Contributing to WordPress...for the Rest of Us

Contributing to WordPress...for the Rest of Us

Although everyone is invited to contribute to WordPress, it can be difficult to start, and difficult to run a Contributor Day where new contributors can actually accomplish something in the span of 4 or 5 hours. This presentation provides some great places to start. Tested on a live meetup group in August 2019.

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Sallie Goetsch

August 18, 2019
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  1. Contributing to WordPress… for the Rest of Us Sallie Goetsch

    @wpfangirl on WordPress.org and Slack
  2. Why Contribute?

  3. We Get WordPress Free and Make Money From It “WordPress

    is a user-driven project, and all developments and enhancements depend on users like you! Contributions from users like you keep the project vibrant, alive, and on the path of progress.” https://wordpress.org/support/article/contributing-to-wordpress/ “WordPress is a user-driven project, and all developments and enhancements depend on users like you! Contributions from users like you keep the project vibrant, alive, and on the path of progress.”
  4. What They Tell You to Do

  5. What Happens When Beginners Try This

  6. What You Really Need to Get Started

  7. These Are Contributions Review a Plugin or Theme 01 Write

    a Tutorial 02 Speak at a Meetup 03 Volunteer at a WordCamp 04
  8. These Are Also Contributions Organize a Meetup Release a Free

    Plugin or Theme Sponsor a WordCamp or Meetup
  9. (Almost) No Experience Needed Support Forums Accessibility Training WordPress TV

    Subtitles
  10. WordPress.org Support Forums • Support Welcome: https://wordpress.org/support/welcome/ • Forum Guidelines:

    https://wordpress.org/support/guidelines/ • Start with the “No Replies” view: https://wordpress.org/support/view/no- replies/
  11. Accessibility • Accessibility Handbook: https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/ handbook/ • Test Gutenberg Accessibility:

    https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/ gutenberg-testing/ Just learning about accessibility helps!
  12. Training • Training Handbook: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/ • Test a lesson plan:

    https://wptrainingteam.github.io/index.html The less experience you have, the better you’ll be at identifying incomplete material!
  13. WordPress TV Captions / Subtitles • These Videos Need Subtitling

    • How to Add Captions • Amara Captioning • Amazon Transcribe
  14. Ready, Set, Contribute!

  15. Was it good for you?

  16. What Meetup Members Contributed Tara submitted captions for 3 WordPress.tv

    videos with help from Amazon Transcribe. Amy June set up a local WP environment with VVV, with help from Jake. Jake found some bugs in the WordCamp Meta code. Duane learned about best practices for hosting.
  17. Member Contributions, Continued Dave searched the available lesson plans in

    Trainings for material to test on the San Jose WP Meetup. Anca reviewed 4 themes. Marilyn finally got set up on WordPress Slack and joined the Marketing team. Sallie worked on this presentation so she can share it with other Meetup organizers.
  18. More about Contributing Five for the Future Why Contributing to

    WordPress Benefits Everyone Contributing To WordPress: A Beginner’s Guide For Non-Coders A First-time Developer’s Guide for Contributing to WordPress There are many ways to contribute to WordPress