Testers needed for next WordPress versions

One of the things I love about WordPress is the user community and the vast array of knowledge out there to help you with literally anything to do with your blog and making it do what you want it to do. The community has certainly been extremely helpful to me when I launched this blog in February.

It’s a two-way street, of course, and if you can then share anything you’ve learned, it will add to that pool of community knowledge for the benefit of everyone. It will also make you feel good :)

So here’s a call to action to WordPress users where you can give back to the community:

To help shake the bugs out of the upcoming 2.0.4 and 2.1 releases, we’re holding a Bug Hunt next week. We’ll be finding and fixing bugs and cleaning up the bug tracker. All are welcome to join us in the #wordpress-bugs IRC channel as we go on the hunt. We’ll get things started at Midnight between Tuesday, July 4, 2006 and Wednesday, July 5, 2006 San Francisco time and keep going for 24 hours or until everyone gets tired. We’ll have folks keepng vigil at all hours so drop by at whatever time is convenient to you. All you need to help out is the ability to install and run WordPress, folks of all skill levels are invited to join. We need people testing as much as we need people coding. (If not a little more.)

Worth participating if you can manage the time.

Talking about community and support, WordPress launched a paid support service earlier this week, clearly aimed at the corporate market.

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About Neville Hobson

Entrepreneurial business communicator with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Co-host of the weekly business podcast For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report. Also an occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.