Training Team Update for April 6, 2016

This week the conversation continued about our second set of priority plans that will create our second workshop. We voted on an approach for a set of introductory level plugin lesson plans, outlined below and are continuing the conversation on what introductory level theme and troubleshooting workshops would look like. More details on all of these conversations are available in this week’s meeting notes.

Each of the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party lesson plans listed below will be a general introduction to how plugins can handle the need described by the lesson plan. Then there will be a series of lessons that cover individual plugins. That library of plans will grow as time goes on and we will welcome anyone to add specific lesson plans in each categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.. An outline of the general lesson plans that will become the categories for plugin-specific plans in the introductory plugin workshop is:

  • Adding Additional Fields
  • Connecting Your Sites
  • Managing Spam on a Site
  • Adding Forms to a Site
  • Migrate, Copy or Clone a Site
  • Building a Sitemap for a Site
  • Improve Site Performance with Caching
  • Keeping WordPress Sites Secure
  • Onsite SEO
  • Managing Sidebars
  • Plugins: Where to Find Answers

All lesson plans in the first workshop are in their final stage! Progress on this priority group of plans is:

  • Categories vs Tags – in testing
  • Choosing and Installing Themes – in testing
  • Content Editor Overview – in copyediting
  • Famous 5 Minute Install/One-click Install – new content is being added
  • Local InstallLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. – in testing
  • Managing Media – in testing
  • Managing Menus – in testing
  • Managing Post Formats – in testing
  • Managing Widgets – in testing
  • Managing Updates – in testing
  • What to do when You Forget Your Password – in testing

Note: bolded plans are the only plans with remaining work to wrap up in this workshop.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: