This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting agenda here. Held on Wednesday, 15th July 2020 held in Slack. Moderated by @itsjusteileen.
WordPress 5.5 Beta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2
Beta 2 was released 14th July.
Project board for WordPress 5.5.
The remaining issues are located in the Project board.
Gutenberg 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/ release 8.5
Gutenberg 8.5 was released 8th of July. This is the last plugin 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 that is going to be included entirely (without experimental features) in WordPress 5.5.
What is next in Gutenberg for July.
Link to the first Navigation block 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. chat
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I opened a PR to implement a solution to make the Improve parent block selector button UI. Needs more feedback.
PR: More block: use an actual placeholder for input text.
PR: Heading block: add heading level checker needs a final code review.
PR: Polish Custom HTML block Needs design feedback and code review.
PR: Fix odd usage of transform-styles wrap function (and tighten types) and
Block Editor: use optional chaining and nullish coalescing instead of Lodash.get needs reviews.
PR to lighten the editor DOM of the Buttons block is still blocked by an issue with how AlignmentHookSettingsProvider works. Technical help is needed to proceed. My plans to fix the current confusing/half-broken state of the Buttons alignment controls rely on this PR.
Working on docs, good progress on dev env setup and Create a Block tutorial. An open PR-23946 links up the Create a Block tutorial making it the starting point for block development. Once merged, we need to audit older block tutorial to correct overlap and expand it to be for intermediate topics.
Documentation: Installing a local development environment has been separated from the new block creation tutorial. Almost finished with the dev environment documentation and will be asking for testing when it is finished. A new PR for the third iteration of the dev env docs will be created soon.
Content loss/autosave issue: #23781
New idea of “local drafts” library: #23955
Navigation screen project board.
New link editing interface (directly in block toolbar): #23375
Launched the “Versions in WordPress” Doc with help from @mkaz
Light triage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. focused on unlabeled & block directory testing.
Gave feedback on the language around the block directory checker plugin.
Hoping to start work this week on updating the Gutenberg FAQ.
Refactored MediaPlaceholder and More blocks to function components.
PR for Classic block content bug.
I posted a design for a new sidebar for navigating between templates, posts, and pages without leaving the editor.
Shepherding the last remaining updates and tweaks to the block patterns that will ship with 5.5.
Started looking into Site Editor: Improve template part visibility.
I’ve yet to start looking at updating wp.org/gutenberg. Will focus mostly on graphics and images.
The big priority for me is 5.5: bug 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, package releases and backports.
I helped review several PRs: FocalPointPicker, Perf testing for site editor…
Worked on several small performance improvements here and there.
Starting to work on dev notes Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include:
a description of the change;
the decision that led to this change
a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change.
Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. for 5.5.
Continuing with Design Tool efforts.
Updating documentation with latest native mobile updates.
This includes a new section on troubleshooting new native mobile CI jobs, and improved tracking for any remaining randomly occurring failures.
That diverges from what WordPress conventions and what WordPress core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. does. Even the Gutenberg packages bundled into core include readable and minified sources with .js and .min.js extensions, respectively.
Should we ship readable sources in the Gutenberg plugin?
New issue created. Plugin: Include readable source files which also includes a link to the Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. discussion.
How to disable the Block Directory on some sites?
New issue created: Block Directory: Provide documented way to disable.
We updated the GitHub workflows to not run some actions (e2e & unit tests) if only markdown files are changed. Tests had to be removed from required list due to how Github GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Actions work. It is possible for the tests to now fail, but the merge button is allowed. So for those merging, please double check all tests pass. We want to try it out and see if it causes a problem. The change is a good boost to speed up tests and use less resources that helps other tests to run. There is a ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. open on GitHub to allow conditionally requiring actions.
Opened trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticket and now Github issue for Different behavior for default category term with editors.
There is no Github issue for this yet.
There is one for iframing all of the content (but none for iframing a block):
When is this gonna be fixed? Normal editor on rtl switches shortcode enclosed content and html content. Check the ticket for more information.