Meeting Agenda for March 15, 2022

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Thursdays 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Meeting Note Takers
    1. March 15 @Paradigm5h1f7
    2. March 22 @piyopiyofox
    3. March 29 @ndiego
  2. News
    1. GitHub updates
    2. Translating content on LearnWP
    3. WordPress 6.0
      1. Development cycle
      2. Sources of Info
    4. First review on the new Sitemap for HelpHub or Documentation
    5. Proposal: Faculty Program Structure
    6. Time changes coming – EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27
    7. Social Learning Spaces (SLS)
      1. SLS videos on WPTV
      2. Upcoming SLSs
  3. For Discussion
    1. Additional Office and Coffee hours
  4. March 2022 Sprint
    1. Published this week
      1. Lesson plans
      2. Workshops
        1. Managing Settings: Privacy
      3. Courses
    2. Next up, can you help?
      1. Review
        1. This takes you to post in 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/.: Adding a Site Tagline to Block Themes
        2. This takes you to the post in Slack: Choosing a Theme
      2. New content required
    3. Weekly check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  5. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training

Recap of Training Team meetings, March 1 and 3, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, March 1, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 3, 2022)

(Logs require 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @Paradigm5h1f7, @gudrun, @piermario, @arasae and @peteringersoll

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @webcommsat, @Courane01, and @nalininonstopnewsuk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Julia, @Umesh Gupta, and @Viral Mehta

Meeting Note Takers

  • March 1 – @ndiego
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed
  • March 29 – Volunteer needed

News

Translating Content on LearnWP

Dion is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We don’t want to lose momentum on translation work, and hope to get more information soon.

Sources of Info for WordPress 6.0

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

With eyes on 6.0 coming, @courane01 drafted a simple post linking to the relevant change logs from 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/ and reached out to @mamaduka inquiring a rough estimate on what version of Gutenberg will make it in. So far, it might be either 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 version 12.9 or 13, but we will know more soon.

Waiting until Dev Notes reach #core to find what has changed is a bit late in creating release content. We’ll collaborate with #docs and #marketing team for a combined training session for this release, so we would deliver content for 6.0 as well.

In the new schedule for 6.0 there is a walkthrough of expected features on April 5.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Largely we’re awaiting next steps for this to finalize. This subset of the team will vet applications to present, facilitate with subject matter experts, and more.

Courses Guidelines

@azhiyadev has compiled the suggested course guidelines and workflow after communicating with those who have so far created courses. This is a public preview link for you to review. Share any comments you might have in #training.

Time Changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27 (when Europe shifts time). APAC meeting will remain on UTC time.

Guidelines for Approving Social Learning Spaces Facilitators

We are in the process of collecting the entire workflow from application to be a facilitator to hosting an event, including Zoom credentials and procedures. Much of the info is in the handbook, but obviously details like Zoom account login cannot be included there. We are working on systematizing that for a more organized response to applicants.

Sprint

Retrospective February 2022

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: Retrospective January 2022.

What went well?

@courane01

  • New contributors
  • Thoughtful reflection on improving 6.0
  • We are 99% ready to migrate 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. > 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/ (more on that later today)
  • Some work toward the annual goals in addition to monthly content goals.

@webtechpooja

  • I’m really pleased to see all the new faces and new contributors
  • Loved to see new faces and contributors are joining in APAC meeting :tada:

@gudrun

  • I did my first real review of a lesson. 

@arasae

  • I really like the positive momentum the team is building. It’s hard to quantify, but something is feeling different in a very positive way.

What could we improve?

@courane01

  • Ensuring all content for the month ahead is on the Sprint at the start of the month.
  • Creating more content.
  • When committing to sprint items, setting personally realistic dates for completion and sharing any changes to that commitment if I cannot keep those dates.

@arasae

  • Personally, I need to pick a lane, stick to it, and finish a thing or two. I am juggling a BUNCH of lesson plans and I have a ton of quality content… but it’s on my computer. That helps no one. I am committing to putting quality content out there, faster, even if it is imperfect! That’s what reviews are for, right?

@gudrun

  • I reviewed the CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson, it became apparent that we need to find a way to identify for what version /theme a lesson is. The CSS lesson would not apply to FSE themes.

@Paradigm5h1f7

  • Would love to see a lesson plan for contributing or a beginners guide… there’s so much information I am not sure the best place to jump in :blush:

@nalininonstopnewsuk

  • I would suggest the navigation / 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. needs to be looked at in how attendees at APAC can process and interact with so many threads that take them to previous meetings during the actual meeting. (i.e. How can we improve Sprint retrospectives for APAC attendees? Full discussion here)

What will we do differently? 

@courane01

  • Ask folks to pick a date to finish tasks volunteered for (myself included) and when dates are missed, ask to recommit or turn it over for others to do.

Trello > GitHub MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.

@mdburnette, one of the #photos moderators, assisted the Training team on migrating from Trello to GitHub. After the Training meeting on March 1, the process began and was successful.

March 2022 Sprint

The March 2022 Team Sprint overview was published by Courtney. This month we’ll be working on this sprint. If anyone would like to pick any topic please comment on the p2 post or drop a message in #training.

Workshop Published this Week

  1. Intro to the Site Editor and Template Editor thanks @west7

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Templates and Template Parts
  2. Showcasing Content with Query Loops
  3. Getting to know the WordPress Dashboard
  4. Gutenberg Developer Hours

Open Discussions

@ndiego put together a proposal for additional Social Learning Spaces in March and moving forward. After a review and team discussion, the first two proposed SLSs were approved will be scheduled for March with the assistance of @arasae.

@gudrun asked about adding an additional labels to identify lessons and where they are applicable, such as FSE versus Classic themes. @courane01 indicated that a standard phrase for pre-FSE would be good to add to lesson plans that are not applicable in an FSE environment.

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

March 2022 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

Learn Content

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

Types of themes:

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. theme: a theme made for FSE using HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. templates and theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML., allowing one to manage all parts of their site with blocks.
  • Universal theme: a theme that works with both the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. and the Site Editor.
  • Hybrid theme: a classic theme that adopts a feature(s) of FSE, like theme.json or the template editor.
  • Classic theme: a theme built with PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. templates, functions.php, and more that does not work with Site Editor.

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

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

WordPress 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. Needed:

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

2. Get access, if you don’t have it already, to learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. Ask in the #training SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

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

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

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

TopicLesson PlanWorkshop
Anatomy of a ThemeGitHub Issue
Lesson Plan @ironprogrammergrammer
Choosing a ThemeShould clarify the 4 types of themes
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@paradigm5h1f7
Done
Should clarify the 4 types of themes
GitHub Issue
Workshop
Creating a block patternRename from Registering or include both terms
GitHub Issue
Workshop
Customizer TaglineDescribe how to modify taglines in FSE

Workshop
A new workshop was created specifically for Block Themes
How to use WordPress Block PatternsUpdate to include Featured patterns, wordpress.org/patterns & github pull request
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
Update to include Featured patterns, wordpress.org/patterns & github pull request
GitHub Issue
Workshop
Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site.Review how to do this in block themes
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@
reviewed by @gudrun
Include how to do this in block themes – are there areas of CSS that exceed FSE to include
GitHub Issue
Workshop
Introduction to the CustomizerMention that this is for Classic and Hybrid themes
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
Mention that this is for Classic and Hybrid themes
GitHub Issue
Workshop
Managing WidgetsWidgets without customizer in block based themes
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
Managing widgets in classic themes needed
GitHub Issue
Setting up a dev environment
(Issue not in GitHub)
Needs to follow lesson plan and workshop formats
Lesson Plan
@aurooba
Template HierarchyRevise for FSE inclusion
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@hilayt24
The LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop.consider diagraming this in light of the query loop block
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
Theme Troubleshooting
(Issue not on GitHub)
This will need to be updated to reflect when we have a new lesson plan created about using the styles.
Lesson Plan
Troubleshooting basicsupdate to include Site Health, 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 and native to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
Workshop Part 1
Workshop Part 2
W3 total cachebroken images, follow lesson plan format
GitHub Issues
Lesson Plan
@webtechpooja
Webfontskeep an eye on webfonts api in wordpress core

Github pull request

GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
What Are Google XML SitemapsI think we should go with Site Kit as that is maintained by Google, and revise the whole article
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
What Is A ThemeInclude types of themes, see above
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@hilayt24
What is Contact Form 7adhere to lesson plan format AND import images from GitHub
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
What Is Wordfence SecurityGitHub Issue
What Is Yoast SEOupdate this to follow lesson plan format
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@webtechpooja
What to include in functions.phpReview for FSE
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@psykro
What you can do with WordPressRemove references to WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. AreasThis needs to be updated to also include block based themes
GitHub Issues
Lesson Plan
List of lesson plans and workshops on Learn that need to be revised

WordPress 5.9 New Content Needed:

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

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

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

* Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans

* Workshop about workshops

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

TopicLesson PlanWorkshop
Block Theme Comment BlockGitHub Issue
@west7
GitHub Issue
@west7
Block Theme Template HierarchyGitHub Issue
@webtechpooja
GitHub Issue
Build a site using a block theme (Twenty Twenty Two)GitHub IssueGitHub Issue
Child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. for block themes
(Assign GitHub issue to Sarah)
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@arasae
GitHub Issues
How to set site icons and logo (without Customizer)GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@azhiyadev
Done
GitHub Issue
Difference between reusable blocks, block pattern, templates, template partsGitHub Issue
@west7
DuotoneGitHub Issue
Gallery BlockGitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@courane01
GitHub Issue
Managing widgets in block themes neededGitHub Issue????
Searching OpenverseGitHub Issue
@sagarprajapati
GitHub Issue
Searching and submitting to the photo directory (duplicated further down below)GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
@mdburnette
Done
Creating a front page in block themes
(Lesson Plan issue not on GitHub)
Lesson Plan
@kemmy99
GitHub Issue
Submitting a block pattern to the directoryGitHub Issue
@wes7
GitHub Issue
@wes7
Submitting photos to the photo directory@mdburnette
GitHub Issue
@mdburnette
GitHub Issue
Template TourGitHub Issue
Revise Lesson Plan
GitHub Issue
Theme.json
(Assign GitHub issue to Sarah)
GitHub Issue
@arasae
GitHub Issue
Using theme.json with classic themesGitHub IssueGitHub Issue
Using widgets in block themes
(Issue not on GitHub)
Using WordPress in other languages
(Workshop not on GitHub)
GitHub Issue
Lesson Plan
Needs to reflect the language switcher update

Workshop
What is flex layout and how to configure with block themesGitHub Issue
Query loopGitHib Issue
GitHub Issue
@west7
Featured patterns
(Issue not on GitHub)
Dimensions in featured images
(Issue not on GitHub)
Site Editor
(merged with Template Editor)
GitHub Issue
@wes7
Template Editor (merged with Site Editor)
GitHub Issue
@wes7
List of Learn WordPress lesson plans and workshops to be created for 5.9

Courses Needed

General

  1. Contributor courses

Learn Functionality

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

Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.

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

Training Team Goals

2022 goals identified during the team goal setting and ongoing administrative tasks for the team.

  1. Team Goals to be delivered by March 2022
    1. Use GitHub Projects in LearnWP repository for managing team activity
    2. Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined)
    3. Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
    4. Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
    5. Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP
  2. Ongoing
    1. Fix 404 errors on Learn
    2. HelpScout rotation
    3. Meeting notetakers rotation

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Recap of Training Team meetings, February 22 and 24, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, February 22, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, February 24, 2022)

(Logs require 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @gudrun, @boogah, @aurooba, @sumitsingh, and @arasae

Attendance APAC Meeting: @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @meher, @onealtr, and @bestony

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Destiny@Adi Cahyaludin@ren@Kajal Gohel, and @Sumit Singh

Meeting Note Takers

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

  • March 1 – Volunteer needed
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed

News

WordPress 6.0 Planning Roundup

Training is very new to participating in having content ready at release. As we continue to improve our processes, we will continue to work on having as much content ready at release. Key dates to note:

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

The Training team agreed to try and align with these dates. Discussion about what content is needed for the 6.0 release will begin when we hit feature freeze.

@courane01 would also like to open up a training session around feature freeze inviting contributors from #docs , #marketing , and #training to discover what will go into the release. There was consensus within the meeting attendees that such a session would be of interest.

Translating Content on LearnWP

@dd32 is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We’d really like to get some input from Hugh Lashbrooke around possible solutions in the interim.

Enhancing Content on LearnWP

There is a discussion around using categories on LearnWP, as we do for workshops. But we really need to think about the Courses landing page, and how it could be improved. 

@gudrun mentioned that there isn’t a great overview of current lesson plans. @courane01 pointed out a page she made recently called Pathways to Learn WordPress. This page is not yet directly accessible from the LeanWP navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. and the design of the page still needs work. @courane01 is going to continue working on this.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

We are still awaiting info from Hugh Lashbrooke regarding next steps to launch this. In short, it’d be a team of folks that help review the content, priorities, and other reviewing types of things. If you have not provided a comment on the proposal post yet, please do as we are eager to continue rolling this program out.

Time changes

Daylight savings time is coming up. The Americas change on March 13 and most of Europe changes on March 27.

For the EMEA/Americas Meeting, the team agreed to shift the meetings with the time change on March 27. This includes the office and coffee hours. This means that for those in the Americas, there will be two weeks between March 13 and March 27 where the meetings are at an odd time. Over the next few weeks we will remind folks of the change.

For the APAC meeting, since many participants are in India, which doesn’t have a daylight saving change, that meeting will remain at the same UTC.

News From Around WordPress

Sprint

February 2022 Progress

Lesson Plans Published this Week

  1. Using Page Templates thanks @west7 reviewed by @courane01 and @azhiyadev
  2. Building A Sitemap For A Site thanks @azhiyadev reviewed by @aurooba and @webtechpooja

Workshops Published this Week

  1. Building Sidebars With the Site Editor thanks @arasaere viewed by @courane01

Help Needed – Content Ready for Review

  1. Introduction to CSS submitted by @hilayt24 (@gudrun offered to review)
  2. Managing Settings: Permalinks submitted by @west7

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?

@ndiego

  • NA
  • Wrote last weeks meeting notes
  • NA
  • Write this weeks meeting notes

@webtechpooja

  1. I committed to 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. -> 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/ 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.  I am finding a way to migrate it automatically, hope soon find a way.
  3. Time
  4. I Will continuing work on migration process and reviewing lesson plan.

@aurooba

  1. No commitments last week.
  2. NA
  3. Nope!
  4. Proof Building a Sitemap for a Site lesson

@courane01

  1. Trello > GitHub migration
  2. Recruited some help to investigate Trello > GitHub, started a draft of everything published on LearnWP for make.wordpress.org/updates to share with Forums/support, Marketing, and Community teams
  3. I had very limited capacity last week.
  4. Trello > Github is my highest priority, followed by needs analysis.

@gudrun

  1. NA
  2. Worked on gathering learn content that is available in German.
  3. NA
  4. NA

@azhiyadev

  1. Sitemap lesson plan and Trello-GitHub migration.
  2. Sitemap lesson plan. I looked into the Trello-GitHub migration now to figure out how to identify the column ids, in GitHub
  3. No blockers
  4. I will work on How to set site icons and logo (without a 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.)

@arasae

  1. Sidebars Workshop + LP
  2. The workshop is done + published and the LP has a frame. Need to migrate that to Learn soon. I also found a lot of inspiration in child themes and have started drafting both a LP and a workshop. I will probably break these into two mini-topics (beginner and intermediate) with two separate lesson plans, because with new 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.-based themes, it’s not super optional to not know 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. (or at least the basics). So, those are in development and well on their way.
  3. I keep getting stuck on LPs. I always make a frame before a workshop, but my brain wants me to extend the LP beyond it, which im not sure is necessary. Just my own mental blocks I suppose. 🙂
  4. I will finish child themes part 1 LP, ready for review next week. Will probably look also at making a simple workshop for it and more theme.Json development.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Honey, I Broke My Website! What To Do When Site Editing Goes Wrong
  2. Beginner’s Guide To Full Site Editing
  3. Templates And Template Parts

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev

Next week we will carry out a Retrospective of the February Sprint as well as a plan for March. If you are working on something that is not currently on the Sprint please be sure to add it.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

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

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, February 15 and 17, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, February 15, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, February 15, 2022)

(Logs require 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @ndiego, @anjanavasan, @azhiyadev, @arasae, @topher1kenobe, @gudrun, @peteringersoll, @webtechpooja

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @hilayt24, @anandau14, @afshanadiya, @piermario, @meher, @bestony

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @robin416, @Maginn, @Kanchan Nachnani, @lthames, @Tracy Maher, @anjanavasan, @Nidhi Dhandhukiya, @Jasper, and @Md Rasel Ahmed.

News

Contributor Days

The next event is the WCEU 2022 Contributor Day. This event will be held June 2-4, 2022, and will be in person. If you have team members planning to attend WCEU, let us know if you’d like to help organize the contributor table for the Training Team. @afshanadiya mentioned being part of the WCEU organizing team and would love to help.

Tuesday Training on Community

Lesson plans have been a foundational aspect of the Make WP Training team since 2013, initially with a goal of supporting WP Meetups. In that time, we haven’t widely connected with MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers though. The Community team runs a monthly Tuesday Training series to support Meetup and 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. organizers. @harishanker invited @courane01 to coordinate on a post elevating using Lesson Plans as a way to prepare topics for Meetups. Included is a list of recently published lesson plans. Additionally, links to this post AND recent lesson plans will be in this month’s newsletter for Meetup organizers.

Translating Content on LearnWP

We’ve had quite a lot of interest in translating courses on LearnWP recently.  We are awaiting an idea/update from @dd32 in #meta on a good way to handle this before GlotPress is fully available on LearnWP. 

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

If you haven’t already, please leave a comment on the proposal for the structure of the Faculty Program. We are eager to continue rolling this program out.

News From Around WordPress

Sprint

February 2022 Progress

Workshops published this week

  1. Templates drafted by @rkohilakis and reviewed by @azhiyadev

Courses published this week

  1. Part 2: Personalized Site Design with Full Site Editing and Theme Blocks @west7 reviewed by @courane01 @azhiyadev
  2. Part 3: Advanced Site Design with Full Site Editing – Site Editor, Templates and Template Parts @west7 reviewed by @courane01 @azhiyadev

Help Needed

Community support is needed. There are still a number of lesson plans that need revising and workshops that need new content. These are all listed in the February Sprint under 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. and New Content. If you would like to help, follow these steps:

  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. Make the revisions.
  4. Ask the team to review it. Drop us a message in the #training Slack channel.
  5. A member of the team will review and publish the changes.

If you need help creating content, review these resources:

There was also a call for more Social Learning Spaces.

@hilayt24 volunteered to work on Introduction to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site..

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?

@courane01

  1. Reviewing the new courses, write the Retro post, review 2 recaps, work on 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. > 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/ move, revise the audio on the Navigation workshop vid and reupload to all the corresponding locations, meet with interested contributors, publish team update on /updates, Tuesday Training post
  2. Most of that. I need to fix the Navigation workshop audio yet and more Trello > Github migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. yet.
  3. Time, energy, more “heads down work time”
  4. Trello > GitHub, start a rough draft of Needs Analysis

Help is needed to move the Training team content management off Trello and onto GitHub. A few reasons include:

  1. Consistency with Docs
  2. Better tracking of contributions
  3. Automation tooling
  4. Having it within the WordPress/Learn repo for easier public visibility.

Migrating all of the content to GitHub will be tricky and help is needed to figure out the most reliable way to get every field and 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. over. If a community member has done this sort of thing before, or is particularly skilled with 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. files, and would like to lend a hand, please reach out to @courane01.

@azhiyadev

  1. Continue reviewing content
  2. I reviewed some content
  3. Time and low energy
  4. I will work on getting the Sitemap lesson plan completed. Help Courtney with the Trello-GitHub migration.

@arasae

  1. I’m continuing work on theme.json lesson plan materials; this is definitely lending itself to more of a course-feel, as it’s such a large topic.
  2. I’m working on stringing together some lesson plans (for example, Using ‘Schema’ with Theme.json) that will likely build to a text-based course at some point. For now, though, I need to finish lesson plans one at a time. :smile:
  3. Limited time. This week has been even more limited than usual.
  4. Going to finish the video workshop I have on sidebars + adding a lesson plan with it. I’ll also try to finish a lesson plan on an Intro to Theme.json type plan, but we’ll see what time allows.

@west7

  1. Published the Workshop: Templates 
  2. Published the Lesson Plan: Templates

@rkohilakis

  1. Published the Workshop: Template Parts 
  2. Published the Lesson Plan: Template Parts

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Adding Custom CSS to Your Site
  2. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing
  3. Zero to Block Theme #5 – From Site Editor to Theme
  4. Hello Blocks! Coding custom blocks
  5. Gutenberg Developer Hours

Open Discussions

@ndiego asked about putting together a couple of Social Learning Spaces for March. @courane01, @azhiyadev, and @arasae provided a number of great resources:

@webtechpooja asked attendees to share their stories or experience about diversity in the community.
https://make.wordpress.org/community/2022/02/08/discussion-diversity-in-wordpress-events/


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

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

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

Agenda for February 15, 2022

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Thursdays 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Contributor Days
      1. WCEU 2022 Contributor Day, 2-4 June
    3. Tuesday Training on Community
    4. Translating content on LearnWP
    5. Faculty Program: Structure Proposal
    6. Across the teams
      1. A Theory of Technology Adoption in the WordPress Project
      2. Discussion: Diversity in WordPress Events
      3. Openverse
  3. February Sprint
    1. Progress
      1. Would you like to get started writing a lesson plan?
    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?
    3. This week’s upcoming SLSs please check: https://learn.wordpress.org/social-learning/
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

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

#agenda, #training

Recap for Training Team meeting February 8 and 10, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Tuesday Meeting

Slack Log for APAC Friendly Thursday Meeting

(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 meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas: @azhiyadev @courane01 @webtechpooja @rkohilakis @ndiego @arasae @weblink @Kemmy99 @peteringersoll @chaion07 @mdburnette

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja @anandau14 @bestony @afshanadiya @chaion07

Over the past week, @vanpariyar @Bestony @Lena Inurrieta @Sajith @h4l9k @sterndata @zieladam @Jeff Everhart has joined the Training team.

News

We discussed upcoming Contributor Days

WCEU 2022 Contributor Day, 2-4 June

If we have team members planning to attend WCEU, let us know if you’d like to help organize the contributor table of the Training Team.

Translating content on LearnWP

We’ve had a lot of interest in translating courses to other languages. @courane01 is in discussion with @evarlese in #polyglots for further insight into the rollout of GlotPress. And also discussed with @dd32 briefly about the interest and how to work smartly as a team, knowing the site functionality changes, how long it will be (quite a while) for GlotPress fully available, etc.

Other decision-making topics:

These are open for feedback. Please provide your feedback.

Across the teams – this is news across several teams.

Sprint

February 2022 Sprint

Three lesson plans have been published this week: 

Workshops have been published this week:

Courses to go live this week

  • Part 2 – Personalized Site Design with Full Site Editing and Theme Blocks
  • Part 3 – Personalized Site Design with Full Site Editing: Site Editor, Templates and Template Parts. Thanks, @west7

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: ​​Got the template parts lesson plan and workshop completed.  This is my last week sponsored on the WP project, so just wrapping things up.

@courane01:

  1.  Keep working on 5.9 related content, compare Jan sprint with 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., assist with creating the Feb sprint, get some extra sleep.
  2. Reviewing the new courses, write the Retro post, review 2 recaps, work on Trello > 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/ move, revise the audio on the Navigation workshop vid and reupload to all the corresponding locations, meet with interested contributors, publish team update on /updates
  3. Time
  4. Hopefully, Trello > Github will be ready, finish reviewing 2 lesson plans and a course. Comment on all the posts that needed feedback.

@azhiyadev:

  1. Worked on February Sprint and made sure there is a Trello card for all the content.
  2. All the above and  I reviewed a couple of lesson plans, courses and wrote some tweets for the 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/.. If there are any Trello cards missing from the Sprint, please let me know.
  3. Time
  4. Continue reviewing any content.

@arasae:

  • I have a lot of things moving right now!
  • Child Themes is in a bulleted outline of a lesson plan; 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. overview has materials now on Styles, so that’s coming along; I discovered something fun (sidebars!) and made an accidental workshop.
  • Time. Still being pulled in lots of directions.
  • Next week, I will finish the workshop and continue building the lesson plans. I will also probably start development on a Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. workshop, to accompany that lesson plan.

@kemmy99:

Worked on meeting recap and worked with @courtney, @hauwa to promote Lesson plans to 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. organisers.

This week’s upcoming SLSs please check: https://learn.wordpress.org/social-learning/

Open Discussions

Yoast contributor day recap

@courane01 worked with @yvettesonneveld to assist the marketing team table during last Friday’s Yoast contributor day event. They wrote micro-copy related to each type of content on LearnWP, with links to the exact sources. They tried out the Social Image Generator 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 that Automattic acquired with plans of this coming to Jetpack announced.

Please provide your valuable feedback on this:

https://make.wordpress.org/community/2022/02/08/discussion-diversity-in-wordpress-events/


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/

#learnwp #training #meeting-recap #notes

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

Recap of Training Team APAC Friendly Meeting February 3, 2022

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 meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

This meeting is a follow up to the earlier Training Team meeting so that we can include more people in more time zones in Training Team meetings.

Attendance: @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @anandau14, @kemmy99, @webcommsat, @onealtr, @psykro

News

We discussed upcoming Contributor Days

Yoast Contributor Day February 4

WCEU 2022 Contributor Day, 2-4 June

If we have team members planning to attend WCEU, let us know if you’d like to help organize the contributor table of the Training Team.

We discussed Training Team Goals for 2022
A reminder that we’ve got some big goals for the year ahead. Please do take some time to scan through this overview. We’ll begin work on some of the March goals as soon as next week (such as 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. -> 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/ migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.)

Other decision-making topics:

These are open for feedback. Please provide your feedback.

Sprint

February 2022 Sprint

We still continue working on shipping content for 5.9. If you want to help us in revision or writing new content please comment on the post or you can message us on #training slack channel as well.

Lesson plan ready for review:

Lesson plan ready for proofreading review.  If anyone like to proofread, Please let us know.
Should be checked for grammar/tone of voice, code validation, and instructional review.

Training Team Goals
These are flagged to be delivered by March 2022 and added to the Sprint as well.

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

Open Discussions

@anandau14 ask where to submit the ideas to improve the user experience of Learn course section. They can be submitted on Learn Github & errors and suggestions can also be submitted on Report Content Errors | Learn WordPress

@webcommsat shared


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

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

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February 2022 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

Learn Content

We are currently using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content on Learn (lesson plans, video workshops and courses). Every piece of content has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Types of themes:

  • BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. theme: a theme made for FSE using HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. templates and theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML., allowing one to manage all parts of their site with blocks.
  • Universal theme: a theme that works with both the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. and the Site Editor.
  • Hybrid theme: a classic theme that adopts a feature(s) of FSE, like theme.json or the template editor.
  • Classic theme: a theme built with PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. templates, functions.php, and more that does not work with Site Editor.

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

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

WordPress 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. Needed:

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

2. Get access, if you don’t have it already, to learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. Ask in the #training SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

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

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

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

TopicLesson PlanWorkshop
Anatomy of a ThemeTrello card
Lesson Plan @ironprogrammer
Build a Sitemap for a siteThis should be compared to sitemaps already in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
Trello card
Lesson Plan @azhiyadev
Reviewed by @aurooba @webtechpooja
Choosing a ThemeShould clarify the 4 types of themes
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Should clarify the 4 types of themes
Trello card
Workshop
Creating a block patternRename from Registering or include both terms
Trello card
Workshop
Customizer TaglineDescribe how to modify taglines in FSE
Trello card
Workshop
How to use WordPress Block PatternsUpdate to include Featured patterns, wordpress.org/patterns & https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/35773
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Update to include Featured patterns, wordpress.org/patterns & https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/35773
Trello card
Workshop
Intro to common pluginsReview what plugins are common/popular now, remove mentions of Codex
Trello card
Lesson Plan @aurooba reviewed by @gudrun
Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site.Review how to do this in block themes
Trello card
Lesson Plan
@
reviewed by @gudrun
Include how to do this in block themes – are there areas of CSS that exceed FSE to include
Trello card
Workshop
Introduction to the CustomizerMention that this is for Classic and Hybrid themes
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Mention that this is for Classic and Hybrid themes
Trello card
Workshop
Managing WidgetsWidgets without customizer in block based themes
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Managing widgets in classic themes needed
Trello card
Setting up a dev environmentNeeds to follow lesson plan and workshop formats
Lesson Plan
Template HierarchyRevise for FSE inclusion
Trello card
Lesson Plan
The LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop.consider diagraming this in light of the query loop block
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Theme TroubleshootingThis will need to be updated to reflect when we have a new lesson plan created about using the styles.
Lesson Plan
Troubleshooting basicsupdate to include Site Health, 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 and native to core
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Workshop Part 1
Workshop Part 2
W3 total cachebroken images, follow lesson plan format
Trello card
Lesson Plan
Webfontskeep an eye on https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/09/28/implementing-a-webfonts-api-in-wordpress-core/
Trello card
Lesson Plan
What Are Google XML SitemapsI think we should go with Site Kit as that is maintained by Google, and revise the whole article
Trello card
Lesson Plan
What Is A ThemeInclude types of themes, see above
Trello card
Lesson Plan
What is Contact Form 7adhere to lesson plan format AND import images from 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/
Trello card
Lesson Plan
What Is Wordfence SecurityTrello card
What Is Yoast SEOupdate this to follow lesson plan format
Trello card
Lesson Plan
What to include in functions.phpReview for FSE
Trello card
Lesson Plan
What you can do with WordPressRemove references to WordPress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/
Trello card
Lesson Plan
WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. AreasThis needs to be updated to also include block based themes
Trello card
Lesson Plan
List of lesson plans and workshops on Learn that need to be revised

WordPress 5.9 New Content Needed:

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

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

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

* Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans

* Workshop about workshops

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

TopicLesson PlanWorkshop
Block Theme Comment BlockTrello cardTrello card
Block Theme Template HierarchyTrello cardTrello card
Build a site using a block theme (Twenty Twenty Two)Trello cardTrello card
Child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. for block themesTrello card
Lesson Plan
@arasae
Trello card
How to set site icons and logo (without Customizer)Trello card
@azhiyadev
Trello card
Difference between reusable blocks, block pattern, templates, template partshttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/difference-between-reusable-blocks-block-pattern-templates-template-parts/ @webtechpooja
Reviewed by @arasae @rkohilakis @west7 @courane01 @azhiyadev
Trello card
DuotoneTrello card
Lesson Plan
@webtechpooja
Trello card
Gallery BlockTrello card
Lesson Plan
@courane01
Trello card
Managing widgets in block themes neededTrello card????
Searching OpenverseTrello cardTrello card
Searching and submitting to the photo directoryTrello cardTrello card
Creating a front page in block themesTrello card
Lesson Plan
@kemmy99
Trello card
Submitting a block pattern to the directoryTrello card
@wes7
Trello card
@wes7
Submitting photos to the photo directoryTrello cardTrello card
Template TourTrello card
Revise Lesson Plan
Trello card
Theme.jsonTrello card
@arasae
Trello card
Using theme.json with classic themesTrello cardTrello card
Using widgets in block themes????Trello card
Using WordPress in other languagesTrello card
Lesson Plan
Needs to reflect the language switcher update
Trello card
Workshop
What is flex layout and how to configure with block themesTrello cardTrello card
Query loopTrello cardTrello card
Featured patterns????Trello card
Dimensions in featured images????Trello card
How to edit a template part renamed to Using Template PartsTrello card
Lesson Plan

@wes7
Workshop
@rkohilakis
How to create a template part
This was merged back into Using Template Parts
Trello card
Lesson Plan

@rkohilakis
@rkohilakis
How to use the template part focus mode
This was merged into Using Template Parts
Trello card
Lesson Plan

@rkohilakis
@rkohilakis
Site Editor@wes7
Template Editor@wes7
List of Learn WordPress lesson plans and workshops to be created for 5.9

Courses Needed

General

  1. Contributor courses

5.9

  1. User FSE – Part 2 @west7
  2. User FSE – Part 3 @west7

Learn Functionality

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

Visit GitHub for a complete list of open issues.

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

Training Team Goals

2022 goals identified during the team goal setting and ongoing administrative tasks for the team.

  1. Team Goals to be delivered by March 2022
    1. Use GitHub Projects in LearnWP repository for managing team activity
    2. Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined)
    3. Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
    4. Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
    5. Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP
  2. Ongoing
    1. Fix 404 errors on Learn
    2. HelpScout rotation
    3. Meeting notetakers rotation

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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

#learn-wordpress

Agenda for February 1, 2022

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 17:00 UTC OR Thursdays 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 11:00 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Notes Takers
    2. Contributor Days
      1. Yoast Contributor Day February 4
      2. WCEU 2022 Contributor Day, 2-4 June
  3. Training Team Goals 2022
  4. Feedback required
    1. Social Learning Spaces (SLS) streaming platforms (remaining open until after 5.9 release)
    2. Learn WordPress version taxonomy
    3. Proposal: Faculty Program Structure
    4. 2022 Major Release Timing
  5. Sprint
    1. January 2022 Sprint Retrospective
      1. What went well?
      2. What could we improve?
      3. What will we do differently?
    2. Planning for February 2022
      1. Lesson plans ready for review
        1. Introduction to Common Plugins
        2. Duotone Filters
        3. Creating a Front Page in Block Themes
      2. 5.9
        1. 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. New Content
  6. This week’s upcoming Social Learning Spaces (SLS)
    1. Managing spam on your website
    2. Ride along: How to switch from a Classic to Block theme
    3. Zero to Block theme series #3: theme.json continued – Styles
    4. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing
    5. Taking Control Over the Editor for Client Builds
    6. Gutenberg Developer Hours
  7. Open Discussion
    1. New design of WordPress.org News

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

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

#training