Site Health January Review

This is a summary post for Sitesite (versus network, blog) Health meetings held in January.

🎯 Focuses for 2020

A few focuses have been outlined for WordPress 5.4, and they are currently on track.

Surfacing the Site Health status with a dashbaord widget has its initial iteration committed, and aims to help inform and educate users and continue one of our purposes of helping keep websites running as smoothly as possible and being good internet citizens.

Another goal is to get compatibility checks for PHP version into themes, which is also in the review phase and is looking on schedule for this years roadmap.

Improving the Recovery Mode is our third focus. Current tickets focus on alternate ways to access recovery mode, and improving its performance in general.

🎫 Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. to align our selves

We also held a short-circuit ticket triage on Friday January 31, 2020, 16:00 UTC to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). sure all the current planned tickets for the next upcoming WordPress releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software., 5.4, were on track and moving as expected.

This let us re-prioritize some that were no longer required, as they were superseded by other tasks that were already completed, and also gave better insights into remaining tickets that needed some direction.

🙌 Get involved

If you would like to improve the Site Health component, we’re always up for new ideas.

Here’s how you can get involved:

We look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting!