Recap for May 22, 2017 Meeting

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Special Announcement

@chanthaboune will be stepping away from the team as she’s been asked to lead a second team at work. Very special thanks to @chanthaboune for the spirit, insights, support, and contributions to this team. We appreciate everything you’ve done and will miss you (but will see you soon!).

We will need a new backup for @bethsoderberg moving forward.

Lesson Plan Updates

  • @jenwill is working on Enqueuing Scripts and Styles after a productive conversation in the Slack channel over the last week or so where the team decided to keep this plan simple, with room to expand into other plans as necessary later.
  • @donkiely is working on an updated version of the Child Themes lesson plan and it needs one more round of feedback before it heads into copyediting. Everyone is encouraged to take a look and leave their feedback in Slack.
  • We are not able to audit the lesson plans for the 4.8 release until our issue with images not showing up in our lesson plans is fixed. We’ve submitted a ticket with systems and are waiting for a response.

Copyediting Updates

  • @mike_piercy is going through and making edits for grammar, punctuation, etc.
  • Some of the image issues were fixed last week, but not all.

Testing Updates

  • @chanthaboune tried to do a 101 workshop with the beginner lesson plans last weekend but it didn’t work out for totally unpredictable reasons.
  • @chanthaboune reports that Hack the Hood is going to use some of the theme lessons and will implement them in their summer boot camp.
  • @mikepiercy asked about database syncing in workshop settings. We had a productive conversation about how hard this is to do and outlined a few different options. You can read the whole thing at this time stamp.

Agenda for May 22, 2017 Meeting

The training team will be in the #training channel on Slack Tuesday for our weekly meeting at our regular time: 19:00 UTC. If you can’t make it, please leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts and/or updates in the meeting!

1. Welcome!
2. Lesson Plan Updates
3. Copyediting Updates
4. Testing Updates
5. Announcements and Questions
#agenda

Recap of May 16, 2017 Meeting

Lesson Plan Updates
@jenwill working on Enqueuing Scripts and Styles with @parthmaier’s help. She has some questions but he’s been too busy to respond. She asked about a code snippet. @juliekuehl thought it might be overkill for a beginning how-to lesson and suggested different code including just the CSS, noting all comments where just her own opinion. @melindahelt reminded us we need to make sure the plugins called are free and in the repo. @bethsoderberg concurred. @Jenwill also thinks just enqueuing a simple .js file is better than adding jQuery. Consensus reached.

@donkiely just finished a draft of Child Themes lesson plan and submitted it for review. It’s is called “Child Themes (twentyseventeen).”

Copyediting Updates

@donkiely audit project on hold until images are again available to the LP pages.

@awakekat asked about the topic: `get_template_directory_uri()` and `get_stylesheet_directory_uri()`

@jenwill will touch on that in the enqueuing lesson. @juliekuehl thinks it should be a blog post but that the lesson plans are showing best practices. @melindahelt asked if it should be an LP side-bar. @jenwill suggested pointing out which to use in the parent theme and which in the child theme and link tumor info in a blog post or another LP (@juliekuehl added developer.wordpress.org also). @melindahelt suggested either developer or codex or another LP.

Testing Updates

@coachwp had planned to do some testing but it was postponed.

@melindahelt reminded us that anyone – not just team members – can use the planes and we should let anyone know if they are looking for material.

Q&A and Announcements

@donkiely updated the Style Guid to show the short codes for emphasized text inline. Asked how to get the editor to stop changing the escape character, which now reverts to tip. @mike_piercy recommends . Discussion going offline.

@mike_piercy discovered the Next and Previous buttons are going by post date and @juliekuehl thinks they will have to be manually changed and said we need to brainstorm a strategy for that.

@donkiely remembered someone dropping in with a suggestion, @coffee2code. Suggested putting in a ticket. Possibly @chanthaboune did, but not sure.

@mike_piercy asked what P2 is and discussion went on to explain the theme naming of the blog and posting system for the teams.

@melindahelt remembered that a person’s first post has to be approved.

@donkiely ended things by noting he’s using [ tip ]Use the [/ tip ] short code to highlight tips but with a warning not to include spaces.

Agenda for May 16 Meeting

The training team will be in the #training channel on Slack later today for our weekly meeting at our regular time: 19:00 UTC. If you can’t make it, please leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts and/or updates in the meeting!

1. Welcome!
2. Lesson Plan Updates
3. Copyediting Updates
4. Testing Updates
5. Announcements and Questions
#agenda

Recap of May 9, 2017 Meeting

Lesson Plan Updates

@jenwill and @pbarthmaier are still woking on Enqueuing Scripts and Styles.

@donkiely is almost done with Child Themes (twenty sixteen) but it’s mostly ready for critique. He wants to go through it a few more times and explain some things more clearly. He thanks @melindahelt, saying she was helpful in most of the heavy lifting.

He’s using Twenty Sixteen because that’s what the current plan is using but will make it easy to update to Twenty Seventeen. It was in Twenty Sixteen because that was the latest theme when @melindahelt did the first version.

The lost images issue has not yet been resolved.

@donkiely will clean up the shortcake and HTML tags in the Style Guide since the page doesn’t show the tags, just their effect.

Copyediting Updates

None given.

Testing Updates

@coachwp doing 2 (plugins and the editor) next week.

Q&A and Announcements

None given.

Agenda for May 9, 2017 Meeting

  1. Welcome!
  2. Lesson Plan Updates
  3. Copyediting Updates
  4. Testing Updates
  5. Announcements and Questions

Agenda for May 2, 2017 Meeting

The training team will be in the #training channel on Slack later today for our weekly meeting at our regular time: 19:00 UTC. If you can’t make it, please leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts and/or updates in the meeting!

1. Welcome!
2. Lesson Plan Updates
3. Copyediting Updates
4. Testing Updates
5. Announcements and Questions
#agenda

Recap of April 25, 2017 Meeting

@coachwp took the lead on this meeting in @chanthaboune‘s absence, welcoming some new and returning attendees.

Lesson Plan Updates

@jenwill mentioned that she may soon be looking for feedback on the progress of the Enqueuing Scripts and Styles Lesson Plan she’s working on.

No other updates on new/assigned Lesson Plans.

 

@donkiely asked if there was any update on why the images are returning 404 errors. No-one on the meeting had any additional information and agreed to wait for an update from @chanthaboune.

@coffee2code later responded with an update: Images have to be restored and a request sits with Systems to look into it.

Copyediting Updates

@mike_piercy noticed some grammatical errors on some pages and @juliekuehl granted access edit to update.

@awakekat noticed some editing required on the Child-Theme quiz questions. @donkiely confirmed that this was marked as needing revision.

Q&A and Announcements

@juliekuehl asked if anyone knew if there was anything happening at Summit regarding Training. No-one on the meeting knew and @coachwp reverts this question back to @chanthaboune

Recap of April 18, 2017 Meeting

Lesson Plan Updates

Per @chanthaboune, these are lesson plans started but may need taking over:

  • Theme Internationalization
  • Enqueueing Scripts
  • Basic Theme Config
  • Speaker Lesson Plans
  • Finding and Using Theme Documentation
  • Theme Documentation

@donkiely gave an update on the Enqueuing Scripts and Styles lesson plan

@jenwill offered to take on completing the Enqueuing Scripts and Styles lesson plan. Yay!

@donkiely updated on his lesson plan reviews.

  • Conditional Tags – good shape, although uses theme files from Twenty Fourteen. Worth it to update those?
  • Custom Post Types – I just copyedited that in January, so it’s still good
  • Customizer: Taglines – did some light copyediting, but couldn’t finish since images are broken

@chanthaboune will give @donkiely access to the spreadsheet to directly update (and expanded all the rows so that he knows just how much work he’s gotten himself into!)
Led to a quick discussion about the missing images in P2. @chanthaboune will ping Scott-not-@coachwp about it.

The Style Guide is updated with the “built using” item in the Teacher Notes section.

Copyediting Updates

@mike_piercy is getting into copyediting and had some questions about navigation (the Next/Previous buttons that go to parent sections, not the next lesson plan; looks like the links are broken) and Online Tutorials.

@donkiely slacked off this week

Training Updates

@coachwp had some feedback about training the Dashboard lesson plan. Went very well, and it doesn’t need any changes. Next week he’ll be doing some training on themes.

Q&A and Announcements

@chanthaboune said that the WordPress Foundation intends to do some CMS agnostic, Open Source trainings this year in non-US locations. The plan is to use the lesson plans we’ve created for that, so we should probably take a look at those and see that they are all up to date/ready for use. @mike_piercy offered to help with the use of non-US English.

@jenwill pointed out that there are some contradictory times listed for the weekly Tuesday meeting. @chanthaboune is on it.

Agenda for April 18, 2017 Meeting

The training team will be in the #training channel on Slack later today for our weekly meeting at our regular time: 19:00 UTC. If you can’t make it, please leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts and/or updates in the meeting!

1. Welcome!
2. Lesson Plan Updates
– Let’s look for specific lessons that can be assigned to folks.
3. Copyediting Updates
4. Testing Updates
5. Announcements and Questions
#agenda