JavaScript Core Chat Summary: 21 July 2020

This is a recap of the JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. chat held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 14:00 UTC. You can read the full meeting discussion here in Slack.

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@psykro hosted

There were no agenda items for today, so @psykro moved straight to the open floor

Open floor:

  • @itsjonq was having some problems with his laptop crashing when using a Docker local development environment.
    • If anyone has any other suggestions, please let him know.

@psykro closed meeting after 30 minutes.

Next chat is on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 14:00 UTC in the #core-js channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at If you have anything you would like to discuss, please add it to the agenda document.

Weekly JavaScript news round up

WordPress 5.5 related

A number of dev notesdev note 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, and 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. and posts related to what’s coming in WordPress 5.5 (for the 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. Editor and JavaScript were shared this week). I thought it’d be handy to group them all together in this week’s issue of the roundup.

  • The Dashicons library receives it’s final update in WordPress 5.5. If you’re using it in any products, it will still be available in WordPress, however its good switch to using the @wordpress/icons package instead (if suitable).
  • The register theme feature API is landed. This allows custom theme features to be registered and exposed on the theme features support REST endpoint.
  • In WordPress 5.5, images will be lazy loaded by default. Some great work here in preventing layout shifting.
  • An overview of all that is landing in WordPress 5.5 around Block Patterns.
  • New and modified REST API endpoints landing in WP 5.5. Includes notes on: wp/v2/block-types, wp/v2/plugins, wp/v2/block-directory, wp/v2/media/10/edit, block renderer route changes, and majority of theme headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. information is now being returned on the wp/v2/themes endpoint.
  • There are also some REST API Paramater and JSON Schema changes coming. In particular, the work that has gone into improving the options for more defined schema’s is sweet.
  • createInterpolateElement is landed. This is particularly useful for translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. string interpolation in ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. components.

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