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.
https://wordpress.org/news/2020/03/wordpress-5-4-rc2/.

@jorgefilipecosta
Cherry Pick PR’s for WordPress 5.4 RC 2:
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20743
Current status:
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/39.

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:

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

Task Coordination

@andraganescu
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

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

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

@nosolosw
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.

@brentswisher
Continue working on storybook integration of components.

@karmatosed
Focus on Global styles wrap up for v1 and Navigation.

@jorgefilipecosta
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.

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

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

@isabel_brison
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/20785
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20595
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20563 @karmatosed
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20541
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20415

Open Floor

@matveb
WordPress 5.4 will use the pre Gutenberg 7.7 user interface.

@andraganescu
Brings attention to “Add menus endpoints.”
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/20292

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

@itsjusteileen
How do we show a template (wp_template post) we have built as a page on the frontend?
@johnstonphilip
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

@paaljoachim
“Consistency between image options in single image and gallery blocks.”
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/11436
Regarding nesting single image blocks inside parent gallery.
@andraganescu
This comment should help with a composed Gallery block:
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/19685#issuecomment-576010263
@youknowriad
A big issue would be InnerBlocks defining alignments for the children blocks.