Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday February 14, 2024

(Update 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. 17.7 under announcements)

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday February 14, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion of proposals and releases, updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.


WordPress 6.5 Beta 1 was released on February 13, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and who came to help test.

What’s new in Gutenberg 17.7


Potential proposal for discussion at Dev Chat on February 14, 2024Proposal: Implement a PHP autoloader in WordPress Core.

Could you help curate a Call for Volunteers to review the open proposals on Make/Core and create a list of unresolved ones to discuss during Dev Chat meetings?

Highlighted posts

Dev Chat summary, February 7, 2024 – props to @webcommsat and @joemcgill

A Week in Core – February 12, 2024 – props to @audrasjb

On TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between February 5 and February 12, 2024:

  • 71 commits
  • 245 contributors
  • 82 tickets created
  • 11 tickets reopened
  • 82 tickets closed
  • 245 contributors during this period and 28 new contributors!

Core editor improvements post. This post highlights some of the power of details in 6.5 which can transform current workflows.

For the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor side, @annezazu has called out the Gutenberg issue 58773.

Improving block development documentation

Forthcoming releases

Next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Call to test 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. versions of the release as they come out.

Call for Testers early draft for 6.5. Discussion on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at if you are able to help. Update – this is now closer to finalization and open for final comments.

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

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