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Training Team Updates for September 8, 2016

The team has identified the initial batch of lesson plans that we’ll tackle for our intro to themes workshop:

  • Choosing and Installing Themes/ Assigned
  • Basic Theme Configuration/ Unassigned
  • How to Find Theme-Specific Documentation/ Unassigned
  • Theme Documentation/ Unassigned
  • Web Fonts (Managing Fonts)/ Assigned
  • Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site./ Assigned
  • Taglines/ Unassigned
  • 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 wordpress.org for example. vs. Content Feed/ (this may be this lesson: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/user-lessons/setting-a-static-page-as-your-homepage/)
  • Site Icons and Logos/ Assigned
  • 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/ Unassigned
  • Managing Menus/ Assigned
  • Templates/ Assigned
  • Themes/Plugins Relationships/ Assigned
  • Theme AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility)/ Unassigned
  • Theme Internationalization/ Unassigned
  • Theme Troubleshooting/ Unassigned

These lesson plans will be our main focus over the next few months in addition to working on building/rebuilding some team materials.

Our notes from this week meeting are available here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2016/09/09/recap-of-september-6-2016-meeting/

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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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 https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. 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 wordpress.org 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: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

Training Team Update for July 27, 2016

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.

This week we made a lot of progress on lesson plans, a bunch of which are headed into copy editing. Additionally, we are making significant progress in reviewing the feedback that has been submitted from plans that have been tested as well as coming up with better systems to track this feedback. More updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for July 20, 2016

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.

This week we focused on talking through an audit of all of the feedback from lesson plan testing, reviewing where we are with lesson plans in progress and reviewing progress from/planning for contributor days. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for July 13, 2016

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.

This week we focused on the reviewing where we are with lesson plans in progress and planning for contributor days this coming weekend. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for July 6, 2016

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.

This week we focused on the format for “parent” plans in our planned 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party workshop. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for June 22, 2016

This week we solidified our next steps for the theme, 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, and troubleshooting workshops. We are still to polling to see if we should pick a new meeting time. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for June 7, 2016

This week we had a few lesson plan updates, but mostly talked about how our meeting time is starting to seem hard for a lot of folks to make, so we’re going to poll to see if we should pick a new time. We are still working towards the goal of having intro workshops for themes, plugins, and troubleshooting done by the end of September. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for June 1, 2016

This week we talked a lot about what the initial troubleshooting workshop will look like and talked through a lot of in-person feedback from a workshop that was held in Pittsburgh. We are still working towards the goal of having intro workshops for themes, plugins, and troubleshooting done by the end of September. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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Training Team Update for May 25, 2016

This week we had some folks report progress on new lesson plans and a few other folks report progress in putting together feedback from workshops where lots of plans were tested in person. We are still working towards the goal of having intro workshops for themes, plugins, and troubleshooting done by the end of September. Updates from this week are available in this week’s meeting notes.

A full list of plans that are ready to test is located here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/testing-modules/lesson-plans-to-test/

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