Dev Chat summary: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Here’s a summary of the weekly WordPress developers’ chat for November 30.

1) Welcome

If you’re new to dev chat, you can find out more about this weekly meeting in the handbook.

Meeting facilitators: @marybaum and @webcommsat.

Agenda followed; thanks to @marybaum for preparing it.

Start of the meeting 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

Summary from the November 23, 2022 dev chat.

2) Announcements

Slack link.

  • WordPress 3.7 – 4.0 have landed their final versions. Props to everyone who volunteered and to @peterwilsoncc for leading.
  • 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. 14.7 is expected to land a release candidaterelease 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). today.
  • Nominations for 2023 Core Team Representatives close this Friday.

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

Slack link.

4) Upcoming releases

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a) The next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. is 6.2

December is a great time to work on the things you would most like to see land in 6.2.

b) The next minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. is 6.1.2.

No updates from the release teams at this time.

5) Components and tickets

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a) Components

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., Permalinks: no major news this week – @sergeybiryukov.

Site Health: nothing new to report – @clorith

Quick/ Bulk Edit Component

  • #54378 @webcommsat: This ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. could be an enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. if anyone wanted to work on it. This has been raised in scrubs previously.
  • #55549 This ticket has been closed for now after testing.
  • #56137 Raising this ticket as it has come up a couple of times in meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. groups – request to be able to add excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. in Quick Edit.

b) Tickets

  • No other tickets were raised.

6) Open Floor

Slack link.

a) WordPress 6.1 issue #45713

@bernhard-reiter: WordPress 6.1 has an issue with .is-layout-flex. The issue is complicated, and some testers are having trouble reproducing it. Full details are in the chat as it happened.

Props to: @marybaum and @webcommsat for running dev chat, @dpotter05 for the summary, and to @webcommsat and @marybaum for review.

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