Devchat summary, September 11, 2022

1. Introduction and welcome

Start of the meeting on the #core channel of the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

@marybaum led this extra WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. Developers Chat in-person and virtual on this agenda.

A huge welcome to our new WordCamp US contributors to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.!

2. Announcements

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. 14.1 RC1 will land September 13. 14.1 will be the last version that merges into WordPress 6.1. More details in this Editor chat summary.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

Block-based template parts for Classic themes – highlighted in the core-editor meeting

Improving DevHub code references

A week in Core, September 5, 2022 – thanks to @audrasjb

Ending security updates for WordPress versions older than 4.0

Thanks to dev chat cohost, @webcommsat for the links and running a dev chat check-in at the usual meeting time in core on Wednesday. Summary from the check-in are in the comments on this post.

Summary from last week’s dev chat on August 31, 2022 – Props to @webcommsat for doing the notes, @marybaum and @costdev for review.

WordPress 6.1 Release Product Walk-through, Thursday September 13, 2022, 16:00 UTC. All welcome to join. The zoom link will be shared before the event.

Block-based template parts for Classic themes – highlighted in the core-editor meeting.

Add a dominant color background to images proposal – shared in the Performance team last week.

4. Upcoming releases

The next major is 6.1. Bug scrubs are happening on schedule.

The next minor will be 6.0.3, if tickets show there is a need for it.

5. Components and tickets

@costdev raised an enhancement ticket on Trac to revise the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. screen. Link to the discussion on Slack.

And in honor of #WCUS, @jorbin raised a good first 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. in #56547.

6. Open floor

@matt highlighted two core blog posts.

WebP in Core for 6.1

Canonical Plugins Revisited

Nothing else was raised during the session. If anyone has items to add, please do so in comments.

The next dev chat will take place on Wednesday September 15, 2022, at 20:00 UTC

Props to @dpotter05, @leeseoftbc, @rcorrales, and @leeseoftbc for finding out about dev chat and for learning about writing the summaries, to @marybaum for leading the meeting.
Props to @webcommsat for editing the post, and to all those who attended,
helped or supported core tables on Slack or in person

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