Editor chat summary: 26 January, 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, January 26 2021, 03:00 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

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.4 (19 January).
Gutenberg 12.5.0 RC1 released.

WordPress 5.9

WordPress 5.9 was released 25th of January!

Key project updates

Based on the scope for Site Editing projects.

Site Editor and Patterns

Have no official updates at this time.


Tracking Issue status update
We’re very keen to hear feedback on the block and also what folks would like to see added in the future. Drop in to (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) #feature-navigation-block-editor to let us know.

Global Styling


  • One of the focus is documenting and making sure new contributors can be on-boarded and contribute to its engine.
  • There was also lots of progress on the style variations project.

Mobile Team


In Progress

  • Finalizing GSS Font size and line height.
  • Add more integration tests (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-testing-library based).
  • Prepare to pick up other projects.

Components Team


Task Coordination





  • Collaborated with @joen on some last-minute Pattern preview fixes. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely an improvement. We will improve UXUX User experience here in a minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality..
  • There’s another PR for Pattern previews fixes and is looking for testers.
  • I’m also looking for feedback for Plugin error boundaries in editors.

Open Floor

Announcements, questions and discussions.


Announcement: Developer Hours.
We have the first event scheduled on WordPress Social Learning space on Feb 8 at 11am / 16:00 UTC with an awesome panel with @fabiankaegy @karmatosed and @Nick Diego .


What about unregisterBlockType ? Currently there is documentation but it’s not working for widgets screen and FSE editor. Check out the discussion on Slack.


I’m trying to make a start on a new theme using 5.9 and without the Gutenberg plugin. Is there anything I need to do to get changes in theme.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. to load? (e.g. reset a cached version?) Check out the discussion on Slack in this tread.

@Liam Gladdy

Here from the Advanced Custom Fields dev team. We’ve been working to bring compatibility with the site editor and it’s iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. but have hit a stumbling block of trying to load assets in. Things like dashicons and jQuery UIUI User interface elements like date pickers don’t work because they’re only loaded in the global context, and are hard coded to the document or window object. We’ve considering loading them again manually on the late block_editor_settings_all filter, but that feels wrong… Is there a recommended way forward? Check out some of the feedback on Slack.


Improving our PR merge > release process to ensure we’re capturing all the people who should be credited from a merge (e.g., helpful 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. reporters, helpful issue commenters, helpful PR testers). Right now that does not appear to happen with regularity. Check out feedback on Slack.


I would like to bring up is that we as in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor facilitators have been looking at ways in how we can improve the core editor chats. Do please check out the post proposed improvements to the core chat agenda and format.

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #gutenberg, #meeting-notes, #summary