Tide Chat Summary: May 1st

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from May 1st in the #tide 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 (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into 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/. Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.

GCP migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.

  • @valendesigns: mostly been going smoothly but we’ve hit a blocker in the new Go version of the audit server which we’re working to address
  • We’re hoping to get back on track next week and finally replace the AWS SDK with GCP equivalents but we can’t continue that work until we’re unblocked by the partly working Go audit server
  • GCP infrastructure has been tested and works we’re just trying to get past this last hurdle to stand everything up on GCP
  • If you have Go experience, please reach out to @jbpaul17 (@jeffpaul in Slack) as this is an area that needs help on Tide


  • @valendesigns: we are testing the new phpcompat for WP ruleset in the new Go server. Unfortunately, processes are not blocking and causing the audit to not happen so we haven’t gotten a result back using the new ruleset
  • Once we get a result back though we can unblock @joshuawold and give him a result example to use for real data

Roadmap wishlist

  • As we work through the PHP Compatibility integration, we’re asking for input on roadmap wishlist items to consider post-PHP Compat integration
  • @lukecarbis: I wish there was a page on w.org where I could upload a theme / 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 https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and get all the tide audit results (including PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS.). Use case is to upload plugins / themes as I work on them to get the PHPCS results (without having to figure out how to install PHPCS on my machine).
  • For devs that want to see results without publishing code on wp.org, input was that this might be best hosted elsewhere on a separate domain
  • If you have roadmap wishlist ideas, then please leave them as a comment on this post and we’ll capture them as we work towards publishing a potential roadmap for Tide

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on May 8, 2018 at 21:00 UTC / May 8, 2018 at 21:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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