Dev Chat Summary, June 10

Agenda, Slack log.

Menu CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. Status Update (#)
@westonruter
The a11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) review did not unveil any blockers, although it wasn’t done on the feature branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". the team is currently working on. Introduction of a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. there was deemed unlikely however. A new 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 version can’t be released since it’s now dependent on some coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. patches being applied.

For the rest of the requirements: The biggest blockers are almost complete, Customizer setting re-architecture and sub-menu drag & drop. The settings re-architecture has been integrated into JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. for the nav menu items, allowing nav menus to be edited, added, removed all with 100% previewability and not making any changes to the DB. Once Save & Publish is done, any newly created nav menu items get inserted at that time. Same goes for nav menu deletion. The submenu drag & drop has been merged into the same branch and it is all working together now.

The biggest outstanding pieces are:

  • adding back the ability to add/remove entire menus
  • updating keyboard-accessible reordering to work with new menu settings
  • more unit testing for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20, and write tests for JS

Estimated time of completion is June 11, which leaves 5 – 6 days to merge.

Adminadmin (and super admin) UIUI User interface (#)
@helen
Even more prep work has gone into list tables, now working on the responsive part on #32395. They have gotten some feedback so far, would love more even on the rough cuts. Helen will be at wordcampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. philly’s contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. this weekend, looking to knock through a bunch of the low hanging fruit on the screen sweep spreadsheet, and find takers for some makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility).-flow tickets (#29906 in particular). She has some catch up to do with other contributors on visual regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. testing and media-new, which will happen at tomorrow’s meeting.

Networknetwork (versus site, blog) Admin UI (#)
@jeremyfelt

Objectives from last week:

  • #32434 is in. Jeremy is still poking at #22383 and #32503 with a target of this evening.
  • They had no additional iterations on WP_Network and WP_Network_Query, but @jjj is working on having something this week.
  • Did not yet generate discussion around HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information.. Moving this objective along to this week.
  • They made quite a bit of progress with flows. @kraft added Nexus and @earnjam has iPad screencaptures he will be publishing shortly. Their next push is to start creating tickets. Jeremy wrote a post to try and drum up support – https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/06/05/help-test-and-capture-the-network-admin-ui/ – and they had a handful of people hop in. Pretty optimistic that they’ll start making progress here, especially with a couple contributor days this weekend.

Objectives for this week:

  • New tickets to address found issues in flow. These issues logged in the screen sweep spreadsheet.
  • Iterations on WP_Site and WP_Network. Discussion around iterations.
  • #22383 and #32503 committed.
  • Write post, generate discussion around HTTPS in multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site.

Better Passwords (#)
@markjaquith
Mark turned the plugin into a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. for the new UI. After a cleanup, that can land, and we can iterate a bit, as well as tackle the new user password flow, which is different. The expiration of reset links (#32429) needs testing (human and unit), before that lands. And the “notify users of password and email changes” patch (#32430) needs a review on the hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. in it. I’m not sure we’re passing the right things along. Like, email instead of the whole user array.

Favicons (Sitesite (versus network, blog) Icon) (#)
@johnbillion
There’s been a status update on make/core. It’s looking like #29211 would be a better approach to a reusable control with image cropping functionality. So John is wondering whether we should aim for 29211 for 4.3 and site icon for 4.4. On the topic of using the Customizer or not: much of the image cropping control for the headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. image is also used on the old header image screen (it’s mostly media library and ajax functionality), so it’s not necessarily tied to being a customizer control.
Let’s meet today June 11 2015, 20:00 UTC to discuss what a good approach could look like.

Next chat will be on June 17 2015, 20:00 UTC

#4-3, #meeting