Core Editor chat summary: 7th June 2023

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda for 7th June meeting) held on 2023-06-07 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave.

Status Updates

  • Gutenberg 15.9.1 is the latest release following on from 15.9.0.
  • The 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). wasn’t released yet.
  • Check out the Issue for backporting the PHP changes from the Plugin for the WordPress 6.3 release. Please check whether you’ve received a 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.” and if you have please take time to help get your changes ready.

Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects

Task Coordination

The following items were shared by folks to update us on what work is in progress or where help is needed:


  • Currently working on the release process for 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. 16.0 RC1 and part of that is going through all of the PRs attached to the milestone to make sure each has a [Type] ... label. These are used to auto-generate the changelog.
  • Wanted to request that when folks create/review a PR, to please make sure they add a type label (i.e. [Type] Bug[Type] Enhancement etc.).
  • Focusing on the Contributor Guide sections of the 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. Editor Handbook. The goal is to get each page updated and accurate as well as adding missing info.


  • I been working on several PRs relating to the work underway to refresh and improve the core LinkControl component.
  • Adding focus mode for Navigation Menus as part of work to add Navigation section to the Browse Mode 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..

Open Floor

It was a quiet meeting due to WCEU…

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