Servehappy: Roadmap Update and Priorities

At WordCamp Europe 2018, representatives from different teams got together to discuss the state of the Servehappy project, reevaluate its roadmap and priorities. Meeting Context While this blog typically contains updates from the core PHP team, it is important to highlight that the Servehappy project is an interdisciplinary effort that has involved several other teams […]

Feature Project: Servehappy

The servehappy project is an initiative that seeks to educate WordPress site owners about the value of having the latest version of PHP powering their WordPress site. This supports the overall goal of increasing the percentage of WordPress installs running modern PHP versions. Background One of the core tenets of WordPress is backwards compatibility. Support […]

Servehappy Roadmap

The group of people in the #core-php channel has been discussing and planning a project codenamed “servehappy” for some time now. We are at the point where we think that our plan has matured enough to present it to a bigger WordPress audience, in the hopes that we can get buy-in from more people to […]

Updating the Minimum PHP Version

For the millions of sites already running WordPress 5.0, 85% are using PHP 5.6 or above. We’ve also recently observed that showing notifications to encourage users to upgrade their PHP version has been very effective. Yoast SEO experimented with this last year, and found that site owners upgraded their PHP version at twice the rate than […]

PHP Meeting Recap – November 19th

This recap is a summary of our previous PHP 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 @joyously asked about the current state […]

Dev Chat Summary: November 21st (5.0 Week 8)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 21st (Slack archive). 5.0 Planning and Updates Gutenberg 4.4 and WordPress 5.0-beta5 shipped, including updates to the block editor, PHP 7.3 support, and Twenty Nineteen. The 5.0 / Gutenberg team continued their daily updates to Make/Core, noting PRs and issues remaining, as well as recent and […]

PHP Meeting Recap – November 12th

This recap is a summary of our previous PHP 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 @schlessera adapted the README.md in the Servehappy […]

Dev Chat Summary: November 14th (5.0 Week 7)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 14th (agenda, Slack archive). 5.0 Planning and Updates We have a lot of PRs that need review, so please pick up one or two if that’s something you excel at. Beta 4 came out on Tuesday. There are updates to the block editor, internationalization, and themes. […]

PHP Meeting Recap – November 5th

This recap is a summary of our previous PHP 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 Note that, in order to maintain […]

Dev Chat Summary: November 7th (5.0 Week 6)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 7th (agenda, Slack archive). Note that the timing for this meeting will move to 2100 UTC starting Nov 14. 5.0 Planning and Updates We have a lot of PRs that need review, so please pick up one or two if that’s something you excel at. Beta 3 […]