PHP Meeting Recap – May 7th, 2018

This recap is a summary of our previous PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher meeting. It highlights the ideas and decisions which came up during that meeting, both as a means of documenting and to provide a quick overview for those who were unable to attend.

You can find this meeting’s chat log here.

Chat Summary

At this meeting there was some continued conversation around plugins & theme php version requirements (see parent ticket here)

  • @sergey has made some progress on technical restrictions
  • #design feedback will be needed as a part of implementing how restrictions are communicated to the user.
  • Initial goal for this is blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. installation of plugins in environments that don’t match php requirements for the 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.
  • @flixos90 is going to get in touch with the design team regarding feedback on the mockups.

Also on the agenda was continued conversation around design/layout work for the PHP upgrade page. We took a look at this mockup that was done by @jaymanpandya, however for the most part we felt that in order to progress on this, the feedback needs to come from the #design team itself and those involved in the design of the overall The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. site. To that end, @flixos90 has created a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. in meta for tracking this and this is a callout to anyone involved in #design (and particularly with regards to the overall design of and how this would fit in with that) to review the current mockup and add comments.

Next Meeting

Next meeting will take place on Monday May 14, 15:00 UTC in #core-php


  • Followup on php requirement restrictions for plugins/themes (hopefully with some design feedback).
  • Followup on PHP upgrade page design feedback (if there is any).

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