Hosting Meeting Notes: January 23, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brechtryckaert @j-falk @mikeschroder @abdullahramzan @brettface @dhsean @francina @joostdevalk @dyrer @gziolo @dws122

Meeting Introduction

The proposal was made to open each hosting-community meeting with an introductory text. @mikeschroder has written following text as a proposal:

If you’re new here, welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself if you like!
This is the weekly meeting for the Hosting community team, and we work together to help make user experience with WordPress better at hosts. Many folks on the team are from hosts, but there are also some learning to host WordPress themselves, or that work in the community with hosts, like plugin and theme authors, or folks that work in support.
This meeting is usually used to connect about WordPress happenings throughout the week connected with hosting and to catch up on the status of the team’s ongoing projects. Usually we’ll step through a few scheduled items, then open up the floor at the end for any additional topics to be discussed. Notes are taken during the chat for posting on [https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/].

While the consensus of the meeting attendees deemed the text good as-is, @jadonn indicated that other submissions are welcomed. He will create a blog post on the intro-text and make a final call for feedback, before this text will be taken into use.

Quick Bug Report

@jadonn brought following bug to the attention, which impacts hosts using cPanel and could prevent plugin updates due to broken symlinks: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46040

End-To-End (E2E) Testing

@j-falk raised the question if there was any interest in the group to work on this together, possibly providing a benefit for both hosts and site owners.
@mikeschroder and @j-falk both indicated to be able to invest time into E2E testing. @j-falk will take this up with @gziolo from the core-editor channel.

Video-based Meeting

@brettface proposed February 5th, 21:00 UTC as the date and time for the first video meeting using Zoom. @francina will help provide the platform. The link will be shared as we approach that date.

Showcase Redesign

@Joostdevalk asked for feedback on https://make.wordpress.org/marketing/2019/01/23/showcase-redesign/, since the marketing team plans on highlighting agencies and hosts more. @dws122 raised the question what criteria the showcase entries are selected on. @j-falk inquired about the review process and @javiercasares proposed reviewing these entries at contributor days. @joostdevalk also indicated to be considering internationalization. He will also today’s feedback into account and requests to leave further thoughts at the post.

Our Strenghts and Challenges

@jadonn requests to provide feedback on the post https://make.wordpress.org/updates/2019/01/21/our-strengths-and-challenges/ by @chanthaboune.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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