Tide Chat Summary: May 8th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from May 8th 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 (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.

WCEU 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/.

  • @grapplerulrich to help on the Tide front while @jrf will be with the Coding Standards group, with both teams sitting next to each other
  • Focus will be to get people familiar with WPCS and PHPCompatibility. Potentially getting folks setup to run their own code through WPCS and PHP Compat to see where they can improve things. If they’re more evolved than that, potentially having folks look at contributing to WPCS issues or PHP Compat issues.
  • Additionally, spending some time with the 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. crew and discussing the proposed UX for integrating the PHP Compat results on WordPress.org would be beneficial

Roadmap wishlist

  • Currently collecting ideas, will asses feasibility, and share roadmap as its ready
  • Note on post-chat idea from @joyously: There’s a handy tool online that scans your 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 or theme zip and tells you the minimum required WP version. Seems like something that Tide could do.
  • 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 15, 2018 at 21:00 UTC / May 15, 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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