Editor Chat Summary: June 1st, 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2022-06-01 14:00 UTC 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/ 13.4 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).

The 13.4 RC version of Gutenberg was released on June 1st by @priethor. Check it out here.

WordPress 6.1

It’s time to focus on the next 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. of WordPress, version 6.0.1. It already has a project on GitHubGitHub 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/ concerning fixes and backports from Gutenberg.

Key project updates

Task Coordination



  • I’m working on wrangling web font needs to support 6.1 tasks. First step is to create a single epic issue that shares the vision (from Matías), a list of open work, prioritizations, and status.
    • Goal is to have this epic ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. available this week

Open Floor

Announcements, questions and discussions.


Asked about support for current-menu-ancestor in the navigation 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..


Asked about how to quicken the landing of gutenberg fixes/improvements (already made within 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) into coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. through minor releases?

  • @andraganescu suggested  labeling with Backport to WP Minor Release merged PR’s that should sooner into core and monitoring the WordPress 6.0.1 project on GitHub
  • @hellofromtonya suggested to bring this topic to the weekly Core DevChat for broader discussion on how to do faster, more frequent minor releases to ship fixes faster.

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