Happy 2023! New team rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. @webcommsat led a short meeting on this agenda.
Last dev chat summary of 2022.
Gutenberg 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/ 14.9 dropped at the beginning of the meeting. Catch up on everything new with the pull request and the release post.
Also, WordPress turns 20 in 2023! Follow the planning.
3. Blog (versus network, site) posts of note
@webcommsat listed these in the agenda:
A year in core – a reflection on WordPress Trac in 2022
State of the Word 2022 – YouTube recording
A Week in Core (January 2, 2023)
A Week in Core (December 26, 2022)
What’s new in Gutenberg 14.8 (December 21, 2022)
Plus, @bph recommended this proposal from @ironprogrammer.
4. Upcoming releases
The next major is 6.2, and there is a tentative schedule. Want to join the release squad? Volunteer with a comment on that post.
The next minor is 6.1.2, and @jeffpaul outlined some steps that are happening in that regard.
5. Tickets and components
@webcommsat raised #24567 in Help/About and asked for feedback and comments as the maintainers plan next steps.
@afragen asked for feedback on two tickets, #57375 and 57386, and the plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party dependencies feature project.
6. Open floor
@webcommsat asked the group to start thinking about ideas to support the Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. table at WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia Contributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/..
@marybaum welcomed @webcommsat and @hellofromtonya as the 2023 team reps.
Props to @webcommsat for the agenda and running the meeting, and @marybaum for the summary.