Editor chat summary: August 2nd, 2023

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda for August 2nd meeting) held on Wednesday, August 2nd 2023, 03:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @fabiankaegy.

WordPress 6.3 RC3 was released and is available for testing. 6.3 itself will be released on August 8th. @priethor shared a great summary about the release day process. This is the perfect time to do some last-minute testing to help ensure the launch goes as smoothly as possible.

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/ 16.4 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 released after the meeting ended. It’s available to test through GitHub.

Gutenberg 16.3 was released last week and the full changelog was posted here in the Make blog.

Key project updates

Open Floor

@isabel_brison shared a proposal they had published a few days earlier to improve the editor side of the release process. Any feedback on that would be very much appreciated.

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