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:
- Creating a 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. for navigation menus.
- Porting all existing widgets to blocks.
- Upgrading the widgets-editing areas in
wp-admin/widgets.php and the Customizer 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. to support blocks.
- Providing a way for themes to visually register content areas, and exposing that in 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/.
- Merging the site health check plugin into Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., to assist with debugging and encouraging good software hygiene.
- Providing a way for users to opt-in to automatic 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 and theme updates.
- Providing a way for users to opt-in to automatic updates of major Core releases.
- Building a WordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ directory for discovering blocks, and a way to seamlessly install them.
- Forming a Triage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. team to tackle our 6,500 open issues on Trac.