Editor chat summary: August 30th, 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 30, 2023, 14:00 UTC.

General Updates

  • Gutenberg 16.5.1 is available.
  • 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/ 16.6.0 RC1 will be released during the next hours.

Open floor


  • raised Add CSS class to paragraph block for awareness.
    • It’s a hard to maintain PR due to the large number of modified files so faster reviews would be useful. The PR will add a new CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. class to all rendered paragraphs.
    • Do not be scared about the many changes the essence of the PR is detailed here.




  • asked if there is a tracking issue in the Gutenberg repo for things related to the newly developed TwentTwentyFour theme

Async key project updates

Read the latest updates directly from the following tracking issues:

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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