July 21st Support Team Meeting Summary


@macmanx @clorith @hardeepasrani @bcworkz @lasacco @fierevere @jmdodd @cristianozanca @sergeybiryukov @wido @ipstenu @pross @vitormadeira @pmfonseca @bethannon1 @stevesterndatacom @dartiss @numeeja @kenshino @geoffreyshilling @jcastaneda @songdogtech @jdembowski @tnash @kidsguide @abletec @justingreerbbi @themeislesupport @dimitris33 @lukecavanagh @imazed @valeriosza @francescodicandia @voldemortensen @tabakisp attended.


  • If you have been testing WordPress with Vagrant and VirtualBox, had the misfortune of upgrading to VirtualBox 5.1 only to find that Vagrant 1.8.4 doesn’t support it, and didn’t want to compile Vagrant 1.8.5 from source, Vagrant 1.8.5 was officially released earlier this week.
  • Along with the move to bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org. 2, a forum redesign is on the horizon. The first research steps have been taken and feedback is requested at the linked post.

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. 4

WordPress 4.6 Beta 4 is here. This is the final beta, so 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.


The 4.6 OMGWTFBBQ Draft is up and open to feedback in its comments section.

We’d especially appreciate suggestions for the “Not a Bug” section (these are items which are intentional changes, but may seem like a bug or glitch to users offhand, like Dashboard fonts being different).

WCNYC 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

The support portion of WordCamp NYC 2016’s contributor day was not well attended this year, and we’re going to see what we can do to improve that as we get closer to other contributor days.

Domains in Profile Display Names

Some forum members have been adding the domain of their site to their display name, which essentially turns forum listings into some sort of billboard for them, and isn’t necessary since display names can be linked to a site anyway.

By unanimous vote, the Signature Guidelines have been updated to, “Using your WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ profile for advertisement in posts unrelated to your themes and plugins is discouraged. This includes signature links and URLs in display names.”

#forums 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/. Channel Open to all Languages

By vast majority vote, the #forums channel on Slack is open to all languages, not just English. If your language community has their own channel or Slack instance, we have no problem with that. We have simply made it official (no longer an assumption) that you are all welcome to use the #forums channel, even if you don’t speak English.

Checkin with International Support Liaisons

  • The Italian support community’s handbook is now being published in stages, and their users can now select their WordPress version on forum threads.
  • The Dutch community is doing well.

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