Editor chat summary: Wednesday, December 14, 2022

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 14 December 2022, 14:00 UTC, held in Slack.

General Announcements.

We started the chat by announcing that the state of the Word was on December 15.

We announced there is going to be a holiday break on coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor chats. The chats return on 4th January 2023.

@welcher was going to start the 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/ 14.8.0 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). right after the chat.

There is an open retrospective about the WordPress 6.1 release process. Feedback is welcome!

Key project updates.

Navigation 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..

The off-canvas navigation editor experiment is ready for testing.

Components Team.

The property __experimentalHasMultipleOrigins will be removed from colors and gradient-related components, making them easier to use.

Site Editor and templates.

Work is going on to allow the user to choose between starting blank or using the current fallback when creating a new template. Soon when patterns can specify a template they fit into ( by merging https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/45814), patterns will also appear as possible start points.

Task coordination.


His main focus will be landing the navigation sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. on browse mode. Also wants to polish some PR’s in progress and wants to fix a serious regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. currently in the trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. where editing as blocks for content-locked blocks is not working.


Has two PRs needing reviews:

Meanwhile, they were approved and merged.

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #editor, #editor-chat, #gutenberg, #meeting, #meeting-notes, #summary