Editor chat summary: August 16th, 2023

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 14:00 UTC

General Updates

Async key project updates

Read the latest updates directly from the following tracking issues:


Wanted to start sharing updates as I can and as I’m seeing work happening as it relates to phase 3 to help keep folks informed:

Task Coordination

Font management is planned for WP 6.4 which will include Font Library and Font Face (formerly Fonts 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.) being introduced in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

  • Font Face is ready.
  • Last week, the PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher backend part of the Font Library was merged into 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/.
  • Both are disabled from, loading until the frontend piece is ready and merged in Gutenberg.

Here’s the tracking issue for the first stage of the Font Library.

Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.

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