Dev Chat Summary: July 12, 2023

The notes from the weekly WordPress developers chat which took place on Wednesday July 12, 2023 in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Start of the meeting on Slack


  • WordPress 6.3 Beta 4: 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. 4 is available for testing.

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Upcoming releases

WordPress 6.3

The first Release Candidaterelease 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). for 6.3 release is expected to be released next Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

Stay in the loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. with 6.3 by following along in the #6-3-release-leads channel in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Open Floor

Three tickets were brought to the group:

If you’d like to contribute to these tickets, feel free to comment in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

A question was asked about non-committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. contributors being able to accept review assignments on Pull Requests in 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. It was noted that anyone can review code but only committers are “trusted reviewers”, and anyone is welcome to review any code. An “approving” or “requesting changes” comment is always welcome from any contributor.

It was also reminded that only a few days remain before 6.3 Release Candidate, so any tickets that people have been working on have to either be committed or moved to the 6.4 milestone.

Props to @jorbin, @webcommsat, and @azaozz for reviewing the summary.


#6-3, #meeting