April 28th Support Team Meeting Summary


We’re trying something new. Even if you’re lurking in the meeting, please find something to reply to or at least leave an emoji reaction on. We have heard that a lot of people follow the meetings, and we’d love to know who you all are, and how many of you are there.

Remember, meetings are open to everyone, and that includes participation. If you want to say something during a meeting, go for it, but please at least let us know you’re there. 🙂

As Murphy’s Law would have it, emoji reactions were bugging out today, but I’m sure we’ll be able to kick this off for real next week.

WordPress 4.5.1

Besides the re-emergence of https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/21602 and marking https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/36510 as fixed, no changes needed to be made to The 4.5 Master List.

4.5.2 is in progress. There is no ETA at this time, but an exact ETA will be provided before launch.

WordPress 4.6

The schedule for WordPress 4.6 is live. The final release is planned for August 16, while the first public 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. is planned for June 29.

Reminder of Expectations/Guidelines

The Support Team would like to take a moment to remind everyone of the expectations of Admins/Mods as well as the guidelines for Support Contributor and Support Team badges.

In addition, if you are busy or need some time away from all this, please do let us know. We really do care, and it’s just in our nature to worry when people disappear.

AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Forum

The Accessibility Forum is live! Please stop by to help folks with developing and using an accessible WordPress.

A more formal welcome thread, as well as a collection of copy/paste replies, are in progress.

Read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)