Support meetup summary for April 16th

Items discussed at 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.:

WordPress 4.2 RC1 has dropped, please test

The 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. sub-forum has been quiet lately. That could be good as there are few problems or it could mean that users are not testing. Please test and abuse the release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.. 😉

Reporting sock puppet activity

I feel like I started a popular pastime activity among some of the moderators. Sock puppets are just background noise and do not matter. If a moderator finds them then blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. the sock puppet and delete their fake reviews.

If it’s 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 author then send an email to the plugins team but make sure you are concise. The email can contain a subject such as “SockpuppetSockpuppet A sockpuppet is a false online identity, typically created by a person or group in order to promote their own opinions or views. On, they are generally used to create multiple reviews or harass users. – plugin name” and links to the accounts, plugin and sock puppet accounts. Be concise and include those details.

It’s not that the plugin team won’t believe you but those details are proof and can come in handy. By providing that detail you will be saving the plugin team some work.

Codex article on Version 4.2 needs love

Mika started the the WordPress version 4.2 Codex article but it needs more filling out. Please visit that page, follow the details posted on make/coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and if you can help expand it that would be appreciated.

Badge recognition for IRC volunteers

Jon (@kenshino) brought up that there are a group of volunteers in IRC who go above and beyond in the support of WordPress users. @Clorith shared some metrics on how much effort they contribute and it’s a lot. The idea that they’ve raised is for their The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. profile page get updated with a support badge.

It’s a great idea and after pinging Sam (@samuelsidler) Jon will collect the user IDs of those IRC support people and send them to Sam. At the moment those badges are manually inserted into those profiles.

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