Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday May 15, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday May 15, 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.


A reminder that the WordPress 6.6 roadmap has been published. Please also read and leave feedback on the Server to client data sharing for Script Modules proposal. Feel free to leave feedback either during Dev Chat or on the proposal post.

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 currently in the WordPress 6.6 release cycle.

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: 18.4

Gutenberg 18.4 is scheduled for release on May 22 and includes these issues.


This week, we will continue to discuss the Roadmap for the WordPress 6.6 release cycle, in case anyone has any questions or would like to chat about any of the proposed features, including:

If we have time, we can also discuss the canonical 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. plugins proposal. There is an initial issue and discussion here, and a follow-up Gutenberg PR is currently in progress.

Feel free to suggest additional topics 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.

Get involved:


    Tickets for assistance

    Tickets for 6.6 will be prioritized.

    Please include details of tickets / PRs and the links in the comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or you will be async.

    Open floor

    Items for this can be shared in the comments.

    Props to @joemcgill for reviewing.

    #agenda, #core, #dev-chat