Hosting Meeting Agenda – August 19, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that is scheduled for August 19, 2019 at 1400UTC.

Housekeeping

Request for help with notes.

Community Communication

Chat about core proposals and happenings brought up in last week’s meeting:

Open Floor

Do you have anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

#agenda

Hosting Meeting Agenda – August 14, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that is scheduled for August14, 2019 at 1700UTC.

Housekeeping

  • A post providing the hosting-community collective feedback on PHP extensions is pending.
  • Please contact @jadonn, @mikeschroder or @amykamala to volunteer to help with this, other projects or meeting notes.

Announcements

As always, feedback is encouraged.

Follow Up on WordPress.org/hosting

  • The matrix used to approve the hosting options listed on WordPress.org/hosting needs to be reviewed and updated.
  • Volunteers needed for this project
  • What is the current matrix, and what are potential improvements that could be made?
  • What next steps and action items should be pursued by whom?

Open Floor

Do you have anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

#agenda

Hosting Meeting Notes: July 31, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday July 31, 2019 at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @chanthaboune @aaroncampbell @dhsean @clorith @antpd

Housekeeping

A follow-up post in response to the PHP extension discussion is pending!

Volunteers are welcome! If you are interested in helping with blog posts, meeting notes or in being more involved in the hosting community team in general, please reach out to @jadonn@mike, or @amy kamala to get started!

Thank you @aaroncampbell for volunteering to proof read. Much appreciated!

#core – Feedback Requested!

The #core team is looking for feedback on this post: should security fixes continue to be backported to very old versions of WordPress

Also looking for feedback on this proposal to update WordPress versions lower than 4.7 automatically.

Host input is encouraged! Please don’t hesitate to participate in the conversation by replying to the post or bringing it up in the channel discussion!

Hosting Options on WordPress.org/hosting

Host listings on https://wordpress.org/hosting/ are pending review.

@chanthaboune apologized for being unclear about this process at WCEU, and stated the main goal is to “offer hosting options on our /hosting/ pages that take into account localized service.”

As a first step, the matrix used for hosting requirements must be re-visited and refined.

@clorith stated that doing requirement checks in the public arena alleviates liability

@aaroncampbell brought up that allowing public input could flood the /hosting page with an overwhelming amount of host listings.

@brettface would like to see a visual re-vamping of the /hosting page to make it easier to read and more accessible.

@jadonn believes that “having a more transparent process or set of requirements would be beneficial”

@aaroncampbell mentioned that  @remkus at Yoast may have previously helped put together what they use for https://yoast.com/wordpress-hosting/

@chanthaboune would love a copy of this as a starting point and stated that “.. our next steps are to figure out what the requirements to be included are”

Thank you to @antpd who volunteered to collect notes, ideas and information for the next meeting where the discussion will continue.

Other teams to be involved in this project are Marketing, Design, Polyglots and Meta to name some.

Open Floor

@clorith asked that hosts please be aware of the proposal to increase the minimum recommended version of PHP in WordPress

Please feel free to comment on the post!

Feedback

If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

X-post: Proposal: Auto-Update Old Versions to 4.7

X-comment from +make.wordpress.org/core: Comment on Proposal: Auto-Update Old Versions to 4.7

Hosting Meeting Agenda – July 31st, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that is scheduled for July 31, 2019 at 1400UTC.

Housekeeping

  • Looking for help to write a post about the recent changes that were made to help people locate and track upcoming meetings
  • Looking for help to write a post collecting and summarizing the feedback on the PHP Extension recommendations

Core

Team Interest Check-in

  • Projects?
  • Anything else folks are interested in helping out with, or changing with the team?

Open Floor

Do you have anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

#agenda

X-post: Should Security Fixes Continue to Be Backported to very old versions of WordPress?

X-comment from +make.wordpress.org/core: Comment on Should Security Fixes Continue to Be Backported to very old versions of WordPress?

Hosting Meeting Notes: July 22, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Monday July 22, 2019 at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @comunicamuh, @amykamala, @zodiac1978, @danfoster, @mdw1989, @mikeschroder

Housekeeping

There was an update on actions since the suggestions last week to make it clearer when team meetings are scheduled.

The channel topic now links to a listing of the next meetings, that list now shows meetings 30 minutes after they’ve started, and the per-team meeting listings are more discoverable. On “Add to Calendar” functionality, the meta team referred to a ticket about iCal here.

Community

Mentioned that there is a call for volunteers for the Handbook Working Group and feedback for the WordPress user and developer survey, which were topics during last week’s meeting.

Team Feedback / Engagment

@amykamala lead a discussion on ideas to get folks more involved in the team. Topics included:

  • Request for project and/or event recommendations
  • Ideas for making the group more useful for folks
  • Making space for conversation

Open Floor

@zodiac1978 requested an update on the PHP Extension recommendations. This is at the point where feedback needs to be compiled and shared. If you’d like to help put a post together, please leave a comment on this one!

Feedback

If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

Hosting Meeting Agenda – July 22th, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that is scheduled for July 22, 2019 at 1400UTC.

Housekeeping

Report back on what’s been done since last week’s discussion on meeting time.

Community

Chat about community opportunities brought up in last week’s meeting:

Team Interest Check-in

  • Projects?
  • Anything else folks are interested in helping out with, or changing with the team?

Open Floor

Do you have anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

#agenda

Hosting Meeting Notes: July 17, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @fahimmurshed @amykamala @clorith @antpb

Housekeeping

On Note-Taking

The hosting-community team is looking for volunteers to take meeting notes to help balance out demands.

If you’re interested, please comment on this post, or message @mikeschroder, @jadonn or @amykamala on WordPress Slack. No prior experience or permissions are required and this is a great way to get more involved with the community.

On Meeting Time

A post about meeting times and the impact on having two alternate meeting times will be coming out soon! It’ll be posted to the team blog, and will be mentioned in meetings.

A number of changes were made based on everyones’ feedback about the visibility of meeting times:
• The Slack channel topic now has a link to https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/#hosting with the upcoming meeting times posted.
• Meeting times also now stay active on https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/ throughout meeting time.
• The meetings page was changed to allow filtering for meetings for specifics team and links were added for “add to my calendar” functionality

Thank you all for all of the suggestions for improving meeting time visibility and helping folks come to team meetings!

PHP Recommendations

PHP Extensions

Thank you to everyone who engaged in the discussion about PHP extensions! The conversation is pending closure, but any additional comments can still be posted in the replies here.

Minimum required PHP version

Thank you everyone who left feedback on the Site Health team’s post about the next minimum required version of PHP! Please feel free to share your thoughts in a comment on this post as the discussion continues. Conclusions of this discussion are coming soon.

Community

WordPress core E2E testing

WordPress Core has added end to end testing! The testing is emulates a human user scenario to identify potential problem areas and validate different flows. Hosts are encouraged to set up E2E testing and any contributions are values! For more information on E2E testing, check out the announcement from Core.

Call for #community-team Volunteers

The #community-team is looking for help reviewing the make.wordpress.org handbook! The goal is to make the handbooks more accessible and easier to use.

Volunteers are asked to dedicate 1-2 hours per week. This project completion date is projected to be in October, prior to WordCamp US.

More information found here.

WordPress User and Developer Survey

The WordPress User and Developer Survey is being updated! Please feel free to provide any feedback and suggestions, as well as find more info here.

Feedback

If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

Hosting Meeting Agenda – July 17th, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that is scheduled for July 17th, 2019 at 1700UTC.

Housekeeping

  • The team needs help with taking notes! No prior experience is required. This is a great way to start contributing to the team!
  • Meeting times
    • Follow up post about the outcome of having two alternative meeting times
    • Members’ suggestions for improving meeting time visibility have been implemented

PHP Recommendations

  • Any final comments on the list of required PHP Extensions should be added to the PHP Requirements Check-in post
    • Conclusions on this issue will be reached soon!
  • Thank you to everyone who left feedback on the Site Health team’s post on what should be the next minimum PHP version!
    • Got more feedback or thoughts? Leave a comment on that post!
    • The Site Health team will be reviewing all of the feedback and will make a decision soon

E2E (End to End) Distributed Testing?

Handbook Working Group

Updates to the User and Developer Survey

Open Floor

Do you have anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

#agenda