Two more months and the Pullman WordPress Meetup will be a year old! This is our 3rd release oriented meetup, so we’ve been around since the old days of 3.9.
We timed tonight’s meetup perfectly with the release of WordPress 4.2 RC1 and I was able to show off each of the new features to the group. There was some fun conversation throughout.
I think the new Press This interface got the best immediate reaction. It’s especially nice for those who have never experienced it before and much better as a new interface to those who hadn’t.
Extended character support for 🍕 was definitely next. It’s nice to talk about improved global support for WordPress in addition to the joy we get from expressive food characters. 😜
Plugin updates are a little hard to get excited about in a meetup environment, but the interface (or lack of redirect) did perk some ears. I know I love not being bounced to a new screen.
I also covered—possibly for the first time—a general overview of the WordPress release cycle and how things have matured over the last couple years. I think covering that along with the various methods to contribute should be good recurring topics, even if they don’t fill up the entire night.
This is what happens when I can’t fit “tonight was a great meetup” into 140 characters. 📜