Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday April 10, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday April 10, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion for upcoming releases, 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 6.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release was released on Tuesday, April 9. WordPress version 6.5.1 could not be released due to a packaging error.

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.: 6.6

We are officially in the WordPress 6.6 release cycle.

Next maintenance release: 6.5.3

There are currently 13 open tickets in the 6.5.3 release milestone.

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: 18.2

Gutenberg 18.1 was released on April 10 and included these issues. 18.2 is scheduled for April 24 and will include these issues.


We will plan on following up on formalizing a release team for 6.6 and check in on the progress that the 6.5 release coordinators are making on organizing a release retro post (see this thread).

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 putting together these updates.

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.6 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.

Props to @mikachan for reviewing.

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