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 The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at 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

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


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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. 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 #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 Plugin Directory 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

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 15, 2020

Slack Log  (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

Attendance:  @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webcommsat, @meher, @onealtr, @paaljoachim, @jessecowens, @oglekler, @carike

Upcoming team meetings

Friday 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Open announcements/discussion

What we are working on now

Learn WordPress launch has happened!

Really huge milestone for many of the .org Make teams. This has been a cross-team initiative spanning #training, #marketing, #community, #WPTV #meta and more. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this launch. @webcommsatat, @meher, @oglekler, @lmurriom, @harishanker, @hlashbrooke, @nalini, @azhiyadev, @coreymckrill, @melchoyce and more have been amazing to see in action this week.

To date, #training has had more than 150 contributors involved in our lessons plans. To celebrate the launch we will be holding a virtual get together tomorrow Wednesday 16 December 2020 from 1 pm to 1:45 pm UTC. @webcommsat reminded everyone that registration will close Tuesday 14 December 2020, 8 pm UTC. As a celebration, @meher has a fun quiz (non WordPress) for us to participate in during the event. Bring a pen and paper to write down all your answers.

Marketing help wanted

#marketing has done so much towards the launch today. However, they still need our help as part of the ongoing promotion of the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at which is often referred to as the "Learn" site.. Share socials with #LearnWP – refer to Slack timestamp for specific channels.

Marketing is seeking quotes on how people use the Learn website and why contributing to Learn and Training is fun, and how you can encourage others.

We’ve appended the links directly to the social platforms mentioned to draw your attention to those. You will find them under the “Action Items” We’d love for you to share it today AND ongoing – #marketing has a lot of promotions planned for the next couple of months.

@webcommsatat mentioned that the first week is crucial so please follow the channels mentioned and like, retweet items to your network to help us amplify the messages. #marketing has a 6 month campaign with lots of opportunities for you to get involved. They will be sharing images and videos from official accounts and are making arrangements with a number of sites and podcasts. If you have any suggestions for others please let her and @meher know. They are also working on campaign messages and videos os off you are interested in this area, do connect with them. They look forward to welcoming you all to the event tomorrow.

Big thank you to @onealtr and @geheren for helping with these follow-ups.

Merging all Learn groups

We are in the process of merging the Learn working groups to all who call the Training team home. Please welcome the contributors who are focusing on the workshops areas. We expect additional meetings to occur from our team P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at and in the #training Slack channel.

The proposal has been out for quite a while without objection, so work has begun to merge the two. This opens up many opportunities for collaboration of planning and organisation of content between workshops and lesson plans.

Learn landing page

The first phase of visually organizing lesson plans has begun. We are still working towards the agreed lesson plan landing page.

Learn is now in the main site nav on .org, in the footer and for most localised version as well. Thanks to everyone who has been working cross-team on headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. menu and footer changes.

Team organization review

As a team, a lot of our procedures and workflows have changed since we resumed regular meetings several months ago. We need to revisit our Handbook and Trello board around ideas for our workflow.

We have a lot of Learn site functionality Trello board and team workflow/processes to organize as well. A few of us have been capturing ideas leading up to the launch today for some of those areas.

We also need to do a brief round through revising out procedures, workflows, ensuring we track contributions and auditing methods. @carike highlighted the big issue with the current auditing tool is that it make it difficult to use for collaboration and therefore makes the audit tools un-auditable. A username and date for each change as part of the post_meta data would be highly appreciated.

@evarlese and @azhiyadev have expressed an interest in helping prioritise these needs soon. Once this has been completed we can then resume content creation. We expect this to be done over the next few weeks.

Tentative guideline for editing lesson plans

We have an audit tool in the works to replace the features we miss from 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. #meta is working on this but we do not have an ETA yet. Our tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans until then is:

  1. Copy/paste live content to a draft post
  2. Title the work in progress as “DRAFT: Title of original”
  3. Save, but do not publish
  4. Leave a message in Training

This will allow anyone to pick up and continue the work, track 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 set media images on Learn site for others to access.

Action items

  1. @courane01 to adjust and submit the calendar for all weekly team meetings
  2. Please submit your quotes for Marketing about how you use Learn WordPress –
  3. Where do you find WordPress news? Share the global media outlets as a comment below.
  4. Share socials with #LearnWP
    1. @WordCamp Twitter
    2. @WordCamp Facebook
    3. @WordPressEvents on Twitter
    4. @YouTube: WordPress Marketing Team channel
    5. Make WordPress Marketing Team LinkedIn
  5. Review Trello and Handbook this week. Leave any feedback or thing that stand out to you as comments on the agenda post.
  6. @courane01 to raise with #meta