Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 12th April 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, April 12, 2023, 14:00 UTC.

General Updates

  • Gutenberg 15.5.1 has been released with a brief list of bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes.
  • 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/ 15.6 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). was in the process of being released at the time of the meeting.

Async key project updates

Read the latest updates directly from the following tracking issues:

Task Coordination


Looking for code reviews on Updates the behavior of the top toolbar fixed setting.


Started an audit of the 300+ labels of the Gutenberg GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository.


Took part in the recent calls for testing and offered feedback around various design issues related to Full Site Editing.

Open floor


Brought up what looks like a bug from this forum question around image 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. URLs being saved as absolute URLs in post content – and will open a Github issue to track this and see how to reproduce. Also mentioned the issue about Query Block: select from a list for categories, proposing we default to a list of categories instead of relying on a suggest search like we do for tags.

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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