Editor chat summary: 18 January, 2023

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda for 18th of January meeting) held on Wednesday, January 18 2023, 03:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

Release of Gutenberg plugin 15.0.
A project board for WordPress 6.2 Editor tasks is available.

Key project updates:


Fonts APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.:

Task Coordination


Planning to finish my WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. backports before the end of the week.
Tracking issue Plugin: Backport PHP changes for WordPress 6.2 release.


My focus in 6.2 as Core Tech Lead is on these backports. If you need anything, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me.

Open Floor

@webcommsat Abha Thakor.

“Hello. We need volunteer(s) to represent the Core Team and help lead tasks at WordCampWordCamp 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 DayContributor 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/. in February. Could you please include this on your agenda. If there are specific items you are planning from core-editor, could you please share them too. It is expected to be a very large contributor day. Thanks so much.”
—> If you plan on going to WordCamp Asia and want to help out for the Contributor Day please contact Abha.


Last week @antonvlasenko merged changes to 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/’s CI. The PHPUnit tests will now run on ALL supported PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher versions. This work is part of a larger strategy to keep Gutenberg code Core-ready throughout the entire development process and long before it’s time to backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. to Core.
As such, the CI will take longer to run. But it’s necessary to ensure the code is compatible with all supported PHP versions to catch any incompatibilities as early as possible. If there are any problems, please reach out to
@antonvlasenko who’s monitoring the CI.

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