WordPress 5.9 Editor Update – 19 November

👋 Hi everyone! Hope you’re feeling good, taking care of yourself, getting ready for a relaxing weekend, brushing your teeth regularly, etc. Here are some assorted WP 5.9 editor updates:

We are proposing to delay 5.9 Beta 1 to 30 November. This would give us until Friday 26 November to land any 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/ PRs that we want in BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1.

The two priorities right now are:

We are still in feature freeze, so please remember to add the Backport to WP Beta/RC label on your PRs that need to land in WP 5.9.

I’d like to call particular attention to these issues that are in the list above:

🎨 Needs design
🔨 Needs dev
👀 Needs review

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