February 21st Support Team Meeting Summary

General anouncements

The Health Check 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 is getting a visual overhaul with a new UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. and UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it.. With this comes a noticeable amount of strings, both changes and new ones. In light of this there’s a ticket up for going through the various strings and states for them.

Once things are ready, we’ll also have the AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team look over it, this is especially important as parts of it are planned for inclusion in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

WordPress 5.1

It’s release day! And unless something happens we will see WordPress 5.1 be released today.

As always, this means we will be following the proceedings in our Release Day Checklist, most importantly that we will keep channel banter to a minimum until over the weekend. This is done so that any issues that arise can be communicated clearly without being lost behind emoji and the likes.

A small set of users may be affected by a JS error in 5.1 as noted in #46280, the Hotfix Plugin has been updated to address this issue for now.

Checking in with international liaisons

Members of the Russian, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Urdu, Serbian, Brazilian and Greek communities were present for this weeks chat to let us know things are progressing well for them.


@abdullahramzan, @bcworkz, @benlumia007, @bethannon1, @binarywc, @clorith, @cristianozanca, @cristianraiber-1, @diddledan, @felipeelia, @fierevere, @firoz2456, @jdembowski, @JNashHawkins, @joyously, @keesiemeijer, @luciano1969, @macmanx, @nikolam, @numeeja, @otto42, @RDD, @sterndata, @t-p, @tobifjellner, @xkon and @zodiac1978 attended.

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

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