Editor Chat Summary: 9th March 2022

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2022-01-19 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave.

Status Updates

Task Coordination

The following items were shared by folks to update us on what work is in progress or where help is needed:


@mamaduka – I’m working on Block Locking UI and PR is ready for review/testing.

@get_dave – I’ve been working on both refactoring the Nav 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. and improving the its UIUI User interface feedback when importing classic menus and creating empty menus.



  • Table of Contents block PR needs just one approving review so it can be merged.
  • Some bugs were found since the last time it was brought up in a meeting, but those are now fixed.
  • There does remain one quirk, as described in the latest comment, but I don’t think it’s a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release..
  • Really wanting to get this one merged in time for 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/ 12.8.

@scruffian – I’ve been working on Theme Export in Gutenberg.

@alexstine has an important a11y PR up which finds the most appropriate focus target in non-contenteditable blocks. More reviews encouraged.

Open Floor

The full Open Floor discussion is available on 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/..

Using useEntityRecord in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks

New contributor – @mehedi890

Request for Core team input on Standardized Design Tokens and CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. proposal

Feedback request: editing Navigation menus in isolation from the Nav block

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