Editorial Flow Update, 2/7

Editorial flow is making progress and hitting interesting questions to answer. Our two primary tickets right now are #12706 and #23314.

For the first, we’re waiting on feedback on the approach from @nacin. Once we’ve gotten confirmation it’s the right direction, I’ll continue working to make the patch commit-ready.

For the second, the biggest question was how we should handle revisions for post meta and taxonomy terms. In the interest of getting to a committable patch, we’ll be dropping post meta / custom taxonomy support in favor of just being able to stage edits for the title and body content. Furthermore we’ve decided it would be worthwhile to add a new post type property so this functionality is opt-in. Posts and Pages in core will receive this by default.

Our primary goals are to have commit-ready patches for both tickets by the beginning of next week. Konstantin’s secondary goal is to chat with @westi and @ethitter and see whether revisions for post meta is within scope for 3.6. My secondary goal is to go through other editorial flow tickets and touch base with where each is at.

Next office hours are Tuesday, February 12th at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 1800 UTC.

Office hour log