Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday March 13, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday March 13, 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 RC 2 was released on March 12, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and those who helped 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.

Please continue to test the 6.5 release. See this list of key features to test, which was published alongside WP 6.5 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. 3.

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: 18.0

Gutenberg 18.0 is scheduled for release on March 27 and will include these issues.


This week the discussion will focus on any priority topics that need to be raised before the next 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). for WordPress 6.5.

Proposed topics

  • Are there any priority topics needed for discussion ahead of WordPress 6.5 RC 3?
  • Update on A Call for 6.6 release squad
    • Should we reduce the number of leads on a release squad?

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

  • Color and typography presets that are defined in theme variations are now exposed within the color and typography sections of Global Styles.
  • List blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. items can now be indented using the tab key.
  • Users can now shuffle between random patterns via the block toolbar when inserting a pattern.
  • It’s now easier to swap Template Parts in the block inspector controls.
  • Background images can now be set in the root of the theme.json file to provide site-wide background images.
  • For container blocks that use allowedBlocks, insert before and after actions are now supported on child blocks.
  • Use drag handles to set row and column span and see a dotted outline of block placement when the new “Grid interactivity” experiment is enabled.

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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