Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday February 28, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday February 28, 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 3 was released on February 27, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and who came to help test.

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.

Next 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. release: 17.8

Gutenberg 17.8 is scheduled for released today and will include the these issues.


This week the discussion will focus on any final priority topics that need to be raised prior to 6.5 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.

Proposed topics

Feel free to suggest additional topics related to this release in the comments.

Highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-editor Updates

Props to @annezazu for collating and sharing this list.

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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