Hosting Meeting Notes: October 10, 2018

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @andrewtaylor-1 @daveryan @dhsean @ugyensupport @jadonn @mikeschinkel @mikeschroder @brettface


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

It’s time to update the community team on our status for the quarter. Please comment or message @jadonn or @mikeschroder if you have thoughts on these points:

  • What is the team’s one-sentence top priority right now (and what’s the ETA)?
  • What struggles is the team having?
  • What is one thing you are all proud of this quarter?

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 meeting this week was focused primarily on Gutenberg.

The team started out talking about rollout plans for Gutenberg, given the November release date announcement.

Those present were optimistic about Gutenberg, but concerned specifically about the launch date being right before the busiest times for eCommerce during the year.

Some hosts are planning to roll out the Classic Editor 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. to selected users or all users to avoid breakage during the time period.

Those present had consensus that a January release date would be better for hosts, users, and adoption of Gutenberg.

@mikeschroder mentioned that he was asked for a list of 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. needs from @pento and is putting together a document with concerns+tasks from the hosting team for Gutenberg. Please take a look/edit/comment.

@pento also requested feedback specifically around upgrade policies and concerns regarding handling of updates if a security update came out between now and 5.0.x. Please take a look and comment on the thread in Slack.


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 17, 2018, 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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