Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 22 December 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel, on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, 14:00 UTC.

General Updates

Updates on the key projects




Functionality to customize color for selected words (GSS related).


  • Heading 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. newline when splitting issue.
  • Bottomsheet back-button navigation issue.

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 and line height.
  • Improving reliability of the mobile translations pipeline.

No other project updates at this time.

Task Coordination


A few bits on documentation:

  • In PR 37348 docs were refactored to use JSX/Plain as the toggles for code examples. We don’t need to limit examples to ES5 anymore, so this makes it clearer the difference. Documentation contributor guide was also updated for guidance.
  • PR 36183 adds generated coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. block documentation from the block.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. files. Published here. The item to note is if you change a block.json in a core block, you will need to run npm run docs:build. Your failing commit will tell you have a local change.
  • Take a look at WP 5.9 project board for docs and dev notes, I’m reached out to those listed. We have a goal of getting notes published before RC1, but with late fixes and holidays we won’t have them all. So, if you have any to write, try to make it a priority when you return in the new year.


  • I’ve been working on WP 5.9 bugbug A 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 for Site Editor and Template Mode.
  • Fixed embed handing in Reusable Blocks.
  • Plus removed a lot of unused code from Site Editor.

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.

Open Floor


  • Congratulating first-time contributors for joining efforts during the 12.2 release cycle:
  • Kudos to @mikachan for becoming a member of the 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/ team


  1. I’d love to get some eyes on this Dev Note I drafted here as I am not sure what the correct process for.
  2. I’d love to share discussion on ‘opening the editor interface to more extensibility‘ here and get some opinions on the topic.

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