Core Editor chat summary: 25th January 2023

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2023-01-25 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave.

Status Updates

  • Version 15.0.0 of 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. 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 is the latest major version and version 15.0.1 was also released to resolve some iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. issues.
  • Please note than the 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). of Gutenberg 15.1.0 will be delayed to align better with the upcoming WordPress 6.2 beta (to be released on 7th of February).
  • project board for WordPress 6.2 Editor tasks is available.

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:


  • primarily working on PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher backports for WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • We’ve got a nice tracking issue if anyone is interested. Please check the issue description if your username is mentioned, and let us know if you can help with backports. Tracking issue: 


@paaljoachim – gave a lot of feedback to the current call for FSE testing

@ndiego – working on Editor Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. for 6.2. If you see an issue/PR that you feel needs attention for the 6.2 release. Please feel free to add it to the 6.2 Project Board. We will triage from there.

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

A new contributor joins us – welcome Alex

Ongoing value of these chats/meetings

  • @paaljoachim asked if/how we can improve the value of the Core Editor meetings.
  • @get_dave suggested including more of a triage session and wondered whether that would interfere with @ndiego‘s efforts.
  • @poena highlighted meeting time of day as a key blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release..
  • @ndiego noted that the triage sessions are also suffering from low attendance. He agreed that we should consider ways to improve the value of the chat.
  • @danielbachhuber suggested a better form of async meeting/scrubbing.
  • @danielbachhuber also highlighted the problem that it’s hard to get product decisions and feedback if you are not:
    • on a team working full time on Gutenberg.
    • working on something directly related to the roadmap

Thanks to everyone who attended the chat.

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