Summary for February 23rd Support Meeting

The weekly support meeting was held on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023, 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)

Community headlines and updates

This is where news that are relevant or good to know for the team from across the community are brought up and shared.

Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is available for testing on 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., the path to it is kind of hidden, as it is still being tested.

If your account has elevated privileges anywhere on, consider enabling two-factor even during this test phase though 🙂

If you have two-factor already, and encounter any bugs, please report them at the wporg-two-factor GitHub repository.

WordPress 6.2 betas

BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. testing of the upcoming WordPress 6.2 continues at full speed. Do you run a unique kind of site, or fresh and modern 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. versions? Help us test if you can!

Support ForumSupport Forum WordPress Support Forums is a place to go for help and conversations around using WordPress. Also the place to go to report issues that are caused by errors with the WordPress code and implementations. Bug Scrub

A scrub of support forum component tickets is scheduled for March 1st.

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. Asia

The first WordCamp Asia was held over the last weekend, and we’ll get some updates on how 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. went form a support perspective when the attendees have had a chance to settle in, kudos to the volunteers who helped by giving back during the event (and before/after, of course)!

Volunteers interested in taking on more responsibilities

In an effort to facilitate for more volunteers taking on new roles and responsibilities, there’s a proposal to have others take part in running weekly meetings. To lower the barrier, agendas will be prepared and the groundwork handled if desired, to make it easier to jump in and participate in more ways.

If this sounds interesting, please feel free to reach out to @clorith!

Checking in with international liaisons

No major issues being reported form the international liaisons this week.

Our friends in the Russian community are currently experimenting with Telegram as a community platform, and are seeing new faces, which is an exciting development!

Open floor

Open floor is a segment of our chat that is used if there is time left of the allotted meeting time, where items not initially on the agenda can be brought up, such as feedback or ideas, anything really (so long as it relates to the support team).

Updated FAQ for topic reporting

After the recent enhancements to the topic report functionality in the forums, the FAQ entry for how to report abuse or spam has been updated accordingly.

This improves on the reporting flow, and ensures that more initial information is available to those who respond to reports, so that the reporters may retain their anonymity moving forward by not needing ot be called upon to explain their report.

Merry-Go-Round of Life from Howl’s Moving Castle, performed by Joe Hisaishi