Dev Chat Summary: March 13

This post summarizes the weekly devchat meeting from March 13th, 2019 (agendaSlack archive).

  • Announcements
  • 5.2 updates
    • There’s a call for testing on the 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. Manager (for languages specifically).
    • There’s a call for feedback/testing for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher compatibility with 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party updates and activation.
    • There’s a call for copyediting on Site Health Check.
    • Devnotesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. have a target publish date of April 10. Flag any features that still need notes.
      • It was noted that these are published to 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. Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and there are publishing guidelines to get people started.
  • Calls from component maintainers
    • There are a few requests for feedback and testing from various components and focuses.
      • Open invitation to come learn more about Theme reviews! PingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @williampatton in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at for more info.
      • Testing/review:
      • Testing (w/ Input Method Editor converters):
      • Review:
    • @chanthaboune noted that @jeffpaul is completing a fresh audit of the existing component maintainers.
  • Open Floor
    • Timing: Media has moved their meeting to13:00-14:00 UTC on Thursdays.
    • Timing: Devchat will move after European Daylight Saving Time begins (so, our Apr 3 meeting)

These meetings are held in the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack.

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