Editor chat summary: 8 March, 2023

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda for 8th of March meeting) held on Wednesday, March 08 2023, 03:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

Gutenberg plugin 15.3 RC2 ready to test. The final version of 15.3 was released on Wednesday.
WordPress 6.2 RC1 postponed, additional Beta 5 added.
WordPress 6.2 Beta 5.

Key project updates:

No updates of Key Projects during the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor meeting.

Task Coordination


Huge thank you to everyone who wrote and reviewed Dev Notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. for the editor. It’s been fabulous collaborating with everyone! For quick reference, a complete list of posts and misc dev notes is available as a comment on the Dev Note tracking issue. If you find, there is something small or big missing from the Dev Notes do 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 @bph on 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/..

Open Floor


In the past few weeks, a lot of refinement has gone into the Site Editor, specifically the new Navigation panel coming in 6.2. As with all things related to navigation, some issues have cropped up. Navigation is hard, We are working on identifying what can be punted and what is critical for 6.2. We have made good progress but are not quite there yet. Hopefully, by the end of the day, we should have more clarity.


What I find difficult in adding the Navigation panel in the side editor browse sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. to WP 6.2. Is that it is so new and that a lot of things are showing up that are for me not consistent with how it works inside the template…

See additional discussion on Slack of the sidebar browse navigation feature.

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