Editor features for WordPress 5.5

In Slack recently, contributors to the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-editor component were encouraged to focus on features merging into WordPress 5.5. The question arose around which specific tasks required focus. The goal of this post is to communicate the features that will be included and to highlight other features that need help to be included too.

Definite inclusion

Features that need your help

To test the following features, turn them on within the 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/ 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 Experiments screen.

If you’re uncertain about how to contribute to any of these features, please comment below. There are many issues that focus on a single feature, so while the work is spread out, there are several paths for contributing.  We need additional help testing these features in the plugin, reviewing PRs which can be done using http://gutenberg.run/, and leaving important feedback.  Thank you for contributing!

Thank you to @andreamiddleton, @annezazu, and @chanthaboune for their feedback on the content and phrasing of this post!

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