This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.
@jorgefilipecosta said WordPress 5.9.2 was an important security and maintenance release and asked everyone to update all their sites. There were updates until WordPress 3.7, everyone even if not on the last WordPress major version should be able to update.
Gutenberg 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
Gutenberg 12.8 was released around the chat time by @priethor. Details about the release can be backed on the release page.
Key projects updates
@jorgefilipecosta shared the following update related to patterns:
The current experience when creating a new page and starting with a blank canvas is not ideal. It would be better if we had something premade ready. On #39147 we are interacting on this experience. Patterns will be able to specify they are full page patterns, and uses will be able to create pages in an easy way. We also merged recently changes to how one inserts and replaces the content of a template part and now are changing the flows for the query block 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. #38997.
@jorgefilipecosta said that we have some improvements to how duotone styles are handled in #38681, and we also fixed the centered image alignment styles at #39422.
Comments loop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. block
@bernhard-reiter shared the following update:
Quite a bit of progress there, thanks to the team: There’s a fix for the broken pagination that’s now ready to merge. The Generic Avatar An avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name. block PR has also been approved. Finally, there’s a bugfix for two rather annoying bugs with inner block selection and duplicated settings in the inspector controls of the Comments Query Loop block.
Native mobile application
@carlosgprim said the team is focused on the following on Drag and Drop project and addressing content uploading issues.
I will start for the next week I want to update #38997 and improve the modal UI User interface to contain a grid and carousel view. I also plan on working on the base editor experience be it by helping the effort to get partial multi block text selection, helping the nested blocks on quotes and lists and other related tasks. Let’s see how much we can improve the basics.
- I have made multiple videos. Among these one is about going from a classic theme to an FSE theme.
- Added notes into the fse-outreach-experiment channel.
- Added feedback to a few Navigation block exploration issues.
- Made a few new issues: #39490, #39380, #39307.
- I’m continuing my work on Block Locking UI and API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.. Here’s my latest proposal on implementing “Locked by System” in the editor.
- Finished an error handling audit for media blocks. They should correctly display upload errors now 🙂
- Created PR to make error messages returned via
uploadMedia utility more consistent. This is a breaking change, so I’m looking for some feedback.
Template part resizing
@paaljoachim said: “With exploring the transition og going from a classic theme and over to Twenty Twenty Two I noticed that I was not able to adjust the header The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. template height.I also made an issue for it here: #39490“.
@jorgefilipecosta anwsred “To me template part is just a block to reference an area. It should not deal with the content its styles its size etc. I guess to control the height of an area like an header one can put a group block or cover block inside that header”.
The conversation continued and @paaljoachim said a group was already present, both participants in the discussion agreed there maybe be space for improvements and the conversation will continue on the issue. If you have some thoughts on this please share them.
wordpress/frontend-dx Gutenberg subteam
@bernhard-reiter shared the following:
I’d like to create a GitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ team (under the
WordPress org, as a sub-team of the Gutenberg team) for those of us that are currently working on Fronted Developer Experience (tentatively named “Frontend DX”, which means we’d use the handle
@wordpress/frontend-dx). There’s currently a rather well-defined group of folks focusing on this, so it’d be quite handy for us to be able to
@mention the entire team.
The participants showed support for this idea and @bernhard-reiter is going to create the subteam.
PR’s and Issues awareness
@azouamauriac raised the attention of the team to PR #39426 that is ready for review and to issue #39395 which is a regression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. that happened on 5.9. @jorgefilipecosta said #39395 probably is something that we should fix in WordPress 5.9.3 release.