Training Team Meeting Recap – 9th May 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 23 attendees @piyopiyofox @jagirbahesh @west7 @lada7042 @pooja9712 @devmuhib @voboghure @zeelthakkar @jhimross @nhrrob (async) @rcreators (async) @dextorlobo (async) @sumitsingh (async) @freewebmentor (async) @manukk (async) @psykro (async) @jdy68 (async) @amitpatelmd (async) @backpocketace (async) @quitevisible (async) @sierratr (async) @ironnysh (async) @webcommsat (async)

Please welcome these folks who newly joined the #training channel in the last week: @nagdy @antoniosejas @amkojok @nihalf @sh4lin @fitehal

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program

News

Meeting Note Takers

Looking for feedback

The team reps reviewed our 2024 goals this week and have a few questions for the team to discuss to provide clarity and achievability to some of the goals we created together. We are looking for feedback on how to proceed on two goals 

  • Goal: Brainstorm the evolution of Online Workshops
    • What are we hoping to accomplish with this goal? For example, Did we want to increase the programming? Like having the same topics over different time zones to reach more audiences?
  • Goal: Create and maintain shared resources that promote the Training Team and Learn
    • When do we feel satisfied that this is met? What resources are we lacking? We have slides and supporting materials for various things in our shared folder.
  • Request for feedback: AI-generated voiceovers for video content
    • What does the training team think of these AI voice videos? Please leave your feedback on the post!
  • Sensei has been updated to Sensei Pro to 1.24.0. Please raise an issue if you find one. Thanks @adamwood !
  • @psykro is also looking for additional feedback on his video The built-in WordPress debugging options #2378 as it presents us with a new video editing features. When providing feedback, he asks that consider the following while reviewing (some of which have been altered during the initial review)
    • use of sound effects (please see the first version of the video), some like it, some do not
    • transition speeds and use of blur effects
    • code examples, showing them in an IDE (integrated development environment) or not
    • use of dark mode vs light mode

Looking for volunteers

  • We are still looking to confirm WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day table leads — do we have any volunteers?
    • We are also still looking for suggestions for things to do. Please share your thoughts by May 27th

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

  • No updates this week.
  • The Training Team developer squad meets every other Thursday at 07:00 in #meta-learn You can learn more about the dev squad and what it does in this handbook page.

Other News

Come and Contribute

This week we’d love the team to focus on Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issues that require vetting

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • All issues are clear for the 3rd week in a row! :clap:

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contribution Acknowledgement

Project Updates

Faculty Updates

@piyopiyofox asked faculty members, what they were working on and how was that going? If they accomplished anything since the last meeting? If they have any blockers and if any other faculty or training team member help them in some way?

@devmuhib replied he was clearing the helpscout tickets, triaging githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issues and will be leading training team table at 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/. 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. Sylhet.

@west7 replied he was creating and reviewing content for Learning Pathways project. Ran an online workshop and guide program.

@sumitsingh replied he was helping new contribution to peoples with guide program, have conversation with @zoonini for training 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. meeting and reviewing translation in hindi.

@piyopiyofox replied she was reviewing team goals, finding WCEU table leads, volunteered to be a guide and outreach for interim co-rep

@cnormandigital replied she was completing Sensei lesson, Theme development lesson recordings for LP Templates module and Removing the static in the background of my recordings

@zoonini replied she ran second edition of Untangling Templates online workshop. Planning an online workshop about the Guides program, with guest @sumitsingh , Managing Guide program, including matching a few more pairs. Drafting a new/expanded video best practices section for the handbook and Preparations for a new course cohort about building your first 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., which I’ll be co-facilitating

@ardianimaya replied she arranged upcoming Contributor Spotlight article workflow with @ironnysh (this month we have @digitalchild ’s spotlight!), and discussed about having content bank

@webcommsat replied she has been looking at some of the release issues which had been identifying with Courtney. lso been looking at some matches and cross opportunities with the Developer Blog, continuing previous efforts on this. More to follow. Followed up on learning pathways next steps.

Open Discussions

@piyopiyofox told us that @psykro wanted to start a conversation on what to do with out of date tutorials based on this content feedback on one of my original tutorials from 2020. From @psykro

“The learner came across my (very long) tutorial and shared feedback that the content was out of date. I replied with the updated tutorials for that same content.
However, I did note that the learner came to the tutorial via organic search, so it got me thinking, as we move towards the learning pathways/learn redesign, what should we plan for when it comes to older content.
We should probably do some sort of review as to what content is still coming up in online searches, and then add similar notices to the ones I added on this tutorial, about how there are updated versions.”

@west7 likes the notice on the tutorial page. @lada7042 agreed that we need to review older content. Also suggested if we can remove or need to keep the content and add the notice. While @piyopiyofox informed that removing the content from learn website will not remove content from WordPress.tv and YouTube, so we need to have a strategy to coordinate deprecation across all platform.

@cnormandigital suggest that we need to have a routine for updating the videos with the links to new content. @ironnysh suggest two notices, 1. Manually deprecation notice with links to newer versions, 2. Automatic FYI message that will added to every tutorial posted over a year ago.


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Training Team Meeting Recap – 02nd May 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 21 attendees @lada7042, @jagirbahesh, @devmuhib, @piyopiyofox, @west7, @bsanevans, @pooja9712, @nhrrob, @quitevisible(async), @dextorlobo(async), @zeelthakkar(async), @voboghure(async), @sumitsingh(async), @psykro(async), @freewebmentor(async), @cnormandigital(async), @jhimross(async), @backpocketACE(async), @sierratr(async), @mebo(async), @ironnysh(async)

Welcome, to all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@yagniksangani, @th3hegemon, @yeremiloli

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program 

News

Meeting Note Takers

May 2 – @Jagir Bahesh
May 9 – @Tapan
May 16 – @Arun Sharma
May 23 – @Zeel Thakkar

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Looking for feedback

  • @Ben Evans Received notice from the Sensei LMS 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 team that they will no longer be able to provide the following two features that were discussed at 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. US in summer 2023. For context, these were features #training had requested as part of our content type consolidation efforts around the site relaunch happening this year.
  1. Adding an instructor notes section to lessons
  2. Adding lessons to multiple courses

Based on this information, I’d like to discuss next steps with the team.

  • Feature 1, I think we’ll will want to work with #meta to still create this feature as part of the site redesign. But this should probably be done with as minimal custom development as possible to reduce future maintenance overhead.
  • Feature 2 is something I propose we reassess and consider alternatives for. Technically, I think Learning Pathways could still be launched without this.
  • The lesson page is getting a makeover too. Learn Design (post by Joen) Please add your comments to the post.
  • I am updating the wording in the Training team contributor badge reviewing section to make it more clear and add a link to the review template. I noticed under copyediting/reviewing there is wording “You should successfully move pieces of content from the “Review in Progress” stage to the “Published or closed” stage in GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/.”
    • Do we want the reviewers to publish or close an issue?
    • Is it the author’s responsibility to publish or close an issue?
    • Thoughts? Should the wording be removed?

Looking for volunteers

  • Guides program
    We currently have a couple of folks still waiting to be matched with a guide, but no guides are available. What are some ways we could attract more guides, ideally in a variety of time zones? A general call for new guides already went out a few weeks ago in the #training channel, but no one stepped forward, so other ideas are very welcome.
  • Reviewers needed to review lesson videos. See Come & Contribute section

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Here is the link to the thread in #meta-learn.
Looks like they had a good turn out. 

Other News

Come and Contribute

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Find the rest of the ways you can contribute in this :thread:

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issue that requires vetting

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • :star2: We have 0 issues 2 weeks in a row with 0 issues.

Contribution Acknowledgement

@Ben Evans give props to @Laura Adamonis and @Destiny for being great co-team reps :star2: He’ve been away for a couple of weeks with travel, but they’ve supported him with his tasks around that.

@sierratr – Completing his first lesson for the Intermediate learning pathway which is currently being reviewed.
@lada7042 – Creating a second lesson related the Site Editor and Styles/Style Book.
@ervanyuffrizal – Contributing his amazing video editing skills to the Training Team
@ironnysh Completing a second script about 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)

Project Updates

Open Discussions

If you have topics you’d like discussed in the meeting, please leave them as a comment on this issue.

@Ben Evans  like to bring this recent GitHub update to folks’ attention: #training.
Content Creators, (including @faculty-content-creators ). Going forward, please use the //publish automation command whenever closing out issues for content you’ve published :man-bowing::skin-tone-3: This will help us track our content creation stats better :star2:

@devmuhib When he receive tutorial presenter application in Help scout, by default the close button is pre-selected. So, when he reply it get closed. he trying to change this to active, instead of “closed” state but due to settings is not available Now the @piyopiyofox will look in to it.

@Jonathan and @westnz will run Content Creator Coffee Hours again this month.

  1. Session 1: 7th May 15:00 UTC  (@Jonathan)
  2. Session 2: 21st May 21:00 UTC (@westnz)

They will share the Zoom links closer to the time.

@lada7042 want to host a Reviewers hour that we get together and review several lessons. she might have to do a early morning and then an evening. Looking for suggestions on times?

@piyopiyofox is still looking for WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day Training Team Table Leads.
If you’re interested, please DM @piyopiyofox or comment on this post.


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Training Team Meeting Recap – 25th April 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 23 attendees @voboghure (async), @lada7042, @devmuhib @jagirbahesh, @pooja9712, @sierratr (async), @sumitsingh, @zeelthakkar, @amitpatelmd (async), @backpocketace, @bsanevans, @piyopiyofox, @digitalchild, @jhimross, @jdy68, @ironnysh (async), @sancastiza, @quitevisible (async), @zoonini, @cnormandigital (async), @west7 (async), @psykro (async).

Welcome, all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week: @nikitasolanki1812, @kevinflorenzdaus, @ideepakmathur

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program

News

Meeting Note Takers

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Looking for feedback

  • We are seeing inconsistency in the content review process, which makes it difficult to substantiate meaningful contributions. Any suggestions on how to make Guidelines for reviewing content easier?
  •  Some suggestions we’ve had so far include:
  • Ask content creators to link to the review checklist
  • Ask editors to use the review checklist

@piyopiyofox suggested: We could also try linking the review checklist to the content development checklist that’s already in the issue. 

 @bsanevans proposed automating the checklist. When a content creator marks an issue as //ready  with a comment, a bot would automatically add a comment with the review checklist link and instructions for reviewers.

@lada7042 suggested hosting a dedicated “review working hour” where people could collaborate on reviews for a set time. This could help people understand the process better and complete reviews more efficiently.

@zoonini enthusiastically endorsed Laura’s idea and even suggested hosting two sessions at different times depending on the outcome of the first one.

  • What thoughts do folks have about bridging the community team’s mentorship program with the Training Team’s guide program to funnel more people who may not know about Training directly into the team?

 @bsanevans asked @piyopiyofox and @lada7042 for clarification on the term “bridging” in the context of the conversation. 

​​@piyopiyofox reported the team’s interest in improving the pipeline from the general mentorship program to the Training Team. They suggested involving Training Guides in the broader program and potentially allowing participants to conclude their mentorship by contributing to the Training Team.

  • Just to add some context, the project-wide mentorship program is planning to launch its next group of participants (cohort) in November, around the time of the WordPress 6.7 release. Traditionally, they announce a call for mentees (people seeking mentorship) a couple of months before the program starts. This suggests an opportunity for us to be on the lookout for that announcement and see how the Training Team could potentially get involved at that time.

 @bsanevans added : Considering Kathryn’s comment over in the initial thread about our active guides being busy and Jenny’s interest in the next mentorship cohort announcement, perhaps we should pause this conversation for now. With the next cohort starting in 6 months, there’s time. @harishanker  is already aware of Training’s interest, and @jdy68 is following the program closely.  Closer to the date, with @jdy68  insights and hopefully more active guides available, we can all strategize on Training’s involvement more effectively.

And also thanks to @gusa and @zoonini for participating and sharing. 

Looking for volunteers

  • Are you going to 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. Europe? If you are, come volunteer to be a table lead on 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/.. Please let a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. know if you are interested in being a Contributor Day Table Lead for the Training Team.
  • We’re also looking for tasks/project ideas to work on during contributor day. Please leave your ideas on : Brainstorm & Table Lead – WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day

@digitalchild said that he will be there and happy to co-lead the table again. 

 @jdy68 also suggested  she can help contributors who would like to translate into French, being at a distance on that day.

Other News

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion around setting up a //published workflow on the team’s GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/. (Slack conversation from last week’s meeting). All comments were positive around setting up this flow.

@leogopal  has already done the bulk of the work, which really helps. Thanks @leogopal

Come and Contribute

This week we’d love the team to focus on Feedback awaiting validation

Find the rest of the ways you can contribute in this: 

Content ready for review

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issue that requires vetting

Good first issues for developers

Validated feedback awaiting fix

We wanted to highlight, we had 15 issues marked Good first issues for developers in last week’s meeting. This week, this queue is down to – 0 issues! Good work, team!

Contribution Acknowledgement

​​@piyopiyofox wanted to give props to @David Corradini for his phenomenal PR work to improve the Learn website.

@davouidand @voboghure were awarded the Training Team Contributor badge this week. Congratulations. 

Project updates

  • Learning Pathways

Thank you @lada7042 for providing feedback on the thumbnail design suggestions. The site redesign will be moving forward with these thumbnail designs

Faculty Updates

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?

@lada7042 replied she was working on content for the Learning Pathway.

@devmuhib: Handling Helpscout tickets and mentoring in the guide program.

@digitalchild : Reviewed tutorials slowly.

@cnormandigital: Ready to record 3 theme development LP lessons on templates.

@west7: Recorded a new lesson and updated or re-recorded three others. Also ran an online workshop this week.

@psykro: Edited a bunch of existing tutorials into Learning Pathway lessons, hosted dev-squad, and started a collaboration with Agil Julio on another lesson. Hosted a livestream on the WP Playground VS Code Extension.

@sumitsingh: Guiding a new contributor.

  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?

 @bsanevans represented the WordPress project by joining a panel discussion at the Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Summit in North America. They will share the session recording with the team once it is published.

@digitalchild had a 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. where they talked about learning pathways to a few people.

@cnormandigital organized the content for templates in the theme developer learning pathway. Note that there are very few developer resources available on this topic.

@psykro prepared 5 new learning pathway lessons that are ready for review. 

Additionally, the lessons in the “An introduction to WordPress multisite” module of the beginner developer learning pathway are also available for review

  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?

Open Discussions

If you have topics you’d like discussed in the meeting, please leave them as a comment on this issue.

@psykro noted in the agenda:

Also, there’s an update to the Sensei course blocks issue. Hopefully we can get this all resolved by the start of next week.

This issue has been blocking content creators from publishing content for a couple of weeks now, so  @bsanevans said he is glad a fix is in sight.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 11th April 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 15 attendees @voboghure @lada7042 @devmuhib @jagirbahesh @alexcu21 @pooja9712 @sierratr (async) @sumitsingh (async) @zeelthakkar (async) @amitpatelmd (async) @backpocketace (async) @iamasadpolash (async) @eboxnet (async) @cnormandigital (async) @mebo (async)

Welcome, all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week: @goose1984 @rushi1943 @ralessio @yellowlime @enkansah @craigallen @onemaggie @narenin @oseiagm @timlorge

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program

News

Meeting Note Takers

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Looking for feedback

  • A conversation was started in the last meeting. I want to give it more time if anyone has any other comments
    • Topic Summary- Members of the WordPress Performance Team have been working on an introduction to gathering WordPress performance data in the field. This is provided in this Colab, as the Colab format is a great fit for this kind of content, since it allows providing BigQuery queries that can be run directly inside of it, and the results can be presented alongside the queries. Colab covers both potential coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. use-cases as well as 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 or theme use-cases.

Looking for volunteers

Need help with reviewing lessons for Learn Pathways. If you know anyone who might want to contribute. Reviewer application Let us know.

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

  • No updates this week.
  • The Training Team developer squad meets every other Thursday at 07:00 in #meta-learn You can learn more about the dev squad and what it does in this handbook page.

Other News

  • Check out a new edition of Contributor Spotlight! @ardianimaya just published @cnormandigital ‘s Contributor Spotlight. Great to know more about your journey, Cynthia! :dizzy:
  • I want to let new people here know that the training team has a monthly newsletter and a monthly update.

Come and Contribute

Last week we tried something different with this section. We will only highlight the areas of contribution that are of the highest priority, and thread the others to ensure focus.

 This week we’d love the team to focus on Feedback awaiting validation

Content ready for review

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issue that requires vetting

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • We have 15 issues that need a look

Validated feedback awaiting fix

If you don’t know where to start or have questions about any of the above, feel free to send a DM @lada7042

Contribution Acknowledgement

  • Badges awarded: at the end of the month
  • Props: @devmuhib props @voboghure for taking meeting recap notes and translating contents consistently.

Project updates

Faculty Updates

@lada7042 asked the faculty members, what they were working on and how was that going? If they accomplished anything since the last meeting? What goal do they set for themself? If they have any blockers and if any other faculty or training team member help them in some way?

@devmuhib replied he was taking care of 15+ Help Scout tickets, triaging GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issues, and gonna host dev-squad-triage today. Also, he set a goal to work on Help Scout tickets regularly.

@lada7042 replied she was working on global styles and style book lessons for learning pathways. Since last meeting she finished the global styles lesson and its on wp.tv. She is feeling blocked as she has not enough time and still learning.

@cnormandigital replied she has finished the Style Variations video and needs to share it with the team, worked on the Templates lesson, and started adding the Beginner Theme Dev module to sensei. She is adding Sensei lessons to the Learning Pathway courses is something she had to figure out and she tries to follow the same tone and voice Jonathan is using so they have cohesiveness with all of the lessons. Also, she wants to have all of the Beginner Theme Dev lessons on Sensei by the end of April. All of the Intermediate Theme Dev lessons for Templates will be completed as well.

Open Discussions

If you have topics you’d like discussed in the meeting, please leave them as a comment on this issue.

@flexseth wants to be able to link to timestamps in wp.tv videos as like as when we are on YouTube and share a video from a specific timestamp.
@bsanevans inform that it already possible. If we pause the video at the time and click on the arrow at the top right there’ll be an option to add a timestamp to the shareable link.


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Training Team Meeting Recap – 04th April 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 15 attendees @piyopiyofox, @sumitsingh, @west7, @flixos90, @lada7042, @pooja9712, @digitalchild(async) , @devmuhib(async), @voboghure(async), @psykro(async), @onealtr(async), @ironnysh(async), @zoonini(async), @backpocketace(async), @bsanevans(async)

Welcome, to all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@cryptrz, @Ibrahim, @Vishal Valand, @Jagir Bahesh, @Arun Sharma, @Zeel Thakkar, @DevSahadat, @flixos90, @Galib Hayder

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program 

News

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Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

  • Is anyone going to speak about Learn WordPress or the Training Team this month? Or applying to speak?

Please also feel free to let us know later– we’d love to support you in Speaking at a WordCamp or Meetup About the Training Team and Learn WordPress :blush:

  • 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. Asia 2024 Contributor check-in

I can’t believe that WordCamp Asia was already a month ago! I wanted to check in on our new 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/. folks– how are you all doing? Is there anything you’ve been contributing to lately, or do you have any questions about how to keep contributing to the team? :thread:

@kuanbro@Sara@kurudrive@h2ham @gmtan@Egle Lak @pauloeaquino@paulluxford @Hajime megane Ogushi@manukk@Alfred Kang

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

The Training Team developer squad meets every other Thursday at 07:00 in #meta-learn. You can learn more about the dev squad and what it does in this handbook page.

@Jamie Madden shared the following notes from last week’s meeting:

  • 1 PR draft and no new PRs.
  • New Issues
  • 1 content issue was mislabelled as awaiting triage and added by the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ bot to the Learn WP Website Development Project board
  • 1 new issue related to Gujarati Local Content Linked to Docs File instead of the Gujarati localized site.
  • 1 Style updates for sensei to fix radio buttons and a PR was created ready for review for next session.
  • Testing of wp-now PR has started

@Muhibul Haque has accepted to host dev squad triage on the 11th of April.

 Other News

  • The Learn WordPress Newsletter – April 2024 is now published — check out all the new content we published last month!
  • Our March team update is now available for review in the Training Team Update – March 2024 post — this gives a rundown of our team goal progress, projects, and overall team health.
  • A new handbook section on the interim co-rep process is being created and should be available later today
  • Your Team reps @Ben Evans and @Destiny will be away on a business trip next week and will have limited availability. @Laura A will be holding down the fort for the team.

Come and Contribute

We’re trying something different with this section this week. We will only highlight the areas of contribution that are of the highest priority, and thread the others to ensure focus.

 This week we’d love the team to focus on Content ready for review

See Guidelines for reviewing content when reviewing content.

We have 19 issues ready for review cc/ @faculty-editors

Find the rest of the ways you can contribute in this :thread:

 Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 1 issue that requires vetting

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • We have 15 issues that need a look

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

  • Badges: We awarded a Training Contributor badge to @harishanker! Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

Project updates

  • Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress
  • Translation plugin for Learn
    • @Jonathan shared the following update:
      • The team would like to prioritize using 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.-compliant plugins, so at the moment we’ve highlighted Polylang and TranslatePress as two possible options
      • TranslatePress seems to be the better option between the two.
      • Ben raised this question with members of 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 who are working on the Learn redesign, who indicated we would need to first have a more public community conversation around it, as it would mean installing the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party on the .org infrastructure.
      • Our next steps will be to hold that public discussion with Meta.

I want to say again that any team member can get involved and contribute to our projects and goals. If any of them interest you, please don’t hesitate to lend your expertise and thoughts. 

Open Discussions

@flixos90 has come to the team with a topic for open discussion  which I’ll summarize below:pray::skin-tone-4:

Members of the WordPress Performance Team have been working on an introduction to gathering WordPress performance data in the field. This is provided in this Colab, as the Colab format is a great fit for this kind of content, since it allows providing BigQuery queries that can be run directly inside of it, and the results can be presented alongside the queries. Colab covers both potential coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. use-cases as well as plugin or theme use-cases.

Felix drafted a Make Core post draft (public preview)  to share this Colab more broadly with the core developer audience.

Felix is wondering whether it could be included or embedded in another area more dedicated to this kind of resource, such as learn.wordpress.org.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 28th March 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 22 attendees @freewebmentor, @bsanevans, @gwallace, @piyopiyofox, @devmuhib, @pooja9712, @onealtr (async), @sumitsingh (async), @voboghure (async), @digitalchild (async), @iamasadpolash (async), @psykro (async), @zoonini (async), @backpocketACE (async), @sierratr (async), @manukk (async), @cnormandigital (async), @amitpatelmd (async), @eboxnet (async), @askdesign (async), and @quitevisible (async), @mebo(async)

Welcome all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@chraebs, @omar122250, @duchuanit, @yeuptatechs, @mountainshade1, @swapnilghone9, @rpf5573, and @nahidkhanseo.

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program 

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

 Other News

We have a few Online Workshops scheduled this week that were planning on highlighting the changes introduced in WordPress 6.5. Since it won’t be released yet, the workshops will be using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to introduce features that should be arriving next week.

@piyopiyofox will be drafting up a handbook page that explains how the team can pull in an interim co-rep when there are instances of prolonged absence from a current team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. (1 month +). This allows for redundancy and continuation of team management when there are folks out for long periods.

Come and Contribute

Here are some areas contributors can quickly dive into and contribute to the Training Team’s goals. While we have step-by-step guides linked in the handbook below, feel free to ask questions in Slack any time, and team members would be happy to assist.

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

Good first issues for developers

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

@bsanevans thanked @cnormandigital, @davouid, and @sareiodata for testing three potential translation plugins for Learn website. Also, thanks go to @psykro for managing the testing process. Thanks to @devmuhib who volunteered last week to draft the Contributor Learning Pathway for the team. @piyopiyofox gave props to @voboghure for publishing their first notes last week.

Project updates

@cnormandigital, @davouid, and @sareiodata tested three different plugins and @sareiodata from TranslatePress offered premium license for testing. @piyopiyofox is going to contact with Polylang team if they offer premium license too.

@devmuhib has volunteered to start drafting what this might look like, If anyone would like to assist Muhibul with creating the first draft. @freewebmentor has also volunteered to support @devmuhib.

Learning Pathways and site redesign

@bsanevans has reached out to the design team. They’ve said they should have a completed design ready for the Training Team to check by the end of this week.

We haven’t heard back from them yet, so let’s hope we hear from them in the next day or two.

Faculty Updates

@devmuhib – Engaged in validating content feedback, clearing HelpScout tickets, contributing to learning pathway content, and assisting in content translation.

@zoonini – Facilitated onboarding of a new guide, Prem Tiwari, matching them with a mentee and also pairing two individuals with another guide. Conducted an online workshop titled “Untangling Templates.

@freewebmentor – Facilitated multiple team meetings to discuss ongoing tasks and projects. Translated over nine tutorials into Hindi, expanding 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). Successfully acquired my first mentee as a guide.

@sumitsingh – Engaged in onboarding new contributors as guides. Reviewed meeting notes for project alignment. Approved Hindi translation strings and verified tutorial translations into Hindi. Provided assistance to team members.

@cnormandigital – Conducted testing for the Polylang 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. Worked on the Intermediate Theme Development Learning Path lesson focused on “Patterns” and prepared for the upcoming lesson on “Style Variations.”

@annezazu – Went through the current open for review courses to see what I could help give feedback on and opened an issue around tips & tricks for patterns but closed it after learning about another piece underway that I’ll review!

@jdy68 – Reviewed the tutorial “Building a home page with 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” within the mentorship program, ensuring its quality. Proceeded with publishing the tutorial. Initiated the translation of the tutorial’s transcription into French.

@eboxnet – I am going through a few abandoned translations in Greek and trying to get them finished.

@piyopiyofox – Collaborated with @chaion07 to organize a series of online workshops aimed at training 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/. Training Leads. Prepared several site posts and updates for handbook pages. Engaged in resolving an IRT case. Provided mentorship to teammates when needed.

@chaion07 – After returning from WC Asia 2024, I’m dedicated to developing a series of Online Workshops focusing on ‘How to Lead a Table at a Contributor Day’, starting with the Design Team.

@digitalchild – Working on getting our first Saigon WordPress 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. started again. Starting to review pathways content.

Open Discussions

And finally, open discussions! Does anyone have any topics they’d like to discuss with the team today?

Do folks have any ideas for how we can make our meetings more engaging?

@devmuhib – suggested to pull traffic from Youtube. @gusa – As a participant or lurker in several channels, it seems like participation (sync and async) is down across all teams (that have regular meetings). Think implementing some of the recommended action items in this Five for the Future proposal.

@digitalchild – I think one of the reasons is that the time is too early/late for some people. I noticed there was a decline in participation since moving to the current timeslot. @manukk – Maybe we can pass on an email reminder to all members of the group in slack till the count comes up. @digitalchild – Email reminders can be quite intrusive and if people haven’t opted in for it then we can’t send them.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 21st March 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 15 attendees @lada7042 @piyopiyofox @voboghure @sierratr @pooja9712 @freewebmentor @west7 @devmuhib (async) @onealtr (async) @digitalchild (async) @cnormandigital (async) @zoonini (async) @backpocketACE (async) @bsanevans (async) @sumitsingh (async)

Welcome, all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week: @yashsoni2810 @sebastianm @omigisi @camillecunningham

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on Learn.WordPress.org.

If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program

News

Meeting Note Takers

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Looking for feedback

Discussion: possible collaboration to transform learning pathways to Skill Trees — Please leave your thoughts in the comments on this post by Friday 22 March, 2024.

Looking for volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to map out a Contributor pathway.

@bsanevans suggest creating a document like @west7 did when building out the other learning pathways.

The document above is a final product after any folks contributed their input, so don’t feel like you have to get all that in one go :blush: But once there’s a draft, we can share that with the team for feedback. And once we’ve got feedback, we can then move it into GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ and create issues for each level.

Other News

  • Interesting discussion with Josepha today in the marketing Slack channel around this post Making a WordPress Media Corps
    • I asked the question about promoting the Learning Pathways
    • Discussion on using wptv and YouTube for videos
  • WordPress 6.5 RC3 released March 19, 2024
    • Always good to keep updated on which release they are on and how things are progressing

Come and Contribute

Content ready for review

  • See Guidelines for reviewing content when reviewing content.
    • We currently have 16 issues requiring review. (Reviewing content is a great first project. !!!)

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
    • We have 31 issues requiring vetting.

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
    • We have 15 issues that are open to be worked on.

If you are more of a developer this is a great place to start!

Validated feedback awaiting fix

If you don’t know where to start or have questions about any of the above, feel free to send a DM @lada7042

Contribution Acknowledgement

  • Badges awarded:
    • @zoonini Kathryn Presner- Training Contributor.

Project Updates

  • The team is currently gathering a list of requirements for Testing translation plugins for learn.wordpress.org #2231 and we invite folks to share their input directly on the GitHub issue.
    • Several team members have been testing.
    • WPML does not have a free version. We will need to decide if this means we don’t test this 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, or if we try and contact the developers and ask for a copy.
    • @cynthianorman has been testing Polylang, and you can find her testing results in the relevant GitHub issue

:calendar:  Just a reminder that the dev-squad has moved to bi-weekly meetings so they will meet next week.

Faculty Updates

@lada7042 asked the faculty members, what they were working on and how was that going? If they accomplished anything since the last meeting? If they have any blockers and if any other faculty or training team member help them in some way?

@sierratr replied that he is working on a website migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. lesson with @west7 which should be done by this week. While @west7 replied that he was with 3 lessons for the user learning pathways since the last meeting. He also recorded a new tutorial for the 6.5 release and will be running an online workshop next week on the same title “Exploring WordPress 6.5”

@cnormandigital replied that she is creating the Int Theme LP(Learning Pathway) lesson on Custom Templates and has all of the beginner theme LP(Learning Pathway) lessons ready for Sensei.

@zoonini replied that she is preparing the “Untangling Templates” online workshop, which she’ll be running for the first time next week. Also, she put out a call for more guides.

@bsanevans replied that he is gonna clear the team’s HelpScout inbox and had a conversation with a #wptv team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. regarding how training processes badge applications. Also, he has been preparing a talk for the Open Source Summit on mentorship in the WordPress community, and specifically Training’s Guide Program.

@devmuhib replied that he helped several folks publish their translation and guided two mentees of the Guide Program to contribute to the training team. Also he participated in 4 HelpScout tickets.

Open Discussions

  • If you attended 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. Asia 2024 and would like to share your story please add to @west7 post WordCamp Asia 2024 Contributor Day Recap
  • @zoonini is looking for volunteers for Training team Guides See discussion

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

#meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap – 7th March 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 15 attendees @bsanevans, @lada7042, @digitalchild, @huzaifaalmesbah, @devmuhib, @freewebmentor (async), @narolainfotech(async), @voboghure (async), @voboghure (async), @psykro (async), @sumitsingh (async), @zoonini (async), @amitpatelmd (async), @cnormandigital (async), @backpocketace (async)

We’ve had some new people join the channel recently:

@mxp, @ufuomaidiasirue, @pomypk-1, @coachbirgit, @zoonini, @nhrrob, @hirokisaito

Welcome! Please post in the #training channel or reach out to a team member to help you with contributing. Resources to check out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program.

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

Please leave your thoughts on the post by March 9th (this Saturday)

@ironnysh and @ardianimaya have volunteered to continue writing Contributor Spotlight posts on the Training Team blog. And we’d like the team to nominate the next people to interview.

@devmuhib has nominates @digitalchild for his excellent afford to #training and #meta-learn and @bsanevans has nominated @psykro and @west7 who have been actively creating learning pathway content recently.

We’re also looking for nominations of active Training Team contributors to interview next. Either leave your nominations in the Slack thread here, in the spreadsheet in the document, or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.”
@ironnysh or @ardianimaya.

Looking for volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to outline a new Learning Pathway for contributors to the WordPress project.

So far, the team has curriculum outlined for User, Developer, and Designer learning pathways. We’d also like to create a pathway for Contributors. This will involve outlining a curriculum like Learning Pathway: Intermediate User #2002, identifying what resources already exist on Learn and what new resources need to be created.

  • What requirements should the team look our for in a translation 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 for https://learn.wordpress.org/?

Come leave your thoughts in Testing translation plugins for Learn WordPress #2231.

We also invite @faculty-translation-coordinators to leave their feedback about the requirements that have already been submitted.

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Attendees: @psykro, @digitalchild, @freewebmentor, @devmuhib

PRs/issues triaged:

We’re looking for any interested team members who can help test translation plugins on the Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ local development environment. If you’re interested, please comment on the GitHub issue.

Important The team also decided to switch to holding 2 triage sessions a month going forward, on the 2nd and 4th week of the month. We have been very successful in keeping untriaged issues and PRs to a minimum, so this change will allow more time between triage sessions.

The team’s meeting calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.

Other news

WordCamp Asia 2024 Contributor Day is happening in just a few hours! 

If you’re not attending in-person, then check out the online contributor session Training will be hosting in just a few hours! Sign Up Now!

@west7 and @psykro will be hosting two more content creator office hours in March.

These sessions are a great time to ask the team’s experienced content creators about the process of creating content. The first session is scheduled for March 14, 2024, at 14:00 UTC (meeting link), and the second will be scheduled during the week of the 25th of March.

Come and Contribute

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • There are currently 15 issues requiring developer assistance

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contribution Acknowledgement

  • Last week, @ironnysh was awarded the Training Contributor badge. Thank you for your contributions to the team, Ronny.

If you are interested in applying for a badge, then come checkout the team handbook page: Team Profile Badges.

  • Props: Would anyone like to celebrate the contributions of team members? 

I’d like to thank all the Training Team members attending 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. Asia this week and representing the team there. In particular, props to our 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/. table leads @west7 and @digitalchild.

Project updates

Learning Pathways

 WordPress 6.5 release

  • Have you been contributing to content creation for the WordPress 6.5 release? Please leave your update here so we can recognize your contribution 

Faculty updates

We invite all Faculty to share their updates with the team at least once a month. @faculty, feel free to answer any or all of the questions below:

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
    @devmuhib creating content and triaging issues. @psykro working on Learning Pathways and getting ready to publish lessons. @lada7042 learning pathway recording. @cnormandigital submitted all the theme related lessons for review.
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
    @lada7042 posted my first monthly team update & newsletter.
  • Do you have any blockers?
    @lada7042 had a blocker on her video editor screen setup and @zoonini help her fixing the issue in various ways.
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?
    – Discussed on previous thread.

Open Discussions

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

Training Team Meeting Recap – 22th February 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 14 attendees: @piyopiyofox, @sierratr, @west7, @lada7042, @devmuhib, @huzaifaalmesbah, @amitpatelmd, @melbos, @psykro, @margheweb, @onealtr, @cnormandigital, @quitevisible, and @bsanevans

We’ve had some new people join the channel recently: 

@Quentin, @Zoran Stojkovic, @Agil Julio, @francisco, @Morais Junior, and @justingreerbbi

Welcome! Please post in the #training channel or reach out to a team member to help you with contributing. Resources to check out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program.

News

Meeting Note Takers

Looking for feedback

Discussion: Bringing accessibility-first approaches into content development — this is a new discussion started with the team, and we need member’s feedback.

I also want to tie in a conversation @Courtney shared in #meta recently which ties into 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) work as well https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02QB8GMM/p1708544941159409 (note that this thread will take you out of the meeting)

Looking for volunteers

WordCamp Asia 2024 Contributor Day — we are currently looking for a host on site for the online portion. If you will be attending 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. Asia and could assist with hosting the online portion of 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/., please let us know!

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Dev-squad GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ triage meetings happen in #meta-learn every Thursday at 07:00 UTC — if you have developer experience or are interested in helping manage that work please tune in later today!

Feb 14 attendees: @jonathan and @devmuhib

There were no new PRs or bugs to triage this week, so the team moved into triaging Content Feedback issues.

They also updated the Dev-squad triage handbook page to include details on validating Content Feedback issues for future meetings.

Other News

Ooop, this should have been in Looking for Feedback, my apologies! This conversation is ongoing until February 25th. Please share your thoughts on how we can measure impact on Learn WordPress.

Come and Contribute

If you’re ready to jump in and start contributing to the team we have a bunch of things you can work on:

Content ready for review

 Feedback awaiting validation

 Topics awaiting vetting

 Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • There are currently 15 issues requiring developer assistance 

I do want to be clear that any training team member can assist with the above. You do not need to be a Faculty Member to contribute to this work.

 Validated feedback awaiting fix

 If you don’t know where to start or have questions about any of the above, feel free to ask in this thread or send a DM.

Contribution Acknowledgement

This is a new section we’d like to make a regular part of the meeting to acknowledge and celebrate the great work folks our doing in the team!

props to @Jonathan for the huge amount of work shared re: developer learning pathway this week.

Project Updates

Faculty Updates

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?

Open Discussions

Want to bring up a tweet by Amber Hinds that we should add for future discussion. A lot of talk about accessibility.
The home page of Learn WordPress has 9 insufficient color contrast errors; 2 links with ambiguous anchor text; 2 links that open in a new tab without warning. https://twitter.com/heyamberhinds/status/1760140361429622848

Thank you for bringing this to the meeting, Laura! I want to tag in @francisco and @Nick Diego — our contacts helping us with the Learn WordPress redesign for their insight into this.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 1st February 2024

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 16 attendees: @bsanevans, @sierratr, @courtneypk, @lada7042, @piyopiyofox, @west7, @ardianimaya, @huzaifaalmesbah, @digitalchild (async), @devmuhib (async), @amitpatelmd (async), @cnormandigital (async), @quitevisible (async), @mebo (async), @eboxnet (async), @askdesign (async).

We’ve had some new people join the channel recently.
@saqib59@linuxplus@proloybhaduri@thiarara@hasanfardous,@jmuiruri@magork@missywilliamsdigital, @narolainfotech.

Welcome! Please post in the #training channel or reach out to a team member to help you with contributing. Resources to check out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program.

News

Meeting Note Takers

  • February 8 – @zunaid321
  • February 15 – need volunteer
  • February 22 – need volunteer

We’re looking for volunteers to take notes each week through the rest of February. Would anyone like to volunteer for the team? Please post in the #training channel

Looking for feedback

Looking for volunteers

  • Who would like to facilitate an Online Workshop this year? Come and apply to facilitate. Or if you have any questions about Online Workshops, feel free to reach out to a Faculty member.
  • Call for Mentors and Mentees for the project-wide Mentorship program – Closes on February 7th 2024.
  • Faculty reviewers requested to look at and audit the Handbook pages. Feedback received so far can we viewed and updated in the GitHub project.
  • Looking for Contributor Spotlight authors – Share your availability in thread
  • Looking for any faculty members interested in running the Guide Program – Share your interest in thread

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Attendees:  @digitalchild@psykro@devmuhib, @mebo

  • @digitalchild hosted his first Dev Squad Triage session last week.
  • Reviewed PR – #2172 (Add script to count unique learners in Sensei)
  • No issues waiting to be triaged
  • Closed #832 [Related Course: Create a Custom 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 #1] How Classic and Block Themes Are Developed – Lesson Plan
  • Closed After fixing – #850 [Course Exercise] Creating Template Parts: Headers and Footers

If you’re interested in participating, come visit the #meta-learn Slack channel at 7:00 UTC. You’ll find the time shown in your local timezone on the Training Team’s meeting calendar.

Other News

Come and Contribute

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

Good first issues for developers

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Project Updates

Learning Pathways – Share progress regarding the project in thread

2024 goal planning sessions – Team Reps will be publishing an outline of the team’s goals soon.

  • Once the goals are published, we’ll be looking for folks to lead the different projects through the year. Keep your eyes out for the post coming soon.

Faculty Updates

Faculty members were asked to review and answer the following questions

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?

Open Discussions

  • Item submitted by @devmuhib was discussed – @bsanevans asked if anyone have comments about how best to move this forward?
  • @courtneypk shared an update with everyone. Starting next week, she will be shifting her focus back to the #community-team and just be less present in Training Team spaces. Folks thanked her for her contributions so far and wished her a great year ahead.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

#meeting-recap, #training, #training-team