Editor chat summary: 30 March, 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, March 30 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+3 in Slack. Moderated by @andraganescu.

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

Gutenberg 12.9 is released.

The new version of Gutenberg brings a significant number of improvements to building blocks themes, working with content in the editor and managing complex 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. structures, along with the usual hundreds of updates and fixes.

WordPress 6.0

WordPress 6.0 Project board

Wednesday, April 6th, Gutenberg 13.0.0 RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). will be released, which is the last release to be merged in WordPress 6.0.

Project board for Dev Notes

If your PR is already merged, you don’t have to wait to write your DevNotedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase., the best time is now 🙂

Coordinate backporting PHP changes for WordPress 6.0

Everyone who worked on the PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher changes in the WordPress 6.0 release cycle is invited to check the issue linked above and report the status of the code introduced.

Key project updates

Task Coordination


  • My main focus was WP 5.9.3; RC should be released later today.
  • Planing to continue working on the remaining tasks for Block Locking.



Open Floor

Announcements, questions and discussions.


Daisy Olsen @DaisyO holds regular Block Theme Discussions  on Fridays via WordPress Social Learning.


Every Thursday Ryan Welcher @welcher runs live programming streams at 14:30 UTC on his Twitch Channel covering block and Gutenberg development topics. Tomorrow he will work on how to create a plugin custom settings screen in preparation for his WCEU Workshop


The PR to re-enable the Table of Contents block is fully ready for merge and needs just one approving review. @mamaduka invited the help of more Gutenberg CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developers for the PR.


Posted a friendly reminder regarding the WordPress 6.0 timeline: we are only one week away from Gutenberg 13.0 RC, which will be the last Gutenberg release included in WordPress 6.0. If you’d want the RC to be rescheduled for Friday, April 8th instead (2 additional days) post here some details.

@gziolo and @annezazu already expressed their desire to move the Gutenberg 13.0.0 RC release date.


There are 64 unlabeled issues in the Gutenberg repo currently. Let’s try and bring that number down.

To get more details go directly to the Open Floor discussions 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.

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