[wp-hackers] GSoC 2014: WebSockets in WordPress

Atanas Penchev atanaspich at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 14:45:43 UTC 2014

Bryan Petty, thank you for the valuable feedback. After what you have
pointed out, which seems valid, for me it looks like the whole purpose of
using React (and Ratchet) is lost. Since we have to use another process for
WebSockets anyway, we may as well use another language or server (for
instance Node.js).

Still, I suppose a PHP WebSocket server will still be available as an
option on cheaper hosting solutions, which are the main platform for

In that case, I guess the only viable option for the WebSockets project is
to write a plugin which check if it is possible to open a separate
connection and if so, to start a WebSocket server and expose an API which
could be used by other plugins. One of the other candidates has already
offered to work on that.

With kind regards,

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