Hosting Meeting Notes: January 9, 2019

Here’s a summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @fahimmurshed @brettface @miker @dhsean @t-rave @JavierCasares @j-falk @magwp @francina @aaroncampbell @brechtryckaert @dws122 @desrosj @mikeschroder

As mentioned in the chat, WordPress 5.0.3 has been released! Please feel free to comment here or reach out with feedback in #hosting-community if you run into any issues.

5.0 Followup

Following @clorith‘s request last week, feedback was requested about how hosts that had delayed updates until the new year have been finding the 5.0 upgrades in the new year.

One unmanaged host mentioned that users have been reporting a significant amount of breaking sites, so they’ve been recommending upgrades, but with 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. installed until everything has been updated for 5.0 compatibility on a site. They mentioned they were willing to watch out for trends on plugins and themes that cause breakages, and that it seems to usually be ones not found in the repo.

Marketing Team Howdy

@miker from the Marketing team dropped by to connect with the team. He offered help from the Marketing team, and mentioned that he plans to attend regularly to help with cross-team communication. Thanks, and welcome!

Communication and Decision-making Processes

We briefly discussed @francina‘s post with proposals on team communication and decision-making.

@brettface offered to facilitate giving video chats a try, pending technical assistance by someone who has access to whatever platform the team will be using. @mikeschroder offered to assist there as needed, and mentioned that @aaroncampbell also offered to do so in a past meeting. @francina is checking to see if there’s a Community team Zoom account that’d be appropriate for the 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. team to use as well.

@brettface will be drafting up a post for this blog with next steps.


Please leave feedback on @francina‘s post with proposals on team communication and decision-making.

Other things you’d like to connect on? Please leave a note here in the comments or in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, January 23, 2018, 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then! 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.

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