November 23rd Support Team Meeting Summary

General announcements

Our next support workshop has been announced!

Scaling Support: Dip the Data Bucket Every Day – Workshop on January 22, 2018


WordPress 4.9

4.9.1 is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday November 28th, with RC1 landing on Monday the 27th. These are tentative dates, and things may change. The 4.9.1 release will focus on the 3 major issues discovered so far affecting users:

  • Broken features due to MediaElements.js trying to validate WordPress locales
  • Editing themes/plugins when using IIS
  • Caching of theme files

There will likely be a 4.9.2 to resolve other issues that may arise and are not as pressing.


Checking with international liaisons

The Russian, PortugueseSpanish, Swedish, Italian and German liaisons stopped by to let us know things are going well. The Swedes have had an influx of both questions seekers as well as providers of late. In Italy they had WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Milano, and in Germany we saw WordCamp Cologne with new contributors from their 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.!



@anevins, @bcworkz, @bdbrown, @clorith, @cristianozanca, @fierevere, @firoz2456, @jdembowski, @josearcos, @keesiemeijer, @numeeja, @otto42, @pmfonseca, @sergeybiryukov, @t-p, @tobifjellner, @williampatton, @zodiac1978 and @zoonini attended.


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


Contributor tips
Each 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme have their own support forumSupport Forum WordPress Support Forums is a place to go for help and conversations around using WordPress. Also the place to go to report issues that are caused by errors with the WordPress code and implementations., if you are very familiar with something specific, why not give those specific forums a read, you just might find someone you can help!