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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. Notes taken by @Crixu.

Attendees: @chaion07, @clorith, @pfefferle, @mazeheld, @jonathansulo, @fahimmurshed, @thebengalboy, @amykamala, @nullbyte

Agenda

## Greetings
- Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
- APAC Triage Sessions
- XML Sitemaps Merged

## Hosting Team Time
- Open Handbook PRs
- Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Highlights

APAC Triage Sessions

APAC triage sessions have moved days, to account for the new APAC coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat:
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/06/22/new-date-and-time-for-apac-triage-sessions

@mikeschroder invites everyone from the team to join the sessions.

XML Sitemaps Merged

The XML Sitemaps feature was now merged to the core and the hosts are called to help to test the new feature on their platforms:
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/48072

Hosting Team Time

Open Handbook PRs

On the githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ page for the Hosting Handbook there are some pull request which need to be reviewed. Feel free to review and comment them:
https://github.com/WordPress/hosting-handbook/pulls

Hosting Team Tasks and Check-in

@pfefferle brought up the issue #65 on the Test Reporter repo. There is already a proposed way to send/store the data and the next step was to figure out how to display it. An idea was to bring it to the design team and ask them for help on how to display multiple reports per bot/host.

@mikeschroder was working on <a href="#36455“>#36455 (Invalidate files in opcode cache after 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, theme or core update).

Open Floor

@Crixu brought up the question about the PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Memory limit requirements and recommendations. See issue #45 on the handbook repo. As requirements change from website to website @mazeheld mentioned there can’t be an official recommendation while @mikeschroder is the opinion that we should give a recommendation with the remark that the requirement changes the more plugins and themes are installed and used. @mikeschroder suggested checking with hosts to get their average memory usage for WP so we might get at least a feeling about the consumption.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, June 01, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @crixu and @jadonn. Notes taken by @mikeschroder and @amykamala.

Attendees: @chaion07, @JavierCasares, @francina, @sstoyanov, @mazeheld

Agenda

## Greetings
- Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
- Gutenberg 8.3 
- Feedback requested: WP Notify
- New Meeting Calendar 

## Hosting Team Time
- Taking Notes
- Badge Announcement and Open Call for Hosting Badge Requests
- Hosting Page Updates
- Open Handbook PRs
- Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Highlights

Hosting Team Time

Call for note takers!

Please comment or ask in the channel if you’d like to help out. There are no requirements to take part, and it’s a great way to get involved. There’s peer review for folks helping out, too — so no worries about mistakes.

@chaion07 offered to be added to the rotation. Thank you!

Contribution Badges

Team reps decided to give @JavierCasares and @pfefferle the Hosting Team badge for their great work and leadership with projects in the past months and during the WCEU Contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. Thanks so much!

Hosting Page Project

@mikeschroder had some details to share about the Hosting Page Project via @aaroncampbell and Josepha:

  • It sounds like Matt is +1 on the rubric that the Hosting Team came up with, the point/addition that hosts that make a large amount of their budget from hosting WordPress need to give back to administrative / CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. efforts in the project to be recommended.
  • The next step is for a small working team to be put together of impartial folks (not from hosts), to evaluate hosts initially, then again once per year.
  • The hosting team is likely done with its part, outside of gathering information that the working team needs and/or consulting on the rubric.
  • The working group will likely not be put together until after Josepha returns from sabbatical in ~3 months.

Hosting Team Tasks and Check-in

Help is requested for reviews on open pull requests in the handbook repo that could be unblocked.

@JavierCasares specifically pointed these out as ready to go:

@pfefferle requested review on  https://github.com/WordPress/phpunit-test-runner/pull/119 for consistency with https://github.com/WordPress/hosting-handbook/pull/11.

@mikeschroder requested review on #36455, both for whether it solves the problems that plugins/hosts have been having with OPcache, and also whether a filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to control invalidation would be helpful.

Open Floor

@joostdevalk asked whether hosts were testing PHP8, and whether they plan to offer it to customers. Multiple hosts noted that yes, they were planning to 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. it, but didn’t have specifics. Two plan on shipping a few days after release, but not as a default.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. Notes taken by @crixu and @amykamala.

Attendees: @chaion07, @mazeheld, @JavierCasares, @clorith, @nullbyte, @joostdevalk @riper81

Agenda

## Greetings
  - Welcome and Personal Check-in
## Highlights
  - WordPress 5.4.2 comes out today!
## Hosting Team Time
  - WCEU 2020 Online Contributor Day
  - Thank you again!
  - Handbook
  - New WordPress.org Repo
  - What was accomplished
  - Task Check-in
## Open Floor

Highlights

WordPress 5.4.2 RC1 (Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1) was released this week. Details on the Release Candidate can be found here. As always, testing and feedback is appreciated!

Hosting Team Time

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2020 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. was on June 4th! @crixu and @pfefferle spearheaded the event, with focus on two projects:

1. The Hosting Handbook Proposal and rough draft Handbook repository were migrated to a central GitHub repository and the team made progress on expanding handbook content. The new central repo enables the team to track issues and progress more effectively, and allows anyone to contribute by commenting, opening issues, or creating pull requests. Contributions can be made to the handbook using the in-browser editing option (Click ‘edit’ next to one of the Handbook pages) or by forking and cloning the repo.

2. PHPUnit Test Runner and Reporter documentation received a thorough peer review to assure that it is comprehensive and accessible for all Hosting Team members and other interested parties. In addition, some new hosting representatives configured testing and reporting on their hosting systems, while already-participating hosts fired up testing again successfully after a bug had previously interrupted reporting. The bug was resolved during WCEU 2020 Contributor Day, and the Hosting Team hasn’t seen any reports of failed tests since the fix. Hosts that run the phpunit test runner and reporter will want to take steps to update local systems to the latest version of the runner/reporter.

@JavierCasares suggested to have a weekly review of some more critical PRs to mitigate any confusion about steps required for merging requests. This was inspired by pull 15 which enhances security recommendations. This pull was merged prematurely as the content requires feedback from the Make WordPress security team. The Hosting team is also working towards providing more clarity on the guidelines for new reviewers, particularly for major audits. GitHub issue 44 was created to follow up on this subject.

Additionally, 7 new Hosting Contributors joined the Hosting Team and made contributions on Contributor Day! Welcome to the team! Folks who participated in Contributor Day who have not yet received a Hosting Team badge are encouraged to reach out to a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. (@mikeschroder, @jadonn, @amykamala) for assistance.

Open Floor

@JavierCasares shared the new project overview for the handbook.

Two PRs were reviewed and one PR was merged during the meetings to facilitate reverting the Security content in the new Handbook and expand on the new project overview.

Feedback is requested on the following two issues , regarding a proposal list for Databases and Web Servers:

@joostdevalk suggested adding plugins to the test runner to enable both developers and hosts to check if popular plugins are still working. Hosts could easily opt-in for such nightly tests of plugins through the test runner. An issue on the GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo of the test runner will be opened to continue the discussion.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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X-post: WCEU Online 2020 Contributor Day: Submit your introduction videos, office hours times and introductory session needs this week

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WCEU 2020 Team Intro Video – Call for Submissions

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. EU 2020 will be entirely online! The conference organizers have asked each Make.WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ team to put together a short video (no longer than one minute) to introduce the team to the conference. The #hosting-community team is looking for team members to record short greetings to include in the team introduction.

The video is going to be published ahead of WCEU 2020 so new contributors can watch the team videos and decide which teams they would like to contribute to. The #hosting-community team would like to give team members a chance to be a part of this introduction.

If you would like to participate, please record a very brief video of yourself (about 5 seconds) saying a greeting from where you live. For someone in the United States who is a native English speaker, you would say “Hello from the United States”. The #hosting-community encourages team members who are not native English speakers to say the greeting in their native language if team members are comfortable doing so.

Once you are ready to share your clip, please send a direct message in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. to @Crixu, @amykamala, @jadonn, or @mikeschroder to submit the video clip to the team.

If you have any other questions, leave a comment on this post and we’ll do our best to answer you!

Thank you to @mazeheld for volunteering to edit the video clips together, to @Crixu for helping organize video clip submissions, and to @amykamala for managing the work for WCEU 2020!

Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is the summary of both meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 1800 UTC Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The early meeting was led by @mikeschroder. The late meeting was led by @jadonn. Notes were taken by @crixu and @amykamala.

Meeting attendees: @mazeheld, @chaion07, @hristo-sg, @pfefferle, @javiercasares, @FahimMurshed, @passionate, @DHSean, @amykamala

Agenda

## Greetings
Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
WordPress 5.4.1 release candidate planned to ship this week

## Hosting Team Time
WCES 2020 Online Contributor Day
WCEU 2020 Online Contributor Day
Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Recap

WordPress 5.4.1 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1

WordPress 5.4.1 RC1 is scheduled to be released on April 29th, 2020 or April 30th, 2020, depending on your local timezone. Because of some upcoming public holidays it might be difficult for hosts to properly test everything before updating their clients, however team members will do their best.

More information about the 5.4.1 Release Candidate can be found here.

Feedback Requested

Feedback has been requested for the WordPress 5.4 Retrospective and the WordPress 5.5 call for tickets. The deadline for both is April 30th.

WCES 2020 and WCEU 2020

Tickets for WordCamp Europe 2020 and WordCamp Spain 2020 are now available!

Although online WordCamps tend to be free of charge, registering helps organizers prepare for potential spikes in traffic and to know what to expect and collect metrics. Registerring also gives folks the opportunity to be listed on the camp attendees pages.

WCES is going to take part between May 6th and May 9th with a Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. on the last day. @JavierCasares will share details on WCES Contributor Day soon, and in addition this document has been prepared to help team members get ready for Contributor Days. As the site is EUPL, the hosting team can utilize this for the new Hosting Handbook pages, as well.

For WCEU Contributor Day, which will take place on June 4th, 2020 from 13:00-18:00 UTC, @amykamala started putting together a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ project and some issues for tracking our team WCEU preparation.

Team members are starting work on a new handbook structure with new content for WCEU.

Office Hours are being discussed, and will be held from May 25th through June 3rd, 2020. The team is leaning towards holding office hours before and after the regularly scheduled meetings on Wednesdays. @crixu and @amykamala have volunteered to facilitate Hosting Team office hours.

Team members have been brainstorming on ideas for the video introduction. The team introduction will consist of information about the team and contributor day, as well as clips of team members saying hello from their location. Team members are invited to start recording your video clips now!

Instructions for hosting team members who wish to participate: Please record a short video clip of yourself saying “Hello from {{ YourLocation }}”, using your location. If you speak more than one language, you may say hello first in your language and then in English e.g.: “Hallo aus Deutschland! Hello from Germany!”

Folks can use a phone, webcam or another type of camera of your choice for this. Please make sure that you do not wear or display any company logos within your clip.

Because the video submission deadline was recently announced to be May 8th, it is requested that team members try to record their video clip by Wednesday, May 6th. Thank you all for your flexibility and participation!

@Crixu will provide a NextCloud instance for video uploads and @mazeheld has volunteered to edit the video. Thank you both!

Once complete, please contact @crixu, @mikeschroder, @jadonn or @amykamala for upload instructions.

Volunteers who wish to help with facilitating this process are still welcomed. Feel free to comment on the GitHub project or in these notes.

During the meeting @pfefferle asked: Who is hosting the hosting contributor day? According to this blog post there should be a team of contributors as mentors to help and guide new contributors.

Volunteers are welcomed for that as well! If you want to be part of this team of mentors, simply comment down below and join the #hosting-community channel on slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community Slack channel on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!