August 25th Support Team Meeting Summary


WordPress 4.6

An issue with emails not being sent on certain server configurations has been added to the known issues.

WordPress 4.6.1

Per yesterday’s Dev Chat, WordPress 4.6.1 is on target for September 7 with a release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. on September 1.

The Move to bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. 2

The move to bbPress 2 is underway!

On our end, Moderators have been re-assigned based on the criteria we discussed last week. The change was only made to the new forums, so it will take effect as soon as the new forums are switched over, and the change is by no means a done deal. If you notice “Hey, where did my Moderator powers go?” Please feel free to reach out!

Everything else is being handled by the brilliant and talented @jmdodd and tracked over at Make/Meta.

Overall, we’re looking at some downtime tentatively very soon (maybe early next week, announced here before for sure) as everything is switched over. The forums will be replaced with a message as to what’s happening and a direction to visit IRC for support.

There will then be a period on the following day during which everything works, but a few less critical things are backfilled, like recent reviews, favorites, and subscriptions.

Expanding Support Contributor Badge to bbPress and BuddyPress

Since activity on the bbPress forums and BuddyPress forums are already part of your 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. profile, and since they’re pretty much “sister projects” with a long history of togetherness, we voted unanimously to pursue extending the Support Contributor badge to contributions on their support forums. Technical details will be hashed out later.

Checkin with International Support Liaisons


@macmanx @clorith @jmdodd @bcworkz @erricgunawan @geoffreyshilling @fierevere @jcastaneda @dartiss @sergeybiryukov @manikum @abletec @danhgilmore @girlieworks @hardeepasrani @zoonini @kidsguide @keesiemeijer @cristianozanca @ipstenu @lukecavanagh @cais @stephencottontail @songdogtech @kmessinger @kenshino @stevesterndatacom @georgestephanis @francescodicandia @valeriosza @pmfonseca @hideokamoto @zodiac1978 @tnash @lasacco attended.

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