Hosting Meeting Notes: September 30, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @mikeschroder @fahimmurshed @duchesscorp @erichk @danielkanchev @cybr @javiercasares @redituk @hristo-sg

Team Agenda

@mikeschroder posted the agenda in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at, and folks can reply to it in Slack. The detailed agenda can be found here.

Team Member Announcements

  • @danielkanchev brought up an issue with a future Chrome release and SameSite Cookies, recommending that compatibility testing start asap. TracTrac Trac is an open-source, web-based project management and bug tracking system. Trac integrates with major version control systems including ("out of the box") Subversion and Git. #48183 was created.
  • There is going to be a 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. table at 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. Sevilla, mentioned by @javiercasares.
  • @mikeschroder commented that any hosting team member is qualified to organize a 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. for the hosting team at a WordCamp!

WordPress 5.3 BetaBeta Beta is the software development phase following alpha. A Beta phase generally begins when the software is feature complete but likely to contain a number of known or unknown bugs. Software in the beta phase will generally have many more bugs in it than completed software, speed or performance issues, and may still cause crashes or data loss. The focus of beta testing is reducing impacts to users, often incorporating usability testing. Testing

Please don’t hesitate to report any issues found during 5.3 beta testing. Beta 2 is due for release this week. Thank you to all who have participated in beta testing and who continue to do so! Your contributions are valuable.

Feedback Requested

  • @afragen reported Site HealthSite Health This WordPress functionality will perform a number of checks on your installation to detect common configuration errors and known issues, and also allows plugins and themes to add their own checks. log to public file errors are still showing as a potential problem. Trac #47985
  • Please feel free to jump into the conversation on Trac #48116, regarding 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. extension usage tracking.

Hosting Matrix Conversation Continues

  • @antpb has created a draft of a recommended matrix for 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. page. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions on the doc itself.
  • @hristo-sg provided some feedback in Slack.
  • @mikeschroder expressed support for the idea of building something that serves user needs.
  • @javiercasares mentioned that there was a Contributor Day at PonteWordCamp with 15 WordPressers. Feedback and conclusions can be seen here. Feel free to leave comments, as well. @mikeschroder mentioned this feedback might be worth some PRs for updates to the handbook.
  • @hristo-sg suggested that the project should focus on a particular audience.
  • Concern about traffic to the /hosting page was brought up, particularly regarding traffic trends and types of visitors. @hristo-sg stated that people who are new to WordPress visit the /hosting page most often.

Open Floor

  • Folks present thought we could talk about updating the handbook during the next meeting, and that this would be a good idea to do between now and when 5.3 is released.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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