Core Editor chat summary: 2nd November 2022

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2022-11-02 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave.

Status Updates

  • WordPress 6.1 “Misha” was released on the 1st of November.
  • @annezazu has published an update on the Phase 2 Customization effort.
  • @priethor has created a created a Github project board to track the remaining Phase 2 tasks.
  • 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. 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party

Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects

Task Coordination

The following items were shared by folks to update us on what work is in progress or where help is needed:

@mamaduka – No blockers. I’m primarily working on the “pathway to migrate widgets to block themes” feature this week, and I hope to share my progress soon.

@fabiankaegy – I have two PR’s that I’d like to share because they could use some additional eyes:

@get_dave – I’ve been mainly focused on the Nav blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience.:

Open Floor

The full Open Floor discussion is available on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at It was a quiet meeting…

Editor 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

@mamaduka – I wanted to mention that @ndiego and I are hosting a weekly Editor bug scrub every Tuesday at 14:00 UTC. Everybody is welcome to join.

Phase 2 & WordPress 6.2

@get_dave – I was curious to hear more based on this question by @fabiankaegy to @priethor: “How does the Phase 2 roadmap relate to the priorities for WP 6.2?”.

@priethor – The complete WP 6.2 roadmap is not available yet, and there is no release date for 6.2 (we closed the 6.1 release around 12 hours ago), so it’s hard to dive specifics other than we should all push forward to finish the main Phase 2 priorities and be able to say FSE is “ready, out of 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.” in 6.2.

Thanks to everyone who attended the chat.

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