Editor chat summary: 1 May 2019

This post summarizes for the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 13:00 UTC held in Slack.

Gutenberg 5.6

The release candidate was published Monday. No issues have been reported in the interim. The process for publishing the final release to the plugin repository begins today (done). A pull request for the version bump was opened, in case anyone would be so kind as to grant me an approval.


WPCampus finished the final report of the Gutenberg accessibility audit as of last night. After finishing communications prep, it will be release (done!).  This is a third-party report; additional context can be found here.  The report hasn’t yet been published, but there’s already a number of issues opened in the repository resulting from this audit. While immediate attention could help knock out basic issues, it may be wise to coordinate a joint meeting with the #accessibility team to view the report and identify next steps. The main takeaways are:

  1. – The GB team wants to make a concerted effort at addressing issues exposed by the audit
  2. – We’d like the accessibility team to help point our efforts in the right direction.

The GB team are unanimous is taking a dedicated timeframe to concentrate on the issues specifically reported in GitHub would which will provide the ability to make a significant contribution in a short amount of time. @getDave will attend this week’s #accessibility team meeting on 3 May at 15:00 UTC to connect with the team.

The ability to group multiple blocks together is in development Screencast here. Assistance is requested to test the UX and expert guidance on writing suitable tests to cover the new logic.

Progress is being made migrating the Gutenberg handbook into DevHub (developer.wordpress.org)  https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/15254This will be a staged approach where we generate two manifests for a short time, put redirects in place on the legacy handbook, then ultimately go back down to a single manifest. Once the initial work has been done we can look at further restructuring or other improvements,

Task Coordination

  • @nerrad is finishing work on refactoring effects as controls, and plans to start working on a new package to expose common controls.
  • @aduth has proposed improvements to documentation and build times, and is working to enhance the Column block to add resizable controls.
  • @getdave is continuing to work on a method to convert a selection of multiple blocks to a “Group” block.
  • @andraganescu is refactoring media blocks to have a consistent replacement flow and plans to attend the accessibility meeting.
  • @jorgefilipecosta has shared an early prototype that connects the widgets screen to new widgets endpoints (related to the Widgets RFC).

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

The agenda for the next meeting, 8 May 2019 13:00 UTC is here, please add anything you want to discuss.#meeting-notes, #core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg