Marketing Team update, May 2020

Supporting new and existing contributors

Thanks to the work of our contributor event communications working group, we have continued to produce materials to encourage participation and provide support in setting up and using the team’s tools.

With the assistance of @macgraphic, @webcommsat and @rahuldsarker we are working on screen videos to show how to set up WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ and Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. accounts ahead of 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. Europe (WCEU) Online Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. on 4 June 2020.

The English version of the video, with captions.

Some contributors have asked for further help with voiceovers or captions in their native languages. We will try to add these where possible. If you would like to help with this, contact @webcommsat or @macgraphic

Marketing Team onboarding (introduction) sessions will run again this week on. Please join the team if you would like assistance setting up the tools or being involved at WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day on 4 June 2020.

  • Monday 25 May 2020, 19:30 UTC (a Zoom link to the group event will be available either on request through email or shared on the #marketing channel on Slack)
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 15:00 UTC
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 14:00 UTC – usual Marketing Team meeting which will be held on Slack and Zoom
    • this will focus on any remaining support needed to help WCEU Contributor Day attendees and final preparations with volunteers
    • event attendees are welcome to join, especially if they need assistance preparing for the event

Small group training

For the previous four weeks we have been running small group training and task support to help new contributors to the WordPress project or those starting out in marketing.

Thank you to everyone who has come along and those who have generously provided video conferencing hosting and training. During this last week, we have run daily sessions on onboarding, the tasks we will have available at WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day, and introductions to marketing techniques used in some of the existing tasks.

Promoting Online WordPress Meetups

We continue to help with marketing and information on WordPress Meetups which are running online during the pandemic.

If your Chapter 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. is planning an event which would welcome or be of interest to a wider, global audience, help us find your details by adding #OnlineWPMeetup to your relevant social media posts. Thanks for all the feedback and help requests that have come in, ideas for contributor stories, and for our survey.

We hope to publish the survey next week to better understand how the team can assist organizing teams.

WordPress Translation Day mini-events

Abha Thakor and Rahul D Sarker have been working to promote interim locale events for the French and Bengali languages in the last two months.

Thanks to @webcommsat and all those involved in producing marketing materials. If you could assist the #WPTranslationDay, Polyglots and Marketing teams in jointly updating a communications pack, please message the @TranslateWP Twitter account or contact @webcommsat on the Make Slack.

After WCEU, the Translation Day team will be exploring when the next international day could potentially take place.

#contributor-day, #onboarding, #wceu

Marketing Team update – 1 May 2020

Onboarding sessions

We’re preparing for 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. Europe’s online Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. on 4 June 2020. We’re inviting would-be contributors to the Marketing Team to join us for an introduction to using the tools.

If you have recently joined the Marketing Team or would like a refresher on the tools, do come along to these interactive sessions running from later this month. The dates are in the post linked below. Please let us know in the comments at the end of this post or in the Marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. if you will be joining us. We can then make sure we have enough volunteers available to help you.

The sessions will also be available for new contributors who have booked for the WordCamp Europe (WCEU) online Contributor Day event. We will use video-conferencing tools to help individuals set up and use Slack, WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ profiles, TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. and collaborate on Google Docs.

Could you help volunteer to help with this onboarding? We would welcome more helpers.

Contributor engagement

We have lots of different initiatives to grow and sustain the team, and to encourage everyone who would like to be actively involved. We’re being supported with advice from Josepha Haden, executive director of WordPress, on the ‘5 Stages of Contributor Engagement’. Thanks to @chanthaboune for her time and enthusiasm.

We want to continue to find ways to make contributing easier and enjoyable, and to help people become long term contributors to the project. In the coming months, we will be exploring how to bring this into the team to benefit and support members.

Online WordPress 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.

Let us know if your Meetup or its organizers could be featured by the Marketing team. If your event could be useful to others across the globe, use the #OnlineWPMeetup hashtag to help people find it.

What we’ve been working on

We have a team who are working on logging notes, actions, tasks and follow-ups to help progress items, enable async contribution (especially at this time) and overcome any barriers.

Team notes and actions, week of 22 April 2020

Team notes and actions, week of 15 April 2020

As part of our support for the team during the pandemic, we continue to run virtual Coffee Breaks and a number of informal initiatives. We publish the dates weekly.

Thanks to everyone involved in all of our work. Come and discover the team on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in the Marketing Channel on Slack.

#marketing-team, #support-for-new-contributors

Marketing Team update – 22 April 2020


In the team we are:

  • working on how people can contribute to the Marketing Team at 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. Europe’s online Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. in June 2020
  • supporting Online WordPress Meetups together with the Community Team. If you are organizing an online 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., do use #OnlineWPMeetup to help us support you
  • working on documents for the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team to highlight the work of the releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. team and component maintainers
  • continuing to work with WCEU Contributing Team on contributor stories and onboarding guides
  • rolling out a package of support for team members during the public health emergency and helping them to keep connected. This includes Virtual Coffee Breaks and informal ways to show how the team continues to contribute to the global WordPress project. For example, a photo mosaic
  • continuing to provide ways for newer contributors to get involved. This includes running collaboration sessions to help people contribute ideas, learn more about the tools and work of the project, and find ways to get involved.
  • You can find out more about the work of the Marketing Team at https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/

    Come and join our meetings on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC.

    #marketing #ContributorStories #contributor-day