Tide Chat Summary: February 18th

This post summarizes the 2-hour Tide active working session from February 18th 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.


  • Awaiting @derekherman to merge and deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. wptide#198 to complete the WP 5.3.1 updates across the stack
  • No blockers present on wptide#199, should be good to merge after @derekherman gets through wptide#198
  • @jeffpaul reviewed and merged wptide#201, wp-tide-api#31, and docs#36 to update some typos/URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org strings
  • Awaiting @kkoppenhaver to wrap up wporg-tide-api#6 to resolve wptide#186
  • @pierlo to add research notes to wptide#112
  • Help wanted on wptide#178, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @jeffpaul if you’re interested and available!
  • We also are on the lookout for folks who can help test our set up instructions and call out areas for improvement, especially folks available to help better document Windows instructions
  • @jeffpaul opened docs#39, docs#40, and docs#41 as part of research into improving our documentation website on wptide.org; each could use review/input from those knowledgeable on docpress

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute update/open floor session, will take place on March 3, 2020 at 19:00 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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