June 23rd Support Team Meeting Summary


@macmanx @clorith @justingreerbbi @voldemortensen @kenshino @dimitris33 @numeeja @tnash @jcastaneda @dartiss @liamtalbot @influxinc @abletec @zoonini @jmdodd @bdbrown @bcworkz @geoffreyshilling @stevesterndatacom attended.

WordPress 4.5.3

WordPress 4.5.3 has been released, it fixes 7 security issues and 17 bugs. The known issues we’ve been tracking could not be addressed in this release, but we have not identified any new negative trends introduced by 4.5.3.

There have been a few broken upgrades related to damaged coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. files during the transfer or function conflicts introduced by plugins or the theme, and for those we recommend the “Error Related to Missing or Damaged Core Files” and “Cannot Access Dashboard” pre-defined replies.

Moving Threads to Specific Theme/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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Forums

While admins can move threads to the Themes and Templates and Plugins and Hacks forums, we cannot move threads to specific theme/plugin forums like Twenty Sixteen and Jetpack, due to their specific forums living on a separate installation.

This will likely be improved after the move to bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org. 2, but for now, a reply like the following is recommended:

I recommend asking at https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/woocommerce so the plugin’s developers and support community can help you with this.

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Testing WordPress 4.6 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.

The first public beta of WordPress 4.6 is still on schedule for June 29, so now might a good time to get comfortable with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (or similar). There’s even a handy guide for testing WordPress patches with VVV on Mac OS.

While we know that not all of us are comfortable with developer things, this is your semi-annual reminder that less bugs in the final release = less threads in the forums. 😉

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