Meetup Roundup – Aug 29

New Rep

When @jdembowski gets back from his Griswald European Vacation, I’ll catch him up and hand over.

Handling Commercial Products

The ‘official’ stance is this: It’s best to go to where the theme/pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party is officially supported when trying to get support.

This means, if someone chooses to help you with a CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. question, that’s on them, unless the product is violating the GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples.. Then it’s messy and ugly, and we really should not mess with it. But we, as members of the community in general, no matter our role, need to remember not to assume the worst of people, and be helpful, even when saying no.

If you want some boilerplate reply, the .wetry reply on IRC comes up with this:

We try our best to help everyone with any WordPress problem. However, due to the great variety of existing themes and plugins it is nearly impossible to know everything. Your best chance is to contact the developer for support.

IRC ‘Rockstar’ Clarification

There was a little confusion about the IRC Rockstar thing last week, so I wanted to go over it for (hopefully) clarification. The people who were nominated are not automatically becoming OPs on #wordpress. What they are, are identified people who are willing to help keep make/support updated with #wordpress issues and concerns. OPs has been split out to a separate concern cause everyone gets a little twitchy when we talk about giving people that much power. My personal critera would be someone who is active in IRC, but also other WordPress areas (like comes to some of the other meetups, contributes in tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. with comments and/or code, etc).

There’s no real limit to the list of rockstars, though 🙂

@peterbooker and @fris – If you’re interested in this, the ‘job’ currently comes with author role on this blog, so you can post issues/concerns, and if possible attend our IRC chats. Reply to this post and let me know. A ‘no’ answer is totally okay too!