Editor chat summary: July 5th, 2023

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda for July 5th meeting) held on Wednesday, July 5th 2023, 03:00 PM GMT in Slack. Moderated by @andraganescu.


  1. WordPress 6.3 Beta 3 is out.
  2. With BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 already live, we are two weeks away from RC1 and the incoming string freeze. Please be aware that:
    • Soft string happens during Beta 4; it’s the last chance to add new strings.
    • Hard string freeze happens during RC1; no strings can be edited after this.
  3. A series of posts on phase 3 of the 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/ project has been started by @matias The 1st three installations are:

with more to come. You can check the progress by looking at the tag

Key project updates

Open Floor

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