New Core Component: Site Health

During Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe 2019, the newest WordPress Core component was created, Site Health. After many months being tested as a feature plugin, Site Health was merged into WordPress core in versions 5.1 and 5.2. Below are several changes that were made during Contributor Day to help organize tasks and efforts around Site Health moving forward.

New Slack Room

The Site Health feature is just one tool that is empowering site owners and hosts to upgrade to more modern versions of PHP. Because of this, most of the discussions around Site Health have happened in #core-php to this point.

However, now that Site Health is in WordPress Core, it’s time to give that Slack room back to the folks discussing how PHP is used in Core (upgrades to patterns, discussing guidelines, style guides, etc.).

All Site Health discussion moving forward will be held in the new #core-site-health channel.

Component Maintainers

The following people have played incredibly important roles in the Site Health project so far and were asked to be component maintainers. All accepted:

Action Summary

Here is a brief summary of the actions taken to facilitate this change:

  • A Site Health component was created in Trac.
  • A Site Health component was created and added to the Make WordPress Core Components page.
  • All open tickets with the site-health keyword were moved into the Site Health component (tickets effected).
  • All open tickets with the servehappy keyword were moved into the Site Health component (tickets effected).
  • All closed tickets with the site-health keyword were moved into the Site Health component (tickets effected).
  • All closed tickets with the servehappy keyword were moved into the Site Health component (tickets effected).
  • The site-health tag has been created for this blog. All Site Health related posts will utilize this tag.

Note: The site-health and servehappy keywords are now obsolete and should not be used moving forward. but they will remain on old tickets.

#site-health