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 2021-03-17

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:

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

We continue with the analysis of the best solution for the WordPress Hosting Live project, 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. for professionals in the world of hosting and WordPress.

@javiercasares has been talking with @_dorsvenabili about the best solution for the WordPress Hosting Live broadcast.

  1. The Hosting team’s talks that are going to be directed to “end users” could be given within the Learn WordPress Meetups, always focused with a didactic spirit. If anyone is interested in giving a talk they can talk to the Learn WordPress team or contact one of the Team Reps who will facilitate contact with the team.
  2. Hosting team talks aimed at “hosting professionals” could be done through a new Meetup channel. It is pending to pass access to the WordPress team, but I have the Meetup WordPress Hosting created.
    In the coming days the Community team will be asked to join the WordPress Meetup Pro.
  3. We would use a channel within the WordPress YouTube specifically for Hosting. For broadcasting we could use StreamYard or similar.
    It remains to talk to the Community team to see if we can make use of the channel or create our own channel.

Next meeting

The next meetings are scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

+make.wordpress.org/updates/

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Hosting Team meeting summary 2021-03-10

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:

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

We continue with the analysis of the best solution for the WordPress Hosting Live project, 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. for professionals in the world of hosting and WordPress.

@javiercasares will talk with the Community team to find the best solutions that the rest of the teams are currently using and thus have a common offer for all.

The proposal for the talks would be to make an introduction of 5-10 minutes by the presenters, then the talk / presentation of about 50 minutes and finally a space of about 30 minutes for questions.

The goal will be to make a monthly presentation in English, with the possibility of having interspersed presentations in other languages (@javiercasares has shown interest in making some in Spanish).

WordPress Hosting Page/Site

The Hosting team has made a proposal to the Meta team on how the new Hosting page could be updated. The goal is to propose a simpler and more standardized system when proposing a new WordPress hosting provider and that everyone has the same options.

This system is intended to facilitate the analysis and approval, which could be done by a sub team within the Hosting Team with people who are and know the world of hosting but do not work directly in any hosting company and thus avoid conflicts of interest.

In a next step the proposal would be passed to @chanthaboune for a first review and the team would be at MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.’s disposal in case we can help more in this project.

Next meeting

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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Hosting Team meeting agenda 2021-03-17

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

Highlights

  • WordPress 5.7
  • WordPress 5.8 and  Full Site Editing
  • A WordPress Project Contributor Handbook

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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Hosting Team meeting agenda 2021-03-10

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When

Where

Highlights

  • Field Guide for WordPress 5.7
  • WordPress 5.7
  • WordPress dropping support for IE11
  • 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//news

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
  • WordPress Documentation Style Guide
  • Meetings Time (DST changes in a few weeks)

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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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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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Agenda for Handbook Meeting (2020-11-16)

The next meeting is scheduled with the following details:

When: Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1700 UTC (30 minutes)

Where: #hosting-community channel on Slack.

Meeting Agenda

  1. Adding infobox to all Handbook pages
    • Index #PR58
    • 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. Environment #PR59
    • Security #PR60
    • Reliability #PR61
  2. WordPress compatibility table (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. and MySQLMySQL MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL is free and open-source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.)
  3. New tests section #PR11
    • Improve / launch this page for Contributor Days (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. México – WordCamp Sevilla)
  4. Open Floor

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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.

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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