May 5th Support Team Meeting Summary

Attendance Experiment

In future meetings, please note attendance (even if lurking) by replying to something with words or just an emoji reaction. We know lots of folks attend on time just to watch, and we want to note your participation too. 🙂

WordPress 4.5.1 was the only addition to the 4.5 Master List.

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). ( Forum

Just a reminder that we now have an Accessibility forum with an Accessibility forum welcome post.

Burnout, Health, and Communication

Burnout happens, we’re all volunteers. If you need some time away, please take it, and please let us know. We care and want to help, and if you disappear, that care turns to worry.

So please, if you need time away, take care of yourself and let us know, we’ll pick up the slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Recommendation of Outdated Plugins

Some of our frequently recommended plugins, like Velvet Blues Update URLs, are actually well out of date and not supported. Please keep that in mind when recommending plugins, and find something up to date instead, like Better Search Replace, or consider adopting the abandoned 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 if you’re up to it.

Additionally, if you see outdated plugins being recommended in the Codex, please edit it.

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