Editor chat summary: April 10th

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, April 10, 2019, 13:00 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/ 5.5 and WordPress 5.2

Gutenberg 5.5 and WordPress 5.2 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). scheduled to be released on April 17.

Widgets RFC

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.-based widgets screen is one of the focus of phase 2. The RFC has already received some good feedback and is being iterated on, you can still share your thoughts. Experimentations and implementations based on the RFC will soon be kickstarted.


  • Polishing reusable block editor.
  • Critical bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes for 5.2.
  • Widgets RFC and implementation.
  • Improvements to the columns block.

Tasks Coordination

  • @youknowriad will be working on the Widgets Storage RFC and experimentations (possibly with @noisysocks).
  • @getdave is working on improvements to the InnerBlocks block appender.
  • @nosolosw is requesting some feedback/reviews for a bunch of Gallery Block PRs (@youknowriad volunteered to take a look).
  • @jorgefilipecosta is working on initial explorations for 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. Block.
  • @gziolo is iterating on the Block Registration RFC implementation.
  • @aduth will be working on bug fixes for Gutenberg 5.5 and WordPress 5.2.

Open Floor

  • Some discussion around better communicating priorities and handling triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors..
  • First triage meeting is on Monday at 13UTC.
  • Interested people can join the meeting and help with triage.

Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.

The meeting archive is here.

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

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