Training Team Update for April 13, 2016

This week the conversation continued about our second set of priority plans that will create our second set of workshops. We have made the first assignments for lessons in the tier 2 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 workshop and continued the conversation on what an introductory level theme workshop will look like. More details are available in this week’s meeting notes.

Each of the plugin 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.. The current outline of general lesson plans that will become the categories for plugin-specific plans in the introductory plugin workshop is:

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

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: