Editor Chat Summary: May 25, 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2022-05-25 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @zieladam.

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/ 13.3

The 13.3 version was released on May 25th by @welcher. Find out more in the What’s New in Gutenberg 13.3.0 post.

WordPress 6.0

The long-awaited WordPress 6.0 stable version has been released this Tuesday!

The highlights include:

  • Enhanced Writing Experience
  • Style Switching
  • More Template Choices
  • Integrated Patterns
  • Additional Design Tools

Key project updates

Task Coordination



  • I’m mostly doing PR reviews last couple of days


  • I’ll mostly be migrating flaky e2e tests to Playwright this week




  • I’ve started the work for expanding the templates in site editor. The first part will be for custom post types and their archive pages.

Open Floor

Announcements, questions and discussions.


Asked about the motivation behind moving coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. inline.

This change has directly lead to many specificity problems, not least that it’s very difficult (and somtimes impossible) to override inline styles using rules in external CSS files.
Ref. https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/38719
Ref: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/40159

Mark and other theme developers have seen feedback that hints how editor devs (in some cases) don’t want to “allow” others to modify layout or logical decisions through the use of code in themes or plugins. By blocking access to allow themes and plugins to override what should be simple core CSS rules, we’re being forced towards a complete deactivation of core CSS in some projects.  It’s admirable to release devs from the burden of basic CSS by way of the Style Engine, but there are limitless requirements for custom-built themes which neither belong in core, nor which can be solved by a generic APIAPI 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..


Asked whether https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/40809 is a 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. or enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature.. @zieladam thought it was a bug since it reports a mismatch between the editor and the website.


Asked whether anyone is aware of any commits that need to be cherry-picked.


Reported that https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/29484 is currently closed but it needs to be re-opened. The issue has been reopened since then.


Requested feedback on https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/41324. The vertical alignment options for Row and Buttons (flex) blocks is always centered on the front end, even when choosing something like top alignment. This seems to be an issue with WordPress 6.0 branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". but not with Gutenberg 13.2.2 active.


Proposed a 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. ‘allow-list’ to limit the number of patterns offered to the users through the patterns directory.

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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