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 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. and Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. 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 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. 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.

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