Support Team meetup summary for July 16th

Items discussed at yesterday’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 4.3 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

Please test, test, and test some more. While it’s not always good idea to use beta versions on a production siteProduction Site A production site is a live site online meant to be viewed by your visitors, as opposed to a site that is staged for development or testing., if you can kick the tires and identify any issues that would be appreciated. Problems can be reported in tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub. or the alpha/beta sub-forum.

The planned release date for 4.3 is August 18th and that’s not a lot of time.

OMGWTFBBQ draft post

With each release there’s usually a master troubleshooting list. It’s almost always a straight copy and paste from the last one and made sticky. That will still be the case, but the part about clearing all the caches will be bumped up. With the changes to the editor there’s expected to be more than usual problems for cached javascriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. code.

Deleting reviews for plugins/themes

A few weeks ago there was a misunderstanding with users leaving reviews and the end result was that some reviews were deleted. That specific case has been dealt with and deleting those reviews is no longer required.

If a moderator sees something occurring with 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’s reviews then yes, gather information and report it to the plugins team. For themes 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 #forums SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel and the TRT can be notified.

View today’s meetup transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)