Summary for Team Meeting (2021-03-03)

After listing the items on the agenda, some extra items that have been discussed and deserve to be in the summary.

There are some PRs for the Handbook:

@javiercasares presented his idea of having an online meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. called WP Hosting Live. It should be a online meetup to share knowledge targeted for hosts sysadmins and “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.” professionals. To keep it family friendly we agreed to use something like streamyard and Youtube as a platform or setup an own RTMP serverServer A server is a piece of computer hardware or software that provides functionality for other programs or devices. Typical servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers. to stream to and also talk about on how to integrate a livestream into your WP website.

The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

When:

Where: #hosting-community channel on Slack.

+make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org//updates

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Agenda for Team Meeting (2021-03-03)

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 0900 UTC
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1800 UTC

Where
#hosting-community channel on Slack.

Highlights

  • Field Guide de WordPress 5.7
  • WordPress 5.7 RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 2 (pending to be launched)

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. Team Time

  • WP Hosting Live (live streaming events)
  • WordPress Hosting Page/Site

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Summary for Team Meeting (2021-02-24)

After listing the items on the agenda, some extra items that have been discussed and deserve to be in the summary.

There are some PRs for the Handbook:

Among the 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. Team’s objectives is the creation of a global streaming event in the purest Meetup style. The idea is to have a monthly online event, in English, with the possibility of interspersing other languages. Other steps are to define some previous elements from where these events will be managed.

An announcement will be made in the next few days regarding the selection of Team reps.

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 0900 UTC
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 1800 UTC

Where
#hosting-community channel on Slack.

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. Notes taken by @Crixu.

Attendees: @chaion07, @clorith, @hristo-sg

Agenda

## Greetings
Welcome and Check-in
New Contributor Call Out

## Highlights
WordPress 5.5 Check-in

## Hosting Team Time
WordCamp US / 24 Hour Contributor Day

## Open Floor / Work Time

Highlights

WordPress 5.5 Check-in

During the meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 some issues were raised which appeared with the release of WordPress 5.5. This week we checked back with the 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. team members to see if they got solved and if new ones appeared. @mike brought up the following issues:
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51011

In general it looks like the removal of jQuery Migrate was a bigger deal then expected.

As a reminder, the support team is maintaining a “Read first” list here:

https://wordpress.org/support/topic/read-this-first-wordpress-5-5-master-list/

Hosting Team Time

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 / 24 Hour 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/.

WordCamp US 2020 won’t take place as planned before but the team is looking into an 24 hour online Contributor Day. Last week we saw a few people raising their hands to volunteer, help, or simply attend. If you want to join the hosting team on the 24h CD drop by the slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel 🙂

Open floor

As the Servehappy recommendation for 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. versions was moved forward, @clorith asked the attendees on how they are dealing with PHP version migrations.

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 09:00 UTC (Slack archive) and on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 1800 UTC (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. Notes taken by @javiercasares.

Attendees: @chaion07, @Crixu, Mark Muyskens, @amykamala, @piotrekkaminski, @davidvee, @asmartbear

Agenda

## Greetings
Welcome and Check-in
New Contributor Call Out

## Highlights
Call for volunteers for WP a11y day
WordPress 5.6 Kickoff
Apple, Google, and Mozilla SSL/TLS certificate policy changes
Learn WordPress is Live

## Hosting Team Time
Dropping support for old PHP versions in a fixed schedule

## Open Floor / Work Time

Highlights

Call for volunteers for WP a11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) day

There’s a call for volunteers open for WordPress a11y day!

@mikeschroder invites everyone from the team to join.

The event itself will be for 24 hours, and held on Friday, October 2, 2020.

WordPress 5.6 Kickoff

WordPress 5.6 kicked off last week, and is the final release of the year for WordPress. It is currently scheduled for release on December 8th, 2020.

@mikeschroder encourage everyone to give it a read.

Apple, Google, and Mozilla SSLSSL Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) was a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. This protocol became obsolete due to a multitude of security problems and was replaced by TLS./TLSTLS Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a cryptographic protocol designed to provide communications security over a computer network. Websites can use TLS to secure all communications between their servers and web browsers. certificate policy changes

It was said that commercial certificates usually are for 1 year, and Let’s Encrypt for 3 months, and the main concern is for internal or service organization certificates.

Learn WordPress is Live

Community and Training teams have launched a new platform for online learning for WordPress – Learn WordPress!

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. Team Time

Dropping support for old 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. versions in a fixed schedule

On July 24, the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. team brought up a proposal to drop the support for older PHP versions via a fixed schedule.

There have been several proposals and comments. Premises and data that have come to light (context):

  • PHP: bump minimum version requirements #51043
  • Key WordPress Statistics
  • A lot of hosts give from PHP 5.4 to PHP 7.4 (at least, from PHP 5.6 to PHP 7.4)
  • One thing is core, and another are plugins and themes
  • Plugins and themes may need a “tested up to” PHP version #51139

Mark Muyskens has explained that he is against a fixed schedule. “Too many folks out there drag their feet as far as updating it, unless forced by the host. What do propose when a customer doesn’t switch off PHP 5 for example when support is dropped? Blocking core updates? That’s going to lead to other larger problems.”

@javiercasares made a lot of proposals. First, WordPress should be in line with PHP (those are example on how it should be on older versions):

WordPress 5.6 = PHP 8.0 (dec 2020) -> supports PHP 8.0 – 7.2
WordPress 5.3 = PHP 7.4 (dec 2019) -> supports PHP 7.4 – 7.1
WordPress 5.0 = PHP 7.3 (dec 2018) -> supports PHP 7.3 – 7.0
WordPress 4.9 = PHP 7.2 (dec 2017) -> supports PHP 7.2 – 5.6
WordPress 4.7 = PHP 7.1 (dec 2016) -> supports PHP 7.1 – 5.6

So, WordPress (as a Community) should give info on WordPress (major) versions and PHP (major) versions supported. For example: WordPress 5.5 supports PHP 5.6.20 to 7.4. @mikeschroder considers that this could be in the Hosting Handbook.

In summary, each major WordPress version should officially support the PHP versions supported in that time (+/- 1 version), also, create a table with supported versions, so anybody knows the limits in each version.

@mikeschroder like the idea of scheduling, so that hosts (and users) can know what to expect. The actual schedule being up for debate is great. Also, love to discuss how hosts can help with the issue that is the background of this particular proposal, how can we best work together / with the project to get folks upgraded — not just from the 5.x, but in the future.

@jadonn highlighted that some hosts’ platforms’ PHP versions are provided by cPanel, Plesk, or the software managing the platform. In that case, the host is beholden to cPanel or whoever provides the PHP binaries.

@asmartbear “The good thing about a fixed schedule is it’s easy to plan for, way ahead of time. Tech, customer comms, measuring potential impact, etc…”. “A bad thing is you can’t use judgement calls.”

“It could be helpful for Core to mandate things, because it’s a forcing function for action, which doesn’t “blame” the hosts. So that might be net-positive for all hosts.”

“I think the main tension is that increasing PHP requirements is what’s best for the entire project/community from a technical perspective (features, performance, security, modernity), but anything that causes friction for users moves us away from the goal of “51% of the web.”

piotrekkaminski: “Support will either have to deal with PHP issues or sites getting hacked. My personal POV is i would rather take PHP issues.”

@jadonn: “It is probably a worthwhile question to ask about what is the path to the 51% goal. Is enforcing a newer version of PHP the path to achieving that goal? Like how does the PHP version correlate to or drive WordPress adoption.”

With that in mind, we left the meeting asking if there is a possibility to have more correlated data to make that kind of decisions.

@asmartbear closed with: “To Democratize Publishing doesn’t just mean that you can publish, it also means you own your work, which in the Internet world, means owning your site, and the wider ideals of the Open Web as well. No one wants to do maintenance, and many people (most?) don’t understand it. I believe we should be part of the solution, helping them along, rather than telling them to go to some closed-sourced, closed-web system. Also I think you’re not considering the fact that it’s not necessarily even the site owner’s “fault” in a certain sense. They use / bought some 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. or themeTheme A theme dictates the style and function of your WordPress website. Child Themes derive from the main parent theme. years ago and now it won’t work. Now you’re saying they have 4 months to replace their theme “or else.” While there is merit in that forcing function, our attitude should be one of compassion and trying to find the best way forward, rather than saying to a non-technical site owner that they should go re-tool a theme or else take their site.”

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. Notes taken by @Crixu.

Attendees: @chaion07, @clorith, @pfefferle, @mazeheld, @jonathansulo, @fahimmurshed, @thebengalboy, @amykamala, @nullbyte

Agenda

## Greetings
- Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
- APAC Triage Sessions
- XML Sitemaps Merged

## Hosting Team Time
- Open Handbook PRs
- Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Highlights

APAC Triage Sessions

APAC triage sessions have moved days, to account for the new APAC coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. dev chat:
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/06/22/new-date-and-time-for-apac-triage-sessions

@mikeschroder invites everyone from the team to join the sessions.

XML Sitemaps Merged

The XML Sitemaps feature was now merged to the core and the hosts are called to help to test the new feature on their platforms:
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/48072

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. Team Time

Open Handbook PRs

On the githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. page for the Hosting Handbook there are some pull request which need to be reviewed. Feel free to review and comment them:
https://github.com/WordPress/hosting-handbook/pulls

Hosting Team Tasks and Check-in

@pfefferle brought up the issue #65 on the Test Reporter repo. There is already a proposed way to send/store the data and the next step was to figure out how to display it. An idea was to bring it to the design team and ask them for help on how to display multiple reports per bot/host.

@mikeschroder was working on #36455 (Invalidate files in opcode cacheCache A cache is a component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster; the data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or a copy of data stored elsewhere. after 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party., themeTheme A theme dictates the style and function of your WordPress website. Child Themes derive from the main parent theme. or core update).

Open Floor

@Crixu brought up the question about the 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. Memory limit requirements and recommendations. See issue #45 on the handbook repo. As requirements change from website to website @mazeheld mentioned there can’t be an official recommendation while @mikeschroder is the opinion that we should give a recommendation with the remark that the requirement changes the more plugins and themes are installed and used. @mikeschroder suggested checking with hosts to get their average memory usage for WP so we might get at least a feeling about the consumption.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, July 01, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, June 01, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Here’s the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on July 01, 2020 at 09:00 UTC and on July 01, 2020 at 18:00 UTC.(Slack archives).

The meetings were led by @mikeschroder and @jadonn. The Notes were taken by @chaion07.

Attendees: @tillkruess, @ugyensupport, @decipher05, @chaion07, @GMSamejo, @javiercasares, @pfefferle, @francina, @Crixu, @mikeschroder, @jonathansulo, @jadonn, @amykamala, @fahimmurshed, @passoniate, @evanstanton.

At the beginning of the meeting, there was a discussion about the requirements for getting 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. team badge. Details on this can be found in the hosting handbook. If you have any questions, or are missing a badge, please leave a comment on this post, or contact any of the team reps!

Agenda

## Greetings
- Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
- WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 upcoming
- jQuery update

## Hosting Team Time
- PHP 8 and Hosting Tests- Task Check-in
- Open Handbook PRs

## Open Floor

Highlights

WordPress 5.5 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. 1

WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 will be released on 7 July 2020!

5.5 will be the second major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. of 2020 and aims to include an update of the block editor to the latest release of 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, automatic updates for plugins and themes, a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. directory, XML sitemaps, and lazy loading of images.

@pfefferle and @javiercasares mentioned that testing has been going well so far.

jQuery Update

jQuery is getting a major update this time around, and testing has been requested.

@javiercasares pointed out a plugin that makes it easy to test.

Hosting Team Time

Host Testing and 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. 8.0

@pfefferle brought the hosting tests and PHP 8 up for discussion, specifically: “How we can effectively test and report PHP 8 problems and does it make sense to change the host tests to PHP 8 when development of 5.6 starts?”

@mikeschroder recommended that hosts hold off on switching PHP versions until PHP 8 tests are passing on core’s TravisCI, stating that “CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress.’s TravisCI (it runs the same tests) is already running PHP 8, fortunately, so some things are visible there.”

Per @javiercasares‘ recommendation, two issues were created to check the phpunit-test-reporter and phpunit-test-runner for PHP 8 compatibility to make sure the tools are ready.

@francina investigated the potential for implementing a similar approach to what was taken for PHP 7.4, and mentioned “The test runner could start including PHP8  + ..definitely open tickets in 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. to highlight new and deprecated things in PHP8 that need fixing in WP.”

PHP 8 related tickets are being tracked with the php8 keyword, and help is welcome — both with existing tickets, and new ones!

Check-in

@javiercasares said they are planning to check pull requests in the team’s GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. repos today (a review/report of the issues is now posted here).

@mikeschroder did a little handbook change review this week, and hopes to do more this week. Also committed the change to invalidate opcode cache on update in core, and has requested testing.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on July 08, 2020 at 09:00 UTC and July 08, 2020 at 18:00 UTC

Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

The meetings were led by @crixu and @jadonn. Notes taken by @mikeschroder and @amykamala.

Attendees: @chaion07, @JavierCasares, @francina, @sstoyanov, @mazeheld

Agenda

## Greetings
- Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
- Gutenberg 8.3 
- Feedback requested: WP Notify
- New Meeting Calendar 

## Hosting Team Time
- Taking Notes
- Badge Announcement and Open Call for Hosting Badge Requests
- Hosting Page Updates
- Open Handbook PRs
- Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Highlights

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. Team Time

Call for note takers!

Please comment or ask in the channel if you’d like to help out. There are no requirements to take part, and it’s a great way to get involved. There’s peer review for folks helping out, too — so no worries about mistakes.

@chaion07 offered to be added to the rotation. Thank you!

Contribution Badges

Team reps decided to give @JavierCasares and @pfefferle the Hosting Team badge for their great work and leadership with projects in the past months and during the WCEU 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/.. Thanks so much!

Hosting Page Project

@mikeschroder had some details to share about the Hosting Page Project via @aaroncampbell and Josepha:

  • It sounds like Matt is +1 on the rubric that the Hosting Team came up with, the point/addition that hosts that make a large amount of their budget from hosting WordPress need to give back to administrative / CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. efforts in the project to be recommended.
  • The next step is for a small working team to be put together of impartial folks (not from hosts), to evaluate hosts initially, then again once per year.
  • The hosting team is likely done with its part, outside of gathering information that the working team needs and/or consulting on the rubric.
  • The working group will likely not be put together until after Josepha returns from sabbatical in ~3 months.

Hosting Team Tasks and Check-in

Help is requested for reviews on open pull requests in the handbook repo that could be unblocked.

@JavierCasares specifically pointed these out as ready to go:

@pfefferle requested review on  https://github.com/WordPress/phpunit-test-runner/pull/119 for consistency with https://github.com/WordPress/hosting-handbook/pull/11.

@mikeschroder requested review on #36455, both for whether it solves the problems that plugins/hosts have been having with OPcache, and also whether a filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to control invalidation would be helpful.

Open Floor

@joostdevalk asked whether hosts were testing PHP8, and whether they plan to offer it to customers. Multiple hosts noted that yes, they were planning to release it, but didn’t have specifics. Two plan on shipping a few days after release, but not as a default.

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

#weekly-hosting-chat

WCEU 2020 Team Intro Video – Call for Submissions

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. EU 2020 will be entirely online! The conference organizers have asked each Make.WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/ team to put together a short video (no longer than one minute) to introduce the team to the conference. The #hosting-community team is looking for team members to record short greetings to include in the team introduction.

The video is going to be published ahead of WCEU 2020 so new contributors can watch the team videos and decide which teams they would like to contribute to. The #hosting-community team would like to give team members a chance to be a part of this introduction.

If you would like to participate, please record a very brief video of yourself (about 5 seconds) saying a greeting from where you live. For someone in the United States who is a native English speaker, you would say “Hello from the United States”. The #hosting-community encourages team members who are not native English speakers to say the greeting in their native language if team members are comfortable doing so.

Once you are ready to share your clip, please send a direct message in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. to @Crixu, @amykamala, @jadonn, or @mikeschroder to submit the video clip to the team.

If you have any other questions, leave a comment on this post and we’ll do our best to answer you!

Thank you to @mazeheld for volunteering to edit the video clips together, to @Crixu for helping organize video clip submissions, and to @amykamala for managing the work for WCEU 2020!

Hosting Chat Recap: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

This is the summary of both meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at 1800 UTC Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The early meeting was led by @mikeschroder. The late meeting was led by @jadonn. Notes were taken by @crixu and @amykamala.

Meeting attendees: @mazeheld, @chaion07, @hristo-sg, @pfefferle, @javiercasares, @FahimMurshed, @passionate, @DHSean, @amykamala

Agenda

## Greetings
Welcome and Personal Check-in

## Highlights
WordPress 5.4.1 release candidate planned to ship this week

## Hosting Team Time
WCES 2020 Online Contributor Day
WCEU 2020 Online Contributor Day
Task Check-in

## Open Floor

Recap

WordPress 5.4.1 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1

WordPress 5.4.1 RC1 is scheduled to be released on April 29th, 2020 or April 30th, 2020, depending on your local timezone. Because of some upcoming public holidays it might be difficult for hosts to properly test everything before updating their clients, however team members will do their best.

More information about the 5.4.1 Release Candidate can be found here.

Feedback Requested

Feedback has been requested for the WordPress 5.4 Retrospective and the WordPress 5.5 call for tickets. The deadline for both is April 30th.

WCES 2020 and WCEU 2020

Tickets for WordCamp Europe 2020 and WordCamp Spain 2020 are now available!

Although online WordCamps tend to be free of charge, registering helps organizers prepare for potential spikes in traffic and to know what to expect and collect metrics. Registerring also gives folks the opportunity to be listed on the camp attendees pages.

WCES is going to take part between May 6th and May 9th with 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 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/. on the last day. @JavierCasares will share details on WCES Contributor Day soon, and in addition this document has been prepared to help team members get ready for Contributor Days. As the site is EUPL, the 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. team can utilize this for the new Hosting Handbook pages, as well.

For WCEU Contributor Day, which will take place on June 4th, 2020 from 13:00-18:00 UTC, @amykamala started putting together a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. project and some issues for tracking our team WCEU preparation.

Team members are starting work on a new handbook structure with new content for WCEU.

Office Hours are being discussed, and will be held from May 25th through June 3rd, 2020. The team is leaning towards holding office hours before and after the regularly scheduled meetings on Wednesdays. @crixu and @amykamala have volunteered to facilitate Hosting Team office hours.

Team members have been brainstorming on ideas for the video introduction. The team introduction will consist of information about the team and contributor day, as well as clips of team members saying hello from their location. Team members are invited to start recording your video clips now!

Instructions for hosting team members who wish to participate: Please record a short video clip of yourself saying “Hello from {{ YourLocation }}”, using your location. If you speak more than one language, you may say hello first in your language and then in English e.g.: “Hallo aus Deutschland! Hello from Germany!”

Folks can use a phone, webcam or another type of camera of your choice for this. Please make sure that you do not wear or display any company logos within your clip.

Because the video submission deadline was recently announced to be May 8th, it is requested that team members try to record their video clip by Wednesday, May 6th. Thank you all for your flexibility and participation!

@Crixu will provide a NextCloud instance for video uploads and @mazeheld has volunteered to edit the video. Thank you both!

Once complete, please contact @crixu, @mikeschroder, @jadonn or @amykamala for upload instructions.

Volunteers who wish to help with facilitating this process are still welcomed. Feel free to comment on the GitHub project or in these notes.

During the meeting @pfefferle asked: Who is hosting the hosting contributor day? According to this blog post there should be a team of contributors as mentors to help and guide new contributors.

Volunteers are welcomed for that as well! If you want to be part of this team of mentors, simply comment down below and join the #hosting-community channel on slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community Slack channel on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!