Editor chat summary: October 04th, 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, October 04, 2023, 14:00 UTC moderated by @ajitbohra


  • WordPress 6.4 BetaBeta 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. 2 is available for testing.
  • WordPress 6.4 Editor Tasks Project Board.
  • Gutenberg 16.8.0 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). 1 is available for testing.

Async key project updates

Read the latest updates directly from the following tracking issues:


The Font Library’s REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. has been significantly redesigned. It’ll need testing and release to gain wider in the wild testing.

Task Coordination

No updates.

Open Floor


I’m working on a PR which changes the Post Title in the Post Editor to render HTML in normal (“Visual”) mode and output raw HTML in “Code view” mode. It also strips all HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. from anything pasted into the title field in Visual mode. As this is a change that may impact editorial workflows I wanted to flag it for more visibility.

I’m wondering if we are open to releasing 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/ 16.8.0 on Monday rather than Wednesday so that the new 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. makes it to a release before Beta 3.

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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