(update with 6.3.2 reference under Releases – 19:30 @webcommsat)
The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.
Welcome and housekeeping
Summary of Dev Chat, September 20, 2023 – thanks to @webcommsat @zunaid321 and @ogleckler
WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 is available – please help test and make the release the best it can be. All details are on the post. Thanks to everyone who contributed to getting this to Beta 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. 1 and those who came and led the release party on September 26.
An early version of a plugin checker has been launched. The Plugins Review team volunteers application form will be open until the end of September 2023 – if you can help contribute to this area, take a look at the post and all the handbook information.
WordPress Performance team has a new version of the Performant Translations plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party with improved compatibility and performance. It has more than 1000 installations as at September 26, 2023. More testers will be needed and @swissspidy has created a proof-of-concept core patch in the meantime.
Forthcoming release updates
Next major WordPress release: 6.4
WordPress 6.4 Beta 2 is scheduled for October 3, 2023.
Existing 6.4 useful links
Release parties schedule for 6.4
Roadmap to 6.4 – this release is scheduled for November 7, 2023.
Bug Scrub Schedule 6.4
6.4 Development Cycle
Project Board for Editor Tasks for WordPress 6.4 on GitHub 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. https://github.com/
Call for ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. reviews – @joemcgill to highlight. Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. link
Gutenberg 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/
- Gutenberg 16.7 due to go live on September 27, 2023. Update: 16.7.0 released
Tickets or Components help requests
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