The global Polyglots team is conducting research among translation contributors to learn more about their experience.
The questionnaire includes about 15 questions for individual translators or locale managers and editors. Our goal is to learn more about how contributors join Polyglots, why they contribute, and how to make their contributor experience better.
The results of this research will be used to inform future discussions about team priorities, including documentation, tools, and other ideas, especially as we plan for 2021. Hearing from both experienced contributors, and newcomers, will be extremely helpful – the more voices, the better!
The form is open from 9 November 2020 to 8 December 2020.
For several years now, WordPress enthusiasts have filled out an annual survey to share their experiences and feelings about WordPress.
The survey helps those who build WordPress understand more about how the software is used, and by whom. The survey also helps leaders in the WordPress open source project learn more about our contributors’ experience.
I, Mark Robson (@markscottrobson), one of the Locale Managers and GTEs for en_GB, will be hosting a drop-in session tomorrow (30 September 2020) between 11:00 and 12:00 UTC/12:00 and 13:00 BST on the #polyglots-events channel on the Making WordPress Slack.
If you have a WordPress site and you’ve got a bug or there is something you are not quite sure how to do, come and meet the WordPress professionals who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.
If you are a WordPress professional and can spare a couple of hours every 3 months, come along to give some guidance to people who are learning or are stuck and need advice.
This event also aims to be a meeting point for WordPress developers and web designers looking for their next project or collaboration and for people who have a project and would like to meet a WordPress professional.
“Yoast” by Kayleigh Thorpe and “Digital Marketing” by Valerie Ferrat
Do you want to set your website project up for success? Do you want to avoid any costly surprises along the way? Of course, you do.
A thorough, focused web specification document will keep your web project running smoothly and, most importantly, will give you the best to chance of delivering a project that meets the goals of your visitors and your business.
Mark Wilkinson is a developer and co-founder of Highrise Digital, a specialist WordPress agency focusing on building WordPress solutions for post-small pre-enterprise businesses.
Mark has been using WordPress since late 2005, all the way back to version 2.0. He is also an active member of the UK WordPress community, attending meet-ups and WordCamps in the UK, as well as getting involved in organising such events.
The current meetup organisers are super busy at the moment so we’re scaling down to one get-together a month, instead of our usual two. But we are very proud of the quality of the talks we’ll have on offer!
Please get in touch if you would like to join the team or have a proposal for an event you’d like to organise!
This month’s talk is of special interest for anyone who uses, or is thinking of using, their WordPress blog and social media to grow a following.
“Build a Community with WordPress and Social Media”, by Luna Carmona
We have two super exciting meets this month in Glasgow. One of them is the first Contributor Day in Scotland!!
Here are the details:
WordPress Glasgow Contributor Day – Saturday 8th September, from 10:00 until 16:00 at the South Block, 60-64 Osborne Street, Glasgow G1 5QH (find on map) WordPress is built by thousands of people all over the world, normal people like you and me and mostly during their spare time. Come along and help make WordPress from right here in Scotland! We’ll have team leads from Accessibility, Core – Data Privacy, Core – Gutenberg, Marketing, Support, Theme Review and Polyglots. To register, please refer to https://contributorday.wpglasgow.org/
Website Health Check, HelpDesk and Networking – Tuesday 25th September from 18:00 until 21:00 at the Citizen M (ground floor lounge) 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3BW (find on map) A super charged schedule with a website healthcheck desk, a WordPress community helpdesk and our first go at speed networking! If you fancy coming along, simply RSPV on the meetup page below:
This workshop goes ‘back to basics’ to give you skills to amend your webpages.
WordPress has great ‘page builder’ tools like the new Gutenberg editor or plugins like Divi or Elementor. They help you put together blocks into a page layout. However, sometimes you may want to do something different that doesn’t have a setting in your page builder or editor. Then it can be handy to know what webpages are built on – HTML and CSS.
After a brief introduction, we’ll use a basic text editor and a browser to write a wee bit of code and build a simple web page.
Then we’ll write a stylesheet to change how it looks.
We’ll finish by seeing how you can use the WordPress code editor and developer tools to make edits to the code of your pages.