Editor chat summary: 15 June, 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, June 15 2022, 03:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @bph.

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

Latest release Gutenberg 13.4

Gutenberg 13.5 RC 1 as released shortly after the meeting by @annezazu – Final release scheduled for Jun 22.

WordPress 6.0.1

WordPress 6.0.1 project board

Key project updates

The list of 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/ tracking issues was updated to reflect the updated Roadmap for Gutenberg Phase 2 for WordPress 6.1  Matias Ventura published earlier this month.

Thank you for updates 
@siobhyb for the Mobile Team update
@getdave for the Navigation Block update

Task Coordination


We’re currently making plans for Q3 on the mobile team, but it’s likely that we’ll have a focus on maintenance and fixing existing bugs.


I’m mostly catching up on GitHub notifications after WCEU and my vacation. I’ll be focusing on PR reviews this week.

Open Floor

Announcements, questions, and discussions.


Mentioned on the discussion on how to do faster, more frequent minor releases in WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to ship fixes faster. Here a few links:

Next steps suggested by @hellofromtonya

  • Form the 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. squad > folks need to raise their hands (#6-0-release-leads channel)
  • list of pain points, bottlenecks, and ideas could be generated and then shared for discussion with the minor release squad

6.0 retrospective is still on its way. Deadline Jun 19th.


Requested help to making sure duotone code is not present on the page unless required? (PR #38299) After the meeting, @skorasaurus chimed in


Needs technical feedback on this proof of concept PR for accessibility, even if it’s not a full code review “getting some input on if it is a good idea or how to make it a better idea would be great.” Stine wrote.
Related discussion: Improve keyboard navigation experience in all the block editors.

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