9 Projects for 2019

As mentioned in this year’s State of the Word, these are the nine priorities that we should focus on in 2019, in order to make the biggest impact for WordPress users:

  1. Creating a block for navigation menus.
  2. Porting all existing widgets to blocks.
  3. Upgrading the widgets-editing areas in wp-admin/widgets.php and the Customizer to support blocks.
  4. Providing a way for themes to visually register content areas, and exposing that in Gutenberg.
  5. Merging the site health check plugin into Core, to assist with debugging and encouraging good software hygiene.
  6. Providing a way for users to opt-in to automatic plugin and theme updates.
  7. Providing a way for users to opt-in to automatic updates of major Core releases.
  8. Building a WordPress.org directory for discovering blocks, and a way to seamlessly install them.
  9. Forming a Triage team to tackle our 6,500 open issues on Trac.