Dev Chat agenda, August 16, 2023

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.

For those new to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and getting set up ready for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., there is a New Contributors session in the core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at every two weeks at 19:00 UTC. These take place every two weeks. They are a great place to start.

Also a useful read is the FAQ for new contributors to core.

Welcome and housekeeping

Dev Chat summary, August 9, 2023


Highlighted posts

Status update on the Interactivity API proposal published a few months ago. This APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. aims to create a new standard for WordPress that simplifies and empowers building rich interactive web applications with WordPress using declarative and reactive programming principles. 

What’s new for developers, August 2023 edition on the Developer Blogblog (versus network, site)

Reminder: Share your comments on the ticket ownership discussion by September 1, 2023.

Forthcoming release updates

Current major WordPress release: 6.3

Reminder: WordPress 6.3 developer notes. The Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. has had 6,500 views since it was published on July 18!S

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

6.4 Development Cycle

6.4 Editor Taskboard on 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.

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.

What’s new in Gutenberg 16.4 – posted by @mikachan

Tickets or Components help requests

Please add any items for this part of the agenda to the comments. If you can not attend dev chat live, don’t worry, include a note and the facilitator can highlight a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. if needed.

Contributor Day

WordCamp US Contributor Day is next week. There is a draft prepared to promote with new contributors ahead of the event.

This WCUS preparation post will be finalized immediately after Dev Chat, so please add any further comments to the Slack channel. If you are able to volunteer to help in person or remotely on Slack, please add your name in the comments on the agenda or after Dev Chat in Slack. Core Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. @webcommsat (abhanonstopnewsuk on Slack) is collating details for the event.

New contributors are encouraged to set up local environments in advance and to come along to the New Core Contributor session on Wednesday August 23, 2023 at 19:00 UTC in the Core Slack.

Open floor

If you have any additional items to add to the agenda, please respond in the comments below to help the facilitator highlight them during the meeting.

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