May 10th Support Team Meeting Summary

General annoucnements

A continued call for input on potential questions or concerns users may have, or currently have, with GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. If you see something, say something, by helping us fill out the public Google Docs document.


WordPress 4.9.6

Due to the slightly delayed 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. for 4.9.6, the RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. and also release date has been pushed back slightly.


Privacy related topics

With the GDPR changes coming ever closer, we’re seeing an increase in privacy topics on the forums, and even users mass-posting the same question to every 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 they use.

We’ve got a “no legal discussions” forum guideline which we should keep enforcing, this means having a fixed response as we close such topics.

After some deliberations, we’ve come up wit hthe fllowing wording for a fixed response to any GDPR topics:

WordPress will introduce tools to assist with GDPR compliance in 4.9.6, but it is up to you as the site owner to take the steps required to be compliant with the GDPR and any local variations that may be introduced.

Please follow to keep updated on what WordPress is doing in upcoming releases, and look to local sources for general GDPR questions.


Checking in with international liaisons

We had representatives from the Russian, Serbian, Brazilian and Swedish communities in attendance this week.



@bcworkz, @bemdesign, @bethannon1, @clorith, @contentiskey, @diddledan, @felipeelia, @fierevere, @firoz2456, @geoffreyshilling, @ipstenu, @keesiemeijer, @macmanx, @nikolam, @numeeja, @sergeybiryukov, @sterndata, @t-p, @tobifjellner, @valeriosza, @yaniiliev and @zoonini attended.


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