WordPress 5.8.1 Security Release is Time Sensitive

Heads up, Hosts!

The WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance update has been released. WP 5.8.1 contains 60 bugfixes both in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. and in the 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. editor, all of which remedy data, XSS and other vulnerabilities.

Because of this, 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 is recommending that all Hosts test and push this update through to customers and users as soon as possible.

A list of fixes and files changed can be located here.

As always, 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. Test Runner and Reporter can be used by Hosts to report errors to the WordPress Organization. In addition, Hosts are welcome to comment in the #hosting-community 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 and create Trac tickets for any bugs or concerns found during testing and implementation.

Testing on the part of Hosts is incredibly valuable for the maintenance and improvement of the WordPress software. Thank you to all Hosts and contributors who participate in testing! You are appreciated!

Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-07-14

Some extra items that have been discussed and deserve to be in the summary.

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The First WordPress Hosting Meetup happened last week – Did anyone here today attend? Catch it on YouTube later on? What did you think? Any ideas for expanding and improving?

  • Youtube (sorry, but the video can’t be embedded yet)
  • Twitter

Meetup WPHostingYouTube WPHostingTwitter WPHosting

PHPUnit 8.x support

There are some related tickets around the PHPUnit support (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. 7 vs. PHP 8):

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The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

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#meetings, #notes

Hosting Team meeting agenda 2021-06-16

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

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Highlights

  • WordPress 5.8 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
  • 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/ 10.8
  • WordPress 5.8 Beta & Double the Bounties

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Hosting Team Time

  • WP Hosting Live

Check-in

  • Handbook pending PR
  • Test-Runner pending PR

#agenda, #meetings

Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-06-09

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

Handbook

WebP Support in WP 5.8

WordPress 5.8 supports the WebP format, and may require some improvements at 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. level. For the system to be lossless, ImageMagick is required.

Please check the comments on the post WordPress 5.8 adds WebP support.

WordPress Hosting Live

We have some pending things:

  • Design: There are some design proposals at Figma (I don’t have access, and don’t know how to use it), but there are some ideas there.
  • 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.: We need to define the first Official English Meetup. @Crixu is working on that
  • Meetup: @JavierCasares will do a 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. Meetup in Spanish (around July 3er week?).
  • Testing: @JavierCasares will test the streaming.

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Next meeting

The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

#meetings, #notes

Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-05-19

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

Handbook

About the manifest, we had some discussion about the order in those pages. There is the possibility to add somehow the order in the JSONJSON JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an open standard file format, and data interchange format, that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types. It is a very common data format, with a diverse range of applications, such as serving as a replacement for XML in AJAX systems., or do it directly using the “order priority” at the Handbook pages (right now is how is it).

Test Runner

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Last week we had an introduction with the community team about the topic based 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. for Hosting. Since Friday the meetup is officially hosted by WordPress with @JavierCasares and @Crixu as the Co-Hosts.

The Global Meetup Hosting will be the first pilot having global topic Meetups.

We’re now continuing to plan the first meetup. If you would like to participate and have a talk ready for it feel free to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” us.

Follow us at Meetup/WPHosting.

Intl extension in 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. Check

Following trac ticket #52654.

We will publish a post 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.-intl extension, the benefits from that, and x-cross with the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. and Plugins Team; also waiting feedback from hosters.

WCEU 2021

The Marketing team has requested some text for the WCEU 2021.

We remind you that registration is now open.

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The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

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Where

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Hosting Team meeting agenda 2021-05-19

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

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Highlights

  • WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release
  • WP-CLIWP-CLI WP CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. 2.5

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  • 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. Actions for phpunit-test-runner
  • WP Hosting Live
  • Allowed file exts for MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network.

Check-in

  • Handbook pending PR
  • Test-Runner pending PR

Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-05-12

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

Handbook

There are some PRs for the Handbook:

Test Runner

Nothing to report

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The 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. has been approved by the Community team and we have a meeting this coming Friday for the next steps.

Intl extension in 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. Check

Following trac ticket #52654.

We will publish a post 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.-intl extension, the benefits from that, and x-cross with the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. and Plugins Team; also waiting feedback from hosters.

WCEU 2021

The Marketing team has requested some text for the WCEU 2021 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/..

We remind you that registration is now open.

Next meeting

The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-05-05

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

Handbook

There are some PRs for the Handbook:

Both merged PR’s will be published before next meeting.

Test Runner

There are some PRs for the Test Runner:

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No news this week.

Intl extension in 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. Check

@clorith approached the team to take a look at the following trac ticket #52654

The first thing that was checked was if this library is in 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 since in the documentation it does not appear as such, although @javiercasares analyzed at that time and it seems that it is available. On the other hand @mikeschroder found the source code in Github of the intl extension.

After several analyses, taking into account that half of the WordPress are used in a language that is not the native (English) and that many, therefore, the internationalization is something potential of WordPress, the Hosting team considers that the installation of the PHP-intl extension (Internationalization) should be recommended in the PHP Handbook.

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+make.wordpress.org/updates/
+make.wordpress.org/core/

Hosting Team meeting agenda 2021-04-28

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Highlights

  • WordPress 5.8 + Full Site Editing
  • Bye bye Internet Explorer 11
  • Openverse, the new WordPress Make Team

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  • Intl extension in 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. Check

Check-in

  • Handbook pending PR
  • Test-Runner pending PR

Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-04-21

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

Handbook

There are some PRs for the Handbook:

Test Runner

There are some PRs for the Test Runner:

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. Live

No news this week.

Intl extension in 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. Check

@clorith approached the team last week to take a look at the following trac ticket #52654

The first thing that was checked was if this library is in 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 since in the documentation it does not appear as such, although @javiercasares analyzed at that time and it seems that it is available.

On the other hand @mikeschroder found the source code in Github of the intl extension.

In any case it has been given cause to be analyzed during the next week and if anyone finds anything comment on the ticket.

Next meeting

The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

+make.wordpress.org/updates/