Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 14 September 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 14 September 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/ 14.1 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).

@cbravobernal released Gutenberg 14.1 RC this week. The release can be downloaded at https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/releases/tag/v14.1.0-rc.1. The changelog could also be checked on the same link.

This is the last release that goes with WordPress 6.1.

WordPress 6.1

Things are going well for us to have a smooth release, on the day before the chat there was a demo of what is going to be included, and we had the chance to see multiple things from the editor side, e.g., template edit, content locking, etc. It is going to be a huge release

There are still some backports in progress and any help is welcome.

Task coordination


  • Merged smaller PRs that are required for 6.1.
  • Made template names and descriptions dynamic.
  • Plans to:
    • Do some backports.
    • Merge the content-locking PR’s still remaining
    • Write the dev notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase.
    • Some component 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./code improvements e.g: gradients and colors.

Dev notes

@bernhard-reiter shared that the dev notes tracking issue is available at #42961.

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