Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 22nd February 2023

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 14:00 UTC.

General Updates

Async key project updates

Read the latest updates directly from the following tracking issues:

Task Coordination

@hellofromtonya Update on the WebFonts API

The remaining parts of the full redesign of its architecture will ship in 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/ 15.2. Will be good to gain feedback while ensuring the temporary BC Layer works to keep sites up and running until their plugins and themes upgrade to it.


Doing some work on Duotone (Merged), seeing if we can use Duotone presets for 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. duotone styles as opposed to hard-coded colors


Mapping out some documentation on theme.json filters and the new blockEditor.useSetting.before filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output..

Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.

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