This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting, held in the #core-editor 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, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 14:00 UTC.
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/ Release 5.1
Gutenberg 5.1 has been released which marks the end of the widget to blocks project. There are a range of essential enhancements which have been made in this release; details can be found on the release post.
WordPress 5.2 Planning
Based on the proposed schedule and scope for 5.2, a proposal to synchronize the Gutenberg 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 release dates with the WordPress feature-freeze date have been shared. Some concerns were raised about the short timeframes. This will be adapted to the final WordPress 5.2 release schedule.
The WordPress 5.2 scope has been discussed including the need for 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. discovery and management solutions as many users are feeling overwhelmed with the available choices.
Concerns about the short time frame to achieve these goals for 5.2 were shared and it was suggested that being able to turn blocks on/off. Favourite blocks could form part of 5.2. The wp.org directory could be independent of this roadmap.
Updating 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//gutenberg
The role and the necessary updates for this page were discussed:
- The copy of the content needs to be refreshed.
- Consistency with the marketing terminology is important.
- Whether the page should be a feature page, or more related to the project roadmap.
@joostdevalk shared a call for ideas and thoughts over the next couple of days.
For the next week, this is what everyone is working on:
- @gziolo is starting to implement the new Block Registration API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways..
- @youknowriad is starting to plan the block management and the widget 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. screen work.
- @youknowriad and @aduth will work on landing the generic block editor module.
- @getdave and @marekhrabe are working on vertical alignment for the columns and media+text blocks.
- @talldanwp and @andrei are working on the section block.
- @jorgefilipecosta is working on improvements for the Calendar block, MediaPlaceholder and block insertion restrictions.
- @getdave raised that there is a lack of test for our core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks which makes it difficult to develop upon them.
The meeting archive is here.
The agenda for the next meeting is here, please add anything you want to discuss.
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