Marketing Team update for August 2020

Promoting new features and benefits from WordPress releases

For the working group focused on this, the last few months have been very busy. As a pilot working with other teams, we have researched and produced a series of questions and answers on 5.5 for end users and a social media pack. We hope the Q&As will be available soon on the HelpHub and thank everyone who has been involved from the team, the Release Squad, and the documentation and coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. teams. We are also finalizing promotional material for Meetups.

We’re also working with the release squad and polyglots to explore how we can promote the meeting times to encourage more contributors across timezones to be involved. From this week, DevChat for 5.6 takes place on Wednesdays ay 05:00/ 5am UTC and 20:00/ 8pm UTC in the core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel.

🎉Supporting new contributors update

🆕 We continue to have a good influx of new joiners to the Marketing channel, either as visitors from other teams to assist with specific tasks or new contributors to the team itself.

If you have recently joined or wanting to get involved, our weekly meeting agenda is a good starting point for how to get involved in shadowing on a task or getting more actively involved. It also has our diary of events and meetings.

These are posted on the Make WordPress Marketing blog which you can find at

🕑 We meet for our global weekly meeting on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC, followed by collaboration sessions. These are great opportunities for joiners to the channel and contributors to learn more about our tasks and the team. We encourage asynchronous involvement with the meeting for 48hours after it takes place as we know the meeting time may not work for everyone.

☕ We have a virtual coffee break on Thursdays at 19:30 UTC. In addition there are a number of meetings during the week at different times as part of our commitment to inclusivity and providing opportunities across the timezones.

💻 We are planning our next induction session later this month. Let us know if you would like to attend. We cover the tools we use as well as provide a brief introduction to some of the areas we are working on.

✍️ Urgent tasks/ rolling or soon deadlines

  • if you have experience of researching for or writing social media for organizations or brands, we have lots of tasks for you
  • if you are an experienced developer or familiar with explaining the tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. or GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. process, we have release-focused tasks you can join. Contact myself (@abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) or @meher to get involved
  • are you fluent in writing and speaking another language and have good presenting skills? Then you could help the project with our onboarding videos. Contact @OGlekler and @marks99
  • interested in promoting diversity within the project and in tech through drafting social media posts? Contact @Nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom

Contributor events

We have supported a number of small group contributor events at recent WordCamps and Meetups, as well as some led by workplaces.

If your 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., MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. or organization is planning a WordPress contributor event for staff, come and chat to us about marketing tasks we could plan for you.

Translation promotions

We continue to work with the wonderful #polyglots on marketing WordPress translation opportunities and achievements. We are focused on mini WordPress Translation Day events being planned for the end of September and beginning of October 2020 to coincide with International Translation Day celebrations. Could you support this promotion?

WPDiversity workshops promotion

We have a social media pack available to help promote these important events by the Diverse Speaker Training Group in the Community Team. These free to attend workshops offer support for members of marginalized or underrepresented groups. Contact myself , @nalininonstopnewsuk and @lmurillom to find out how you can use the prepared social media posts in your networks.

You can also help amplify the message by simply retweeting the messages on the WordCamp Central Twitter and Facebook accounts. They are tagged #WPDiversity in these channels. Help us promote the September 2020 events.

Meetup marketing and glossary update

Thanks for all the messages from about promoting Meetups and suggestions for the glossary. Please keep them coming in. Thanks to the community team for helping us promote these areas.

Useful links

Quarter 2 – 2020 Team updates, August 2020

Marketing team update – July 2020

Marketing team update – June 2020