Summary: January 6, 2022 Support Meeting

The weekly support meeting was held on Thursday, January 6, 17:00 UTC in #forums on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at Read the transcript at your own pace (a Slack account is required)

There was no cake to be had

We just need to adjust our expectations. 🙂 *

Community headlines and updates

As WordPress 5.9 is approaching, it’s time to review the “Master List” post (formerly known as the OMGWTFBBQ post).

In a prior meeting, we discussed eliminating custom titles in the forum user profile. But, it turns out that these are still needed to identify those working on themes, as the theme repository does not yet support the badging that’s currently used for plugins. Proposed: We stop doing custom titles for anyone other than theme support folks.

There was some discussion of TwentyTwentyTwo and how FSE themes will change a lot of what we tell people. For example, “Appearance -> Menus” is gone from the dashboard, and it’s not clear how to do custom CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site.. A lot of boilerplate will need adjustment.

There was also some discussion of the warnings when one runs into Akismet driven actions. There’s a trac ticket for this and suggestions are very welcome:

Open floor

Yoast is hosting a 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. on February 4 and is looking for a Support Team member to “sit at the table” in Zoom. See this comment for details.

The meeting ended more or less on time. *While there was no cake, I offer this picture of a cupcake from my first WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more..