April 25th Support Team Meeting Summary

After a much needed vacation, and then a week off for public holidays, the support chats are back to their regular management.

General announcements

We’re seeking volunteers that would like to try their hand at leading the support group during the WordCampe Europe 2019 contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. You’ll be in the safe hands of other support volunteers for any questions or concerns that may come up, and there’s no requirements connected to the task. If this sounds like it might be interesting, reach out to @clorith and planning will be handled from there.

Next up, the WordPress 5.2 RC1 will (if nothing explodes) land later today.

As is customary, the Field Guide should also go live around then, and we will start working on the Master List for the forums.

For those unfamiliar with it, the Master List is a topic with questions we expect to come up fro ma new 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., where we also track comnmon problems and bugs taht come up from a new release (you can see the 5.1 Master List at https://wordpress.org/support/topic/read-this-first-wordpress-5-1-master-list/)

Checking in with international liaisons

Members of our communities in Italy, Sweden, Russia, Spain, Urdu, India took part in the various discussions.

If you’re part of a non-English community providing support in some capacity, we would love to have you join us during our weekly chats (or outside of them, we’d just love to hear from you and see how we can help each other grow).

Open Floor

We may see more questions relating to the update of PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. with the release of WordPress 5.2 form users unfamiliar with this. Hopefully the Update PHP page will help educate as many as possible on this, this is also translatable.

We may also see questions relating to plugins not being installable related to the new minimum PHP version checks in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

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

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