Support Meetup Summary for August 20th

Items 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 4.3 was released

Congratulations to the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, it really looks like another great release. 😉

On Tuesday the most recent version was dropped. In the support forums the OMGWTFBBQ post was updated with just a few new items. It’s really been a smooth upgrade and the volume of problem topics was not different from when some minor version number releases.

Keep in mind that the splitting of existing taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. terms means that users who talk about downgrading back to 4.2.x is not safe. The predefined replies have this added now (thanks @macmanx) in case it comes up.

Unless you have a backup that you can restore from, downgrading is a dangerous process, which is why backing up before upgrading is strongly recommended both in the upgrade instructions and automatic upgrade interface.

It would be better to solve your current problem. Would you please describe what is wrong?

Some hosts have apparently upgraded there customers to 4.3 and except for some “I wish I’d made a child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme.” topics it’s been good.

2015 Community Summit Dates

The topic of 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. came up for 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. US and the 2015 Community Summit post was discussed. Give it a read and vote in the poll there regarding the  dates for if the summit occurs before or after WCUS.

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