Training Team Updates for August 12

The training team has a new meeting time, which is 19:00 UTC on Tuesdays. This is TWO hours later than the previous meeting time. Next week we will have a video call instead of our usual SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at chat. Look out for connection details for the call in the #training channel on Slack.

This week we decided to refocus on the intro theme workshop, have moved a number of new plans into copyediting, and have a new solid outline for teacher resources for the project. More updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

The list of plans in our intro to theme customization workshop are:

  • Basic Theme Configuration
  • How to Find Theme-Specific Documentation
  • Font Management
  • 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.: CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Changes
  • Customizer: Taglines
  • Customizer: Static Front PageStatic Front Page A WordPress website can have a dynamic blog-like front page, or a “static front page” which is used to show customized content. Typically this is the first page you see when you visit a site url, like for example. vs. Content Feed
  • Customizer: Site Icons and Logos
  • Customizer: 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. and Background Images
  • Customizer: Menus

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

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