What’s new on Learn WordPress in August 2023

In August 2023, the Training team published the following resources on Learn WordPress.


While no new courses were published this month, applications to join the first course cohort were opened, with 64 people applying to join.

Selected applicants will be learning to develop their first WordPress 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. over the course of 6 weeks, starting on September 4th. The cohort includes weekly synchronous social learning times, as well as asynchronous self-guided learning material.

 Lesson Plans

Lesson plans are teaching guides ideal for 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 and trainers to use when facilitating a WordPress learning session.


Tutorials are short, standalone videos ideal for on-demand direct learners. They can also be shown in Meetups and other WordPress events.

For WordPress users:

For WordPress developers:

For WordPress contributors:

 Online Workshops

Online Workshops are free live events that cover a wide variety of topics relating to WordPress. These are safe spaces where attendees can ask questions, exchange theories, and develop new ideas. You can sign up to an upcoming Online Workshop, or watch a recording!

May stats:

  • 31 Online Workshops facilitated
    • Of which 1 was in Japanese
  • Average of 15 attendees per workshop

Topics included:


In addition to creating content, the Training Team also work on projects to advance the Learn WordPress site’s presence in the WordPress community. Here are projects the team worked on in March

  • Looking for feedback: Learning pathway outlines – The team is looking to launch dynamic, user-centric learning pathways tailored to diverse learner profiles. Anyone is welcome to leave feedback on any of the first three pathways drafted for users, designers, and developers.
  • Introducing the Training Team Guide Program! – An optional program that connects new contributors with experienced contributors, setting them up for success contributing to the Training Team.


These resources are available to use and promote. If you would like to contribute to Learn WordPress, come complete our team onboarding and join an upcoming meeting.

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