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- If you have been testing WordPress with Vagrant and VirtualBox, had the misfortune of upgrading to VirtualBox 5.1 only to find that Vagrant 1.8.4 doesn’t support it, and didn’t want to compile Vagrant 1.8.5 from source, Vagrant 1.8.5 was officially released earlier this week.
- Along with the move to bbPress 2, a forum redesign is on the horizon. The first research steps have been taken and feedback is requested at the linked post.
We have not identified any new negative trends introduced by 4.5.3.
WordPress 4.6 Beta 4
WordPress 4.6 Beta 4 is here. This is the final beta, so please start testing it, as less bugs in the final release = less threads in the forums.
Varying Vagrant Vagrants is a simple way to run local WordPress sites for testing, though there are others, and of course you could always just install the beta on a subdomain on your own hosting provider/VPS/dedicated/cloud/etc.
4.6 OMGWTFBBQ Draft
The 4.6 OMGWTFBBQ Draft is up and open to feedback in its comments section.
We’d especially appreciate suggestions for the “Not a Bug” section (these are items which are intentional changes, but may seem like a bug or glitch to users offhand, like Dashboard fonts being different).
WCNYC Contributor Day
The support portion of WordCamp NYC 2016’s contributor day was not well attended this year, and we’re going to see what we can do to improve that as we get closer to other contributor days.
Domains in Profile Display Names
Some forum members have been adding the domain of their site to their display name, which essentially turns forum listings into some sort of billboard for them, and isn’t necessary since display names can be linked to a site anyway.
By unanimous vote, the Signature Guidelines have been updated to, “Using your WordPress.org profile for advertisement in posts unrelated to your themes and plugins is discouraged. This includes signature links and URLs in display names.”
#forums Slack Channel Open to all Languages
By vast majority vote, the #forums channel on Slack is open to all languages, not just English. If your language community has their own channel or Slack instance, we have no problem with that. We have simply made it official (no longer an assumption) that you are all welcome to use the #forums channel, even if you don’t speak English.
Checkin with International Support Liaisons
- The Italian support community’s handbook is now being published in stages, and their users can now select their WordPress version on forum threads.
- The Dutch community is doing well.