This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from November 21st (Slack archive).
5.0 Planning and Updates
- Gutenberg 4.4 and WordPress 5.0-beta5 shipped, including updates to the block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor, PHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 7.3 support, and Twenty Nineteen.
- The 5.0 / 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/ team continued their daily updates to Make/Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., noting PRs and issues remaining, as well as recent and upcoming 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 releases (see 11/16, 11/19, 11/20).
- There are a few pending tasks in Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. needing attention, which meant release candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). didn’t happen yet. On the Gutenberg side, milestones are clear after 4.5.1 was released early in the day. Anyone who can commit or review, it would be great to get your attention on those remaining Trac tickets as a priority. Find out more in the post just released today.
- The documentation reorganisation is merged and new documentation is being added. There are a couple of excellent outlines available for users and site maintainers as well as designers and developers.
Focus and Component Updates
- The PHP team shared last week’s meeting recap with notes on Servehappy, adding support for PHP version requirements to themes, and beginnings of coordination with the Theme Review team.
- The Privacy team met earlier today, so only their agenda is currently available that covers 5.0 testing/patches, 3rd party code on wp.org footers, mobile app permissions and tracking, Google Fonts in Gutenberg, and Google reCAPTCHA 3.0. A full recap will be posted soon.
Announcements and Open Floor
- The date of the release candidate and the WordPress 5.0 release was discussed. The primary goal is to finish the RC One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta)., then decide upon an appropriate release date.
- @aaroncampbell asked for volunteers to help onboard people, and guide them to first bugs for non-Gutenberg work at WCUS. Please reach out to him if you’re able to help.
The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 28 21:00 UTC in the #core Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on the upcoming agenda post so that we can take them into account.