Editor chat summary: 24 May, 2023

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda for 24th of May meeting) held on Wednesday, May 24 2023, 03:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

What’s new in Gutenberg 15.8? (May 17)
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/ 15.9 RC1. Released Wednesday and available for testing.
WordPress 6.3 posts: Roadmap to 6.3 and WordPress 6.3 Planning Roundup.

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

No updates at this time.

Open Floor


I just wanted to put it out there that if anybody deeply familiar with the data api wants to pair up and tackle a longstanding issue with how terms are getting assigned to posts in the editor I’d love to help / tackle that together.
See the following issue: taxonomy data in core store doesn’t get invalidated when new terms get added.
A draft PR has been created here: Fix refactor flat term selector to use data api for creating new terms It could use a look.


A question showed up in the 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 from Sebastian.
Is there any way to 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. 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. attributes only on htmlHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. comment saved attributes that is not documented yet? I hardly try to read and understand gutenberg source code as much as i can, but i couldn’t even figure out the place where the html comments get rendered.
Here is a Gist link to the solution that Sebastian figured out:
WP / Gutenberg – Change Block Attributes before they got saved in serialized html comments

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