July 26th Support Team Meeting Summary

WordPress 4.9.7

As we’re nearing the 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. of 4.9.8, we’re happy to see that no new issues have sprung up in that time.

WordPress 4.9.8

WordPress 4.9.8 is scheduled for release on July 31st, this is early next week. We’re currently able to test Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 (we may see a 2nd one before the release), so if you are able to, please help test it.

In preparation, for 4.9.8, and the 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/ callout in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., we would like to see who’s available to help out specifically in the Gutenberg 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party support section. We do ask that you’ve used Gutenberg a little and are familiar with it for this, since users may need guidance. Please leave a DM on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. for @clorith, and he’ll be able to see what kind of coverage we have. We don’t need 24/7 instant replies, but if we can avoid users sitting for a full day (or days) without a response that would be great.

If you do help out, please use the Also Viewing script that the support team uses, it helps avoid multiple people answering the same topics. We want to avoid the feeling of being “piled on” in a topic, it’s better to let each person do their thing when possible unless they seek extra help.

Checking in with international liaisons

Representatives from the Swedish, Serbian, Italian, Russian and Dutch communities were reporting in and are having a good time.

Attendance

@abletec, @afsanamultanii, @bcworkz, @bethannon1, @clorith, @contentiskey, @cristianozanca, @felipeelia, @fernandot, @fierevere, @firoz2456, @hardeepasrani, @jcastaneda, @jdembowski, @joyously, @mariovalney, @nikolam, @numeeja, @peterbooker, @RDD, @stephencottontail, @sterndata, @t-p and @tobifjellner attended.

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

Life is more meaningful when you are always looking to grow and working toward a goal

Les Brown