PHP Meeting Recap – May 14th

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

  • We couldn’t yet discuss the feedback from the design team, as they hadn’t yet processed the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. in their meeting.
  • @sergey couldn’t make progress on enforcing the “Requires PHP” headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes., obviously, as he was busy helping to wrangle the 4.9.6 release.
  • @flixos90 has introduced a new tag on Trac to track the Servehappy tickets: (available at for the memory-challenged amongst us 😜).
  • We discussed whether the PHP version that is being sent to the .org APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. could be problematic (GDPR, security). The consensus seems to be that this is data that is usually already available through other API requests (and often is even being transferred by servers in the header information), so we should be good. It is meant to be used to give more contextual information to the user about what the version number actually entails.
  • @flixos90 mentioned that we should not only focus on plugins for enforcing the PHP requirements but also include themes as well. @schlessera will look at what the differences between plugins & themes entail and then create TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets accordingly.

Post-Meeting Updates

Next week’s meeting

  • Next meeting will take place on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 15:00 UTC in #core-php.
  • Agenda: Check whether there’s updates on the “Upgrade PHP” design review and discuss “Requires PHP” enforcement details.
  • If you have suggestions about this but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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