Hosting Meeting Notes: April 25th, 2018

Here’s the summary of our meeting #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@mikeschroder @danielbachhuber @andrewtaylor-1 @jadonn @aaroncampbell @josh2k5 @antpb @brettface @desrosj

Team Organization

  • 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. contributor and team badges were given out.
    • Contributor badges are for concrete contributions, such as making a contribution to one of the team’s active projects.
    • Team badges are for team members who show a combination of contributions, participation, and helping with planning and execution of team projects.
    • If you did not receive a badge, and you feel like you should have, please message @mikeschroder on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at
  • The Contributor Drive documentation was passed back to community team for inclusion in future contributor drives.
    • Thank you everyone who added to this documentation!

HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Best Practices Documentation

  • @andrewtaylor-1 said no new updates. Still need reviewers.
    • @aaroncampbell volunteered for reviewing the security section this week if time allows.
    • @josh2k5 volunteered to review the reliability section this week.
    • @andrewtaylor-1 volunteered to help them get started with reviewing the documentation.
    • @andrewtaylor-1 proposed setting a two-week deadline for when pending pull requests will be merged.
  • We still need help with the following remaining stubs:
    • Performance
    • Configuration
    • DatabaseDatabase A database is an organized collection of data. Access to this data is usually provided by a "database management system" (DBMS) consisting of an integrated set of computer software that allows users to interact with one or more databases and provides access to all of the data contained in the database. Because of the close relationship between them, the term "database" is often used casually to refer to both a database and the DBMS used to manipulate it. Engines

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc.

  • @danielbachhuber had three updates
    • 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. compatibility test results:
      • Plugin compatibility database, announced March 1st, 2018, has had 70 testers who have tested 861 out of 5000 total plugins.
      • Of 861 tested plugins:
        • 219 (25.44%) are compatible.
        • 518 (60.16%) are likely compatible.
        • 25 (2.9%) are likely not compatible.
        • 39 (4.53%) are not compatible.
        • 60 (6.97%) are in “testing” (i.e. someone started a test and did not complete the test)
    • @danielbachhuber would like to focus on acquiring more data, with Try Gutenberg being a big opportunity.
    • @danielbachhuber proposed having the plugin compatibility database be moved into, which would be a large amount of work, but worthwhile if it brings in a lot of useful data.
  • Try Gutenberg is currently scheduled to launch in WordPress 4.9.6, which is scheduled for release on May 15th scheduled to launch in WordPress 4.9.7 as of May 2nd, 2018 (thanks to @aaronrutley for pointing out this was changed).
    • @danielbachhuber asked if team members’ support teams were ready to address Gutenberg support requests
      • @jadonn and @josh2k5 responded they would have to check with their support team for readiness.
      • @jadonn and @josh2k5 asked for official documentation that could be provided to support teams to help prepare support teams
        • @danielbachhuber recommended drawing up an outline of information that their supports teams would like like to have


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Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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