Hosting Meeting Notes: June 19th, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday June 19th, 2019 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @jadonn @fahimmurshed @earnjam @francina @amykamala

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. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Extensions Audit Continues

The Hosting Community team has been asked to audit the list of recommend PHP extensions in the Hosting Community handbook. Thank you to everyone who has participated! Some details being discussed are:

• Should the Hosting Handbook recommend extensions beyond what coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. requires?
• Should Site Health Check recommend extensions beyond what core requires?
• Where should requirements and recommendations for core be located?
• What changes would you recommend making to the current list?

Some hosts mentioned that offering both a list of required extensions as well as recommended ones would be useful, provided that it is made clear what is required and what is not.

Some ideas are:

• Info on PHP extensions could be provided as a phpinfo page under Site Health – > Info in wp-admin.

• An alert in wp-admin could notify users if a required extension is missing.

• List extensions both required and recommended in the handbook for reference.

TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket #47454 was filed in relation to the PHP extensions audit. Feel free to add to the Trac ticket and continue the discussion here:

WCEU and Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

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. Europe is happening June 20-22! More info found here

June 20th is Contributor Day! Thank you to all participants!

Feedback

If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!