WordPress.org now shows Gravatar Hovercards too. Should be active anywhere you see a Gravatar on the site.
WordPress.org single sign on has been fixed for most of the various sections. Themes still needs an upgrade, and the codex plugin needs to be modified for the new cookie structure, but most of the main bits are working now.
For you moderators, this change will very likely have invalidated your admin area cookies. So if you find you can’t access an admin screen that you should be able to access, log out then log back in before trying anything else. This should only be required once, to get the cookies to reset themselves to the correct names.
The WordPress.org support forums now have subscribe by email, to tags.
To use, login, then view any single tag page. At the bottom of the page, sorta hidden on the left side, you’ll see a link called “Subscribe to Tag via Email”. It’s a toggle.
Note: If you subscribe to heavily trafficked tags, you’re likely to get a LOT of emails. I suggest you use this sparingly, or get an email system that can cope.
Note the second: I fully expect there to be bugs. This is new. Expect fixes when I find them.
Email subscriptions are now enabled for individual topics on the support forums.
New for Extend/Plugins:
If a user clicks the “Broken” link, it will record the click as usual, but now also redirect them to the start a new topic support form, and nicely ask them to leave a new topic explaining what’s broken. Hopefully, this will make the broken button more useful.
Note: if you want to test this, feel free, but realize that you’re marking the plugin as broken by doing so, whether you leave a new topic or not. So please, go back afterwards and change your vote to “works” if it really does work.
Gravatars are now shown on the plugin listing page. It’s a minor thing, but people like pictures and clicking on pictures. Clicking on somebody’s picture will take you to their plugin profile, showing all their plugins.
Registration on the support forums has been broken slightly since the bbPress update there. This is now fixed and it should give useful errors to users trying to register with bad info.
Big example: People have been trying to register with an email address that was already registered. Now it will tell them that instead of simply giving them no feedback and having them wait for a registration info email that’s never going to come.
Matt asked me to go through the Showcases on wp.org and check for sites not running WordPress. Of those, I found 36 sites (out of 543). Here’s the list:
Theme filter searching now has an all/any selection box, for people who didn’t like it being exclusively boolean AND. See it here: https://wordpress.org/extend/themes/tag-filter/
Plugin authors can now change the “Resolved” status on support topics made about their plugins on .org.
Note: This only works when the topic is made from the plugins area, using the “Got something to say? Need help? Write a new topic.” link at the bottom of the plugins screen. Topics that are simply manually tagged with the name of the plugin won’t work.
Mods and higher can still change the resolved status on any topic, as always. So you may not be able to see this change easily. 🙂