Agenda, Dev Chat, August 31, 2022

The weekly WordPress Developers Chat on Wednesdays August 30, 2022 at 20:00 UTC.
All are welcome to join the chat in the #Core channel of the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

1. Welcome

Last week’s meeting summary – thanks to @webcommsat for writing. A volunteer is needed to draft the meeting summary from August 31 – could this be you?

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0.2 security and maintenance release went live on August 30, 2022. Thanks to everyone who was involved. Please download and test.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Core editor improvement: refining the template creation experience (August 25, 2022)

A Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (will be added to this post once it is published)

Got a post on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. to share for dev chat? Add it to the comments.

4. Upcoming releases

a) The next major is 6.1.

Update from the release squad and any questions.
6.1 development cycle
Bug scrub cycle

b) The next minor

Update from those leading the minors for 6.0.
WordPress 6.0.2 security and maintenance release
HelpHub page for 6.0.2

c) Discussion on early timeframe

What should be the definition of early timeframe within a major release cycle? (read the discussion on the core Slack) – thanks to @jeffpaul for highlighting

5. Components and tickets

Are you a component maintainer? Shepherding a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.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 is four weeks away, scheduled for September 20, 2022.

Ticket #55603 for discussion. This issue was highlighted at the 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. scrub last week hosted by @audrasjb. Wider feedback is requested on the approach on the ticket towards increased PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.2 compatibility. 

6. Open floor

Please add your item to the comments.

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