Hosting Meeting Notes: September 16, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @mikeschroder @ifrountas @aaroncampbell @redituk @duchesscorp @antpb @amykamala @supersoju


If you’re interested in helping out with notes and/or leading meetings, please dm @mikeschroder or another team lead. There is help for getting started and peer review before posts happen.

WordPress 5.3

  • WordPress 5.3 has a scheduled releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. date of November 12, 2019. You can see the full release schedule here.

WP-CliWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is v2.3.0

There is a new release of WP-CLI. Notes and more info found here. 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. /hosting

@antpb put together a draft doc for a requirements matrix, which you can see here. Feel free to leave comments on the doc. This is a first pass at requirements (and challenges) for the updated matrix.

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. US 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

@duchesscorp and @brettface have volunteered to help with WordCamp US Contributor day.

Please leave a comment on the post if you are interested in helping out or have any additional recommendations!

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. Unit Testing

Unit tests for media handling started failing on September 4th. A report was filed on GitHub by @redituk. The errors reported regarding media handling appear to have subsided at this time.

Details about test failures still not currently being reported and displayed properly on the hosting test results page.

@earnjam is working on fixing this. If anyone would like to volunteer to assist with that, please comment here or get in touch with @earnjam.

Update Team Agenda

@mikeschroder mentioned that the media team has been experimenting with having the agenda posted in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, and folks can reply to it, like this.

Please feel free to provide feedback on interest (or disinterest) in implementing something like this in the #hosting-community Slack channel.

Open Floor

@JavierCasares mentioned that there may be a Contributor Day at WC Pontevedra on Sunday, where the hosting matrix will be discussed and feedback provided. Thank you!


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 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!