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Found a bugbugA 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.?Create a ticket in our bug tracker.
WordPress 5.7 RC 2 is now available for testing. If you are a pluginPluginA 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 author and/or a theme developer test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.7 and update the Tested up to version in the readme file to 5.7. There will likely be a 5.7 RC3 later this week.
GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/ Version 10.1
Gutenberg 10.1 has been released! This release includes a number of nice enhancements and as usual many bugbugA 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. In addition Full Site Editing, Widgets and Navigation screens and Global Styles saw many improvements.I believe the many recent improvements to the different user flows related to Reusable blocks should be highlighted.
The most recent one is the enhanced creation flow, that also allows you to cancel the action. We now have better clarity on the Image toolbar and more blocks are going to follow. 🙂 Finally we now have spacing options for Social Links and Buttons that will help users achieve more elegant designs effortlessly.
Kudos to all for your help and contributions!
March monthly plan will be released soon.
FSE – there is a focus on making the theme/template creation process moreWYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You GetWhat You See Is What You Get. Most commonly used in relation to editors, where changes made in edit mode reflect exactly as they will translate to the published page.. Infrastructure and UI milestone progressed with Persistent List View and previews in the browsingsidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.. Almost all of the Semantic Template Parts tasks from the milestone have been completed.
New blockBlockBlock 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. based editors – the widgets editor now has a preview of block support in the customizerCustomizerTool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. while the navigation editor is quickly iterating on the UIUIUser interface update it got recently. Help is always welcome in any shape to help with the long list of queued up issues.
Mobile apps – started global style support, work progressed on reusable blocks, Removing ability to switch to the Classic editor switch, dual-licensing Gutenberg, search block, adding search to the block inserter, embed block
Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.
This week I focused mostly on a hybrid-themes proof of concept to allow the use of both php templates and user-created templates: PR 29298This can allow users to manually create templates on any theme (even non-FSE themes) so they can have a regular theme, and create a completely custom frontpage. It would be great to have something like that in the FSE MVPMinimum Viable Product"A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia, but the interaction part is still a bit unclear and it would need lots of feedback as to how some things can happen. The PR however shows that it’s definitely possible to have both
For next week I plan to start tackling some of the items listed in Issue 22724 so we can get the FSE MVP across the finish line on time for 5.8
Still working on navigation block adjacent tasks, and would love eyes on this CSSCSSCascading Style Sheets. refactor: PR 29465
Also took a stab at a frustrating embed issue that’s in the 5.7 must have categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.. The PR works, but it needs a developer to bring it home: PR 29510
Updates for the new Component System project: Integration is moving along. @sarayourfriend (she/her) and I (mostly Sara ) are continuing to move the new components into Gutenberg. We’re at around 23% integrated.
Query Title block spinoff PR from my original one, that handles Archive Title for now as block variation(PR 29428)
Some fixes for Site Logo and Query blocks
@annezazu asked, and got some good support, if we could use a nudge in a dashboard widgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. to get more user testing of upcoming features.
Some concern about the size and novelty of FSE was expressed and also an idea to split existing documentation in byte sized versions.
@Zeb brought up his PR that fixes a bug with the Table of Contents block, asking for some review help.
@itsjonqcreated an issue for the RTL bug thay affects the current WordPress 5.7 RCrelease candidateOne of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 2, mentioned earlier in the meeting by @swissspidy.
In the Gutenberg repository the branchbranchA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch".master is now renamed to trunk. The post describing the change is here and you can find the details on how to update your local on the repository’s home.
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