Team On-boarding

To join the Training Team and help make contributions, we ask that you please do the following:

  1. Register for a WordPress.org account. Watch the video on how to Set up a WordPress.org account.
  2. Fill out our contact form and we will get back to you to help you identify specific tasks.
  3. Join the #training channel 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/.. To get up and running on Slack go to make.wordpress.org/chat/
  4. Read through Getting Started.
  5. Become familiar with the lesson plan template, our Style Guide, and repo structure (we have 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 this on Learn WordPress).
  6. Become familiar with the team’s tools – Trello and GitHub
    1. Training team content roadmap.
    2. Learn functionality roadmap.
    3. Learn WordPress issue log.
  7. Become familiar with the team’s developmental workflow. Choose a lesson you are interested in contributing to and let us know in our Slack channel. You may also pick up an abandoned lesson.
  8. Understand the various channels of communication (i.e., Slack, 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. card comments, 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/ issues) and know when and how they should be used.
  9. Attend our next weekly chat Tuesday 16:00 UTC or office hours Friday 10:00 UTC on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in.

These steps are also required if you would like to be eligible to receive a Learn WordPress or Training Contributor badge on your WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ profile.

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