Editor chat summary: 17 November, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on  Wednesday, November 17 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1. in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

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/ 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 releases

Gutenberg 11.9.1 and Gutenberg 12.0 RC were both released on the 17 November.

WordPress 5.9

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 delayed
WordPress 5.9 roadmap and priorities.

@mkaz and @mamaduka

Key project updates

Based on the scope for Site Editing projects.

Template Editor


Merged PR: Add feature flag to toggle the new site editor sidebar.

Mobile Team


  • Shipped
    Link in 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. Setting for Embeds, which concludes current Embeds work on native mobile.
  • Fixes
    Fix for pasting from MS Word.
  • In Progress
    Upgrade to ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native v0.66.
  • Finalizing GSS Font size, line height and selected text colors.
  • I would love to connect with folks about editor plans for the next year and see how to include the native mobile clients, any pointers appreciated!

There were no updates during the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor chat for Navigation Block & Navigation Editor, Global Styling or Patterns.

Task Coordination



Lots of work to support folks working mainly on Styling controls (including Global Styles). Mainly refining the ToolsPanel component and color-related components and screens.


I am working on user docs. The FSE Outreach program’s latest call for testing, triaging GitHub issues, and testing things as much as I can manually.

Open Floor


I’d like to mention the latest call for testing https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/11/08/fse-program-testing-call-11-site-editing-safari/ There are two weeks left to participate and it’ll be a huge help for 5.9/beyond to get feedback on the features this test is dedicated too.


I see there has been some discussions around the template editor appearance menu for WP 5.9.
Kelly and I shared designs a few weeks ago. One idea was on creating new template list views. The initial groundwork can be seen in Add templates list page for site editor.


Why is adding extra contexts not considered the best practice such as attempting to customize the Gallery’s inner blocks? For additional information check this Slack thread.

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