Multisite Office Hours (Redux)

Several months ago, @wonderboymusic proposed office hours for Multisite. The response was great, but we kind of laxed on making it happen after the first one or two.

After talking with a few people at WCSF last month, I’d like to fire this up again. As Scott mentioned before, there is no master plan, though there is a roadmap.

We do have some interesting things that should be on the front of our minds:

  • What does a trusted networknetwork (versus site, blog) look like? #30145 introduced the concept and we need to figure out where to take it.
  • What kind of improvements could/should be made with a “feature as a 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”? This may help to jump start some ideas, even if they aren’t merged into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. immediately.
  • What steps should we take toward multi network? #29415 comes to mind immediately for a likely inclusion in 4.2. #30294 is another example.
  • Unit tests. I’d like to continue doing things like #30080 to really expand how we’re testing multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site.

Let’s do our first office hours at 20:00 UTC this coming Tuesday (November 25). We can decide then if it’s appropriate.

/cc’ing some that are likely interested – @ethitter, @johnjamesjacoby, @johnbillion, @ipstenu, @earnjam – but this is by no means a complete list.

Please stop by in #core on Tuesday and comment away on this post with other things you have your eyes on.