Policy Change Fallout?
There has been no negative fallout from our relaxed policies on plugin 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 vulnerability discussion and premium product support established during the September 29th meeting.
PHP 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. 8.x
WordPress 6.x is tested with PHP 8 and offers preliminary support, but we cannot guarantee compatibility for third-party plugins and themes since that is the responsibility of the plugin/theme developer.
We, along with Drupal and Symfony, are asking the PHP group to extend support of PHP 7.4.x, but we have no firm answers yet.
No More Flagging for Premium Support
We are no longer flagging users for requesting premium support on the forums, as that hurts their ability to post across all WordPress.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/ forums.
Support requests for premium products will continue to be encouraged towards the proper support venue (without closing the thread), and as always, flags (or bans as necessary) will continue to be applied for other Guideline violations.
Become Flag-Neutral if not Flag-Negative
The Pending queue has become excessive lately and is a drain on Moderator time (your experience may vary depending on timezone).
As you rescue items from the Pending queue, please check the reason for the flag and un-flag as necessary. If you’re not un-flagging at least one person daily, please reconsider how strict you are on that end of enforcement.
Please test the latest WordPress 6.1 RC A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. and the Twenty Twenty-Three theme, and report any bugs you find!
Read the meeting transcript in the Slack archives. (A Slack account is required)