Tide Chat Summary: March 12th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from March 12th 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.


  • There are currently 8 open issues in wptide and 1 in docs for 1.0.0. @valendesigns is working through some of these, but looking for others available to assist on PRs.
  • A couple good-first-issues related to the documentation on wptide.org for those looking to explore a little on Tide.
  • @cathibosco1 to help with a favicon for wptide.org (see wptide#176)
  • @valendesigns to open issues from recent testing, generally around caching issues

Tide Dashicon

  • Discussion on core#41074 in devchat last week, a pento-shaped person will look into reviewing/committing the patch to add the Dashicons that have been ready since the 4.9 release cycle (including the Tide Dashicon).

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on March 19, 2019 at 20:00 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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