Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday May 22, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday May 22, 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.


The scheduled date for WordPress 6.6 Beta 1 is June 4, which is less than 2 weeks away. From this point on, core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. will focus on testing and fixing bugs discovered during 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. testing. Begin writing Dev Notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include a description of the change, the decision that led to this change, and a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. and the About page (SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at archive, ZIP download).

@ellatrix recently announced that the last 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 to go into WP 6.6 will have an 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). next Friday, May 31.

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. See the Roadmap Post for details about what is planned for this release.

Next maintenance release: 6.5.4

@jorbin requested that we discuss the potential of doing a 6.5.4 release to accommodate #61269.

Next Gutenberg release: 18.4

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


With the Beta 1 deadline quickly approaching, we’ll use the discussion time to check in on priority items for this release. Review the list of Editor Updates section of this agenda for a list of updates of several key features related to this release.

Highlighted posts

Editor updates

Props to @mikachan for putting together a list of editor related 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.

@vcanales mentioned the following issues in the WordPress 6.6 Editor Tasks board that are up for grabs for developers:

@dmsnell requested that we highlight the following issues:

  • #61009 allows storing the proposed “Bits” syntax, making it possible for experimentation inside Gutenberg.
  • #61052 allows storing custom data attributes containing dashes, which is what the Interactivity APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. relies on.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

Props to @jeffpaul for reviewing.

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