PHP Requirements Check-in

Hey everyone!

There’s been some conversation around 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. extension requirements and recommendations posted by 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 following the release of WordPress 5.2 and 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.

I’m super excited that folks are digging into this documentation to ensure the recommendations are the best they can be for WordPress users!

This post is meant to introduce the background of the list and gain further feedback on the best way forward.

Background

There wasn’t an official set of PHP extension requirements from the WordPress project at all, and the hosting team decided to create documentation so that this would be more clear for both users and hosts. The team hoped this documentation could eventually be used to update the official requirements, since they are not currently complete.

The team did an initial pass with various contributors, including an audit of coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. to find references to extensions.

This page on the handbook was the result of those folks’ work, and was used as a reference during the addition of Site Health Check in 5.2.

Site Health Check both lists strict requirements and makes recommendations when extensions aren’t strictly required, but WordPress works better with those extensions present.

Feedback

Following the release, there have been tickets about changing the Site Health Check requirements and recommendations, and #47454 is the 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. ticket where the most recent conversation has been happening.

Following that ticket, there was some chat in #hosting-community, and @dd32 did a first pass on the requirements based on his knowledge of the code base (thanks!). He also gave the idea of using an automated checker to get more detail on requirements. There’s also been some conversation about them in the two hosting meetings since.

There are varying opinions on what should be in Site Health Check, including whether it should be only what Core requires and uses, or whether it should include some things that are helpful to users, but are not absolutely necessary for WordPress to have all of its functionality.

I’m also interested if the Hosting Team Handbook is the best source-of-truth for these requirements and recommendations to be, since the requirements are defined by core itself.

Do you have any thoughts on the above? Please leave comments on this post!

Interested in feedback in general, but as a bit of recap, here are a few conversation points to start things off:

  1. Should the Hosting Handbook recommend extensions beyond what core requires?
  2. Should Site Health Check recommend extensions beyond what core requires?
  3. Where should requirements and recommendations for core be located?
  4. What changes would you recommend making to the current list?

Thanks everyone — looking forward to the discussion!

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Hosting Meeting Agenda – September 2nd, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that is scheduled for September 2, 2019 at 1400UTC.

Housekeeping

  • Note takers progress update!
  • Note from last week’s meeting on the 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/ 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. Page.

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. Recommendation Changes

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 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/.

  • What should the team focus on?
  • Who’s interested in leading?

Team Interest Check-in

  • Does anyone have anything they’re interested in working on?
  • Are there any priorities you wish the team would address?

Open Floor

Anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

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Agenda for Team Meeting (2021-02-24)

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

Where
#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/..

Highlights

  • 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/ version 10.0
  • WordPress 5.6.2
  • 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. 1
  • Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins.: Rollback Update Failure
  • Project Tide

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

  • 2021 goals for the Hosting Team
  • Feedback on Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. Nominees

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Weekly meeting schedule (DST update)

As seasons change, the warmer locations in the world experience longer day-time and the comparatively cooler locations experience longer nights, which brings the popular concept of DST (daylight saving time) into the conversation for 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. Typically countries move their clocks forward one hour during summer and spring, and countries in autumn or winter seasons turn their clocks back one hour to save as much daylight as possible.

The hosting team currently has two weekly meetings, one at 09:00 UTC and another at 18:00 UTC to provide a wider coverage for contributors from all over the world. The first meeting time is more convenient for folks in regions such as APAC (Asia / Pacific) + EMEA (Europe / Middle-East) and the second meeting time is more convenient for folks in regions such as EMEA + AMER (America).

Dates of interest:

  • March 14, 2021 – US/CA starts DST
  • March 29, 2021 – UK/EU starts DST
  • April 4, 2021 – AU ends DST

As in previous occasions, the new times, starting from the March 31, 2021 meeting, will be:

  • 08:00 UTC (changed) 09:00 UTC *
  • 18:00 UTC (unchanged)

* NOTE 2021-03-31: The team has decided, following other teams such as CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress., not to change the times according to DST changes, so the times will be fixed in UTC.

If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments for discussion at upcoming team meetings.

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Hosting Team meeting agenda 2021-03-24

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

Highlights

  • Consistent minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. squad leaders for each major branch
  • WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release schedule
  • Coordinating Sponsored Contributor Teams
  • Tide Chat Summary: March 16th
  • WordPress is applying to Google Season of Docs 2021

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)
  • Meetings Time (DST changes in a few weeks)

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WordPress Hosting and WebP support

WebP is a containerized graphics format that works with both lossy and lossless compression. Originally from On2 Technologies, it is now being developed by Google under the BSD license.

The format intends to be a new open standard for true-color graphics with lossy compression, and is therefore being presented as a direct competitor to JPEG, which expects to be outperformed in the production of smaller file sizes with comparable image quality.

WordPress 5.8+ supports the WebP image format.

With the launch of the Performance Lab 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., WordPress is working intensively on optimization. In future versions, a series of messages related to the use of WebP as a format will be incorporated into the 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..

This means that, in case the 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. is not up-to-date, users can be alerted to contact their 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. provider to configure the server to support this format.

The WordPress Hosting Team wants to help set up the necessary elements for WebP to work and be ready, before these new messages are included natively in the WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress..

More information from the Core Team about enabling WebP by default.

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. GD

The native support feature for WebP is available in several versions of PHP. For example, in PHP 5.4+, PHP 7+ and PHP 8+.

As of now, some of the functionalities that are included:

  • Normal WebP (VP8): supported since PHP 5.4
  • Transparent WebP or alphaAlpha The alpha phase of the release life cycle is the first phase of software testing. transparency (VP8X, VP8L): supported since PHP 7.0
  • Animated WebP (VP8X): not supported at all.

ImageMagick

ImageMagick with WebP support requires the WEBP delegate library. Specify the encoding options with the -define option See WebP Encoding Options for more details.

There are some precompiled packages:

  • Ubuntu (18-20-21): apt-get install libwebp-dev
  • Debian (9-10-11): apt-get install libwebp-dev
  • CentOS 7: yum install libwebp-devel
  • CentOS 8-9 / Almalinux 8: dnf install libwebp-devel

About WebP format

Google, in its Web optimization project, has made available a WebP information portal.

Which web browsers natively support WebP?

Webmasters interested in improving site performance can easily create optimized WebP alternatives for their current images, and serve them on a targeted basis to browsers that support WebP.

  • WebP lossy support
    • Google Chrome (desktop) 17+
    • Google Chrome for Android version 25+
    • Microsoft Edge 18+
    • Firefox 65+
    • Opera 11.10+
    • Native web browser, Android 4.0+ (ICS)
  • WebP lossy, lossless & alpha support
    • Google Chrome (desktop) 23+
    • Google Chrome for Android version 25+
    • Microsoft Edge 18+
    • Firefox 65+
    • Opera 12.10+
    • Native web browser, Android 4.2+ (JB-MR1)
    • Pale Moon 26+
  • WebP Animation support
    • Google Chrome (desktop and Android) 32+
    • Microsoft Edge 18+
    • Firefox 65+
    • Opera 19+

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Hosting Team meeting agenda 2023-03-01

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

Agenda

WordPress Community

  • WordPress 6.2 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.
  • WordPress Community Summit
  • Events Code of Conduct
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. Performance Team Roadmap

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 Floor

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Proposal For New Introduction To Hosting Community Team Meetings

The #hosting-community team will soon start regular 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/.-based meetings with an introduction stating the team’s overall purpose. The aim is to inform new meeting attendees of what the team is about, who the team’s participants are, state what to expect during the meeting, and to specifically welcome new team members.

The team had consensus in Slack on the following introduction statement:

If you’re new here, welcome! Feel free to introduce yourself if you like!

This is the weekly meeting for 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. community team, and we work together to help make user experience with WordPress better at hosts. Many folks on the team are from hosts, but there are also some learning to host WordPress themselves, or that work in the community with hosts, like 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. and themeTheme A theme dictates the style and function of your WordPress website. Child Themes derive from the main parent theme. authors, or folks that work in support.

This meeting is usually used to connect about WordPress happenings throughout the week connected with hosting and to catch up on the status of the team’s ongoing projects. Usually we’ll step through a few scheduled items, then open up the floor at the end for any additional topics to be discussed. Notes are taken during the chat for posting on [https://make.wordpress.org/hosting/].

The #hosting-community team would like to welcome anyone with feedback about this introduction or having an introduction to post a comment on this blog post. If there are no further changes or adjustments to be made at this time, the #hosting-community team will adopt the introduction statement. The introduction can be changed in the future, but it will be adopted by the next team Slack meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

Finally, thank you @mikeschroder for writing the introduction statement above and @francina for suggesting the team develops an introduction statement!

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Hosting Meeting Agenda – June 5th, 2019

Hello, everyone!

This is the agenda post for the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack that will happen at June 5th, 2019 at 1700UTC.

Housekeeping

  • Please remember to leave feedback about the meeting times changes on the meeting times check-in post
  • We are still looking for volunteers to help with taking notes and leading the weekly meetings

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. Extensions Audit

PHP Extension Statistics

  • @dd32 solicited feedback about if having additional statistics about loaded PHP extensions and versions in use would be useful to the wider WordPress community
  • What do you think about this idea?
  • Is there other information that should be considered for collection?

Do you have anything else to add? Please leave a comment on this post! Look forward to seeing you there!

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What should the next PHP version recommendation be?

Hi All,

It’s been 8 weeks since the minimum required 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. version for WordPress was increased from PHP 5.2 to PHP 5.6.

Before we increase the minimum required PHP version again, we would like to trigger the servehappy warning banner to sites running on one of the end of life (EOL) copies of PHP. Before we can do that, we need to understand the impact the next PHP version recommendation would have on the users.

This is where 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 guidance would be awesome! Any feedback on the following three questions would be great.

  1. How has the PHP minimum requirement bump affected you?
  2. What should the next PHP minimum recommendation be and why?
  3. What common issues do you foresee having with the sites that you host with the next PHP bump?
— Edit: Adding a 4th question: What versions of PHP should we target with a servehappy warning banner? These are not minimum requirements but encouragements to get people to be proactive and bump their PHP version before the minimum requirement bump happens. #site-health

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