Program Wide Payment and Contract Intermission — December 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021

With most of the Automattic sponsored staff members of the Global Community team, who routinely handle WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core. banking, and many deputies offline to celebrate end of year holidays we’ll be pausing our payments program Saturday December 19 through Sunday January 3.

During this time we’ll halt 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. and 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. vendor payments, reimbursements, sponsor invoicing, sponsor payment attribution, and contract review and approval. If you’ll need to pay for goods or services during that time please submit all requests no later than 9am Pacific Friday, December 18, 2020.

Payments submitted leading up to the payment intermission may have additional delays from year end postal, bank, and business closures so expect additional processing time.

Payment requests submitted after 9am Friday, December 18, 2020 will not likely be processed until Monday, January 4, 2021. Sponsor invoices paid December 19, 2020 – January 3 2021 won’t be marked paid until after January 4, 2021. Contracts will not be reviewed and approved until the following week.

Some deputies, mentors, and community members will still be available by email at or on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at in the #community-events channel but response times are expected to be slow.

Normal vendor payment, sponsorship attributions, and contract review schedule will resume Monday, January 4, 2021 though it may take through the end of that week to get fully caught up.

If you have any concerns or question please let us know as soon as possible!