Dev Chat summary, October 19, 2022

Notes from the weekly WordPress developers chat held 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

The start of the meeting on Slack.

1. Welcome

@webcommsat and @ndiego led the weekly WordPress developers chat meeting on this agenda.

Last week’s summary – October 12, 2022.

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 was released on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, and is available for testing. For reference on how to help test WordPress, check out this comprehensive guide.

The What’s new in Gutenberg Plugin 14.3 article was published last week detailing all of the enhancements in 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. 14.3.

On Monday, October 17, 2022, there was a WordPress 6.0.3 Security Release. This is a major security update with a dozen of fixes. Everyone is encouraged to update to 6.0.3.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) Posts of Note

4. Upcoming Releases

The next major WordPress release is 6.1. As mentioned above, WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 2 is available for testing. You can find the latest developer notes at the dev-notes-6-1 tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.).

@audrasjb gave a triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. report that we have 9 tickets in the milestone, and everyone is welcome to help move them toward a resolution before RC3.

@ndiego gave a triage report for the Editor that there is still a handful of issues/PRs that are being worked through.

@webcommsat shared that a couple more 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. scrubs are scheduled in the coming weeks.

@jeffpaul emphasized the need for help on the outstanding TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. and GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. issues and encouraged folks to continue testing RC2. We are less than 2 weeks away from release!

@pbiron raised an issue related to the 6.0.3 security release: #56855: Featured Image bug in 6.0.3. The full discussion on this topic is available in Slack starting here, which resulted in a patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. being created.

Concerning the translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. of the upcoming release, @audrasjb indicated that there have been some string changes. @webcommsat shared that translations for WordPress can be submitted via the related projects on The newest default theme, Twenty Twenty-Three, is also available for translation. The monthly polyglot newsletter will be out soon and have more information on this.

5. Maintainers and Tickets

a) Component Maintainers updates

@sergeybiryukov reported that for Upgrade/Install, a call to action for testing the Rollback feature was posted on the Make Hosting blog. There was no major news for Build/Test Tools, 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., or Permalinks.

@webcommsat reported that the next bulk/edit and About/Help components scrub and triage will be held Monday, October 24, 2022, at 20:00 UTC. The scrub this week was postponed.

b) Tickets to highlight

There were no tickets highlighted.

5. Open Floor

@pbiron shared the patch that he put together for the Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. bug (#56855) that he highlighted in the Upcoming Releases section of the Dev Chat.

@webcommsat reported that the Documentation Team will be holding its first dedicated Contributor Day in #docs on October 25, 2022.

Next meeting: Wednesday October 26, 2022 at 20:00 UTC

Props to @webcommsat for meeting preparation and to @webcommsat and @ndiego for facilitating and collaborating on the summary.

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