Porting Widgets to Blocks: Feb 4, 2019

There’s been a ton of work on porting widgets to blocks since my last update! Here’s where we’re at:

✅ Completed

  • Audio [2299]
  • Archives [7949]
  • Categories [2102]
  • Custom HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. [1391]
  • Image [379]
  • Latest Comments [7941]
  • Latest Posts [870]
  • RSS [7966]
  • Text
  • Video

✏️ Work in Progress

  • Classic Widgets [13511]
    • Could use some additional testing, thoughts, and reviews.
  • Search [13583]
    • Needs a final code review and sign-off.
  • Tag Cloud [7875]
    • Getting close! Could use some more code reviews and testing.

⌨️ Needs Dev

The following iterations on existing 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. blocks are “would-be-nice-to-tries”:

🗒 Notes

  • There’s an estimated ~4 weeks until this project is finished.
  • The Classic Widget [13511] is going to be moved into the “widget area GutenbergGutenberg 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/ support” project, since it impacts all of the widget screens.
  • The MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Widget [13335] issue has been closed in lieu of adding login/logout and RSS subscription support to the navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. blockBlock 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..
  • You can track progress on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/20

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