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Managing a Local WordPress Community, WordCamp Europe 2016

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Managing a Local WordPress Community, WordCamp Europe 2016

  1. 1. Managing a Local WordPress Community Sergey Biryukov WordCamp Europe 2016
  2. 2. Sergey Biryukov ● WordPress Core Contributor at Yoast yoast.com ● Co-founder of Russian WP community ru.wordpress.org ● Polyglots, Support, and Meta teams sergeybiryukov.com @SergeyBiryukov
  3. 3. Community Structure ● Online community – Rosetta blog – Support forums – Documentation – Translations ● Offline community – Meetups – WordCamps
  4. 4. Rosetta Blog
  5. 5. Localized Theme Directory
  6. 6. Localized Plugin Directory
  7. 7. Support Forums
  8. 8. Codex
  9. 9. Translations
  10. 10. Keeping WP Translations Up-to-date
  11. 11. Keeping WP Translations Up-to-date ● 162 locales ● 67 locales up to date ● 0 locales behind by minor versions ● 10 locales behind by one major version ● 15 locales behind more than one major version ● 61 locales have a site but never released ● 9 locales don't have a site
  12. 12. Keeping WP Translations Up-to-date ● Translate current trunk ● Translate beta versions and RCs ● Saves you time on the release week
  13. 13. Managing Plugin & Theme Translations .pot→Poedit→.po/.mo→email translate.wordpress.org
  14. 14. Managing Plugin & Theme Translations ● 13 000+ plugins ● 2 000+ themes ● Oh, my!
  15. 15. Managing Plugin & Theme Translations ● GTE (General Translation Editor) ● PTE (Project Translation Editor) ● Translator
  16. 16. Managing Plugin & Theme Translations More PTEs→more sanity
  17. 17. Managing Plugin & Theme Translations ● Monitor the Polyglots blog for PTE requests for your locale ● Set up a notification for the locale code in your WP.org profile ● Create a translation guide for new PTEs ● Document your team’s best practices ● Find a way to provide feedback to translators
  18. 18. Keeping the Forums Friendly & Helpful
  19. 19. Keeping the Forums Friendly & Helpful ● Support is great for troubleshooting skills ● You are now the face of WordPress ● Try to see the bigger picture ● Always keep a respectful attitude ● Recognize active contributors and expand the team
  20. 20. Keeping the Forums Friendly & Helpful ● Have a Forum Welcome and FAQ pages in your language ● Read the Support Handbook on make.wordpress.org/support/ ● Empty the spam queue regularly ● VisualPing for Chrome ● Distill Web Monitor (formerly AlertBox) for Firefox ● Participate in Support Team meetings (#forums on Slack) ● Create your own Slack team
  21. 21. WP Documentation In Your Language
  22. 22. WP Documentation In Your Language ● Codex→HelpHub (wphelphub.com)
  23. 23. WP Documentation In Your Language ● Codex→HelpHub (wphelphub.com) ● Codex→Code Reference (developer.wordpress.org)
  24. 24. WP Documentation In Your Language ● Codex→HelpHub (wphelphub.com) ● Codex→Code Reference (developer.wordpress.org) ● Theme Developer Handbook ● Plugin Developer Handbook ● Docs Handbook ● Meta Handbook ● Polyglots Handbook
  25. 25. WordPress Meetups “Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Anything that brings together 2 or more people to share their WordPress experiences counts — there’s no minimum number of attendees or required format.” — make.wordpress.org/community/meetups/
  26. 26. WordPress Meetups “If there is no WordPress Meetup in your city yet, you are the one to organize it.” — Taco Verdonschot
  27. 27. WordPress Meetups ● Find a venue ● Invite people ● Have a great meetup!
  28. 28. WordPress Meetups ● Check out the existing resources in your area ● Pick a regular day every month ● Avoid clashes with other IT events ● Host collaborative events with other meetups ● Create a Slack team or channel ● Create a website ● Advertise
  29. 29. WordPress Meetups ● Choose the most suitable format ● Have an agenda – Invite external speakers – Let everyone talk about their cool WordPress projects – Fix issues on someone’s site – Have a contributing evening – Whatever works ● Just do it
  30. 30. The best thing about WordPress is community.
  31. 31. @SergeyBiryukov Thanks! Questions?

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