May 3rd Support Team Meeting Summary

General announcements

As is customary, prepare for 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ questions by filling in our public document. You don’t need to know the answers to any questions, and don’t worry about them possibly no longer being relevant as we will curate the list before releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. to address any items that may have been sorted by that time.

 

WordPress 4.95 and 4.9.6

There are no new 4.9.5 issues.

The beta for WordPress 4.9.6 is out, it introduces tools to help build privacy compliance and if you can please help test as there’s definitely room for improvements in various flows!

 

Checking in with international liaisons

We had members from the Swedish, Brazilian, Greek, Russian, Spanish, German and Serbian communities this week, reporting good weather and good times!

 

Open Floor

It was brought up that the Theme Review Team is discussing opening themes up to pass without human review, and relying on reviews on .org to weed out the bad stuff. There is a known expectancy of reliance when fetching themes from WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, but It’s not on us to dictate how they conduct their team and processes, but if this is something you are passionate about you may wish to join the discussion in the #themereview channel on Slack.

 

Attendance

@abletec, @anevins, @bcworkz, @bemdesign, @clorith, @contentiskey, @felipeelia, @fernandot, @fierevere, @geoffreyshilling, @howdy_mcgee, @johnalarcon, @joyously, @keesiemeijer, @lakenh, @macmanx, @nikolam, @numeeja, @stephencottontail, @sterndata, @t-p, @tobifjellner, @valeriosza, @xkon, @zodiac1978 and @zoonini attended this week.

 

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

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