August 10th Support Team Meeting Summary

General announcements

This week saw the introduction of the site URL field to the forums, a sought after addition where users can provide their website ahead of time, saving volunteers needing to ask for it in many situations. This new feature is also hidden, the site is only visible to signed in users, meaning it will help with the users asking to have posts edited after the fact because they show up in search engines and similar.

WordPress 4.8.1

The update to TinyMCE included in this release had a side-effect of changing z-index values. This means that plugins or themes interacting with the editor (page builders being the most noticeable affected region) will have features inaccessible until they make updates increasing their own z-index values to have priority over the core included version (this is also reflected in the Master List now for reference).

Checkin with international liaisons

The Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Swedish and Hindi communities are trotting along nicely.

Open floor

Please avoid moving topics if possible for now, we’ve still not had a chance to fix the 5xx errors that occur on every topic move, merge or split. We’ll be pushing some more for a sandbox to track and sort the issue.

If you -do- move something regardless, note that metadata will be lost, and please do not edit the content of the topic to say things are moved here and there, it just adds confusion, instead use the edit notes section, this is what they are meant for.

Slack is working on making things more accessible, so let’s hope for great headway there to help our contributors using assistive technologies to attend more easily!


@abletec, @anevins, @bethannon1, @clorith, @cristianozanca, @danhgilmore, @fierevere, @hardeepasrani, @jcastaneda, @jdembowski, @keesiemeijer, @ketuchetan, @macmanx, @pmfonseca, @sergeybiryukov, @stephencottontail, @sterndata, @t-p and @zoonini attended.

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