Editor chat summary: February 1st, 2023

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

Release of Gutenberg 15.1 RC

A project board for WordPress 6.2 Editor tasks is available.

Key project updates

Phase 2 Overview Tracking Issue

Task Coordination


Asked if anyone is aware of items ideally landing in WP 6.2 that are NOT in GB 15.1 and otherwise at risk for getting into the release.


Responded that we are actively tracking 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/ issues and PRs related to the release on the 6.2 Project Board. If you come across an issue or PR that you think is related to the release, please feel free to add it to the board and @annezazu and I will triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. from there.


Gave a quick update on 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..

It’s not ready for 6.2 due to a complete rewrite and renaming with first release in 15.1 1day after the 6.2 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1. It’s essentially a brand new API. It needs several GB release cycles to stabilize. As the API is completely different, all issues need to reviewed as they may no longer be validate.


Created two new issues that will help improve the experience of using a 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. Based Theme:

Open Floor


Is wondering if there is any movement on any of the issues surrounding layout panel/general concept. At the very least I’d really like to remove the ability for editors to set custom values in the panel, or be able to provide a list of presets instead of just an empty text field.

Related issue: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/31980

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