Core editor chat summary November 13th, 2019

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting, agenda here, held on Wednesday, November 13th 2019, 13:00UTC in Slack, moderated by @jorgefilipecosta, notetaker: @andraganescu

Next week’s CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor chat time: 14 UTC

Because of DST there was a decision to move the meeting one hour later. The async discussion is still open until Monday, November 18th to decide if people, other than those present at he core editor chat want it differently.

WordPress 5.3 was released yesterday

@youknowriad: Big kudos to all the contributors. It’s a huge release for 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. editor

@jorgefilipecosta I would like to thank all the people that contributed and made all this improvements and 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 possible!!

There is some current effort to iron out issues that may appear.

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. 6.9 will be released today

A Release Candidaterelease 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). is already available at

@aduth and @ella are working on that (release post and performing the release)

Weekly priorities

The main priorities are the same ones highlighted in the November post What’s next in Gutenberg? (November) – Make WordPress Core

Also, one of the priorities is to fix WordPress 5.3 regressions as they come up.

Task coordination


  • I was AFK for some days post WCUS
  • I worked on the WordPress 5.3 release a little bit
  • I’ll be focusing on support, triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. and reviews for the next week.


  • Navigation block: styling, reviews and testing
  • Triage: I want to dig in a bit and try and clear down low hanging tasks
  • Begin working out sprints for Tightening Up board. I have an idea to for 1-2 weeks focus on an area, move on and repeat.
  • Support is for me next week so last point won’t happen until week after.



  • I’ve been focused mainly on Nav Block related PRs.
  • In particular, I’d draw attention to this one I created to allow parent Blocks to “consume” the toolbar of their children via InnerBlocks


  • I connected with the MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team about creating a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel for Notetakers, which hasn’t happened yet and also correcting the spelling mistake on the 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 page.


  • starting in on full site editing – largely research/information gathering at this point


  • Helped review some of the Nav block work.
  • Worked on the Media replace flow.
  • Reviewed linking media in Media+Text block.
  • Helped @michaelarestad with some full site editing research.


  • continued on the navigation block
  • need a code review on the media replace control here:



  • I finished a big refactor for the legacy widgets, made some improvements on the custom gradient picker, worked on some PR reviews, continue the work around having configurable inner block settings to allow a parent block to absorve the child, and continued the iterations on some PR’s I had open.
  • For the next week, I’m hoping to merge the simulated media queries mechanism; I want to get involved again in the navigation block work, so I hope to do many reviews there and maybe pick up some tasks, besides that I will continue the buttons block and innerblocks UIUI User interface work.


  • For task coordination: I’ve mostly been reviewing nav-related PRs this week and will be away from the 14th to the 24th November. (In case anyone wonders why I’ve gone strangely silent :D)


  • I’m still looking at nav-related PRs and working on the Welcome Guide as time permits.


@youknowriad highlighted the new Storybook available at:

It is also important to note for people reading this async: it is possible to participate on the task coordination by commenting on the agenda.

Open floor

  • Embedding Multilingual ability as standard core functionality: seems a bit early for implementation but it’s definitely being considered.

Let’s review more PRs!

Just a note to everyone. Do please also spend a little time going through older PR’s. As there are many just hanging waiting for a comment, a review etc. We’re definitely falling behind in terms of reviews.

The number of open PR’s increasing which in part is a good signal it means the project is getting more interest, but we should try to review these PR’s as soon as possible so new contributors keep the interest in contributing and we get the features/fixes sooner.

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