Support Team Update for August 7th

Items discussed at this week’s #wordpress-sfd support:

WordPress security release

Update. Do it now. I’ll wait.

Versions 4.0 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3, 3.9.2, 3.8.4, 3.7.4 were updated and co-released with the Drupal security team. That’s pretty impressive with all those versions and coordination with another platform.

Please be aware that releases prior to the latest (3.9.2) are not supported and everyone should be encouraged to upgrade.

WordPress 4.0 beta ongoing testing

This portion of the 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. was very interactive. @Clorith, @Ipstenu and @MacManX talked about and confirmed a big with the current beta. You can see the whole conversation via this link and Mika raised a new ticket for that issue right on the spot.

It was like watching the alpha/beta sub-forum being worked on but live. A very cool conversation to watch.

Contributions to the Troubleshooting Handbook

At WCNYC’s contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. there were some new people joining and they could write! That was a great thing and you can see some of that in this page.

That handbook still needs love and attention but progress is being made. It was great meeting new people who jumped right in and started contributing like that. All Mika and I had to do was ask and provide some input. 😉

The transcript for this week’s 4 minute early meetup can be read at this link.