basics: Designing with Columns, Group, and Row Blocks
  4. Using and Organizing your Media Library
  5. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing

Open Discussions

@arasae suggested adding social learning spaces to the sprint, @azhiyadev and @courane01 agreed it was a higher priority to finish the monthly sprint since SLS currently live on 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.. We will continue to optimize the workflows for SLS as they are currently in flux. There is an opportunity to better integrate as Docs sets the foundation, Lesson Plans expand with structure and quizzes, and SLS/Meetups are the practical application of training content. These can be recorded as Workshops or put into a series for Courses.

@paradigm5h1f7 also suggested logging questions from social learning spaces to help refine training content.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

Getting Involved

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

  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

#learn-wordpress, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, March 1 and 3, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, March 1, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 3, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @Paradigm5h1f7, @gudrun, @piermario, @arasae and @peteringersoll

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @webcommsat, @Courane01, and @nalininonstopnewsuk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Julia, @Umesh Gupta, and @Viral Mehta

Meeting Note Takers

  • March 1 – @ndiego
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed
  • March 29 – Volunteer needed

News

Translating Content on LearnWP

Dion is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We don’t want to lose momentum on translation work, and hope to get more information soon.

Sources of Info for WordPress 6.0

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

With eyes on 6.0 coming, @courane01 drafted a simple post linking to the relevant change logs from 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/ and reached out to @mamaduka inquiring a rough estimate on what version of Gutenberg will make it in. So far, it might be either 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 version 12.9 or 13, but we will know more soon.

Waiting until Dev Notes reach #core to find what has changed is a bit late in creating release content. We’ll collaborate with #docs and #marketing team for a combined training session for this release, so we would deliver content for 6.0 as well.

In the new schedule for 6.0 there is a walkthrough of expected features on April 5.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Largely we’re awaiting next steps for this to finalize. This subset of the team will vet applications to present, facilitate with subject matter experts, and more.

Courses Guidelines

@azhiyadev has compiled the suggested course guidelines and workflow after communicating with those who have so far created courses. This is a public preview link for you to review. Share any comments you might have in #training.

Time Changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27 (when Europe shifts time). APAC meeting will remain on UTC time.

Guidelines for Approving Social Learning Spaces Facilitators

We are in the process of collecting the entire workflow from application to be a facilitator to hosting an event, including Zoom credentials and procedures. Much of the info is in the handbook, but obviously details like Zoom account login cannot be included there. We are working on systematizing that for a more organized response to applicants.

Sprint

Retrospective February 2022

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: Retrospective January 2022.

What went well?

@courane01

  • New contributors
  • Thoughtful reflection on improving 6.0
  • We are 99% ready to migrate 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. > 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/ (more on that later today)
  • Some work toward the annual goals in addition to monthly content goals.

@webtechpooja

  • I’m really pleased to see all the new faces and new contributors
  • Loved to see new faces and contributors are joining in APAC meeting :tada:

@gudrun

  • I did my first real review of a lesson. 

@arasae

  • I really like the positive momentum the team is building. It’s hard to quantify, but something is feeling different in a very positive way.

What could we improve?

@courane01

  • Ensuring all content for the month ahead is on the Sprint at the start of the month.
  • Creating more content.
  • When committing to sprint items, setting personally realistic dates for completion and sharing any changes to that commitment if I cannot keep those dates.

@arasae

  • Personally, I need to pick a lane, stick to it, and finish a thing or two. I am juggling a BUNCH of lesson plans and I have a ton of quality content… but it’s on my computer. That helps no one. I am committing to putting quality content out there, faster, even if it is imperfect! That’s what reviews are for, right?

@gudrun

  • I reviewed the CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson, it became apparent that we need to find a way to identify for what version /theme a lesson is. The CSS lesson would not apply to FSE themes.

@Paradigm5h1f7

  • Would love to see a lesson plan for contributing or a beginners guide… there’s so much information I am not sure the best place to jump in :blush:

@nalininonstopnewsuk

  • I would suggest the navigation / 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. needs to be looked at in how attendees at APAC can process and interact with so many threads that take them to previous meetings during the actual meeting. (i.e. How can we improve Sprint retrospectives for APAC attendees? Full discussion here)

What will we do differently? 

@courane01

  • Ask folks to pick a date to finish tasks volunteered for (myself included) and when dates are missed, ask to recommit or turn it over for others to do.

Trello > GitHub MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.

@mdburnette, one of the #photos moderators, assisted the Training team on migrating from Trello to GitHub. After the Training meeting on March 1, the process began and was successful.

March 2022 Sprint

The March 2022 Team Sprint overview was published by Courtney. This month we’ll be working on this sprint. If anyone would like to pick any topic please comment on the p2 post or drop a message in #training.

Workshop Published this Week

  1. Intro to the Site Editor and Template Editor thanks @west7

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Templates and Template Parts
  2. Showcasing Content with Query Loops
  3. Getting to know the WordPress Dashboard
  4. Gutenberg Developer Hours

Open Discussions

@ndiego put together a proposal for additional Social Learning Spaces in March and moving forward. After a review and team discussion, the first two proposed SLSs were approved will be scheduled for March with the assistance of @arasae.

@gudrun asked about adding an additional labels to identify lessons and where they are applicable, such as FSE versus Classic themes. @courane01 indicated that a standard phrase for pre-FSE would be good to add to lesson plans that are not applicable in an FSE environment.

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Recap of Training Team meetings, February 22 and 24, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, February 22, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, February 24, 2022)

(Logs require a 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @gudrun, @boogah, @aurooba, @sumitsingh, and @arasae

Attendance APAC Meeting: @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @meher, @onealtr, and @bestony

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Destiny@Adi Cahyaludin@ren@Kajal Gohel, and @Sumit Singh

Meeting Note Takers

We are looking for team members interested in taking notes on the following dates:

  • March 1 – Volunteer needed
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed

News

WordPress 6.0 Planning Roundup

Training is very new to participating in having content ready at release. As we continue to improve our processes, we will continue to work on having as much content ready at release. Key dates to note:

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

The Training team agreed to try and align with these dates. Discussion about what content is needed for the 6.0 release will begin when we hit feature freeze.

@courane01 would also like to open up a training session around feature freeze inviting contributors from #docs , #marketing , and #training to discover what will go into the release. There was consensus within the meeting attendees that such a session would be of interest.

Translating Content on LearnWP

@dd32 is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We’d really like to get some input from Hugh Lashbrooke around possible solutions in the interim.

Enhancing Content on LearnWP

There is a discussion around using categories on LearnWP, as we do for workshops. But we really need to think about the Courses landing page, and how it could be improved. 

@gudrun mentioned that there isn’t a great overview of current lesson plans. @courane01 pointed out a page she made recently called Pathways to Learn WordPress. This page is not yet directly accessible from the LeanWP navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. and the design of the page still needs work. @courane01 is going to continue working on this.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

We are still awaiting info from Hugh Lashbrooke regarding next steps to launch this. In short, it’d be a team of folks that help review the content, priorities, and other reviewing types of things. If you have not provided a comment on the proposal post yet, please do as we are eager to continue rolling this program out.

Time changes

Daylight savings time is coming up. The Americas change on March 13 and most of Europe changes on March 27.

For the EMEA/Americas Meeting, the team agreed to shift the meetings with the time change on March 27. This includes the office and coffee hours. This means that for those in the Americas, there will be two weeks between March 13 and March 27 where the meetings are at an odd time. Over the next few weeks we will remind folks of the change.

For the APAC meeting, since many participants are in India, which doesn’t have a daylight saving change, that meeting will remain at the same UTC.

News From Around WordPress

Sprint

February 2022 Progress

Lesson Plans Published this Week

  1. Using Page Templates thanks @west7 reviewed by @courane01 and @azhiyadev
  2. Building A Sitemap For A Site thanks @azhiyadev reviewed by @aurooba and @webtechpooja

Workshops Published this Week

  1. Building Sidebars With the Site Editor thanks @arasaere viewed by @courane01

Help Needed – Content Ready for Review

  1. Introduction to CSS submitted by @hilayt24 (@gudrun offered to review)
  2. Managing Settings: Permalinks submitted by @west7

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@ndiego

  • NA
  • Wrote last weeks meeting notes
  • NA
  • Write this weeks meeting notes

@webtechpooja

  1. I committed to 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. -> 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/ migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.
  2.  I am finding a way to migrate it automatically, hope soon find a way.
  3. Time
  4. I Will continuing work on migration process and reviewing lesson plan.

@aurooba

  1. No commitments last week.
  2. NA
  3. Nope!
  4. Proof Building a Sitemap for a Site lesson

@courane01

  1. Trello > GitHub migration
  2. Recruited some help to investigate Trello > GitHub, started a draft of everything published on LearnWP for make.wordpress.org/updates to share with Forums/support, Marketing, and Community teams
  3. I had very limited capacity last week.
  4. Trello > Github is my highest priority, followed by needs analysis.

@gudrun

  1. NA
  2. Worked on gathering learn content that is available in German.
  3. NA
  4. NA

@azhiyadev

  1. Sitemap lesson plan and Trello-GitHub migration.
  2. Sitemap lesson plan. I looked into the Trello-GitHub migration now to figure out how to identify the column ids, in GitHub
  3. No blockers
  4. I will work on How to set site icons and logo (without a customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.)

@arasae

  1. Sidebars Workshop + LP
  2. The workshop is done + published and the LP has a frame. Need to migrate that to Learn soon. I also found a lot of inspiration in child themes and have started drafting both a LP and a workshop. I will probably break these into two mini-topics (beginner and intermediate) with two separate lesson plans, because with new 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.-based themes, it’s not super optional to not know theme.JsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. (or at least the basics). So, those are in development and well on their way.
  3. I keep getting stuck on LPs. I always make a frame before a workshop, but my brain wants me to extend the LP beyond it, which im not sure is necessary. Just my own mental blocks I suppose. 🙂
  4. I will finish child themes part 1 LP, ready for review next week. Will probably look also at making a simple workshop for it and more theme.Json development.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Honey, I Broke My Website! What To Do When Site Editing Goes Wrong
  2. Beginner’s Guide To Full Site Editing
  3. Templates And Template Parts

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev

Next week we will carry out a Retrospective of the February Sprint as well as a plan for March. If you are working on something that is not currently on the Sprint please be sure to add it.


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