How We Work Together

To find what the team is working on visit our latest monthly Sprint, Blog or Content Development Project Board.

Meetings

The Training Team meets weekly to coordinate tasks and review progress. We meet regularly in 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/., an online chatroom. A few times per year we hold our meeting by video conferencing.

  • Join the 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/ Slack channel #training where we communicate with each other. To get up and running on Slack go to make.wordpress.org/chat/ for information.
  • Attend our next weekly chat on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in (see the Welcome page for times).
  • Drop in during our office hours on our Slack channel where you can ask questions, say hi and let us know what you are working on.
  • Meeting agendas and recap notes are posted on our blog. Commenting there is encouraged!

When writing Agenda or Recap notes, the team has a reusable 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. for each with important details to welcome new contributors. We even have a guide that you can follow.

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Organizing Tasks

On a monthly basis, the Training team uses the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery. 

What is a Sprint?

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

We then use a shared 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/ project board to manage our current projects, progress, and needs. You can see what the team is currently working on and items that are available and need a hand. Each task which could be a lesson plan, workshop or course has a corresponding issue in GitHub whereby all comments are noted on the issue. The team is notified in Slack of any updates made in GitHub.

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Development Workflows

We have a development workflow for our lesson plans, workshops and courses.

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Our Lesson Plan Development Workflow

All lesson plans follow our development workflow which is outlined below. No one person is expected or should do all the steps mentioned individually.

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Our Proposed Workshop Development Workflow

All workshops follow our workflow which is outlined below. No one person is expected or should do all the steps mentioned individually.

  • Vetted by instructional designers for content
  • Vetted by deputies for contributor reputation
  • Provide feedback of the idea
  • Lesson plan has been published
  • Workshop created
  • Workshop submitted to team for Q/A review
  • Workshop submitted to WPTV
  • Workshop published on WPTV
  • Workshop is captioned
  • Workshop created on LearnWP
  • Workshop post reviewed for grammar, spelling, etc.
  • Workshop published on LearnWP
  • Workshop announced to Training team
  • Workshop announced to creator, badge reviewed
  • Workshop announced to Marketing team for promotion
  • Gather feedback
  • Refine

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Coming Soon: Courses

Stay tuned for this process

See our How to Guides or view our Content Development board for more detail on each step.

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Our Repository

Our courses, workshops, lesson plans and supporting materials are written and stored in Learn WordPress.

Got an idea for a lesson plan, go to Learn WordPress.

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Submitting Issues

If you have a theme or functionality-related issue, please submit it to https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/.

If you have ideas for Edit Flow functionality, please submit them to https://github.com/Automattic/Edit-Flow/issues.

For issues relating to the content of lesson plans, tutorials or courses, please use Report Content Errors to let us know.

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