Support Team Update for January 23rd, 2014

Items discussed in this week’s support portion of #wordpress-sfd:

Test WordPress 3.8.1-RC1 (which became obsolete a couple of hours later)

WordPress 3.8.1 was released Thursday and fixes a number of issues such as upload directory permissions and Twitter oEmbeds. You can read about the point releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. at the announcement post.

Heads up on a JetPack issue

There was an issue with the JetPack 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 that has been rectified already. The short of it was that previously published posts are being publicized and/or being emailed to your subscribers.

Reporting misbehaving IRC users

If you come across users in IRC #wordpress that are repeatedly misbehaving then please immediately pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” Mika (@ipstenu) or Sams and they’ll do what they can. If it’s after the fact then there isn’t much to be done at that point.