Hosting Meeting Notes: April 3, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @kamala @xkon @RonG @Fuegas @clorith @supersoju

New Meeting Time – Continued Discussion

@mikeschroder proposed having two meeting times per week: Wednesdays at 1800 or 1700 UTC and Monday at 1400 UTC.

Please post feedback about new meeting times in last week’s meeting notes post, as the discussion continues:

Meeting notes will continue to be used to sync with. Other ideas for staying synced with two meeting times are:

  • Create a Calendar feed to notify members of pending meetings.
  • Use 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 status as a reminder of when the next meeting is.

Open Call for 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/ Users

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/ Marketing team is looking for examples of great work done using Gutenberg! This includes but is not limited to websites, designs, applications and other efforts using Gutenberg.

If you have such an example, please submit your information in the #marketing team Slack channel.

WordPress 5.2 Projected Release in end of April

WordPress 5.2 is scheduled for release on April 30, 2019.

Since WordPress 5.1, users with versions of 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. <= 5.6 see a dashboard widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. suggesting that they update PHP.

WordPress 5.2 takes this further, raising the minimum required version of PHP to 5.6.20. This means that users with lesser versions won’t be able to upgrade to WordPress 5.2 until they’ve updated PHP.

More Details On Health Check

Status updates and discussion being logged here:

https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46573

The Health Check 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. version 1.3 (pending release) is expected to include a rudimentary PoC for WP-CLIWP-CLI WP CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way.

More info on how to use the new Health Check module found here:

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: March 20, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meetings in #hosting-community on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 0900 UTC and on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 1800 UTC. (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brechtryckaert @mikeschroder @dhsean @amykamala @fahimmurshed @Andrew_Jones @RonG

New Meeting Time Proposal

@mikeschroder proposed new 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 meeting times. Please fill out this Doodle to help determine better meeting times for team participants around the globe:

https://doodle.com/poll/wtc5ug34g4q26tfq

Open Call for 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/ Users

#marketing has put a call out for examples of incredible work done with Gutenberg. This includes websites, user experiences or anything beneficial that has resulted from using Gutenberg. This seems like a great opportunity to share work you or your customers/clients are doing with WordPress and Gutenberg. If you have any questions, the #marketing team, Mike or Harry (@miker and @harryjackson1221) are available to help.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to know more about anything above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts! OR….Come join us!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: April 18th, 2018

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees:
@mikeschroder @danielbachhuber @andrewtaylor-1 @jadonn @harryjackson1221 @josh2k5 @pdclark @t-rave @dws122

Team Organization

  • @mikeschroder announced that @jadonn is helping with team representative work on a trial basis.
  • @jadonn suggested the team look at improving team organization in the future.
    • Specific suggestions were maintaining lists of tasks contributors can do and considering agenda-based meetings.
    • @danielbachhuber suggested the team for now might get better contributions by focusing on currently ongoing projects.
      • @jadonn agreed focusing on current projects now would be good use of time.
  • @mikeschroder asked for input on contributor badges and team badges for the #hosting-community team.
    • @mikeschroder proposed giving a contributor badge to people who make a discrete contribution to the team.
    • @mikeschroder asked for input on what to do for giving out team badges.
      • @jadonn suggested looking at different criteria like number of contributions or contributions and attendance.
    • @josh2k5 and @mikeschroder liked looking at contribution and attendance.
      • Especially, as @josh2k5 suggested, active participation in planning and execution for projects.
    • @pdclark thought they were good metrics to consider and that badges would be a good incentive for contributors.
    • @jadonn mentioned attendance would have to be tracked.
      • @josh2k5 felt that it would be self-evident who should receive team badges as time went on.
      • @jadonn and @mikeschroder discussed how to award badges (i.e. give them out or have people request them).
        • @mikeschroder thought, and @jadonn agreed, that team representatives giving out badges would be better recognition.

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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/

  • @danielbachhuber, @jadonn, and @pdclark reported on the Try Gutenberg and Gutenberg 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. compatibility efforts.
    • @danielbachhuber mentioned he would be meeting with a representative from the Gutenberg team to work on a plan for collaboration.
    • @jadonn did some more research into automated plugin testing and has been in communication with the #marketing team about help with outreach.
    • @pdclark made a draft for a related Try Gutenberg ticket and sent it to @danielbachhuber
    • @danielbachhuber was going to review the existing database of plugin compatibility for any useful information.
    • @danielbachhuber was going to work on a first draft of a guide for the integration points for the classic WordPress editor and for Gutenberg.
      • Work is tracked on 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. here.
      • @jadonn had previously written up a list of this kind of information for the automated plugin work. He will add it to the GitHub issue.

Feedback

Miss this week’s meeting and want to discuss 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, April 25th, 2018, 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!