Hosting Meeting Notes: October 3rd, 2018

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@jadonn @mikeschroder @brettface @antpb  @andrewtaylor-1 @francina


@jadonn posted a callout for ideas for new initiatives for the team. Please bring them to the meeting on Oct 24!

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.

The team is still looking for more ways to contribute to the Gutenberg / 5.0 rollout. Whether related to the above call for ideas or separately, feel free to reach out to the team in #hosting-community if we can help.

@mikeschroder connected with @francina and @pandjarov about a user’s Gutenberg whitescreen issue. It looks to have been specific to that site, rather than the platform. Thanks for the details, both!

@mikeschroder noted additional availability for Gutenberg related tasks.

WordPress Hosting Best Practices Documentation

Per @andrewtaylor-1, documentation in a good place after the performance doc going live. 

Bumped the meta ticket for getting 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. recommendations linked from the Requirements page.

Contributions and edits are always welcome on the GitHub repo.


@andrewtaylor-1 is going to be at 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. Portland, Seattle, and Philadelphia, and @earnjam at WordCamp Philadelphia as well. Does anyone else have plans to be at WordCamps and want to catch up or cowork on community tasks?

Miss this week’s meeting and want to discuss the initiatives above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!