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
As a team, we follow the Sprint approach loosely. While some of us are agency-sponsored contributors, others are self-sponsored. We recognize that volunteers may choose to work on what interests them, while agency-sponsored individuals may work through the priorities assigned to them. We allow room for both approaches in our Sprint planning. What is most important is that we work in the open and share what we are working on here.
This post may be updated throughout the month to reflect work that has been completed. Append any explanations as comments below.
We are currently using Trello 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.
Lesson Plan, Workshop Video Workshop and Course Ideas
The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to:
- Finalize description
- Set objectives (goals)
- Research and add links to support and developer docs
- Identify marketing communications
- Carry out an SEO review.
- Review related material on Learn
If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- Using Global Styles & Settings
- How to use the Query Loop
- Intro to the Block Editor
- Frequently Used Blocks
- Form Email Deliverability (SMTP Issues) @magicroundabout
- Advanced Plugin 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 @webtechpooja
- Meetup 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 @peteringersoll
- An intro to WP-CLI @magicroundabout
Next Up – You Can Help!
The cards in this list are in need of a contributor to draft them up. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Drafts in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- Site Backup
Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae The lesson plan already exists so a video workshop will be created insntead.
- Introduction to Gutenberg @peteringersoll
Drafts in Progress
A team member has taken ownership of the cards in this list and is currently working on it. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
- How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim This will need to be organised to follow our normal lesson plan and workshop formats. It is also in need of Windoes user to help with the testing enviroment.
- Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
- How to Contribute to the Training Team @courane01 begin creating
- Theme Course Development @courane01 will continue scoping into October
- Full Site Editing @daisyo
The cards in this list have been drafted but are in need of a team member to quality check them before going to copyediting:
- Does the description fairly describe what is covered?
- Have the objectives been written using Bloom’s Taxonomy?
- Have the objectives been met?
- Does the assessment (quiz) match the objectives?
- Are the pre-requisite skills really necessary?
- Will “students” be able to perform the exercises with what has been covered?
- Does the content build from or duplicate material in other lesson plans, video workshops or courses?
If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Copyediting list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
- Lesson Plans
- Using a browser inspector@woodnet (revising screenshots)
Ready for Copyediting
The cards in this list are ready to be reviewed for typos, grammar, understandability, completeness, and general style. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Copyediting in Progress list. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.
Copyediting in Progress
The cards in this list are undergoing active work on copyediting. A team member has taken ownership and is currently working on it. Check:
- Spelling errors (if applicable)
- Grammar errors (if applicable)
- Readability (use a tool such as https://www.perrymarshall.com/grade/, we should stay under 9th grade, but technical stuff may differ) (if applicable)
If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Style Guide Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
Style Guide Review
These are cards that need to be checked to make sure they adhere to the team’s style guide. If that’s you, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. When you finished, move the card to the Ready for Final Review list. If you have started working on a card and are unable to take it to completion, please let the team know in the Slack #training channel.
Ready for Final Review
The cards in this list have been through copyediting, instructional review, and testing and are nearly ready for official publication.
The Training Team admins will review the cards for:
- Adherence to the current template
- Adherence to the current style guide
- Quality and completeness of information
- Any technical formatting details needing to be changed in order for the content to be published
- Slide review or creation
- Anything else needing attention before publication
Cards move out of this list (and to the Lesson Plans Ready for Publication list) when they have been approved by the team admins.
- Lesson Plans
- Unleasing the Power of WordPress
- Publishing with WordPress
- Getting Started with WordPress
Audit and Expand Content on Learn
- Turning existing lesson plans on Learn into workshops:
Customizer Taglines @west7 Best Practices When Capturing Images @rkohilakis
- Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae
Managing Widgets @west7
- Admin Settings @rkohilakis to be broken down into smaller chunks
- Review unpublished brand specific content against newly published brand guidelines
- Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates @tantienhime
The following video workshops have been created from their corresponding lesson plan.
- Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
- Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
- Customer Taglines @rkohilakis
- How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor @west7
- Managing Settings: Writing @rkohilakis
- How to Submit a Workshop @courane01
- Using the Block Widget Editor @west7
- Managing Settings: Reading @rkohilakis
- How to Submit a Lesson Plan @courane01
These are our high priority items. If you are interested in helping out, please let us know in the #meta-learn Slack channel.
Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans) Use a block 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. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153 (pending UX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. audit review) New ‘Other Contributors’ field for workshops Add Review Notes panel to workshop post type Customer user roles for Learn WordPress
- Fix quiz button styling to match other buttons
- Automatically recognize contributions on Profiles
Make clear that quizzes that come up in search results are quizzes
- Add details about discussion groups in workshop pages
- 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
- Add license information for the contents
- Disable the News XML sitemap
Integrate Meetings calendar plugin
- Integrate speaker feedback tool
- Learner recognition on WordPress.org profile @iandunn
Custom user roles for Learn WordPress @coreymckrill
Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.
- Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
- Deputy program
- Update Learn Handbook
Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.
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.
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.
- Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
- About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/
- Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/
- Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development
- What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
- Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress
- Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
- Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
- Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w
- Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/