Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 29 June 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.

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/ 13.6 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).

@jorgefilipecosta Released Gutenberg 13.6 RC today. The release could be downloaded at https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/releases/tag/v13.6.0-rc.1. The changelog could also be checked on the same link.

WordPress 6.0.X

Information related to future patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. releases of 6.0 can be checked on https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/06/25/wordpress-6-0-x-release-team-and-6-0-1-schedule/.

On the editor side @zieladam is going to help with 6.0.1 for future releases there is an opening if someone is able to help.

WordPress 6.1

The planning post for WordPress 6.1 is available at https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/06/23/wordpress-6-1-planning-roundup/. There are some positions opened on the release squad so if something interests feel free to volunteer in that post.

The BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 & Feature Freeze is scheduled for September 20, 2022.

Key project updates

Building with patterns & Styles

Now we have the ability to use start patterns on a modal on other post types besides pages https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/41791. A much-requested feature.

@jorgefilipecosta proposed PR to target descend 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. styles in a block using s shape equivalent o 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. on https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/41922. It allows more styling flexibility when building a pattern.

Task coordination



  • Previously:
    • Proposed a mechanism to allow the usage of the start post pattern modal on other post types besides pages.
    • Added an 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. to allow a pattern to be restricted to some post types
    • Proposed an API to allow blocks to style their descendent blocks.
    • Multiple 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. fixes, code enhancements, and reviews.
  • Future:
    • Implement the rendering of block-level presets.
    • Help the effort to expand the templates that can be created on the site editor.


Is looking for technical feedback/review for my new PR to allow locking inner blocks from the container block – https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/41876.

Open Floor

Toolbar regressionregression 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.

@get_dave said that the toolbar has suffered a regression whereby it now obstructs blocks that are at the top of the viewport. The Nav block is badly affected by this. If anyone is available to work on this that would be great. I know @talldanwp has also promised to give it some attention.

@jorgefilipecosta asked if already know the PR that caused the regression. @get_dave said the popover component upgrade is the probable cause and added @talldanwp is investigating.

Weekly bug scrub

@NickDiego shared in the meeting that now we are now holding weekly Editor Bug Scrubs at 1400 UTC on Tuesdays here in #core-editor he and @mamaduka held the first one this week. Everyone is encouraged to participate and help on the weekly bug scrubs.

Request for RTL testing

@poena said:

There is a PR for RTL styles that could use more testing by someone who uses an RTL language as their default for the editor:


So if you usually use RTL language your help is greatly appreciated.

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