Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday January 8, 2020

This is the summary of *both* meetings in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 1800 UTC

Welcome back!

Kicking off the new year with a new meeting schedule and notes for both meetings combined into one!

Here is the Slack archive for this week’s meetings.

The first meeting of the year at 0900 UTC was led by @mikeschroder while @jadonn led the conversation in the 1800 UTC meeting.

Attendees: @hristo-sg @javiercasares @xkon @hristo-sg @mazeheld @mikeschroder @jadonn @amykamala @jacobo

Announcements

New Meeting Schedule

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 meetings are now on the same UTC day (Wednesday) — with one at 0900 UTC and one at 1800 UTC.

The team will try the new times out as discussions continue. Thoughts that have been voiced so far are:

  • 0900 UTC May be too late in the day for the APAC time zone.
  • Because this is early in the day in the EU, 0900 may also not be a good time for folks who are starting their work day during that hour.

Team Check-In

Checking in with the team at the start of the new year, some interesting projects were shared!

@javiercasares shared that he’s been working on hosting and contribution tutorials in Spanish.

@mikeschroder asked if folks would find official versions of the handbook in other languages useful.

@mazeheld mentioned working on an article on “how to run multiple instances of the unit tests on several setups for hosts”, also bringing up that “unless you register a different user for every env only the last run test result will be listed on the make.wordpress.org host test results”. @mikeschroder opened an issue for this.

@xkon shared an example script for implementing the distributed hosting tests! Thanks!

@mikeschroder mentioned that he’d “love to be able to handle multiple submissions per host”.

The test runners can be found here and the 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. can be found here.

On-Boarding!

The Hosting team is discussing improvements on team on-boarding.

@mikeschroder mentioned distributed automated testing documentation is “missing some examples of how it might work on a real system”.

@javiercasares suggested that a list of functions the Hosting team serves be created.

@mikeschroder requested that if anyone has real life examples to help support documentation improvements that they share them, and pointed out this GitHub issue.

In the 1800 UTC meeting a few new members introduced themselves! Welcome!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 18, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@jadonn led this conversation!

Attendees: @fahimmurshed @crixu @grafruessel @amykamala

Announcements

WordPress 5.3.1 Released

WordPress 5.3.1 was released on December 12, 2019!

WordPress 5.3.2 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

The first WordPress 5.3.2 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is available for testing:

WordPress 5.4!

WordPress 5.4 is scheduled for release in March 2020! Folks can check out the WordPress 5.4 Development Road Map here.

WordPress 5.4 Open Call for Tickets

Theres an open call for suggestions for WordPress 5.4! Feel free to submit a ticket with your ideas for WordPress 5.4, or if you’d like to highlight something for discussion you can comment on the open call post!

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 Happenings

2019 Meetings Concluded

This meeting was the last hosting team meeting of 2019! Thank you to everyone who has contributed and participated this past year! Meetings will reconvene on Wednesday January 8th, 2020! Happy Holidays!

Meeting Time Changes

Over the past few weeks team members have provided feedback in a survey regarding Meetings days and times. Thank you to everyone who participated! Based on survey results, the overwhelming majority are in favor of both meetings occurring every week on Wednesdays at 0900 and 1800 UTC, instead of the current alternating schedule.

Starting January 6, 2020, Hosting meeting days and times are changing. Both team meetings will be on Wednesdays every week, at 0900 UTC and 1800 UTC. Please note, there will be no more meetings on Mondays, moving forward.

Both meetings will share an agenda, and possibly share meeting notes. The hope is that team communication will become more inclusive, engaged and productive.

Open Floor

In an effort to provide more visibility into team projects as well as offer a point of entry for new contributors, @grafruessel announced that they made a Trello board for the hosting team.

@jadonn mentioned that it sounds useful, also stating that at the moment there are no projects to track.

@grafruessel stated that the German hosting community has discussed a trelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board helping the hosting team become more accessible. In the start of the year the trello board can be more filled out, possibly starting with updating the Handbook.

@jadonn agreed that it’s time to revisit updating the documents, handbook and best practices information to assure those are current. The Hosting team hasn’t worked on it in several months. He asked @grafruessel to put together a simple example board or card for updating the handbook to demonstrate how it can be valuable.

@grafruessel will be starting that next year and may need some help!

Next Meeting

The next meetings will be in the #hosting-community channel on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 0900 UTC and Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 1800 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 9, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, December 9, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@mikeschroder led this discussion!

Attendees: @crixu, @amykamala, @mazeheld, @grafruessel, @duchesscorp, @deb @javiercasares

Agenda

This was 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 Meeting Agenda for Monday December 9th, 2019

—Announcements—

  • WordPress 5.4 Open Call For Tickets
  • WordPress 5.3 Recap and Retrospective
  • Updates on 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/
  • WordPress 5.3.1 Development Cycle
  • WordPress Development Roadmap
  • CloudFest 
  • Global WordPress AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Day

—New Discussion—

  • Update List of Official Team Reps
  • Team Meeting Time Changes
  • Open Floor

Announcements

WordPress 5.4 Open Call For Tickets

There’s an open call for tickets for WordPress 5.4! If you have anything that has been on your mind for the next release, this is a great way to bring it up!

WordPress 5.3 Recap and Retrospective

Check out the WordPress 5.3 retrospective and recap!

Updates on Gutenberg

Many Gutenberg updates are on the horizon. Find out what’s new with Gutenberg here!

WordPress 5.3.1 Development Cycle

The WordPress 5.3.1 development cycle is underway and 5.3.1 RC2 is scheduled for release on the 12th! As always, testing is welcome and encouraged.

WordPress Development Roadmap

A development roadmap is available with with some tentative dates! More information found here.

CloudFest Hackathon

@crixu announced CloudFest in March, where there will be another Hackthon and a WebPros event! CloudFest is welcoming team member participation!

Global WordPress Accessibility Day

The #accessibility team is discussing holding another Global Accessibility Awareness Day! If you’re interested in participating, please leave your information here.

Team Discussion

Update List of Official Team Reps

@Mike mentioned that @amykamala has made valuable contributions to the hosting team and is on a track to become an official 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/ hosting 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.!

Team Meeting Time Changes

Meeting days and times will soon be re-scheduled to be more inclusive for APAC time zones. Team members are gravitating towards changing the Monday meetings to 0900 UTC on Wednesdays, the same day as the other hosting meeting. Folks can voice preferences for meeting times and days in this survey.

Open Floor 

WordPress.org/hosting Project Status

@crixu asked about the status of the /hosting page on WordPress.org and @mike replied that a response is pending from @chanthaboune on the feedback the Hosting Team provided.

Ease of Use – PHPUnit Test Suite for Hosters

@grafruessel and @crixu discussed the phpunit test runner; if it’s possible to make it easier to install, perhaps with a batch script. They will look into it further, and @mike added that the docs and open issues for that test need some work too. Volunteers are welcome to get involved!

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, December 18th , 2019 at 17:00 UTC . See you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday December 4, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@jadonn spearheaded this discussion!

Attendees: @brettface @crixu @fahimmurshed @supersoju @amykamala @redituk @javiercasares

Announcements

WordPress 5.3 Recap and Retrospective

The WordPress 5.3 retrospective and recap has been published:

WordPress 5.3.1 Development Cycle

The WordPress 5.3.1 development cycle is underway! Here is week 3’s bug scrub schedule.

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/ Updates

Big things are in store for Gutenberg this month, including a number of 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. changes and improvements! Check out what is coming next in Gutenberg!

WordPress 5.4 Open Call for Tickets

WordPress 5.4 is on the horizon! Hosts, Developers and individuals alike are invited to submit ideas for improvements, features and bug resolution for WordPress 5.4! More info found here.

Events

CloudFest

CloudFest 2020 is coming up in March! CloudFest aims to bring together web professionals and 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. providers to collaborate and plan for better serving mutual end users. More information about CloudFest found here! Check out the Annual CloudFest Hackathon and opportunities for web professionals! CloudFest has also provided a .pdf with more details!

Global WordPress AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Day

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/ #accessibility team is considering organizing another Global Accessibility Awareness Day! Global Accessibility Awareness Day helps to bring greater attention to accessibility-related issues and projects in the WordPress ecosystem. Any hosts and individuals interested in participating may add their info to this spreadsheet to get involved.

Hosting Team Happenings

Official Team Reps

@jadonn and @mikeschroder have proposed adding @amykamala to the official list of team reps. @jadonn stated this proposal is “in recognition of the significant work she has done this year organizing and managing the team. She has taken an increasingly active role in team organization and running meetings. She already has been acting as a 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. for a number of months now, and [the #hosting-community team] would like to make it official.”

A number of meeting participants stated they support this.

@amykamala mentioned that she appreciates the support and has enjoyed working with everyone!

Feedback on this proposal is welcomed and invited. Feel free to comment here or in the #hosting-community channel!

Meeting Time Changes

A few challenges have surfaced revolving around the Monday 1400 UTC meeting dates and times. While @mikeschroder usually leads the 1400 UTC meeting, the meeting time occurs late at night for the APAC time zones. Additionally, the alternating meeting days and every-other-week schedule has lended to some confusion about what meeting is happening when.

In an effort to remedy this, the hosting team is proposing that:

  • The Monday meeting time be adjusted to an earlier time.
  • Both meetings occur on the same day of the week.
  • Both meetings occur weekly.
  • Meetings share a combined agenda and notes.

Hosts and team members are invited to participate in the conversation regarding what the best dates and times are for meetings!

@Crixu and @javiercasares both stated that Wednesday at 10:00 UTC is a good time for them and their teams!

Please feel free to comment here and 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! Keep a lookout for a survey regarding proposed new meeting times, as well!

Next Meeting

For now, the next meeting will still be in the #hosting-community channel on Monday, December 9, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday November 20, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack on November 20th, 2019 . The full discussion is available here.

Attendees: @jadonn, @antpb, @arslanahmed, @amykamala, @andreamiddleton, @grafruessel, @duchesscorp, @mpcube, @deb

Announcements: WordPress 5.3 Release!

WordPress 5.3 was released on schedule on November 12, 2019! This new release includes:

  • 658 bug fixes and enhancements
  • A new default themeTheme A theme dictates the style and function of your WordPress website. Child Themes derive from the main parent theme.; TwentyTwenty
  • 654 contributors, 9 focus leads and 12 weeks of development
  • Updates to all components
  • Gutenberg 6.9 with more releases coming soon!
  • WP-CLI v2.4.0

Some additional highlights that may affect hosts are:

As always, please refer to the Field Guide for a detailed list of changes in 5.3!

Community feedback by @mpcube regarding the Admin email verification page resulted in 2 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. tickets; #48745 and #48746

Annual Survey

You’re invited to participate in the 2019 WordPress Annual Survey ! Your feedback is valued and appreciated.

WordPress-based organizations are invited to promote the annual survey, as well! Thank you to hosts, businesses and individuals alike who are helping share this survey!

Post Release Testing

Folks are also invited to participate in post release testing for WordPress 5.3. Testing helps provide valuable data for fixes and enhancements. Those who are interested in helping with testing can find more info in the Handbook. Thank you to everyone who has helped out with testing and who continues to do so!

Call For Feedback

Your feedback on WordPress 5.3 is requested! Feedback provided can help make the development process more effective. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Meeting Times and Days

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 interested in hearing feedback on the bi-weekly, alternating meeting schedule. What is and is not working? Would it be easier to communicate if there were a meeting for each time zone each week, instead of one every other week? Would a different time for the Monday meeting that better accommodates the APAC time zone be more inclusive? Thanks for sharing your thoughts in the comments below!

Open Floor

@grafruessel expressed concern for meeting notes coverage with the /hosting team and offered to help with notes! Thanks @grafruessel

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, November 25, 2019, 1400 UTC . See you then!

#hosting-community, #weekly-hosting-chat

Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday November 6, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @antpb, @stevenkword, @earnjam, @amykamala, @chanthaboune, @tfanelli, @Crixu, @JavierCasares, @clorith, @Pandjarov

WordPress 5.3 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 4 is Out

WordPress 5.3 is set to release on November 12th, 2019. Release Candidate 4 is out now for testing and offers many new improvements!

As always, please refer to the Field Guide for a detailed list of changes in 5.3.

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

The Hosting Matrix draft was discussed at length during WCUS 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/. and comments have been left with thoughts around a requirement matrix. Thank you everyone that contributed during Contributor Day! @chanthaboune will be reviewing the document soon.

Daylight Savings Time

The meeting times remain the same: 1700 UTC every other Wednesday and 1400 UTC every other Monday. UTC time does not shift, however if your time zone changes with DST, you may need to adjust your attendance time to sync with local times after the DST shift. If anyone has any feedback on shifting that time, please leave them in the comments below!

Media Improvement Statistics Request

@mikeschroder recently asked if there were any hosts able to share support ticket statistics from before and after 5.3 being rolled out for failed media uploads with an ‘HTTPHTTP The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web, where hypertext documents include hyperlinks to other resources that the user can easily access, for example by a mouse click or by tapping the screen in a web browser. Error’ message. This will help to measure how well the changes to media uploads are working and what additional changes might be needed.

Open Floor

@tfanelli asked about HyperDB and is looking to know who the person is who would know the most about HyperDB and the status of the project as they have noticed a lack of activity over the last couple of years. If you know who might be maintaining that project, feel free to leave a comment below.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, October 11, 2019 at 1400 UTC. See you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: Wednesday October 23, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @duchesscorp @azaozz @amykamala

WordPress 5.3 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is Out

WordPress 5.3 is set to release on November 12th, 2019. Release Candidate 2 is out now, is available for testing and offers many new changes.

WordPress 5.3 Highlights

@jadonn mentioned that “Requiring the JSONJSON JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is an open standard file format, and data interchange format, that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs and array data types. It is a very common data format, with a diverse range of applications, such as serving as a replacement for XML in AJAX systems. extension will allow the core team to remove a number of workarounds, polyfills, and other bits of code that tried to accommodate 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. installations that did not have the JSON extension. In relation to this, JSON is already one of the PHP extensions we have listed on the #hosting-community team handbook’s list of PHP extensions.

  • Some changes in 5.3 are aimed at improving 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. page. The Site Health page will report Should be improved or Good for the various tested items rather than display numeric scores. Additionally, Site Health’s recovery emails will now contain debug information. Core team has provided more details on that here.
  • There are numerous changes to media uploads and handling with 5.3. 5.3 automatically retries uploads and if that fails, serves informative errors instead of an http error.
  • WordPress 5.3 will introduce a number of CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. changes in WordPress admin, as well. You can see dev notes here.
  • In 5.3 a new admin email verification screen is introduced, that will be displayed once every six months for users to confirm their email addresses. The admin login page will have a “Show” button next to the password field for displaying the password.
  • Find out more about whats new in 5.3 here!

Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings time in the U.S. ends November 3rd. Should the #hosting-community meeting time be adjusted to accommodate the change? Feel free to comment here!

Open Floor

@azaozz requested help testing image post-processing changes in 5.3, mentioning that you “may need to tweak the test 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.’s php.iniphp.ini The main configuration file of PHP. (if possible) to make it timeout or go out of memory. More info here

Anyone can get started with testing by installing the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. Or, you can download the release candidate directly.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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Hosting Meeting Notes: October 14, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Monday, October 14, 2019, at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @codexdemon @redituk @mikeschroder

Team Agenda

The only agenda was to connect about WordPress 5.3.

WordPress 5.3 Testing

The 5.3 Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is out now, and has many changes.

As a couple of examples for testing, @mikeschroder pointed out that for upgrades, the JSON extension will now be required, and there have been many changes with regards to media uploads.

The field guide will be released soon, but in the meantime you can see dev notes here.

Open Floor

@codexdemon requested an update on what’s next for @antpb / the team’s work on 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. page project. @mikeschroder wasn’t sure the exact plan, but asked async in the channel, and mentioned that he thought folks would reconnect around the time of WCUS.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

+make.wordpress.org/updates

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Hosting Meeting Notes: September 30, 2019

This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Monday, September 30, 2019, at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Attendees: @mikeschroder @fahimmurshed @duchesscorp @erichk @danielkanchev @cybr @javiercasares @redituk @hristo-sg

Team Agenda

@mikeschroder posted the agenda in 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/., and folks can reply to it in Slack. The detailed agenda can be found here.

Team Member Announcements

  • @danielkanchev brought up an issue with a future Chrome release and SameSite Cookies, recommending that compatibility testing start asap. 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. #48183 was created.
  • There is going to be a 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. table at 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. Sevilla, mentioned by @javiercasares.
  • @mikeschroder commented that any hosting team member is qualified to organize a 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/. for the hosting team at a WordCamp!

WordPress 5.3 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. Testing

Please don’t hesitate to report any issues found during 5.3 beta testing. Beta 2 is due for release this week. Thank you to all who have participated in beta testing and who continue to do so! Your contributions are valuable.

Feedback Requested

  • @afragen reported 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. log to public file errors are still showing as a potential problem. Trac #47985
  • Please feel free to jump into the conversation on Trac #48116, regarding 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 usage tracking.

Hosting Matrix Conversation Continues

  • @antpb has created a draft of a recommended matrix for 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//hosting page. Please feel free to leave comments or suggestions on the doc itself.
  • @hristo-sg provided some feedback in Slack.
  • @mikeschroder expressed support for the idea of building something that serves user needs.
  • @javiercasares mentioned that there was a Contributor Day at PonteWordCamp with 15 WordPressers. Feedback and conclusions can be seen here. Feel free to leave comments, as well. @mikeschroder mentioned this feedback might be worth some PRs for updates to the handbook.
  • @hristo-sg suggested that the project should focus on a particular audience.
  • Concern about traffic to the /hosting page was brought up, particularly regarding traffic trends and types of visitors. @hristo-sg stated that people who are new to WordPress visit the /hosting page most often.

Open Floor

  • Folks present thought we could talk about updating the handbook during the next meeting, and that this would be a good idea to do between now and when 5.3 is released.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

#weekly-hosting-chat

Hosting Meeting Notes: September 16, 2019

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1400 UTC (Slack archive).

Here is the agenda from the meeting.

Attendees: @mikeschroder @ifrountas @aaroncampbell @redituk @duchesscorp @antpb @amykamala @supersoju

Housekeeping

If you’re interested in helping out with notes and/or leading meetings, please dm @mikeschroder or another team lead. There is help for getting started and peer review before posts happen.

WordPress 5.3

WP-CliWP-CLI WP CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. v2.3.0

There is a new release of WP-CLI. Notes and more info found here.

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.

@antpb put together a draft doc for a requirements matrix, which you can see here. Feel free to leave comments on the doc. This is a first pass at requirements (and challenges) for the updated matrix.

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/.

@duchesscorp and @brettface have volunteered to help with WordCamp US Contributor day.

Please leave a comment on the post if you are interested in helping out or have any additional recommendations!

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. 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.

Unit tests for media handling started failing on September 4th. A report was filed on GitHub by @redituk. The errors reported regarding media handling appear to have subsided at this time.

Details about test failures still not currently being reported and displayed properly on the hosting test results page.

@earnjam is working on fixing this. If anyone would like to volunteer to assist with that, please comment here or get in touch with @earnjam.

Update Team Agenda

@mikeschroder mentioned that the media team has been experimenting with having the agenda posted in 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/., and folks can reply to it, like this.

Please feel free to provide feedback on interest (or disinterest) in implementing something like this in the #hosting-community Slack channel.

Open Floor

@JavierCasares mentioned that there may be a Contributor Day at WC Pontevedra on Sunday, where the hosting matrix will be discussed and feedback provided. Thank you!

Feedback

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 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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