Content Creator Onboarding

Welcome to the Training Team’s onboarding guide for new contributors interested in content creation related tasks in the team! You can contribute by creating the initial drafts for tutorials, lesson plans, and courses. You do not have to be an expert on the topic but can work with the Subject-Matter Experts to get the information.

📝 Subject-Matter Experts (SMEs) work with content creators and editors to provide expertise in their relevant subject area to ensure that the content is accurate and complete. You can see who the team’s active SMEs are in the list of Faculty Members, described in the next section.

Introducing our Faculty Content Creators

The Training Team consists of general contributors and Faculty Members. Faculty Members act as guides in the team by mentoring new contributors (like you!), organizing the team’s work, and ensuring the team meets its targets.

You can find the current Faculty Content Creators list on the Faculty Program page. You can contact any of these people if you need assistance in content creation.

Quiz – See if you can answer these questions ✅

Question 1: Name three Content Creators Faculty you can pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” when you have questions about content creation tasks.

Question 2: Name one Content creator Faculty who lives in the same region as you. (You will have to open the detailed Faculty Member spreadsheet to answer this question.)

When reaching out to a Content creator Faculty, you can also mention the @faculty-content-creators SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at group in the #training channel in Slack. By mentioning this Slack group, you get the attention of all Content creator Faculty at once, and whoever is available will be able to respond to you. Here is an example Slack message you can modify and use.

Hi @faculty-content-creators 👋🏼 I was looking at the handbook page about ABC, and I couldn’t move past step 2 because XYZ. Could you help me with this please? Thanks!

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Your first contribution!

Let us walk you through making your first contribution to the Training Team as a Content Creator!

Content creation takes time. Even experienced contributors can take hours to make a good piece of content. (Large content like courses can take weeks to complete!) So for your first contribution, we invite you to try a task that takes less time – reviewing content that is already published. When reviewing content, look at all the parts that make that piece of content – you’ll be writing those parts soon, too!

Here are the steps to find and review published content:

  1. Go to
  2. Find a Tutorial or Lesson plan to review. This can be any published Tutorial or Lesson Plan. Reviewing old content is also helpful, as we like to keep all our content up to date.
  3. Now that you’ve found a piece of content to review, you can follow our Guidelines for reviewing content to conduct a review.

Remember, any feedback you have about the content is welcome. Thank you for reviewing!

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Come add your name to our list of contributors!

The Training Team keeps a list of active contributors so that we know who is available to help out with team tasks. You can request your name to be added or removed at any time! If you enjoyed your first contribution and would like your name to be added, please fill out the form below.

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We’d love to hear your feedback

You are almost at the end of the Training Team’s onboarding program. How was the experience? We’d love to hear any feedback you have in the #training Slack channel.

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What’s next?

Now that you’ve completed your first contribution, here is a list of other tasks you can complete as a team content creator. Remember, if you ever have questions, feel free to reach out to @faculty-content-creator in the #training Slack channel 😊

Thank you so much for your contribution! We look forward to having you attend one of our upcoming team meetings 👋🏼

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