June 30th Support Team Meeting Summary


@macmanx @voldemortensen @hardeepasrani @bdbrown @kidsguide @justingreerbbi @bethannon1 @jcastaneda @geoffreyshilling @numeeja @dartiss @cristianozanca @francescodicandia @lasacco @clorith @bcworkz @jmdodd @pross @gmosso @vitormadeira @kenshino @kmessinger @abletec @otto42 @ipstenu @anevins attended.

WordPress 4.5.3

We have not identified any new negative trends introduced by 4.5.3.

WordPress 4.6 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. 1

WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 is here. Please start testing it, as less bugs in the final release = less threads in the forums.

Varying Vagrant Vagrants is a simple way to run local WordPress sites for testing, though there are others, and of course you could always just install the beta on a subdomain on your own hosting provider/VPS/dedicated/cloud/etc.

Theme Directory Uploader Offline

Just in case anybody asks why their theme update or upload didn’t work today, the theme-directory uploader has been temporarily disabled due to an error that was caused by something in the last 48 hours. The MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Team knows about the problem and are looking into it.

Switching from P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. to O2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/./P2 Breathe

Like Make/Meta, this P2 will be eventually switched to O2/P2 Breathe. To briefly describe what this is, P2 was a very old theme, so P2 Breathe is a new theme re-built from scratch, and all of the P2 functionality you know and love now lives in the O2 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 also re-built from scratch.

You shouldn’t notice anything different on the surface besides the new look and speed enhancements, but everything behind the scenes has been modernized, optimized, and overall improved.


HelpHub needs your help! For those not in the know, HelpHub will eventually replace the Codex with a far more streamlined user documentation experience.

If you are interested in helping out please contact @justingreerbbi or @kenshino, or head over to the #docs channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. Development of the project is still underway on GitHub. Development positions are pretty much covered, but there is nothing stopping anyone that wants to help in that department from saying so. Anyone willing to help will be allowed to help.

They are in need of some more volunteers to help migrate (and improve) articles from the Codex to the current temporary HelpHub site. Currently, they are concentrating on this list of articles. Please keep in mind that one of HelpHub’s goals is to make user documentation for WordPress less bewildering by dramatically decreasing the amount of available articles (currently in the thousands on the Codex). If an article is a better fit for DevHub, it shouldn’t be in HelpHub. (You will need an account on the temporary HelpHub site for this, so please contact @justingreerbbi or @kenshino, or head over to the #docs channel in Slack.)

Please see Getting Started with Helphub for more info.

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