Tide Chat Summary: April 9th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from April 9th 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.


  • Currently 9 open issues in the milestone
  • If you have a Windows machine, help would be appreciated on wptide#100, testing the local setup flow to see what’s different in Windows and helping capture updates for the docs there
  • @valendesigns aiming to review PRs this week
  • Closing wptide#152 in favor of MetaTrac#4309, will handle updates in 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. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. as the visual HOW the Tide data gets displayed on .ORG is generally outside our control (though something we generally would like to have input on)

General announcements

  • For issues outside the 1.0.0 milestone, wptide#178 and wp-tide-api#22 would be valuable areas for contribution
  • Same for wptide#165 and how it could possibly be added as a separate 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 alongside Tide’s coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. services

Next meeting

The next meeting will take place on April 23, 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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