This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 29th (agenda, Slack archive).
4.9 feedback + 4.9.1 timing
WordPress 4.9.1 was released last week. It's a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7, users are strongly encouraged to update their sites immediately.
Notable bug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes include:
- Issues relating to the caching of theme template files.
- The inability to edit theme and plugin 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 files on Windows based servers.
This post has more information about all of the issues fixed in 4.9.1 if you'd like to learn more.
Gutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ usability testing + contributions
There are new usability tests for Gutenberg.
There was also a usability testing table for Gutenberg at WordCamp US this weekend, as well as a dedicated Gutenberg section at the Contributor 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/..
@davefx: Looking for feedback on #42669.