The Hosting team regularly communicates about WordPress happenings in the #hosting-community channel, and sometimes collaborates on projects!

Here are some of the ongoing efforts:

WordPress Hosting Best Practices Handbook

The handbook contains hosting recommendations for running WordPress. These were put together by the team and used as a basis for Site Health recommendations in WordPress. They’re meant both as a reference for folks learning to host WordPress, and a way to help WordPress and Hosts improve together.

How to Contribute

The next step for this project is an audit of the existing documentation, which is happening in this Github repo.

Feel free to either contribute directly there, or, to make more immediate changes, you can make recommendations 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. After you’ve made a couple of edits, the team can connect you with access to edit directly!

WordPress Distributed Hosting Tests

The hosting team built tooling to make it possible for hosts to run the WordPress phpunit test suite on their own infrastructure, and report passing or failing tests. If tests fail on a host but not on 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/, hosts are notified by email so that they can investigate.

How to Contribute

The next big steps for this project are to support automated updates of the test infrastructure on hosts and support of end to end tests.

If you’re interested in contributing, the two parts of the project can be found 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. https://github.com/, along with source and issues, and are open for pull requests: