Editor chat summary: 20 July 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, July 20 2022, 04:00 PM GMT+2 in Slack. Moderated by @bph.

Announcements and Links

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 13.7 was released today. What’s new in Gutenberg 13.7? (20 July)

Open Call For Comments on redesign and content of WordPress Homepage and Download page. Please share your ideas, opinions etc. It’s not every day that the home page is being revamped! The last one was 2016!

New Labels on the Gutenberg Repo

  • [Type] Developer Documentation new name for the existing [Type] Documentation` – Is also use for categorizing PRs for the changelog. (edited) 
  • The changes were necessary as we now also have [Type] User Documentation. It is used after the release,  for user-facing changes in UIUI User interface and screens. This is used by the end user documentation team to triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. their work, especially around new WordPress releases.
  • A new label Backport to Gutenberg RC as added by @priethor – to help developers surface PRs that need to be cherry-picked for the current release cycle (fixes merged between 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). and stable plugin release)

Key project updates

Task Coordination


Open Floor

Announcements, questions, and discussions.


“I wanted to mention this message from @gziolo and PR from @Tenaki

“PR (42368) which brings consistency to the script names used in the Gutenberg project. We would appreciate feedback from other contributors to make sure it’s a move in the right direction.”

PR is ready to merge, but we’re looking for more feedback.


“Is there any support for re-adding the link color theme support for classic themes? How can I highlight this issue?  Consider re-adding link color support for classic themes
The background is that there is a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. opened on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. about the text color option not working for links, and this seems to be because the theme support was removed rather than stabilized.”
I’m trying to understand if there is a way to re-enable the link color support that was available for classic themes in previous WordPress versions. I cannot even tell if the removal of the link color option was intentional.


I had a concern about older issues in the GB repo. It seems the older ones are closed in favor of newer ones, but that loses the conversation and notifications of the older issue.

A recent example was about the Featured Image description.

The older issue was about the PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. that went away, and it was being closed in favor of a newer issue about the description handled in JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors..

Nick Diego from the Triage Team noted: “Older issues that are the same should take precedence. Newer issues should be closed as duplicates, but some times, this doesn’t happen, often unintentional.”


I want to spotlight this PR in case anyone has feedback on it: Fix custom placeholder not displaying on subsequent Paragraph blocks. It seems minor, but impacts the creation of patterns with placeholder content, which are very useful in Agency/Client settings. Not exactly an adoption blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release., but would be very nice to fix.

To get more details go directly to the Open Floor discussions in the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 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.

Props to @paaljoachim for review

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #gutenberg, #meeting-notes, #summary