Dev Chat agenda, October 25, 2023

(Update – call for 6.4 end user documentation contributors)

The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Further items will continue to be added as they come up in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and release leads channels on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Welcome and housekeeping

All are welcome to join Dev Chat.

Summary of Dev Chat, October 18, 2023 – thanks to @ironprogrammer.


WordPress 6.4 Release Candidate 2 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 towards this..

Highlighted posts

Due to time constraints during a release and to prioritize 6.4 items, some of the highlighted posts may not be raised during the live Dev Chat meeting.

Summary and insights from discussions on Phase 3

Forthcoming release updates

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

Forthcoming milestone:

New 6.4 related posts

6.4 Release Candidates phase

Update from contributors on docs for this release:

  • Field Guide for 6.4
  • You can also find all Developer Notes relating to 6.4 using this tag
  • If you think a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. needs a dev notedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. and it has not been highlighted previously, send a message to Nalini on Slack for those working on the docs release or add it to the Documentation Tracker for 6.4
  • Call for contributors to assist with 6.4 End User documentation

Any issues relating to 6.4 tickets?

Existing 6.4 useful links

Release parties schedule for 6.4

This detailed guide will walk you through testing features in WordPress 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 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.

Tickets or Components help requests

Please add any items for this part of the agenda to the comments – tickets for 6.4 will be prioritized. If you can not attend dev chat live, don’t worry, include a note and the facilitator can highlight a ticket if needed.

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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