Support meetup summary for March 19th

Item discussed at today’s support team 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.:

WordPress 4.2 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. 1 has been released

Please install and kick the tires on this new 4.2 beta. The WordPress Beta Tester plugin remains an easy way to do that.

There was some discussion about possible pain points for 4.2 and an update of TinyMCE to 4.1.9 may impact some plugins that build/work off of TinyMCE. Keep an eye on the alpha/beta sub-forum and pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” the #forum channel if that looks like it will be a 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 issue.

Native SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Client for Windows

Windows OS #forum channel participants may want to try the new Windows Slack client. It’s a small download and will free up a browser tab and avoid the memory overhead that that tab seems to eat up.

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. London is this weekend

If anyone from the support team is attending this year’s WordCamp London please also consider participating in tomorrow’s Contributor Day (make sure you book your spot). It’s a great way to collaborate in person. 😉

View the meetup transcript in the Slack archives (A Slack account is required)