Hosting Meeting Notes: April 3, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @kamala @xkon @RonG @Fuegas @clorith @supersoju

New Meeting Time – Continued Discussion

@mikeschroder proposed having two meeting times per week: Wednesdays at 1800 or 1700 UTC and Monday at 1400 UTC.

Please post feedback about new meeting times in last week’s meeting notes post, as the discussion continues:

Meeting notes will continue to be used to sync with. Other ideas for staying synced with two meeting times are:

  • Create a Calendar feed to notify members of pending meetings.
  • Use The SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel status as a reminder of when the next meeting is.

Open Call for 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. Users

The 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. Marketing team is looking for examples of great work done using Gutenberg! This includes but is not limited to websites, designs, applications and other efforts using Gutenberg.

If you have such an example, please submit your information in the #marketing team Slack channel.

WordPress 5.2 Projected Release in end of April

WordPress 5.2 is scheduled for release on April 30, 2019.

Since WordPress 5.1, users with versions of PHPPHP PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. <= 5.6 see a dashboard widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. suggesting that they update PHP.

WordPress 5.2 takes this further, raising the minimum required version of PHP to 5.6.20. This means that users with lesser versions won’t be able to upgrade to WordPress 5.2 until they’ve updated PHP.

More Details On Health Check

Status updates and discussion being logged here:

The Health Check 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. version 1.3 (pending release) is expected to include a rudimentary PoC for WP-CLIWP-CLI WP CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way.

More info on how to use the new Health Check module found here:


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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