WordPress 5.9 Editor Update – 26 October

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/ 11.9 (the last 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 release which will make its way into WP 5.9) will be cut on November 3 which is in 9 days!

The merge to CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for this release will be tricky. I’m seeking volunteers to assist with the patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.. Let me know if you can help.

@mamaduka has ran an audit of our __experimental APIs. Please give it a look over.

I asked around to identity what the “must have” enhancements are for this release and have added them to the WordPress 5.9 Must-Haves project board. Please regularly check in with this project board. There are a bunch of bugs in the board, too, and you should also pay attention to them, but they’re slightly less important because bugs can be addressed after the feature freeze.

Here’s a overview of the “must have” enhancements:


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