April 13th Support Team Meeting Summary


  • 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 submissions are open again, with a few notable changes.
  • The Theme Review Team will be restructuring.

WordPress 4.7.3

We have nothing new to add to the known issues for 4.7 this week.

Moderator Queue Actions are now Explicit (aka, no more announcing)

We have exciting news by way of Meta ticket 2418! Spam/Unspam, Approve/Unapprove, and Archive/Unarchive (and the others) are now explicit actions, not toggles! 🎉

Previously, If Moderator1 and Moderator2 were to mark the same item as Spam simultaneously, it would ultimately result in the item being marked as Not Spam. (the first action would be Spam, but the second action would really be Unspam, because toggles) ☹️

Now, if Moderator1 and Moderator2 were to mark the same item as Spam simultaneously, it will still be marked as Spam! (because it’s an action and not a toggle, both Moderators are marking it as Spam, regardless of order) 👍

This means that there’s no more need to report when you’re checking the queues 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/.. You can run the Also Viewing script to avoid needlessly overlapping, but even if you aren’t, there’s no harm in two people operating in the same queue at the same time. 👏

🎊 Thanks @sergeybiryukov ! 🎊

Checkin with International Support Liaisons


@macmanx @erricgunawan @bcworkz @pmfonseca @zodiac1978 @kidsguide @geoffreyshilling @cristianozanca @bdbrown @numeeja @lasacco @alchymyth @keesiemeijer @glorialchemica @lukecavanagh @contentiskey @kmessinger @sergeybiryukov @photoironic @sterndata @hardeepasrani @hideokamoto @tnash @jcastaneda attended

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