Tide Chat Summary: June 23rd

This post summarizes the 2-hour Tide active working session from June 23rd 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.


  • No major updates across items that remain In Progress or In Review for v1 release
  • @jeffpaul pulled together issues/PRs from wptide, pkg, wp-tide-api, wporg-tide-api, and docs repos into a GitHub project board to help better track To Do / In Progress / In Review / Done items for the v1 release
  • @jeffpaul also worked on refactoring the docs to remove docpress and simplify to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Pages. Forked repo and sample docs site are available for review and can open a PR to merge changes upstream and then can assign the wptide.org domain to the GitHub Page and be fully migrated off docpress into a simpler setup.
  • Note we can also utilize the default https://wptide.github.io/docs/ URL for a GitHub Pages docs site, but utilizing the existing wptide.org may be more ideal
  • Help testing/reviewing the sample docs site for any inconsistencies against the current wptide.org docs site would be helpful to ensure switching from docpress to GitHub Pages goes smoothly.

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 30-minute update/open floor session, will take place on July 7, 2020 at 18:00 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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