May 24th Support Team Meeting Summary

General announcements

Auto-updates for WordPress 4.9.6 were enabled last night, and should be flowing out steadily at this time.

WordPress 4.9.6

Besides the usual need to clear caches after an update (especially one that includes editor updates).

We can note that there is a known regression in TinyMCE which may cause a handful of plugins to break when viewing the editor. The core team is already aware of this and are working on sorting that.


The GDPR approaches

Shelters are stocked for a weekend of fun! With the forums seeing around ~10k GDPR related topics and posts on the forums, we’re expecting more once the regulations kick in on the 25th. To address this, and the constant topics on plugin pages asking if they’re compliant or not, we’ve created a sticky post that will show up on the support forums, to hopefully help users find out where to go to get the right answers to their questions, and most specifically: Not to seek legal advise on the forums.


Checking in with international liaisons

The Swedish, Russian, Greek, SerbianGerman and Brazilian community representatives dropped by this week to join the discussions.



@abdullahramzan, @amboutwe, @bcworkz, @bemdesign, @clorith, @contentiskey, @felipeelia, @fierevere, @geoffreyshilling, @ipstenu, @jdembowski, @joyously, @keesiemeijer, @lakenh, @macmanx, @nikolam, @numeeja, @otto42, @presstigers, @pross, @stephencottontail, @t-p, @tobifjellner, @valeriosza, @xkon and @zodiac1978 attended.


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