Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 11 December 2019

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, December 11, 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/ 7.1.0

  • Gutenberg 7.1.0 is released.
  • Massive progress on full site editing experience.
  • Some of the feature highlights:
    • New welcome UIUI User interface in place of tips.
    • Table captions and UI to toggle between edit and select mode.
    • New fixed toolbar for mobile.
    • Improved multi-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. selection experience.
  • This is a big release with 161 pull requests merged, for details checkout release post.

Weekly Priorities

  • Full site editing / block content areas
  • Block patterns 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.
  • Improvements to the Block UI  
  • Tightening up items

Task Coordination

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.





  • Focusing around performance, 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, build test stability
  • Refreshed PR to move speak behavior to the Notice/Snackbar components https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/15745
  • Removing the block inserter shortcuts https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/1904


  • Refactoring to the block toolbar, including some visual tweaks
  • Iterations to Build Tools: Integrate DependencyExtractionWebpackPlugin in the JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. build https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/48154
  • Reviews, including some learnings about TypeScript, JSDoc, etc.
  • Ported wp-cli scaffold block to npm init wordpress-block – this generates ES5 JS code, I plan to provide ESNext +JSX template as an option next week

Open Floor

  • @gwwar asked what’s the planned schedule for 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party release in the upcoming holidays season. Some discussion about delaying it with no decicion. Kindly share your thoughts in comments
  • @wpfangirl mentioned about PDF thumbnail preview there was some discussion but no decisions share your thoughts on the issue https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/15097
  • @paaljoachim mentioned about having a way to align instances of a reusable block in various layouts https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/17640#issuecomment-556866662
  • @aduth metioned the following pull request https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/14715 as it works on bringing consistency to how the reusable blocks behave with the rest of the editor.

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