The hostingHostingA 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 works to improve WordPress’ end-user experience across hosting environments through industry collaboration and user education.
To improve the hostingHostingA 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. experience and educate people on the best practices on hosting WordPress, the Hosting Team is working on several projects.
The team also runs and maintains a set of automated hosting tests that run across the hosting environment of many hosting companies. You can set up tests to run on your hosting environment(s), and help improve the tools through fixing bugs, adding features, or improving the design of the test reporter pages.
The Handbook contains information about the Hosting Team, along with hosting recommendations for running WordPress.
The recommendations were put together by the team and used as a basis for Site Health recommendations in WordPress. They’re meant both as a reference for folks learning to host WordPress, and a way to help WordPress and Hosts improve together.
How to contribute to the Hosting Handbook
The handbook is in the process of being audited and improved. You can see the progress and contribute through Github.
After you submit an issue, we can discuss together the suggested changes.
Once a PR is submitted, it will require an approval process. By default, once it is submitted, it will require review and approval by two people from the Hosting team. In cases where there are PRs related to corrections or internal operational elements, created by someone from the Hosting Team, only one review will be required.
The Runner repo contains the parts of the hosting tests that run on a host, and the Reporter repo contains the pluginPluginA 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. that runs on WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ for receiving and displaying the tests.
You can sign up using your WordPress.org username. If you don’t have one, create a WordPress profile) and you’ll be able to create an account as “MyWordPressUsername@chat.wordpress.org”, replacing “MyWordPressUsername” with your WordPress.org username.
The meeting is usually to connect about WordPress happenings throughout the week connected with hosting and to catch up on the status of the team’s ongoing projects.
The agenda usually consists of the following topics:
Hosting Team tasks
During the Greetings we do a “Wave in” to get an overview who is in for the meeting and check how everyone is doing. New attendees are welcomed to introduce themselves.
In the Highlights section the team talks about the latest happenings in the WordPress space and their impacts on hosts. Examples are new WordPress releases, new proposals or WordCampWordCampWordCamps 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..
The Hosting Team tasks part of the meeting focuses on open tasks or issues on hosting related projects like the Handbook or the Automated Hosting Tests. Additionally, we handle requests from other teams here.
Everything else up for discussion will be handled during the Open Floor. Every attendee can bring up topics here to discuss or just to inform hosts.
During each meeting, we try to create a post with a synopsis of what is chatted about, to make it easier for those who can’t attend to follow along. You can see examples of notes from previous meetings on the Hosting Team’s Make site.
There’s always a need for more folks to join! If you’re interested in helping out with taking notes, chat with one of the Team Reps for access to the team’s make site. Once you have access, you’ll be able to start with templates of previous meeting notes.
You can check out recommendations on style in this Core Handbook page. They don’t all apply because it’s a guide from CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. — the biggest thing is to be careful not to accidentally representing WordPress.org or the team if it’s not a WordPress.org or team decision, and to get peer review before posting.
Feel free to ask in the main #hosting-community channel for review, or any of the Team Reps directly if you don’t get a reply right away.
If you are interested in the Hosting Team, you may be interested on these other teams as well:
Core: The core team makes WordPress. Whether you’re a seasoned PHPPHPPHP (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. developer or are just learning to code, we’d love to have you on board. You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with development.
CLI: WP-CLIWP-CLIWP CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. is the official command line tool for interacting with and managing your WordPress sites.
Tide: Tide is a series of automated tests run against every plugin and themeThemeA theme dictates the style and function of your WordPress website. Child Themes derive from the main parent theme. in the directory and then displays PHP compatibility and test errors/warnings in the directory.
The following are ways that a volunteer currently can earn a hosting contributor badge:
Accepted PRs to the distributed tests
Contributions to the documentation for best practices
Contributing with setting up automated tests at a host
Helping to lead meetings or write up notes
Actively participating in meetings regularly and giving feedback on things discussed.
Helping out at a contributor day
If you’ve contributed and don’t yet have a badge, apologies! Since they need to be added manually, please feel free to pingPingThe 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.” any of the Team Reps.