Hosting Meeting Notes: July 17, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @fahimmurshed @amykamala @clorith @antpb


On Note-Taking

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 is looking for volunteers to take meeting notes to help balance out demands.

If you’re interested, please comment on this post, or message @mikeschroder, @jadonn or @amykamala on WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at No prior experience or permissions are required and this is a great way to get more involved with the community.

On Meeting Time

A post about meeting times and the impact on having two alternate meeting times will be coming out soon! It’ll be posted to the team blog, and will be mentioned in meetings.

A number of changes were made based on everyones’ feedback about the visibility of meeting times:
• The Slack channel topic now has a link to with the upcoming meeting times posted.
• Meeting times also now stay active on throughout meeting time.
• The meetings page was changed to allow filtering for meetings for specifics team and links were added for “add to my calendar” functionality

Thank you all for all of the suggestions for improving meeting time visibility and helping folks come to team meetings!

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PHP Extensions

Thank you to everyone who engaged in the discussion about PHP extensions! The conversation is pending closure, but any additional comments can still be posted in the replies here.

Minimum required PHP version

Thank you everyone who left feedback on 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. team’s post about the next minimum required version of PHP! Please feel free to share your thoughts in a comment on this post as the discussion continues. Conclusions of this discussion are coming soon.


WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress. E2E testing

WordPress Core has added end to end testing! The testing is emulates a human user scenario to identify potential problem areas and validate different flows. Hosts are encouraged to set up E2E testing and any contributions are values! For more information on E2E testing, check out the announcement from Core.

Call for #community-team Volunteers

The #community-team is looking for help reviewing 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. handbook! The goal is to make the handbooks more accessible and easier to use.

Volunteers are asked to dedicate 1-2 hours per week. This project completion date is projected to be in October, prior to 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.

More information found here.

WordPress User and Developer Survey

The WordPress User and Developer Survey is being updated! Please feel free to provide any feedback and suggestions, as well as find more info here.


If you missed this week’s meeting and have questions or feedback, leave a comment on this post and share your thoughts! OR….Come join for the next meeting!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: March 15, 2017

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Distributed Unit TestingUnit test Unit testing is a software testing method by which individual units of source code—sets of one or more computer program modules together with associated control data, usage procedures, and operating procedures—are tested to determine whether they are fit for use.

  • @octalmage wants to have a meeting to discuss the future and direction.
    • An informal discussion happened after 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. meeting officially ended (Slack archive).

“Best Practices” Documentation

Promoting WordCamps

  • Chats were had with the folks in #community-team and #meta.
  • There’s code for the events API, but no real documentation.
  • If no APIAPI An Application Programming Interface (API) is a computing interface that defines interactions between multiple software intermediaries. It defines the kinds of calls or requests that can be made, how to make them, the data formats that should be used, the conventions to follow, etc. documentation or further information is required, we will assume the project is “complete” and leave implementation to interested hosts.


Miss this week’s meeting? Want to discuss one (or more) of the initiatives above? Spend some time in the comments, and share your thoughts!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

#meetings, #summary, #weekly-hosting-chat