January 2022 Sprint

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

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

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

Sprint Goals

Learn Content

We are currently using 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. to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content on Learn (lesson plans, video workshops and courses). Every piece of content has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Types of themes:

  • 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: a theme made for FSE using HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. templates and 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., allowing one to manage all parts of their site with blocks.
  • Universal theme: a theme that works with both the 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. and the Site Editor.
  • Hybrid theme: a classic theme that adopts a feature(s) of FSE, like theme.json or the template editor.
  • Classic theme: a theme built with PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. templates, functions.php, and more that does not work with Site Editor.

See FSE Program: Answers from Round Three of Questions for information about the types of themes.

Please keep this in mind when creating and revising content for Learn WordPress.

If you are updating content now before 5.9 ships, please check out the 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 #meta created for us, it’s like a pull request inside the WP editor

How we use the 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. Extended plugin on LearnWP

WordPress 5.9 Revisions Needed:

1. Pick a topic, any topic! Let us know in the comments or drop us a message in the #training Slack channel

2. Get access, if you don’t have it already, to learn.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/. Ask in the #training 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/. channel.

3. Watch the ‘How we use the Revisions Extended Plugin’ video above.

4. Make the revisions on the site using the video as a guide. Set the date to January 25, 2022.

5. Ask the team to review it. Drop us a message in the #training Slack channel.

6. A member of the team will review and publish the changes.

If you get stuck, just drop us a message in Slack.

TopicLesson PlanWorkshop
Anatomy of a Theme
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/anatomy-of-a-theme/
@ironprogrammer
Backing up your siteMove images off 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/ repo
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/backing-up-your-wordpress-site
Build a Sitemap for a siteThis should be compared to sitemaps already in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
https://learn.wordpress.org/?p=366&post_type=lesson-plan&preview=true
@azhiyadev
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/. for classic themesThis should mention classic themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/child-themes

@azhiyadev
Choosing a ThemeShould clarify the 4 types of themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/choosing-and-installing-themes/
Should clarify the 4 types of themes https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/how-to-choose-install-a-theme/
Classic Editor Content Editor OverviewSome of the images are not coming across https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/content-editor-overview/
@azhiyadev
Rename to Classic Theme Menuhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/managing-menus/
@azhiyadev
Creating a block patternhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/how-to-create-and-register-a-block-pattern/ @courane01

Reviewed by @azhiyadev
Rename from Regsitering or include both terms https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/registering-block-patterns/
Customizer TaglineCapitalize the P, describe that customizer isn’t in FSE
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/customizer-taglines

@azhiyadev
Describe how to modify taglines in FSE https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/customizer-taglines
Glossary Creation WorkshopThis doesn’t follow the lesson plan formats
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/glossary-creation-workshop/
How to use WordPress Block PatternsUpdate to include Featured patterns, wordpress.org/patterns & https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/35773 https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/how-to-use-wordpress-block-patterns/
Update to include wordpress.org/patterns & https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/35773
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/using-block-patterns/
Intro to common pluginsreview what plugins are common/popular now, remove mentions of Codex
https://learn.wordpress.org/?p=317&post_type=lesson-plan&preview_id=317&preview=true
Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Review how to do this in block themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/introduction-to-css/?preview_id=318&preview_nonce=269bc7d157&preview=true
Include how to do this in block themes – are there areas of CSS that exceed FSE to include
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/custom-css-in-the-editor/?preview_id=1058&preview=true&_thumbnail_id=2774
Introduction to the CustomizerMention that this is for Classic and Hybrid themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/introduction-to-the-customizer/
Mention that this is for Classic and Hybrid themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/using-the-theme-customizer/
Managing WidgetsWidgets without customizer in block based themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/managing-widgets/
managing widgets in classic themes needed
Setting up a dev environmentNeeds to follow lesson plan and workshop formats
https://learn.wordpress.org/?p=8098&post_type=lesson-plan&preview=1&_ppp=f000c5d75d
Setting a static front pageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like wordpress.org for example. clarify how to do this in FSE https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/setting-a-static-page-as-your-homepage/
Style Guide Creation WorkshopThis doesn’t follow lesson plan formatting
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/style-guide-creation-workshop/
Template HierarchyRevise for FSE inclusion
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/template-hierarchy/
The 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.consider diagraming this in light of the query loop block
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/the-loop/
Theme TroubleshootingThis will need to be updated to reflect when we have a new lesson plan created about using the styles.
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/theme-troubleshooting/
Troubleshooting basicsupdate to include Site Health, plugin and native to core
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/troubleshooting-basics/

https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/wordpress-troubleshooting-basics-part-1/ AND https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/wordpress-troubleshooting-basics-part-2-troubleshooting-with-logs/
W3 total cachebroken images, follow lesson plan format
https://learn.wordpress.org/?post_type=lesson-plan&p=348
Webfontskeep an eye on https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/09/28/implementing-a-webfonts-api-in-wordpress-core/
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/web-fonts/
What Are Google XML SitemapsI think we should go with Site Kit as that is maintained by Google, and revise the whole article
https://learn.wordpress.org/?post_type=lesson-plan&p=346
What Is A ThemeInclude types of themes, see above
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/what-is-a-theme/
What is Contact Form 7adhere to lesson plan format AND import images from GitHub
https://learn.wordpress.org/?post_type=lesson-plan&p=367
What Is Wordfence Security
What Is Yoast SEOupdate this to follow lesson plan format
https://learn.wordpress.org/?post_type=lesson-plan&p=358
What to include in functions.phpReview for FSE
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/what-to-include-in-functions-dot-php-file/
What you can do with WordPressRemove references to WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/what-you-can-do-with-wordpress/
WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. AreasThis needs to be updated for also including block based themes
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/widget-areas/
List of lesson plans and workshops that need to be revised for 5.9

WordPress 5.9 New Content Needed:

1. Pick a topic, any topic! Let us know in the comments or drop us a message in the #training Slack channel

2. Get access, if you don’t have it already, to learn.wordpress.org. Ask in the #training Slack channel.

If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:

* Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans

* Workshop about workshops

If you get stuck, just drop us a message in Slack.

TopicLesson PlanWorkshop
Block 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.https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/how-to-create-a-menu-with-the-navigation-block/
@courane01

Reviewed by @jeffr0
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/how-to-create-a-menu-with-the-navigation-block

@courane01
Block Theme Comment Block
Block Theme Template Hierarchy
Build a site using a block theme (Twenty Twenty Two)
Child theme for block themes@arasae
https://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12627&action=edit
How to set site icons and logo (without Customizer)
Difference between reusable blocks, block pattern, templates, template partshttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/difference-between-reusable-blocks-block-pattern-templates-template-parts/ @webtechpooja

Reviewed by @arasae @rkohilakis @west7 @courane01 @azhiyadev
Duotonehttps://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12630&action=edit
@webtechpooja
Gallery Blockhttps://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12915&action=edit
@courane01
Managing widgets in block themes needed
Searching Openverse
Searching and submitting to the photo directory
Setting a static front page in FSE@kemmy99
https://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=11867&action=edit
Styling your site with global styleshttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/how-to-style-your-site-with-global-styles/
@courane01
Reviewed by @aurooba and @lesleysim
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/how-to-style-your-site-with-global-styles/
@courane01
Submitting a block pattern to the directory
Submitting photos to the photo directory
Template Tourrevise
https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/template-tour/
Theme.json
Using list viewhttps://learn.wordpress.org/?p=11915&post_type=lesson-plan&preview_id=11915&preview=true
@courane01

Reviewed by @aurooba and @lesleysim
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/how-to-use-the-list-view/
@courane01
Using theme.json with classic themes
Using widgets in block themes
Using WordPress in other languagesNeeds to reflect the language switcher update https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/12/20/introducing-new-language-switcher-on-the-login-screen-in-wp-5-9/

https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/using-wordpress-in-other-languages/
What is flex layout and how to configure with block themes
Query loop
Featured patterns
Dimensions in featured images
How to edit a template parthttps://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12640&action=edit
@rkohilakis
@rkohilakis
How to create a template parthttps://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12636&action=edit
@rkohilakis
@rkohilakis
How to use the template part focus modehttps://learn.wordpress.org/wp-admin/post.php?post=12666&action=edit
@rkohilakis
@rkohilakis
How to Build Low-Code Block Patternshttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/how-to-build-low-code-block-patterns/
@courane01

Reviewed by @azhiyadev
https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/how-to-create-low-code-block-patterns/
@courane01
List of lesson plans and workshops that need to be created for 5.9

Courses Needed

General

  1. Contributor courses

5.9

  1. User Facing Full Site Editing (FSE) – Part 1 @rkohilakis
  2. User FSE – Part 2 @west7

Learn Functionality

These are our high priority items. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know in the #meta-learn Slack channel.

Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.

  1. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  2. Integrate speaker feedback tool
  3. Google Slides block for Lesson Plans The team is carrying out an audit of the Slides Plugin to ascertain the level of maintenance required and amount of work needed to fix the bug @binarygary @alexstine @danilong
  4. Updates to handle course, lesson & quiz flows
  5. Automatically recognize contributions on Profiles
  6. Fix quiz button styling to match other buttons
  7. Learner recognition on WordPress.org profile
  8. Use consistent templates and styles across post types
  9. Styling for the Details Summary block
  10. Modify workshop archive ordering

Training Team

Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.

  1. Publish Learn roadmap
    1. Learn content roadmap Trello board
    2. Learn functionality Trello board
    3. Learn Team members Trello board
  2. Fix 404 errors on Learn
  3. HelpScout rotation
  4. Meeting notetakers rotation

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. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training-team

Training Team Agenda for January 4, 2022

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Team Goal Setting
    3. APAC friendly team meeting – Doodle poll
    4. Dev office hour calendar
      1. Gutenberg Developer Hour Series
      2. Creating a Block-based theme from scratch
  3. January 2022 Sprint
  4. Open Discussions

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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Agenda for December 21, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers rotation
    2. Team Goal Setting 2022
    3. APAC friendly meeting Doodle poll
  3. Review wanted
    1. FSE course part 1
    2. Simple Site design with full editing
  4. Zoom holiday hangout – bring your own cookies, chocolate, and cake.

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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#goal-setting, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting December 14, 2021

Slack Log (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 agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @rkohilakis, @courane01, @azhiyadev, @peteringersoll, @boogah, @clshannon @Webcommsat, @kemmy99, @webtechpooja, and @rkohilakis.

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @oktopuce (Florian Rival), @elblakeo31 (Blake B), @burtrw (Ronnie Burt), and @dmac90712 (Derek McCrary)

@azhiyadev:
We’ve had quite a few new people join the channel recently. What is your interest in Learn/Training and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress: 

Response:

@elblakeo31: Three key interests from me… I’m super interested in FSE-related training. My agency, Decubing,  is trying to integrate FSE components into client projects, and our developers will need some help getting up to speed with all the updates. Also, I’m working with a non-profit code school in New Orleans, Operation Spark. We’ve been talking about creating a WordPress track to promote entrepreneurship. Finally, I’m building an app for campus website management(Edupack). Lots of Higher Ed pros have told us a learning library would be super useful. We’re trying to figure out what we should focus on internally and how we might just contribute to the great work of the #training team. Here if anyone wants to chat!!

@courane01: Welcome @elblakeo31,  I’ve instructed WP development in a high school and front end Bootcamp. Happy to collaborate for schools.

@elblakeo31: Amazing @courane01! Operation Spark has a great high school track. We’re hoping to offer WP fundamentals so that graduates can start their own WP-based businesses. (I paid for my college by coding themes through Tulane!). We’re still formulating our plan of attack, but I’ll certainly get in touch with you when I have the next steps from the team. @rkohilakis has also been a great help!

One immediate thing that has been mentioned: some kind of certification for WordPress development completion. I know nothing like that exists, but lots of eager learners seem to want it.

@courane01: Nothing exists yet. Stay tuned for preliminary research in 2022 though. Also – we will be including achievements on .org profiles for completing courses on Learn.

@elblakeo31: Yay! I definitely will. That’s a big request! Happy to get involved in the convo.

@courane01: learn.wordpress.org

@elblakeo31: That’s great!

@azhiyadev: We want to better acknowledge the contributions made to the team.  If you have not yet filled out our contact form, please do.

@kemmy99 volunteered to take notes today, thank you. Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

News

Welcome, and Help Scout Wranglers: Last week we agreed to set up a rotation for HelpScout. The following people have volunteered to manage @rkohilakis @arasae @alexstine @azhiyadev If you want to help, please let us know. @hlashbrooke is in the process of documenting the process of managing applications for social learning spaces group facilitators.

We are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. 
Interested? Let us know!

Two people have indicated their interest to be team members for managing account access to Learn/Training team sites. Kemi Makinde and @west7.

Team Goal Setting 2022: We are using Miro for a virtual whiteboard with sticky notes for planning. (please keep that invite link out of recap notes to prevent spam). On Monday we kicked off part 2 of our Team goal setting. To recap, in part 1, we defined our 

  • Our vision
  • Our values
  • Our stakeholders
  • The ideas that will help us reach the vision and what will help us operate as a team

In part 2, we looked at those ideas and started to group them into what was in-scope and out of scope. Out of scope was anything that was not within our remit (that is it relied on external parties to deliver), required additional development resources, or had too many dependencies that need to be in place before we could even consider working on it. We then broke this down into order of priority and grouped this into themes. We ask that team members update the following frames on the Miro board:

  • Methods – what are the actions and steps that we need to take to get the job done? Please rank this in order of priority.
  • Obstacles – what obstacles do we face in accomplishing all this and how can we overcome them?
  • Metrics – how can we measure what we’ve done to identify if it is successful or not?

Question from @courane01: Do we want to run a final session at the same time next week to break this down into different milestones?

Response:

@webcommsat: I will try to join depending on the government’s announcements on COVID 

@west7: I will be able to join

@webcommsat: What date is this now set for please @azhiyadev? Thanks,

@azhiyadev: Hi @webcommsat. We agreed to run it asynchronously, @courane01 and I can still run another Zoom session this coming Monday at 19:00 UTC for those who are free and want to join.

@rkohilakis: should we do this after the new year?

@azhiyadev: It depends, do we think people will be able to concentrate on it between now and next week? We have our final team meeting next week, it would be good to try and at least do Methods, Obstacles, and Metrics offline so that all we need to do is discuss it on Monday/Tuesday meeting. However, I’m happy to push it to next year if that is better for everyone else. (edited) I wouldn’t want to push it past the second week of January.

@rkohilakis: I will be around the beginning of next week, but I believe some people might be taking time away from the keyboard for the Christmas holiday.

@courane01: I’ll be around until Dec 23. I totally understand folks heading away for holidays. I’m looking forward to it as well.

@peteringersoll: I’m OK either way – but I plan to “check out” (actually, work on my own projects) during the holiday break, probably starting on the 22nd.

@courane01: That’s totally understandable.  I’m wondering if we can get the bulk done async

@azhiyadev: Same, can we commit to working on this async until the end of this week and then recap in the 2nd week of January so all we are doing is working on Milestones for the year?

@courane01: The concern is in regrouping after the holidays to ensure we are ready to make the most use of the month. But also – holidays.

@azhiyadev: Looks like a few more people are okay with working async. So let us work towards that and then see where we are in the first/second week of January.

@kemmy99: That sounds good.

APAC friendly meeting: With Pooja joining us as team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. for 2022, we have been discussing running an APAC friendly meeting. Please complete the Doodle poll to help us identify the best time to run this meeting.

Response:

@courane01: @harishanker can you help elevate this? @meher @oneal @west7 @hlashbrooke @yogesh @chetan200891

@courane01: @nao also helps elevate

@harishanker: For sure, @courane01! Happy to share it in the local network as well. Thanks for the heads-up!  Pinging @yogesh as well.

@courane01: @OGlekler also – if you know folks interested?

@webtechpooja: @hardiksharma – If you are interested

@courane01: @ashiquzzaman @chaion07

@chaion07: Thanks, @courane01. I’ve added my votes to the poll 

@chetan200891: Thanks for informing. Added mine. 

Upcoming events

  1. State of the Word
  2. WordPress 2021 annual Survey
  3. Discussion groups/social learning spaces

Sprint

December Sprint: As agreed if you were working on anything in November, you can continue to work on this. We are holding off on creating new content until we can assess what we have for the 5.9 release.

5.9 Audit 
We especially need help reviewing lesson plans for versions of WordPress depicted and workshops for WP version + Included Content taxonomies.
https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/09/24/preparing-learn-for-wordpress-updates/

@azhiyadev: If anyone is interested in helping with the audit, please let us know.

Response:

@webcommsat: I know @nalininonstopnewsuk had said she would try and help with this. She is in another meeting at the moment so will have to check in with you later.

@peteringersoll: Include me for the audit. I just have to check if I have the necessary Learn access.

@courane01: We should have a list together just after the holidays for what needs to be updated and created across Learn.

@peteringersoll: so I understand – is someone working on what needs to be updated and is this part of the audit?

@courane01: yes, tomorrow and over the next few days we’ll start to see some development notes ship addressing key features of WP being released or vastly changed. We need to identify all content to be created or revised.

@courane01: I’ve started a spreadsheet linked in the audit article

@peteringersoll: Got it. Just let me know how I can help.

@peteringersoll: In the meantime, I’ll review instructions on https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/09/24/preparing-learn-for-wordpress-updates/

Check-in

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

Response:

@rkohilakis:
1/2. Been applying feedback and suggestions to FSE course part 1.  Captured almost all of the media for the course (screenshots, screencasts, workshops).  Adding it into a rough draft on Learn.
3. Time seems to always be a blocker and managing other projects for work.
4. Hopefully have all feedback integrated by the end of this week.  Going to send out another draft with media linked to a course preview so we can look at it in the course’s real home.

@courane01:

  1. Finish goal setting AND work 4 hrs on auditing Learn for WP updates. Also run through https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/11/30/help-test-wordpress-5-9-features/ to help me spot any areas that we should update.
  2. Attended goal setting and worked async on it, completed a round of testing. Also did clock about 4hrs on revising the taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. in Learn which will improve identifying content to create / revise easier for 5.9.
  3. Blockers: nope
  4. Next week: finish async goal setting, start a draft of the content to update/create for 5.9, and help move the goals as we know them over to 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/ projects.

@azhiyadev:

  1. I will continue to audit our 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. boards and review
  2. Red brand content, team goal setting, I’m liaising with Hugh on the functionality Trello board
  3. Time
  4. The same including updating the Miro board frames and 5.9 audit

@webtechpooja:

  1. Volunteered for auditing lesson plan
  2. Explored 5.9 version and few lesson plans
  3. time and health both are blocker for me this week.
  4. Continuing with auditing lesson plan for 5.9

@west7:

  1. What did you commit to last week? Working on FSE Course: Part 2
  2. What did you do? I have been making progress with the course…
  3. Any blockers? Struggled with some aspects of Templates and wording things.  There is not a lot of FSE documentation available yet.
  4. What will you do next week? Continue working on the course and start creating media

@azhiyadev:
Thank you for all the updates, please continue to do so async if you were unable to make it to the meeting.

Open Discussions

Does anyone have anything else they want to discuss?

@courane01: Next week for the meeting, would we like to do a Zoom holiday hangout instead? BYO (bring your own) cookies.  The #docs team is always talking about cookies, and #marketing about chocolate.

@webcommsat: With marketing hat, we’ve been continuing to work with training in various things and collaboration on the release. More planned this Wednesday. Check our last week’s marketing meeting to know how you can contribute. Apologies if Courtney has already shared this, as I am catching up.

@courane01: Thanks Abha, I didn’t get to share that link. I will be doing a combo effort on rounding up content on Learn to revise/create for the release in conjunction with the contribution opportunities in #marketing with the 5.9 release.

@webcommsat: We’re particularly interested in developer benefits of 5.9 (coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. meeting 20:30 UTC Monday just gone). This is for joint work across teams. Do do share what you think the benefits will be which we could share. Thanks! More on the social media work in development chat notes from last week too under the About page component 

@courane01: Training team began with a vision to help 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. organizers present something at meetups, taking the burden of organizing a topic off.  Can we continue to elevate lesson plans in the Meetup Organizer Newsletter?  I’m thinking of a quick list of what’s new this month, plus suggested topics. Provide both lesson plans and workshops (later as they are merged as well – 1 source per topic)

Make WordPress Communities

Meetup Organizer Newsletter: December 2021

@azhiyadev: Thank you for joining us today.  We will run Friday Office Hour at 11:00 AM UTC and Friday Coffee Hour at 14:00 UTC. Join us again for an upcoming meeting on Tuesday next week at 5:00 PM UTC. Don’t forget to bring your cake, cookies and chocolate for this meeting.  Feel free to continue chatting but I will close the meeting.


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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

Training Meeting Agenda for December 14, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
      1. December 14 – @kemmy99
      2. December 21 – @Webtechpooja
      3. December 28 – no meeting
      4. January 4
      5. January 11
    3. Team Goal Setting 2022
    4. APAC friendly meeting Doodle poll
  3. Upcoming events
    1. State of the Word
    2. WordPress 2021 annual Survey
    3. Social learning spaces
  4. December Sprint
    1. 5.9 Audit
    2. 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?
  5. Open Discussions

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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting December 7, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @rkohilakis @azhiyadev @arasae @courane01 @webtechpooja @boogah @peteringersoll @meher @weblink @onealtr

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @Razon Komar Pal @djp424 @Hasanuzzaman

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

  1. December 14 – @Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi
  2. December 21 – @Webtechpooja
  3. December 28 – no meeting
  4. January 4
  5. January 11

We are looking for note-takers for January, Interested? Let us know!

We’d still like a few folks to help provide access to the team site during meetings and welcome anyone along. Interested? Let us know

Team Goal Setting 2022

On Dec 6 at 7:00 PM UTC team met for a goal-setting meeting as we look ahead to 2022. This was fantastic. We used a Miro board (like virtual sticky notes).  We have frames 1-4 mostly done. We will continue to work on this async and review it next week on Dec 13 at the same time.

IST Timezone meetings

We are looking at APAC-friendly meetings again.  We have a number of contributors in the APAC regions that read our posts async. I will share the doodle link soon. Please vote if you are interested.

Upcoming events

  1. Discussion groups/social learning spaces
  2. State of the Word
  3. Related – please complete the WP 2021 Survey in red at the top of .org sites

Sprint

December Sprint
As agreed if you were working on anything in November, you can continue to work on this. We are holding off on creating new content until we can assess what we have for the 5.9 release. We especially need help reviewing lesson plans for versions of WordPress depicted and workshops for WP version + Included Content taxonomies

For reference on updates please see

https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/09/24/preparing-learn-for-wordpress-updates/

Progress

Hugh has posted updates on 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/ issues for Learn.

To keep everyone in the 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. without you having to review GitHub issues – a few neat updates to Learn just went live:

  • Page titles now match the other content types (so the title appears in the same way and the menu + search box is there on pages now too)
  • Placeholder and 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. courses are now hidden from search results, since they shouldn’t have been there in the first place
  • All 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. data for lesson plans and workshops now links back to the filtered archive page to show other content with that same meta data (e.g. the lesson plan target audience links to the archive page showing all lesson plans tagged with that target audience)

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?

@arasae:

  1. IIRC, I was working on the Clone/Copy a site. However, that led me to think that it would be helpful to create a workshop on local installation, so
  2. I have workshop rough drafts in process for both those topics
  3. Just life. In theory, the last of my blockers has passed for now! :smile:
  4. I should have at least one workshop completed for review by next meeting.

@courane01:

  1. preparing for goal settings
  2. attended goal settings
  3. need to finish
  4. Finish goal setting AND work 4 hrs on auditing Learn for WP updates. Also run through https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/11/30/help-test-wordpress-5-9-features/ to help me spot any areas that we should update.

@rkohilakis:

  1. Hmm, I don’t know if I commit to anything.  I’ve been working on the FSE course.
  2. I posted the rough draft of FSE course to the team channel.  Would love some content and flow-related feedback!
  3. Just feeling stressed about the quality of the course and if it would actually help a new user get started right away with FSE design.  I think it would, but I am severely doubting myself!
  4. My goal for next week is to incorporate any public feedback so that I can get this course out before the 5.9 release 

@azhiyadev:

  1. I think we all did the team goal setting and review of brand content.
  2. Reviewed brand content and I have started to audit our 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. boards and will continue to do so
  3. Time
  4. I will continue to audit our boards – @hlashbrooke I will need help reviewing the functionality board

@boogah:

  1. Haven’t made any commitments yet. About to tho. :sweat_smile:
  2. See above.
  3. Nope.
  4. I plan on signing up to facilitate a social learning space on improving site performance.

@webtechpooja:

  1. I haven’t committed anything for last week
  2. I attended goal setting meeting 
  3. Nope
  4. Auditing lesson plans for WP 5.9 version

Open Discussions

Question: for social learning spaces – can anyone sign up to facilitate?

 Answer: There is a signup form to facilitate on learn.wordpress.org/social-learning

https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/social-learning/applying-to-facilitate/

We discussed the rotation of email support for Help scout and adding the Social learning space section into the handbook.


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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

December 2021 Team Sprint

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

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

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

Sprint Goals

Audit of Learn for 5.9 Release (high priority)

Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates.

Team Goal Setting

Looking back at our progress over the past year and looking ahead to next year, join us.

Audit

  1. Learn content roadmap Trello board @azhiyadev
  2. Learn functionality Trello board @azhiyadev
  3. Learn Team members Trello board @azhiyadev
  4. Fix 404 errors on Learn

Continue working on

Workshops

  1. Keeping your site secure @arasae
  2. Migrating/cloning a site @arasae
  3. 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. @arasae
  4. Installing WordPress locally @arasae
  5. 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. directory @west7
  6. Navigation block @west7
  7. Organizing your Media Library @west7

Courses

  1. User Facing Full Site Editing (FSE) – Part 1 @rkohilakis
  2. User FSE – Part 2 @west7

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. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Team Meeting Agenda for December 7, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
      1. December 7
      2. December 14 – @kemmy99
      3. December 21 – @Webtechpooja
      4. December 28 – no meeting
      5. January 4
      6. January 11
    3. Team Goal Setting 2022
    4. IST timezone meeting
    5. Upcoming events
      1. Social learning spaces
      2. State of the Word
  3. December Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. 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?
  4. Open Discussions

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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting November 30, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @Webtechpooja @rkohilakis @alexstine @azhiyadev @arasae @courane01 @femkreations @boogah @peteringersoll @onealtr @tantienhime

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @agentbzr @costdev

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

  1. November 30 – @femkreations  – Today
  2. December 7
  3. December 14
  4. December 21 – @Webtechpooja
  5. December 28 – no meeting
  6. January 4
  7. January 11

We are looking for note-takers for December, Interested? Let us know!

Team Goal Setting 2022

It has been a few years since we last set goals for the year ahead. We will have a planning session on December 7 at 7 PM UTC. Reach out to @hlashbrooke if you want an invite. We do anticipate this meeting to last more than one hour, and likely have follow-up tasks and perhaps meetings to scope out 2022.

Upcoming events

  1. Discussion groups/social learning spaces
  2. State of the Word
  3. Related – please complete the WP 2021 Survey in red at the top of .org sites

Editing Roles

Proposal for a Lesson Plan Editor role: https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/291.
The term Workshop Reviewer began on https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/05/27/proposal-adding-custom-user-roles-to-learn-wordpress/

As we consider how the team audits and with an upcoming faculty (deputy) team, we realized updating the label for the role and clarifying what an editor can do became important.

We’ve had a need for folks to edit and audit content across the entire Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site., but have had a few mishaps of content being published that didn’t follow the guidelines of the site. A final review by those vetting content would be helpful. We do have means of storing revised content on the site before changes are made public.

Sprint

For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

November Sprint

As it is the end of the month, we will go over what we planned for this month and reflect on the following:

  1. What went well?
  2. What could we improve?
  3. What will we do differently?

Response:

@courane01

  1. We are making incremental progress on publishing lesson plans that mention brands. We’ve reached out to the companies related for review. We’ve added RSS for all Learn content types + 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 already had our 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. notifications coming in) for more visibility on team activity.  Team members are asking more questions publicly or holding conversation in the main channel. Planned a team goal setting meeting.
  2. Improve: finish auditing all content for custom taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. that would make identifying what to revise for WP 5.9 easier. Also this month saw the term Social Learning Spaces appear in place of Discussion Groups. The team as a whole was unaware of this changeover or reasoning, and thus unable to answer questions from others about the rename.
  3. Continue encouraging all team members to share updates and ask questions here in the team channel. Consider GitHub Projects for Site Functionality Roadmap, and possibly move Trello Content Roadmap to GitHub projects.

@Webtechpooja

  1. Scheduling of note takers was excellent. we can continue this for our next meetings
  2. We can plan auditing our existing lesson plans according to upcoming releases and can include in our monthly sprint. so all our lessons plans will be up to date.
  3. we can divide lesson plans or courses into sections and allow contributor to pick that section according to their comfort for eg. If any course (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 development), so anyone can volunteer for preparing outline and then another can pick any topic form the outline.

@arasae

  1. A lot of new content was added to Learn, which is exciting, including new course formats — they need work, and some thoughtful changes could improve the user experience for everyone, but–it’s a step forward. I also really appreciated working in the open in this channel; I appreciated a lot of the conversations that we had.
  2. A lot of what has been published on Learn doesn’t seem to be reflected in the sprint from November.
  3. What can we do differently to make sure we’re all on the same page content-wise without slowing down the speed of production? Maybe I’m just not caught up from the holiday, but it feels like there is room for improvement here.

@azhiyadev

What went well?

  • Getting a schedule for note takers
  • A few workshops were published (thanks @arasae @west7)
  • We’ve made some progress with lesson plans covering brands with some brands coming forward to take ownership of updating the lesson plans
  • We published our first course (thanks @arasae)
  • 10 issues closed on GitHub

What could we improve?

  • Thinking about what we planned for this month, we still have a number of lesson plans with owners that haven’t moved forward. We need to identify why this is the case, is it process, time, or other factor that is blocker? Should we be planning this more in line with releases? I think that our Goal Setting workshop will help with this.

What could we do differently?

  • Align team Sprints with goal setting for 2022
  • I would love to see a Contributor onboarding course

December Planning

@azhiyadev : We are holding off creating new content until we assess what’s included in the 5.9 release. We especially need help reviewing lesson plans for versions of WordPress depicted and workshops for WP version + Included Content taxonomies. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/09/24/preparing-learn-for-wordpress-updates/  If anyone is working on anything, they can continue to work on this for December.

@arasae : Have a few workshops that are currently in various stages of development (keeping your site secure, migrating/cloning a site)

@courane01 : Is tracking the specifics of what should be updated here. At this time, workshops need to be fully audited and then notes added to the spreadsheet for what specifically to update.

We will be scheduling a working session for 5.9.

We will have our goal setting session, which will feed into our work for 2022.

@rkohilakis and @west7: are working on a user facing FSE course.  But due to the scale of it, they are going to break it into two parts for cognitive load. And have at least one part published before the release in Jan.

Open Discussions

@courane01 : will get back to the Contributor course soon.

@azhiyadev : thinks that we need to make sure that we capture what everyone is doing on the Sprint. If you are working on something and it’s not listed there, please let us know by adding it as a comment onto the post. Additionally, if the work we have posted on there is no longer relevant, please let us know.


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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Meeting Agenda for November 30, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 06:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
      1. November
        1. 23rd – @ashiquzzaman awaiting notes
        2. 30th – @femkreations
      2. December
        1. 7th – to be confirmed
        2. 14th – to be confirmed
        3. 21st – @webtechpooja
        4. 28th – to be confirmed
    3. Team Goal Setting 2022
    4. Upcoming events
      1. Discussion groups/social learning spaces
      2. State of the Word
  3. November Sprint
    1. Retrospective
      1. What went well?
      2. What could we improve?
      3. What will we do differently?
    2. Planning for December
  4. Open Discussions

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. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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