Customize Meeting Summary: September 18th

This post summarizes the Customize meeting from September 18th in the #core-customize SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel (Slack archive).

Participants: @westonruter, @jbpaul17, @melchoyce.

Discussion highlights

CodeMirror (“Better Code Editing“)

  • @melchoyce to review three assigned tickets, #41872 being most urgent and other tickets with @mentions
  • @westonruter: working on ensuring the new CodeMirror-enhanced Custom CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. is compatible with Jetpack
    • Created a reusable “code editor” 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. control so that Jetpack can extend it, also for other plugins to add their own code editor controls easily
    • Need support from the Jetpack team to review and finish off the initial PR that I opened
    • @melchoyce: I’ll 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.” Jetpack folks this week once we’re all back from the Automattic Grand MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. (most should be back by Wednesday)

Drafting and Scheduling

  • Best to wrap UXUX User experience work, as @sayedwp has gotten started on that this week
  • @westonruter to get latest code pushed up to the test environment for review
  • @melchoyce: realized earlier this week that the apps have a similar draft/publish flow
    • @jbpaul17: Are we aligned with the flow there and if not should we align with what they have or open an Issue for them to update to what we’re working on for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.?
    • @melchoyce: We are pretty close, I’ll compare side by side this week


  • @westonruter: hoping to get the Core Media Widgets 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party updated with the new Gallery widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. today for user testing so we can get it merged into core next week (#41914)

Bug scrub

  • #21492patchpatch 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. needs refresh but it needs a different approach as well, @westonruter to handle
  • #34843 and related #37661: threaded conversation in Slack around path for parts/all of these to land in time for 4.9
  • #39275: related to what we’re working on for drafting/scheduling, @westonruter to handle
  • #39461: needs testing
  • #37964: aiming for @sayedwp to handle this after the scheduling/drafting work
  • #39634: punting

Next week’s meeting

The next meeting will take place on Monday, September 25, 17:00 UTC in the #core-customize Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates, questions, or tickets you’d like to discuss. 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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