Hallway Hangout: Let’s chat about what’s next in Gutenberg (August 2024)

This hallway hangout seeks to be another snapshot of what’s being worked on in the 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to provide broader awareness to more WordPress contributors and get feedback. In line with the first edition, the hope is to come together early to talk about different features, flush out concerns sooner, help more folks get involved, and find ways to work better together. 

Important note: this hallway hangout will likely last for 90 minutes instead of the usual 60 minutes to allow for ample time to demo and discuss. 

How to join

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on 2024-08-15 15:00 . A Zoom link will be shared in the #core SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel before starting and all are welcome to join, whether to listen or participate, for as long or as little as you’d like. This will be recorded and recapped. Note that the time for these hallway hangouts are intentionally rotated to allow for different folks to participate in different ones.

If you’re unable to make it but have something to comment on or share, I welcome you to leave feedback in the comments of this post or dive straight into the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issues linked below. This isn’t meant to replace any particular way to get involved but is meant to streamline and offer a more high bandwidth way to connect. 


At a high level, the following items are currently on the list to go through but more might be added depending on how work shapes up in the coming weeks. We’ll get through as many of these as we can in the order as shown below, with either demos to go through from figma, from a PR, or via the Gutenberg plugin.

In an effort to focus on some of the larger, more relevant work, let’s start here. If you’d like to present something, just comment below too! Hope to see you there. 

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