Recap Notes for January 25, 2022

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @webcommsat @rkohilakis @arasae @kemmy99 @courane01 @boogah @nalininonstopnewsuk @meher @tantienhime

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @Rahul Harkhani @Pobon Paul @mitchblue

News

Meeting Notetakers

(@Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi) volunteered to take today’s meeting notes.

We are also looking for team members interested in taking notes on the following dates:

  • February 1 – @kemmy99
  • February 8 – @kemmy99
  • February 15 – Notetaker required
  • February 22 – Notetaker required

@kemmy99 requested a change to the dates she’s committed to as she will not be available on the 15th and 22nd.

WordPress 5.9

WordPress 5.9 releases today. Many thanks for those who have participated in content, testing, and more for this release.

Just want to say a big thank you to the whole training team for the great FSE trainings.

@wpfangirl

During this sprint, @webcommsat has supported @azhiyadev and @courane01 to get a list of the contributions and the details to include in the 5.9 list. There is a draft post summarizing the discussion on social posts, especially FSE, waiting to be published today. The link was posted in marketing to a preview earlier today if anyone wants to read it early. There is still an opportunity for people to continue working on the social media items for 5.9.

Information sources
@webcommsat has published the post to try and get it into this meeting, and thanks to @annezazu for reviewing the post. This post gives links at the top to where in training, marketing and for marcomms for the release, we can find the source of information. Anne has written some really excellent support documents. @webcommsat said she was really pleased to suggest we include some of them in the news post for the release too. https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2022/01/25/social-media-drafting-update-for-5-9/ These documents will really help teams working on 5.9 materials.

Contributor Days

Yoast Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. February 4

#marketing team will have a virtual table for the Yoast Contributor day. During this time, contributors will work on social media materials promoting content on LearnWP. All are welcome to attend.  We will be there to assist. As this is a hybrid event, it spans largely the EMEA timezone.

@nalininonstopnewsuk asked if it could be billed as a marketing and training joint table as it shows externally how we collaborate. This has been referred to @yvettesonneveld

WCEU 2022 Contributor Day, 2-4 June

We’ve been asked by organizers of WCEU 2022 if we will have any attendees in-person to help staff a training team contributor session. @webcommsat has sent some questions to the organizers on behalf of #marketing, this might help #training as well. These have been referred to @josearcos:

  • Do you have anymore information on what the format will be for WCEU contributor day this year for the teams please? In-person only, one dedicated day, the date?
  • What are the expectations for what help / participation you will need from the Marketing Team?
  • When do you also need to know by?
  • Will there be any pre-record items needed?

If we have team members planning to attend, now, or closer to the date, let us know if you’d like to help organize.

Training Team Goals 2022

A reminder that we’ve got some big goals for the year ahead. Please do make some time to scan through this overview. We’ll begin work on some of the March goals as soon as next week.

Feedback required

Due to the work in 5.9 content, these posts will be considered further next week. We can leave the discussion open and evolving for now.

  1. Social Learning Spaces (SLS) streaming platforms
  2. Learn WordPress version taxonomy

@Hugh Lashbrooke has drafted a new handbook page for the SLS streaming platforms. This may still be open for comments:

  • @nalininonstopnewsuk would like to suggest a reword to the introduction
  • @webcommsat questioned the following, her understanding of this means that slides should not have any footer/ mention of who has created them or presenting them? Is this different from a speaker at a Word Camp who might be presenting their own materials and therefore could be adding their social media link to slide footers?

For the sake of clarity, “logo” here includes company social media handles and even the company name written out in plain text in lieu of a logo.

APAC meeting

This Thursday we ran our first APAC friendly meeting. @webtechpooja provided an update on how it went which was positive. The recap of the meeting has been published. The next meeting will be held on January 27, 11:30 UTC.

Sprint

With the release of 5.9 scheduled for this month, all our efforts have been focused on updating Learn.

 Progress

The following lesson plans have been published:

  1. Difference between Reusable Blocks, Block Pattern, Templates, Template Parts (this will also need a workshop)
  2. How to Create and Register a Block Pattern (already has a workshop)
  3. How to Create Low-Code Block Patterns

This week’s content has been created by@webtechpooja and @courane01

This week’s content has been reviewed by @courane01 @rkohilakis @west7 @azhiyadev @arasae @jeffr0

Unrelated to the Sprint @topher1kenboe has published a workshop
Making a Plugin Inside the Dashboard.

As we work towards merging lesson plans and workshops it is important that we get workshops in parity with lesson plans. We can add those into the priorities for the February sprint, alongside the yearly goals as well.

Yes, they are now Live on Learn.

Instructions on reviewing and producing new content are listed in the  January 2022 Sprint post. If you get stuck, just drop us a message in Slack. If you would like to volunteer to do proofreading, please leave a comment on the January 2022 Sprint or in the #training Slack channel.

We’ve noted that we need to link up the Sprint and 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. further. Please ensure you are using and commenting on both for this time. As we work toward 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 vs Trello, this may resolve itself.

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?

@rkohilakis:

  • 1 and 2 – working on Template Parts lesson plans
  • 3 – other work project & updating FSE course part 1 based on on feedback received
  • 4 – Template parts lesson plans (edited) 

@kemmy99 finished working on lesson plans, waiting for the review

  • @webcommsat will pick this up for review but @azhiyadev noted that there is already a existing lesson plan that would render this one redundant. To be determined if this should be Creating a Static Page Template.

@webtechpooja:

  • 1 – Committed to work upon 2 lesson plan
  • 2 – Published a lesson plan on difference between 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., block patterns, template and template parts
  • 3 – Time is the only blocker
  • 4 – Will work on Dual tone lesson plan this week

@courane01:

  • 1 – More content in lesson plans and workshops for 5.9, close the 2 posts on SLS + 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.
  • 2 – Onboard proofreaders, multiple lesson plans + workshops (with captioning), assist #marketing with release content, report various #meta bugs, log bugs discovered while writing lesson plans, assist with testing said bugs for RC4
  • 3 – Time
  • 4 – Keep working on 5.9 related content, compare Jan sprint with Trello, assist with creating the Feb sprint, get some extra sleep.

@webcommsat:

  • 1 – General support to training and helping with joint working with marketing and the release
  • 2 – Supporting training on gathering and sharing of list of contributors who have contributed to 5.9, answering queries and signposting. Follow-up session for training and marketing and notes
  • 3 – Time. More documentation needed, but we need to be mindful of the time this takes and number of contributors available in the current pandemic
  • 4 – Continue to help with 5.9 materials and other items in the sprint

 @nalininonstopnewsuk:

  • 1 – Supporting proofing of courses as they came through in the sprint.
  • 2 – Added comments to these in the last week.
  • 3 – Unsure of what is available and sometimes in circles with which section of documentation to read. AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) is an ongoing issue though this is for all of the project
  • 4 – More of the proofing and suggestions. It would help to understand when items are ready and if the published ones are complete.

February 2022 Sprint

We’ll draft this in time for next week’s meeting. We will still be spending time on 5.9 content and will cross-check this against our team goals for 2022.

Open Discussions

Join @azhiyadev @bph @jcasabona @schutzsmith and Matt Medeiros on Twitter Spaces for WPMinute on Monday January 31 at 8pm UTC. They will be discussing Learning WordPress. If you want to speak then you will need to use your phone to join in the conversation

If you do swing by #core during the release, please remember a “radio silence” as they work to ship this. After the post is live on wordpress.org/news, you are eagerly welcome to share the news. Generally, once you see it announced in #announcements you can go ahead and publicize it. On the bottom of the About Page in 5.9, a link to Learn will appear. As we come to a close – well-done everyone! This is the first time as a team we’ve worked to get content out alongside a release.

@webcommsat and @marybaum have done an amazing job on all things MarComms.  We’ll have a few more resources to help you share about the release over the next week.

And finally – any holidays or special occasions coming up you’d like to share? India celebrates Republic Day on January 26.


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Training Team Mission

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Getting Involved

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#5-9, #learn-wordpress

Recap of the Training Team meeting, January 18, 2022

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Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @arasae, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @rkohilakis, @boogah, @azhiyadev, @peteringersoll, @onealtr, @tantienhime, @kemmy99 @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames):
@Somnath Karan @ironprogrammer @aurooba @Nabid Anzum @Lesley

News

Volunteers

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. Providing login access during meetings is a big help.

Interested? Let us know!

Goals

Training Team Goals for 2022
This is really the big news for the year ahead. In the post, you can see that the goals are ambitious, and we appreciate any and all contributions anyone may be able to make towards them.

This week/month, the team is really focused on the WP 5.9 release and content coinciding with that.

Release

We’re taking a look forward, and what we will work on between 5.9’s release and the start of March.

  • Use 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 in LearnWP repository for managing team activity
  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined)
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

Boards

@webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, and @courane01 have started experimenting with moving 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. board over to GitHub. There is some cleanup work required to make this usable again, as it is essentially a big pile without any tags or organization.

Work on this will continue on that after the 5.9 release work concludes.

@hlashbrooke has some next action steps regarding the commencement of the Faculty program.

We will open up a draft document around the Needs Analysis after release. @rkohilakis will be instrumental in this process.

With Marketing

We will continue the work around promoting resources on LearnWP with Marketing. This is something we do already, but we would like to continue to improve upon the flow of what is published and how to promote it. We would also like to make sure to support any relevant areas with the marketing team.

The Instructor/Facilitator resources will help with anyone wanting to use content from the site when presenting to others — or, also, in being a content creator of any form on LearnWP.

Please note that there are some other really big plans listed above, but some of those will depend heavily upon earlier steps which have not yet been completed, such as the results of a Needs Analysis.

Other decision making topics

APAC Friendly Meeting Poll Results

Update from @webtechpooja: Excited to announce, Thursday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm UTC got the most votes. This coming Thursday, we can start with our first APAC friendly timezone meeting. It will be a recap of this meeting.

Our mission in starting this APAC friendly meeting is to encourage people from across all timezones to be able to participate, and more contributors can get involved with the Training team.

Sprint

With the release of WordPress 5.9 scheduled for this month, all of our efforts have been focused on updating LearnWP.

We’ve had 2 lesson plans go live thanks to the proofreading by new contributors @aurooba and @lesleysim. @aurooba has also taken on the Popular Plugins lesson plan, and is working now on it.

@courane01 has shared (with those who do a final review to things before publishing) that we have a shared doc with the Marketing team. This document’s aim is to collect all published content types for social media promotions.

In an ongoing way, contributors can help craft the social media messaging. Those maintaining the .org accounts will use this messaging during their social rotations.

Check-in

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

@courane01

  1. More content in lesson plans and workshops for 5.9, assist creating the team goal setting summary/read-out, close the 2 posts on SLS + 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 we’ve requested feedback, work more on GitHub project migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies..
  2. Team goal setting, onboard proofreaders, finalize 2 lesson plans and 2 workshops (with captioning)
  3. Time
  4. More content in lesson plans and workshops for 5.9, close the 2 posts on SLS + Taxonomy that we’ve requested feedback.

@azhiyadev

  1. I committed to working on the 5.9 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.
  2. Nothing
  3. I’ve been sick
  4. Catch-up

@webtechpooja

  1. I picked 2 lesson plans,Duotone and difference between Reusable Blocks, 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. Templates, template parts.
  2. Almost drafted 1 lesson plan and it will be ready to review in 1 or 2 day
  3. nope
  4. continue working with writing lesson plan and will do work on some lesson plan revision

@rkohilakis

  1. Nothing!  Had internal work related projects to catch up on 
  2. I have been revising and editing the Part 1 FSE course now that learners have been using it.
  3. A little burnt out from the course 
  4. Going to start working on Template Parts LP/Workshop

@webcommsat

  1. Mostly release focused and continuing to find ways and support for Learn WP and Marketing working together, and linking with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  2. As above, mainly through:
    • Working on the team goal documents with Courtney.
    • Focus is delivery for 5.9 and taking forward learnings for 6.0.
    • Promoting Learn WP and opportunities for contributors (short term and longer terms needs) in core and externally with meetups and wider. Showing joint collaboration approaches.
    • Will have more time for lesson plans and workshops reviewing/ presenting after 5.9 launches and post marcomms.
    • Yesterday’s WordPress Boulder 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. on the 5.9 release had panellists from core, marketing, training, documentation and more. This was great to see and be part of and the panel, and a real positive for the project of collaborating together across teams and with meetup organizers.
  3. Time and resources.
  4. More as in 2)

@arasae

  1. Two things — working on the Child Themes for Block themes lesson plan and brainstorming the potential Content Planning Parties.
  2. 1. Gathered research: I’m comparing the existing Child Themes lesson plan to what I’ve learned about block themes and modifying it from there. 2. Brainstormed how the Content Planning party could work and am working out dates for that.
  3. Time. I have a lot less of it right now. Also, I realized I’ve never planned something like this for the community and am floundering a bit. I’m not sure if we want to get that content out as close to the 5.9 release as possible, or if waiting a week so I have a bit more time to plan would be acceptable… maybe I should make a poll.
  4. Finish Child Themes for Block themes lesson plan.

@nalininonstopnewsuk

  1. Ongoing editing and proofreading support for training
  2. Started proofreading some course and have more to finish. Lots of time around the release.
  3. Limited time with the release. Impact of lot of people being away
  4. Waiting for new courses for proofreading.

@west7

  1. What did you commit to last week? Continuing with Part 2/3 of the FSE course + SLSes
  2. What did you do? Worked on the course + I have facilitated two SLSes on Meetup.com since the last meeting
  3. Any blockers? Waited for reviews / some technical bits
  4. What will you do next week? Start creating media for the course and transferring everything to Sensei

Reminder

If you are working on WordPress 5.9 revisions or content:

5.9 – Revisions

  1. Pick a topic, any topic from the list! 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.
  3. Watch the ‘How we use the Revisions Extended Plugin’.
  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.

All these instructions and the video are listed in the January 2022 Sprint post. If you get stuck, just drop us a message in Slack.

5.9 – New Content

  1. Pick a topic, any topic from the list! 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:

All these instructions are listed in the January 2022 Sprint post. If you get stuck, just drop us a message in Slack.

If you would like to volunteer to do proofreading, please leave a comment on the January 2022 Sprint or in the #training Slack channel as well.


Related to WordPress 5.9 Sprint
If you are collaborating on the social media posts in #marketing, there will be a live sprint from 14:00 UTC tomorrow (January 19, 2022) in that channel. Consider joining to help with the remaining areas.

With a week away from the release of WordPress 5.9, the document needs to be completed in the next few days.

Open Discussions

@arasae proposed the Learn WordPress Content Co-working Session. A super casual, super informal, hanging out together in two different time zones to build lesson plans together. A reference document is available.

This is for anyone who is working on something and would love to talk through their ideas. This is also for anyone who is excited about the training team, but is worried about things like writing lesson objectives. This is our chance to work together, talk through things where we get stuck, talk about WordPress, and plan out new, needed content in whatever ways work best for us.

@arasae (via Slack)

This co-working session will focus on the content we are working on for our January 2022 Sprint.

Use of video in these sessions (likely conducted over Zoom) would be optional for participants. We will also have closed-captioning enabled.

More discussion around this idea will occur during our first APAC meeting and a poll for times will be forthcoming.


@nalininonstopnewsuk asked if there is a deadline for when the content relating to WordPress 5.9 needs to be created, and published.

Great question on timeframes. This is the team’s first time through aiming to have content for 5.9 included close to release.

As such, before release is great for users, but soon after is reasonable in our first endeavor into covering the main features of 5.9 this time through.

@courane01

It was agreed that mid-February sounds like a good tentative deadline.

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/

Recap of the Training Team meeting, January 4, 2022

Agenda

Ways to get involved

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Live meeting attendees: @courane01 @azhiyadev @rkohilakis @webcommsat @elblakeo31 @nalininonstopnewsuk @ndiego @arasae @boogah
Async: @tantienhime @webtechpooja @meher

Meeting Notetakers

Volunteers needed:

  • team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, answering any questions for new people eg helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more
  • notetakers
  • to take part in the January 2022 focusing on the WordPress 5.9 release

Goal setting for the Training Team for 2022

Team Goal Setting document.

In December 2021, started part 2 of Team goal setting. To recap, in part 1, defined the Training Team’s

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

In part 2, the team: 

  • grouped the ideas into 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
  • broke this down into order of priority and grouped this into themes 
  • worked and can continue to collaborate async and update 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?
    • Link to the Miro board. This has been switched to view mode and if you would like edit access, please contact the team reps. On the board, P1 and P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. represent Priority 1 and Priority 2.

APAC friendly meeting

With @webtechpooja joining the team reps for 2022, there have been discussions on running an APAC-friendly meeting. 

Actions/ requests:

  • Share this with those that may want to contribute.
  • Please complete the Doodle poll to help us identify the best time to run this meeting. Results of the poll will be announced at the next team meeting

LearnWP calendar

https://learn.wordpress.org/social-learning/

Training has received enquiries about potentially using the Social Learning Spaces (SLS) calendar in a few new ways. This calendar is part of the Upcoming Events 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. in all WP Admin Dashboard views.

Useful reading material and how to apply to be involved with the Social Learning Spaces (formerly known as Discussion Groups for Learn WordPress):

There is no post on this, but please refer to this Learn WP GitHub issue to integrate it into the meetings calendar 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

Examples of SLS applications:

  • Proposal for a Gutenberg Developer Hour Series of events (@bph)
  • Creating a Block-based theme from scratch@daisyo and @welcher are conducting multiple sessions through a Twitch series on building from scratch a 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.

Discussion on the potential widening and use of Social Learning Spaces calendar

The below is a summary of the discussion in the meeting. Please add further suggestions and thoughts in the comments at the end of this post.

  • @arasae: I would love to see this calendar filled up with a variety of events from contributors from everywhere. It sounds like the questions that need to be answered are: “What can go on the calendar, and how do I get on that calendar?”
  • @courane01
    • we also have brand guidelines
    • this makes sense, especially the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Dev Hours
    • what considerations do we have for others to also host various events both on SLS calendar AND livestream wherever else? Team is working on processes. There’s already vetting in process. To facilitate, one must apply. This will go through a group similar to Community Deputies for consideration.
    • as a team, what documentation do we want for guidelines and who will do the work of vetting all that? We are launching something similar to Community Deputies, and this likely would go there. But are we accounting for the increased workload if we really open this up to anyone wishing? 
  • @bph: As for the Developer Hours, it would all have wp.org branding only the zoom link and the promotion would run through Gutenberg Times. I was just trying to figure out if a meetup.com event would get more people interested in the events. Requested access as an organizer to the 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. space to be able to update the calendar for this.
  • @courane01: Elevating it would be important and definitely wanted to see it there.
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk:
    • In terms of thinking about branding and marketing. Does the idea of opening up the events mean they would not necessarily be Learn WP events, but could be run, hosted, marketed by others in the ecosystem?
    • There are also marketing and data aspects to that question Courtney in terms of who can host and promotion. Would the normal review process occur in the same way as someone wanting to submit a workshop?
    • Another consideration, is whether the events would be recorded, how that recording would be used, and where it would appear in the future.
    • Consideration for how questions are encouraged to be raised during the event, and how they might be shared if it the recording appears on other platforms.
  • @courane01: I don’t have a lot of guidelines yet, but am in the phase of forming questions to consider. If we cross-promote, do we mention that “you can go to my profile to get more”? Do we care if folks need to sign up on multiple platforms
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk: The data issue is one we should consider. Consider guidelines on what mailing lists people may end up signing up to in order to be able to attend a session.
  • @courane01: If folks sign up on something to get access, it can put them onto email lists for promotions.
  • @arasae: so basically, someone who applies to run an event on Learn also does events outside of Learn. We need guidelines on if they can mention their other things while they run their Learn event? @courane01: yes. @arasae: can see how that could be an issue. The multiple platforms one is tricky, for sure! I would prefer one centralized place, but I’m not sure how to make that happen or if that’s even the best way about it.
  • @azhiyadev: I think the brand guidelines would come into play for workshops, SLS and lesson plans. I think for the Developer Hours, this can come onto Learn, there is a post on it for .org and @bph has already been vetted.
  • @arasae: So, guidelines for social learning calendar options would be on:
    • self-promotion outside of Learn WP
    • which things appear on the calendar and which are outside the scope of the calender (so basically, the answer to the question ‘what makes something an SLS?’)
    • others to be determined
    • with considerations on what people are signing up for (I know I get annoyed with the # of meetup emails I get) when they attend SLSs.
  • @boogah: I’m fine doing what I do for Learn (running SLSs) being explicitly for Learn and that’s it. However, I realize that, as someone whose time is sponsored by a corporate entity, my being fine with not getting them involved on any SLSs might be a minority opinion. So long as day job can say “Our very own Jason is running this SLS in n days” on Twitter and promote the event, I think that’s all they need out of the deal
  • @courane01: My own take, the content of what I’d consider also putting in would adhere very much to WP.org ethos and be impartial, but to view livestreams, it’d be signing up to my employer’s instance of Bevy, or even joining a Zoom that has our branding on that browser page that loads. I want to handle things delicately and consider all concerns. I could also just go with Zoom and SLS as is for topics that are appropriate. @boogah: Makes perfect sense.
  • @arasae: Product placement: is it okay if your employer/twitch ID/etc. exists in the background or not. Got it. Thank you for clarifying, Courtney!
  • @courane01: email sign ups or promoting our personal accounts though is a concern not addressed in brand guidelines.
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk:
    • also if corporate zoom accounts are being used, checks on whether they are being automatically recorded
  • @webcommsat:
    • the guidelines to use need to be simple to follow to not be a barrier if the aim is to encourage others to do partnership/ joint events in this space, and also to minimize inadvertent breaches from over complex information

January 2022 sprint – focus on WordPress 5.9 Release

Update from @azhiyadev

January 2022 sprint document – please read and add updates. This is an area to note the lesson plan and courses that need to be updated as well as the courses, lesson plans or workshops that need to be created too.

With the release of 5.9 scheduled for this month, all our efforts will be focused on updating Learn. Courtney and Hauwa have gone through all the content on Learn WP, updating 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. (WP version and included content). With the release of 5.9, WordPress will now consist of four different types of themes:

  • Block 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 the way we’ve been used to 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.

We will need to keep this in mind when creating content for Learn. We’ve broken the content down into 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. and new content needed for 5.9. Each topic identifies the lesson plan that needs to be updated and if there is also a corresponding workshop that needs to be updated.
@courane01: There is a lot of content that needs to be updated (see 5.9 Revisions Needed)

As well as new content (see New Content Needed)

Volunteers needed:

  • Action: if you are interested in helping then please make a comment on the Sprint post saying what you can help with
  • @rkohilakis & @bph volunteered during the meeting. @nalininonstopnewsuk will confirm next as also involved with the release
  • @courane01: This will be the biggest push on updating content across Training team materials/Learn that the team has conducted in cadence with a WP release yet. Amongst the things we are also assessing is how to include Training contributors that revise and create content in a similar manner to how Docs does for release props
  • @ndiego : question: to tackle, for example, How to use WordPress Block Patterns”, how do I start that process?
    • @courane01: Team reps can get contributors access to Learn WP. Then they can share a link to the posts for review. The team has a great revisions updater plugin.
    • Would you like to claim the lesson plan and workshop videos of this topic? For video, I will check with the forming vetting team regarding how to handle this for updating. This is a first time around for this.
  • @nalininonstopnewsuk with @webcommsat reviewed two of the courses on FSE on Learn WP this last week, and identified some UXUX 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. issues for courses in general. @azhiyadev to add the update to the January sprint
  • The January sprint will focus on the release. If you need help creating content, there are some great workshop videos ready for you to learn how training does this:

@arasae summarized the process:

  1. Pick a topic. Is there anything else we should do?
  2. Get access if you don’t have it already to learn.wordpress.org
  3. Watch the video ‘how to use the revisions extended plugin
  4. Make the revisions on the website using the video as a guide.
  5. Get it reviewed (do we ask here in this chat?)
  6. Revisions made
  7. Changes published and

@courane01: comment either in team channel or on sprint post so we can keep track of who is doing what.

This summary has been appended as a comment on the January 2022 Sprint post.

Social media collaboration on WordPress 5.9

@webcommsat: We will be continuing this in the marketing slack Wed 5 and 12 January 2022, from 14:00 UTC. As usual, fellow training team members are very welcome. Another example of how the two teams are collaborating well together.

Open Floor

@nalininonstopnewsuk: for the new people to this team, there is a box at the top of the Training homepage which has some key links. For example, the sprints document. It is a good place to find the latest things. Most teams have a similar box. https://make.wordpress.org/training/

APAC-friendly meetings: @azhiyadev: The idea is to have two identical meetings, the second one might be a recap of the first. Contributors are not expected to attend both, but can if they would like to.

Props to @webcommsat for notetaking, @courane01 and @azhiyadev for leading the meeting.

#5-9, #marketing, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 19, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @nikhiljoshua @onealtr @peteringersoll @tantienhime @arasae @rkohilakis @webcommsat

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers – 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!
  2. Meeting Note Takers – We haven’t had any meeting notes for a few weeks now and urgently need help with this. It is a great way to learn more about the Training Team and what we are working on. Interested? Let us know!
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team – this is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. Comments on this have now closed. A8C will be hosting a session to document all the work that goes into Learn WordPress management. This has been scheduled for the week beginning 8th November. Exact times and dates to be communicated. Everyone is invited.
  4. Meeting Time Changes – Please let us know your preference for future meetings by completing our poll. We will close the poll at next week’s meeting and annouce the results after the meeting.
  5. Contributor Days – these are open opportunities for our team and anyone interested to participate.
    1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine – Sign up forms are on the WP Engine post, and this is awaiting review from their team. Many will be new to contributing and Learn itself. @rkohilakis is going to work on some instructional design ideas that could help out. This will hopefully develop into a workflow around working with Subject Matter Experts.
    2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic – we will await more info on the Automattic contributor session will occur during the week of November 8.
  6. Comments needed on 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/ about Workshops – this is a continuation of the video production quality.

Badges Awarded

These folks have contributed content, community outreach, and more over the past few months. Check out your .org profiles @peteringersoll @binarygary @hughlashbrooke @rkohilakis @west7 @arasae

October Sprint

Progress

  1. Learn Content- the following workshops have now been published:
    1. How to create a Post of Page with the WordPress Block Editor @west7
    2. Managing Settings: General @rkohilakis
    3. We need start a workflow to promote these. During Yoast’s contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.@abhanonstopnewsuk @vimes1984@yvettesonneveld and others began drafting social media posts to promote each published item on Learn. We’d will continue sharing what is published and ready for promotion. This will be held in #marketing after their team meeting which starts at 14:00 UTC.
  2. Learn Maintenance
    1. Check out the list of open Learn issues on GitHub. If you are interested in helping out then please let us know.

Check-in

@courane01 is going to write a lesson plan, create a workshop vid, get her workshop subtitled, and work on the Training team course.

@rkohilakis will be breaking down the Admin Setting lesson plan into smaller video chunks as the original video was too long. She has also hosted her first discussion group. She will continue to keep updating the Setting workshops and plan for another meeting. For those interested in running a discussion group check out the following:

@azhiyadev will recap all the meetings for this month.

@arasae is still working on the course Getting Started With WordPress: Get Familiar. She has experienced a few issues uploading and linking to videos. She is considering making a few short video workshops to embed into the course as well as to engage all learning styles, specifically on Posts vs. Pages, demo content, and possibly query loops

Open Discussions

@peteringersoll asked if we have any stats on video workshops and courses viewed. This could be an indicator of how effective the promotion of new workshops is. We will be promoting content on Learn as part of the collaboration with #marketing tomorrow. @hughlashbrooke said video views are hard to obtain but page views can be obtained via Google Analytics. He is going to ask for this to be added to the dashboard.

@peteringersoll asked if our hashtags are #LearnWP and #wptraining. @webcommsat confirmed that our hashtags are #LearnWP (in this format). #marketing does monitor #WPTraining which is used for non LearnWP items but it is not one that is currently used by #marketing. There are some promotions outside of WordPress, like #LearnWordPress that can be more effective.


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.

Team Links

  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/

#contributor-days, #learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for 5 October 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    2. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    3. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    4. Contributor working session – In conjunction with the #Marketing team, Yoast’s contributors will assist preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. This is an open invite for all contributors. We have also requested support for SEO planning around content on Learn. October 8, 8am UTC.
  3. October 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.

Team Links

  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, #learnwp, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team meeting September 28 and 29, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @binarygary @courane01 @rkohilakis @arasae @magicroundabout @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @webcommsat @onealtr @tantienhime @azhiyadev @ashiquzzaman @hughlashbrooke @westnz

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. The team is looking for contributors to help out as Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers. Please let us know if you are interested.
  2. Learner achievements for courses is still open for comments. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  3. Translation Days Sept 29 at 10:00 UTC at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. Training team hkosted a working session for LearnWP in conjunction with #polyglots Translator Day.
  4. Learn WordPress Needs Assement Results at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. This was a deep and comprehensive survey on the UXUX 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. of LearnWP.
  5. Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL compliant? discussion on LearnWP is open for comments. There was a question by @webcommsat: what happens if a presenter changes their GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. status or changes work environments? @hughlashbrooke mentioned that the assumption would be that they would follow WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Speaker guidelines where if they were scheduled to speak but there were changes to their GPL compliance then they would be removed from the event. @webcommsat to add the question to the post for greater transparency.
  6. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress is still open for comments. LearnWP content needs to be of high quality, but most people don’t often have access to expensive recording equipment and it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to match the video quality of those that do. Production quality must not be a blocker for those contributing their skills and knowledge to LearnWP. #marketing is working on a session about this at their meeting next week at 14:00 UTC, please feel free to join the discussion.
  7. Wordsmith work session#marketing has inquired on our request to consider terminology. The purpose would be to consider terms for global understanding of how those terms would translate into other languages. We are looking at a next week Wednesday during the 2pm UTC #marketing team meeting for a 20-30 minute Google Doc collaboration session.
  8. Preparing Learn for WordPress Updates – we now have a way to find and organize content and features that need to be updated, especially when WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. ships an update. @tantienhime has volunteered to organize 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. for the existing content on LearnWP. @courane01 has also reached out to #docs who have similar needs. Please let us know if you are also interested in contributing.
  9. Windows testers needed for dev testing environment@caseymilne has some draft setup guidelines for various types of setup options for local development but could use more testers to try different setups on Mac and Windows.
  10. WCUS Training Team presentation – our application was selected to present at WCUS. If you know any hiring managers in WordPress or devs who help plan the personal learning for their team, let them know about our talk. We go on at 20:45 UTC on Friday October 1, 2021 and we will share about the learner achievement proposals with a live Q&A afterwards. Come support @binarygary @courane01 @peteringersoll and @azhiyadev.
  11. Note there will be no Office or Coffee Hour this week due to WCUS.

Sprint

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?

Progress

Mini-Sprint: we are integrating the work we are doing with the work the Instructional Designers are working on. We now have a few new Instructional Designers: @rkohilakis and @westnz

The following team members provided updates on where they are at with their commitments: @peteringersoll @rkohilakis @courane01 @arasae @magicroundabout @webcommsat @westnz @hughlashbrooke

We have a few lesson plans ready to be created.

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae may be able to work on this one.
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg @webcommsat suggested @bobbingwide might be able to help with this one. This relates to the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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. @peteringersoll may work on this as well.

The team had a Zoom session to go through some questions on how to use the Training Team Trello board.

Drafts in Progress

There hasn’t been much progress on these lesson plans, but @courane01 did connect with a dev with Windows for the needed testing

Courses – there has been a lot of progress as mentioned during the Check-in.

This month saw a lot of proposals, big decisions, and onboarding.

October planning:

  • @arasae drafting a proposal on how to create a lesson plan and test it out in November
  • @rkohilakis convert existing workshops into lesson plans – at least once a week
  • Include published workshops in Sprint planning and 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. board updates for #marketing
  • Open up a thorough review of content we had to unpublish until the brand guidelines were in place, ensuring no 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. are needed, and taking a lot of lessons live

Open Discussions

Slides Plugin – as a team, we included Google Slides as a “better than nothing” option, but a few folks have begun stepping forward interested in contributing as developers to code.  We’ve found something that from test runs is 99% of the way there, and are inquiring how to unblock progress while not placing a burden upon the 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. team to maintain in general.

@binarygary @alexstine and @danilong to collaborate on reviewing the plugin, accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) concerns and identifying what is needed to fix the bug and the maintenance overhead.


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.

Team Links

  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/

#learnwp, #training-team

August 2021 Training 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

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Learn Content

Lesson Plans

We 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 Lesson Plan. Every Lesson Plan 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 and Workshop Ideas

For the cards in this list:

  • 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
  1. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series

Next Up – You Can Help!

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg
  4. How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
  5. Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim

Drafts in Progress

  1. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren

Instructional Review

  1. Using a browser inspector@woodnet – revising screenshots

Copyediting in Progress

Annotation options@cousett merged with Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios@courane01

Style Guide Review

  1. What to do when you forget your password@webtechpooja

Ready for Final Review

  1. When to use browser dev tools inspector to override some information (hiding your name) @cousett
  2. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, Gutenberg Blocks Data, Monster Widget @cousett

Audit

  1. What to do when you forget your password @webtechpooja

Workshops

  1. Coming Soon

Learn Functionality

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  2. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  3. Use a 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. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153
  4. Coordinate about audit tool feature request with #docs, #marketing, and other relevant teams
  5. Consider partnering with Five for the Future contributors for Learn functionality.

Training Team

  1. Publish initial draft for Brand guidelines, seeking specific feedback. (awaiting further input with #Marketing)
  2. Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
  3. Deputy program
  4. Update Training Team and Learn Handbook
  5. Schedule Learn Stakeholder meeting
  6. Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.
  7. Complete the revision of the Handbook
  8. Begin the Deputy program for vetting content on Learn within Training
  9. Consolidate the roadmaps to learning WordPress with the languages as well.

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.

Team Links

  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. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  6. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  7. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  8. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #sprint, #training-team

Agenda for July 13, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. FSE Calls for Testing: Theme.json and 5.8RC
    2. Process needed for updating workshop content
    3. Lesson Plans added to the queue around 5.8
  3. July Sprint
    1. Lesson Plans
      1. Lesson Plan and Workshop Idea
        1. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Lauren Pittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
    1. Next Up – Can You Help!
      1. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
      2. Testing a Trac Ticket @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
      3. Lesson plans in need of a description and objective
    2. Drafts in Progress
      1. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, Gutenberg Blocks Data, Monster Widget @cousett
      2. Annotation options @cousett
      3. When to use browser dev tools inspector to override some information (hiding your name) @cousett
      4. Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios @courane01
      5. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
      6. Researching what work other teams have started (researching what Docs and Marketing have gathered) before writing content
    3. Instructional Review
      1. Using a browser inspector @woodnet
    4. Style Guide Review
      1. What to do when you forget your password @webtechpooja
  4. Learn Functionality
    1. Slides 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
    2. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
    3. Use a 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. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organisation
    4. Coordinate with #docs, #marketing, and other Make teams on audit tool feature request
  5. Training Team
    1. Tie some contributor roles to user roles or levels of content access on Learn – Customized User Access roles
    2. Publish initial draft for Brand guidelines
    3. Schedule Learn stakeholder meeting
    4. Audit Learn Content Trello board.
    5. Deputy program
    6. Update Training Team Handbook
    7. Update Learn Handbook
  6. 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 Invovled

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

#meeting-agenda, #training

Recap for Training Team meeting July 6, 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

1) Introductions and Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @webtechpooja @chaion07 @thisisyeasin @peteringersoll @Frederico B. Teixeira @caseymilne @ashiquzzaman

Over the past week, @Frederico B. Teixeira @bransom @colorful-tones has joined the Training team

2) News

Thanks to @harishanker @evarlese and @angelasjin for facilitating the Ride Along. This is super helpful information around how the workshops on Learn are considered and approved.

As the work of wrangling content on Learn shifts more to the Training team, we are learning how Workshops have been approved and what work goes into approving presenters.

From that, we will continue to work on the idea of the Deputy program with @Hugh Lashbrooke, as that is currently still a #community-team function.  The rest of the process resembles how training has accepted lesson plan proposals through to finished published materials in the past.   https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/how-we-work-together/#our-development-workflow

Anyone can submit ideas for content to https://learn.wordpress.org/contribute/. This will help connect folks more specifically into the workflow needed.

We have a few FSE Calls for Testing available: Theme.json and 5.8RC. These are great opportunities to see what is coming with the release of WordPress 5.8 on July 20.

By doing the calls for testing, we can start auditing Learn for what needs to be revised and documenting on our team Trello what new content should be created.

Last week we had a quick review of our June Sprint. For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

Our work is currently broken down into 4 sections:

  • Sprint content on Learn goals (Lesson Plans)
  • Sprint functionality on Learn goals
  • Sprint team functionality goals
  • Stakeholders meeting

1. Sprint content on Learn goals (Lesson Plans we are working on)

These are still being worked on we carry them into July (includes the current state of the lesson plan):

The following were set up as workshops; however, @wpscholar, @paaljoachim, @caseymilne are working on creating a lesson plan. @wpscholar will be taking the lead on drafting the lesson plans. We will add this to the July sprint.

Still needs an owner, unfortunately, we didn’t have any takers for this one. We carry it on to July.

 2. Sprint Functionality on Learn

The following is still ongoing and has picked up traction the past few weeks. 

3. Sprint Team Functionality Goals

The following was completed:

The following has not been completed but has gained some traction this past week, we will roll it into July:

The following are ongoing tasks and will continue to roll into further Sprints:

3) Stakeholders Meeting

We didn’t set one up but we have had informal discussions with #docs, #marketing, and #meta This will roll into July.

4) July Sprint

For July Sprint – in addition to the tasks that may carry over from June, we are looking at adding the following:

  • Lesson Plans on Learn – adding new content to the 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. board for things that are changing in 5.8 including reviewing what we currently have on there (part of the audit)
  • Functionality of Learn – Consider partnering with Five for the Future contributors for Learn functionality. We’ve had a few companies considering supporting Learn and we would like to work with them on this.

Training Team Goals – 

  • Audit Learn Content Trello board. It will get quite noisy over the next few weeks but if we can get our board into a state that makes it easier for old and new contributors to understand.
  • Deputy program (as mentioned previously by @Courane01)

5) Upcoming meetings

#meeting-recap

Recap for Training Team meeting June 29, 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

1) Introductions and Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @chaion07 @evarlese @manzwebdesigns @Gudrun Frank @thisisyeasin @ashiquzzaman @paaljoachim @wpscholar

Over the past week, @theapril, @Afshana Diya, @JuanMa, @Ivan, @caseymilne have joined the Training team

2) News

@azhiyadev and @courane01 did meet to test out blocks in the widgets and thankfully didn’t run into too many issues.

Our content on Learn around using widgets at the moment should be added to the July sprint to revise.  We can use the revision tool to get the articles ready for the 5.8 version which is releasing on 20 July.

A custom 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 Learn and recently implemented by #docs.  It restores the workflow we had with 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/.  We can save articles as a revision and have them approved/ready for the upcoming release.

Classic plugin is used to append to the articles, but all screenshots of the Appearance > Widgets interface and 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. > Widgets will need to be redone, along with some content. 

Call for an audit of the existing lesson plan for the new WordPress release. Locating content to update based upon releases is an interesting thing.

@zzap and @courane01 will meet on Friday for a discovery session on how #docs audits all the help/devhub content to better identify that info for a joint proposal across teams.

#marketing has been a huge help in asking questions about what we need and helping us draft a proposal as a wider cross-team initiative.

For testing @annezazu published this one recently: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/06/24/call-for-testing-thrive-with-theme-json/.

And the next office hour on Friday will open for a Zoom meeting for testing as a team if others are interested. 10am UTC.

  • This is an informal session, helps us get more familiar with what is coming, and identify what content we’d need to revise on Learn.
  • If you’re interested in joining, check the channel Friday morning at that time.

@evarlese @harishanker and @angelasjin did a ride-along session this morning.  They showed how they take workshop submissions through a vetting process and discussed all the organizing behind the scenes that happens.  Several of the #training team folks were present. We will publish the replay of the session and links to the many resources as a post on the Training team P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/./blog.

3) June Sprint

For work that we already have in progress, we will be moving anything that is currently being worked on to July, which includes;

Following lesson plan have an owner, 

@paaljoachim said that “Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and Testing a TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket” or a Github PR are both Lesson plans. He trashed both and submitted the workshop instead on which @azihyadev said anyone other will pick that lesson plan later to draft and will take reference from the workshop.

We have the following which are being worked on in collaboration, these will continue to stay on the list. 

4) Stakeholders Meeting

We don’t have anything formal but we are working with a few of the other Make teams – hoping to formalise something in July.

5) July Sprint

We’re in discussions with @evarlese and @Hugh Lashbrooke regarding the next steps for July. If there is anything that you feel we should aim to tackle, please let us know. I’ll get the agenda for next week up early so that people can comment. We’ll then take the next meeting to go through it.

6) Upcoming meetings

#meeting