Editor chat Summary: 11 March, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting agenda here. Held on Wednesday, 11th March 2020 held in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate

WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate (RC) was released 10th March.

Cherry Pick PR’s for WordPress 5.4 RC 2:
Current status:

Gutenberg version 7.7

Gutenberg version 7.7 release post: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/03/11/whats-new-in-gutenberg-11-march/

Weekly Priorities

There is master plan for March:

Full Site Editing overview issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/20791

Task Coordination

Working on LatestPosts block, LatestPosts v2 and Navigation block.
This PR allows Navigation menu to create items from an existing WP menu https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/18869

Strong focus on: the Block Patterns UI and the Full site editing.

Focus on block editor features API and registering block types from metadata in PHP.

Focus on expanding the global styles system to other areas: first step the custom colors ( __experimentalUseColor component) and try to make them work with global styles.

Continue working on storybook integration of components.

Focus on Global styles wrap up for v1 and Navigation.

Focus on the 5.4 release, and work on a package for generic screen functionality (share code between edit-post , edit-site etc), and global styles.

In relation to FSE (Full Site Editing), Creating/editing templates and isolating template parts.

Focus: adding more style controls to Gutenberg blocks, and making the controls easier to use.

Triaging the a11y audit board https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/25

Needs review

Latest Post Block PR’s looking for a reviewer:
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20563 @karmatosed

Open Floor

WordPress 5.4 will use the pre Gutenberg 7.7 user interface.

Brings attention to “Add menus endpoints.”

@brentswisher and @itsjonq
Will work on improving the stories and docs for the storybook components.

How do we show a template (wp_template post) we have built as a page on the frontend?
It needs to have the right slug so that WP template hierarchy takes over and uses that template. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/basics/template-hierarchy/#single-page

“Consistency between image options in single image and gallery blocks.”
Regarding nesting single image blocks inside parent gallery.
This comment should help with a composed Gallery block:
A big issue would be InnerBlocks defining alignments for the children blocks.