Dev Chat Summary: (5.6 Week 4)

Greetings! Here’s what happened in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 07:00 AM GMT+2 and Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:00 PM GMT+2 on the agenda.

0500 core devchat

@thewebprincess led the meeting and took notes. Find the full SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at archive here.

2000 core devchat

@laurora led the chat; @thelmachido took notes. Here’s the full archive.

Both groups followed this agenda:


We started by celebrating WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Ogijima in Japan over the weekend! 

@thewebprincess also highlighted a post by Shinichi Nishikawa about how they set up the tech and will share the link when she finds it.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Timezones and Daylight savings:

After some discussion across timezones, the two dev chats have agreed to pin meeting times to UTC and let people adjust calendars locally. If the changes mean fewer people at meetings or involved in the project, several folks noted we can also change back.

The version 5.5 release team is still looking for feedback

Please share your perspective on the process — especially what people and teams can do to make future releases smoother for everyone. Please comment by Saturday at 8:00 UTC.

What’s next in Gutenberg

@annezazu updates the community once a month on all things 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.. It’s a great way to stay informed (planning your 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party or theme roadmap?) and get involved!

A comment on the agenda post:

 @pbearne asked for feedback this ticket. @peterwilsoncc answered and will give him  design feedback.

Component maintainers


Will explore adding some UIUI User interface elements to manage email notifications on plugin and theme auto-updates.


@carike reported in: “We have been receiving a lot of feedback, for which we are very grateful. Will update tickets over the next few days with more details on the proposed application design.” 

No updates of note this week from Multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site, Options/MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress., Roles, Menus & Widgets, Build/Test Tools or Customize.

What if a component maintainer can’t make devchat?

After some discussion, this request from the group: Please add your updates as a comments on the Agenda post. 

Open Floor

@thewebprincess asked the people represented to call out the areas they’re focusing on. 
That morphed into a conversation about people’s desire to dig into contributing to E2E testing. At first, it looked imperative to wait for progress from the working group mentioned here – but the group decided there’s no real block to diving in now.

  • Should there be a 5.5.2? 
  •  Ever thought about being a committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component.? Here’s how you get there.
  • How can we help someone new — or even just watching from the sidelines —  find their place, or is it trial and error? See what people said in the full discussion.
  • One of those quizzes you get on social media all the time, “find your WordPress spirit animal”  led us to this tool, which the WCEU team used for contributor days. How could people use this — or a version — inside teams?

Next Dev Chat meetings

The next meetings will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 07:00 AM GMT+2 and Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 10:00 PM GMT+2 on the agenda.

 in the #core Slack channel. Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions. If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account. 

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