Summary for October 12th Support Team meeting

The weekly support meeting was held on Thursday, October 12th, 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.

WordPress 6.4 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.-3

RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.-1 is right around the corner, so please help test WordPress 6.4 if you can!

New support guidelines

The process for the updated support guidelines is finished, and feedback has been incorporated where applicable.

As there were no major concerns with the timing proposed in the agenda, and given the long feedback period given, the plan remains to publish them fully on the upcoming Monday, October 16th. The publication will be accompanied by a post here on make/support to help signal boost the update, and add some specific clarification that is relevant to theme and 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party authors.

APAC friendly meeting times

There’s been some talk of a desire for more Asia-Pacific (APAC) friendly support meeting times. This is something the team has wanted to do, and although previous attempts lacked volunteers in the area with the time available to do so, we now have some volunteers, and are hoping to get that under way. More information will be posted about this once the involved volunteers have had a chance to plan it out!

Checking in with international liaisons

None of the teams international liaisons had any concerns or special events/news to share at this time.

“Irish Eyes” by Rose Betts