Support summary for Thursday February 5th

Today’s 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 brief since there was no posted agenda. Here are the items that were discussed.

Be aware of which sub-forum you are in

When replying to topics it’s easy to suggest a solution that works in most cases. Sometimes that’s not good if you’re replying to a topic is in the MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core. sub-forum; some of the regular solutions won’t work. Please read and keep in mind which sub-forum you are in and reply appropriately.

Sock puppets

This is a repeat from last week: I will produce an email to share with other moderators for identifying forum posts and reviews made by sock puppets. It’s not really a problem (sock puppetry) but seeing how some accounts are identified may be useful.

Keep an eye out for 4.2 alpha/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. activity

The next release development cycle has begun. Please keep an eye out for any alpha/beta topics as they begin to trickle in and move them to that sub-forum when needed. Also keep that sub-forum clean, if a topic ends up there and it’s a troubleshooting topic then please move it.

Read the transcript of today’s meetup (Slack account required).