Summary, Dev Chat, July 13, 2022

Start of the weekly WordPress developers chat meeting in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel of the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Agenda followed. Meeting led by @marybaum and @webcommsat

1. Welcome

All welcome to attend (Ed. note: yes, you!) and participate in this meeting. It happens weekly in the #Core channel at 20:00 UTC. You can also add updates or items for the meeting on the agenda published the day before.

Last week’s Dev Chat summary – meeting on July 6, 2022

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0.1 release (July 12, 2022)

Gutenberg 13.6 release (July 7, 2022)

Gutenberg 13.7 RC (July 13, 2022)

3. Posts

Thanks to everyone who wrote or contributed to these posts.

3. Upcoming releases

  • The next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. will be 6.1
  • 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. will be 6.0.2

Nothing was raised at the meeting.

If you have an update on progress towards forthcoming releases and can’t make the dev chat, you can add an update to the agenda or send it to one of the core team reps. They will share it in the meeting.

4. Open floor/ Help wanted

a) Component maintainers and tickets

We start with a check-in with contributors who help maintain the WordPress components. Find out more about the components, and you might find the perfect one for you to help maintain or be involved in resolving tickets. Chat to the core team reps if you are interested.



  • Build/Test Tools: An effort on adding missing @covers tags for WordPress unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. suite has continued. More details on ticket #39265 for more details.
  • Date/Time, General, I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.: Permalinks: No major news this week 


  • Ticket #56112: Allow remote pattern registration in 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. when core patterns are disabled. This needs testing. This issue is related to an FSE adoption blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release.


  • Quick/ Bulk Edit: Ticket #16502 needs testing – Quick Edit contents should only be rendered if quick edit button in actions after filtering. It is in the 6.1 milestone.
  • Help/ About: Thanks to @sabernhardt for reviewing Ticket #56210 on a page design spacing issue in Core and setting the milestone for 6.0.2.

No other component maintainer or updates.

b) Other

No other items raised.

The next dev chat will be Wednesday July 20, 2022, at 20:00 UTC. Hope to see you there!

Props to @marybaum and @webcommsat for preparing and leading the meeting,
to @webcommsat for writing the summary, and to @costdev and @marybaum for reviewing it.

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