Editor chat summary: February 20th

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting, held in the #core-editor SlackSlack 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.

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/ ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. 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 pluginPlugin 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 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. 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.orgWordPress.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.

Tasks Coordination

For the next week, this is what everyone is working on:

  • @gziolo is starting to implement the new Block Registration APIAPI 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..
  • @mkaz is continuing on the documentation effort (i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. and JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. setup).
  • @youknowriad is starting to plan the block management and the 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. screen work.
  • @youknowriad and @aduth will work on landing the generic block editor module.
  • @nosolosw is going to continue on the ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. deprecated APIs and JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. documentation auto-generation.
  • @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.

Open Floor

The meeting archive is here.

The agenda for the next meeting is here, please add anything you want to discuss.

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