[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3267: Onboarding for Make.WordPress.org

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Wed Nov 15 17:00:47 UTC 2017

#3267: Onboarding for Make.WordPress.org
 Reporter:  bridgetwillard  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect          |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:
Component:  General         |   Keywords:
 Why the need?

 There is a clear base of WordPress users who want to contribute to making
 WordPress better. The process of onboarding new volunteer developers and
 contributors should be clear and efficient. If the process of getting
 involved in volunteering for WordPress seems difficult or cumbersome, it
 is counter productive to recruiting efforts and reflects poorly on the
 WordPress Brand as a whole.

 What’s the solution?

 The Marketing team is proposing a clear Call to Action (CTA) on the first
 page of every official wordpress.org URL that is directly related to
 volunteer work.

 This CTA can lead to a signup form where we can help determine the user’s
 current involvement level with WordPress and the WordPress Community and
 quickly help the user increase their level of volunteer participation.

 Making volunteer CTA’s more prevalent will also reinforce that
 WordPress.org is open-source and community based, built completely by
 volunteer efforts.

 Proposed spec:

 We propose a clear, highly visible link or button CTA at the top of
 make.wordpress.org that says  “New here? Click here to get started!” or
 “VOLUNTEER” or “JOIN THE TEAM” or some such simple language to direct new
 contributors quickly and easily to the appropriate tools and resources
 needed to begin contributing in a meaningful way.

 The contents behind the link / form would explain how to sign up for
 WordPress Slack, set up a profile at wordpress.org, Trello account,
 Google, etc.

 Proposed Copy

 Welcome to the WordPress Project. We’re so happy that you’re part of the
 growing number of contributors. As you can see from the front page of our
 community Make.WordPress.Org there are many teams where you can join in
 and add value. It does not matter what your experience level is. Even if
 you have just installed WordPress for the first time, your voice is
 valuable and we need your input and help.

 No matter what team you want to explore and contribute to, the process for
 getting started is the same for all. Getting a WordPress.Org account and
 connecting with Slack to the community.

 Creating a WordPress.Org account

 The WordPress community relies on contributions from people all over the
 world. We all identify ourselves by our WordPress.Org account name. If you
 have several accounts, please pick the one you want to use for
 contributing moving ahead. If you have never signed up for one before, it
 is free and only takes a few minutes, you can sign up here:

 Creating a Slack Account

 While we use our WordPress.org accounts to track our contributions to
 Core, Meta, or Polyglots and the rest, we use the communication tool Slack
 to coordinate our efforts. Each team you will find on Make.WordPress.Org
 has it’s own Slack channel and meetings are held there on a regular basis
 to move projects ahead and update team members on status. You can belong
 to as many teams as you would like and your teams allow.

 Login with your wordpress.org account on this link
 Scroll on that page to “Joining the WordPress team on Slack” and enter
 your email address.
 Check your email and you will have a “user at chat.wordpress.org” account.
 Activate your account. (wordpress.slack.com)
 Find the channel you’d like to contribute to and join.

 It’s a lot of setup. We know.

 We want you to have a wordpress.org account so that you have access to
 resources on wordpress.org.
 Having a “@chat.wordpress.org” account protects you from others seeing
 your real email address in Slack.

 Have Fun

 We’re all volunteers who love WordPress, both the software and the
 community. Remember to keep in mind the Code of Conduct, be friendly,
 helpful, and disagree in a productive way.

 Google Doc:

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3267>
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