Timezones and Daylight Saving Time

It’s that time of the year again! Start or stop daylight savings time (DST) depending on where you are in the world.

As noted by Chloé in an Updates blog post, these are the dates:

  • March 14 – US/CA starts DST
  • March 29 – UK/EU starts DST
  • April 4 – AU ends DST

In the fall, 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. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. who commented on the time change decided to maintain the UTC time.

I propose we continue observing UTC, as mentioned by Helen back in September 2020:

  • No more confusion about when exactly it’s changing due to differences in DST implementation
  • Less important, but still a consideration, consistent naming between the two meetings

If anyone is vehemently against it, please let me know. If no one has concerns about this, I will confirm the UTC time and edit the handbook page accordingly (HT @desrosj for mentioning it).

Thanks

Dev Chat Agenda for March 3rd 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: March 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and March 3rd, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Announcements

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page.

In case you missed it, the WordPress 5.7 Field Guide is out! Read through it for a full breakdown of everything you need to know about WordPress 5.7.

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to our standard list above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you, accordingly.

This meeting happens in the #core channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Making WordPress Slack.

#5-7, #agenda, #dev-chat

Editor Chat Agenda: 3 March 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @andraganescu

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

  • WordPress 5.7 RC 2
  • Gutenberg 10.1
  • Monthly Plan for February 2021 (March monthly plan will be released soon) and key project updates:
    • Global Styles.
    • 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. based WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Editor.
    • Navigation block.
    • Full Site Editing.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

X-post: Block-based Themes Meeting Agenda: March 3, 2021

X-post from +make.wordpress.org/themes: Block-based Themes Meeting Agenda: March 3, 2021

CSS Chat Summary: 25 February 2021

The meeting took place here on Slack. @notlaura facilitated and @danfarrow wrote up these notes.

Housekeeping

  • @ryelle suggested she could run a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-specific bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrub next week, ahead of the upcoming release – thanks @ryelle!

Project updates

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Audit (#49582)

There was a discussion about whether the time is right to share this project with the wider community:

  • @notlaura suggested adding container audits would bring the project to that point, although the tool does fulfill the objectives of the original audit ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.
  • @ryelle suggested also an introductory post on make/core and moving the repo into the WordPress githubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ org, preferably after the 5.7 release

There was discussion of how “dead” CSS could be deprecated & eventually removed

  • @ryelle observed that helper tools (e.g. for the adminadmin (and super admin) colours reduction project) help mitigate the risks of removing CSS
  • @williampatton suggested measuring the potential impact of particular CSS deprecations on 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 developers by performing regex searches on plugins in the directory
  • @notlaura shared a Google doc from earlier in the CSS audit process with some preliminary results using purgeCSS to find redundant CSS in core
  • @ryelle pointed out that about.css has a whole section of deprecated code that could be used to test out a CSS deprectation flow

Color Scheming (#49999)

  • @notlaura reminded us that next week we’re hoping to see some CodePens / sandboxes of approaches to naming custom properties for colours in the buttons – details here in Slack
  • @ryelle shared ticket #52623 which proposes adding a CSS custom property to represent the height of the WordPress admin bar
  • Introducing this custom property into core, along with its tooling & documentation requirements, would be a great opportunity to get the ball rolling

Visual Regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. testing (#49606)

  • We had intended to remove this from the agenda but as it was mentioned @williampatton asked for some clarification on the current state of the ticket
  • Briefly, the visual regression tool in @tellthemachines’ PR is intended to be run on a person’s local machine, rather than running on CI & adding screenshots to the repo

With that @notlaura realised that we had run out of time & the meeting closed.

Thanks everyone!

#core-css, #summary

What’s new in Gutenberg 10.1? (3 March)

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/ 10.1 has been released! This release includes a number of nice enhancements and as usual many bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes. In addition Full Site Editing, Widgets and Navigation screens and Global Styles saw many improvements.

Reusable blocks improvements

With the ongoing effort to improve the different user flows related to Reusable blocks we’ve seen tons of enhancements recently that are worth mentioning 🙂 .

Visual clarity of Reusable blocks has been improved with the Reusable 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.’s title displayed next to the block type in toolbar, in Navigation List and in Breadcrumbs. Towards the same direction if a child block is selected, the Reusable block is outlined making it easier to identify where the block starts and where it ends.

Another enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. is the ability to modify the saved title of reusable block in sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. inspector and the newest one is the enhanced creation flow, that also allows you to cancel the action.

Better clarity on the Image toolbar

The Image block’s toolbar has now better clarity by following the “metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress., block level, inline” order in the block toolbar. This makes the grouping so much clearer and other blocks are going to follow :).

Spacing options for Social Links and Buttons

You can now set how the space between and around Social Links will be distributed. In addition more options were added to Buttons block.

10.1

Features

  • Use a modal for the reusable blocks creation flow. (29040)
  • Normalize Image’s block toolbar. (29205)
  • Add Items Justification to Social Links. (28980)

Enhancements

  • Improve the sorting algorithm while searching parent pages. (29143)
  • Buttons: Add space-between justification controls. (29160)
  • Avoid focusing blocks when inserting them into the canvas. (28191)
  • Create Block: Use register_block_type_from_metadata to register blocks on the server. (28883)
  • Greatly improve dragging performance of the focal point picker. (28676)
  • Improve block search input’s accessible name and placeholder. (28393)

New APIs

  • Extend updateBlockAttributes to provide for different attribute changes for each block in the clientIds array. (29099)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix Slash Inserter position. (29288)
  • Fix issue with invisible reset template hover state. (28912)
  • InputControl: Fix labelPosition rendering with new ui/flex component. (29226)
  • Button sizing style fix. (29208)
  • Create Block: Fix the background color in esnext template. (29223)
  • Add border-collapse to default block styles in Table block. (27628)
  • Navigation Block:
    • Fix Navigation Links when post type is not Page or Post. (28892)
    • Fix inline style inheritance. (28868)
    • Fix PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher notice shown when rendering a navigation link block. (28999)
  • Fix is-hovered event listener. (28715)
  • Fix function call in justify toolbar. (28955)
  • Fix footer icon color. (29199)
  • Show page titles special characters in the parent page selector. (29104)
  • Edit Post: Automatically connect a menu item with the pinnable sidebar 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. (29081)
  • Make Modal component use the aria.labelledby prop. (29020)
  • Fix adminadmin (and super admin) menu scroll on editor page. (28959)
  • Prioritize coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks in the inserter. (28945)
  • Make the __experimentalCaptureToolbars option work reliably. (28905)
  • Ensure sticky tabs are in front of their panel’s descendants. (28562)
  • Navigation Component: Increase color and padding specificity. (28619)
  • Add note to indicate why priority queue callbacks may be undefined. (28337)
  • Keep initial formatting on paste for Preformatted and Verse components. (27781)
  • Rich text: Keep block ID on split. (28505)
  • Fix cursor on rich text blocks when outline mode is active. (29106)

Experiments

  • Improve loading method for block styles. (28358)
  • Do not use __experimentalSelector to check the panel title. (29264)
  • Update documentation for social links & theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML.. (29294)
  • Navigation Screen:
    • Add block deselection when clicking canvas background. (28876)
    • Improve experience for user creating their first menu. (28767)
    • Fix positioning of nested submenus. (28934)
  • Full Site Editing:
    • Use a modal for the template part creation flow. (29108)
    • Add an ‘area’ term for Template Parts. (28410)
    • Add content menu items preview in Navigation. (29225)
    • Replace locate_template method. (28942)
    • Site Editor:
      • Inject theme attribute into template parts too. (29080)
      • Organise semantic template parts. (29030)
      • Show contextual icon in the Inspector’s template tab. (29195)
      • Add template tab to sidebar. (28633)
  • Global Styles:
    • Support skipping serialization in the color hook (block supports mechanism). (29142)
    • Fix invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. font-family list. (28960)
  • Widgets:
    • Use textarea for editing block widgets. (24899)
    • Set container classname dynamically depending on WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. block. (26375)
    • Add Widgets REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. changes from Core-51460. (29242)
  • UIUI User interface Components:
    • Add Surface Component. (28596)
    • Add Elevation Component. (28593)
    • Add FormGroup + ControlLabel components. (28568)
    • Add spinner. (29146)
    • Rename ui files to match simpler scheme. (28948)
    • Add hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. based Scrollable component wrapper. (28979)
    • Add createComponent unit tests. (28949)
    • Add hooks based VisuallyHidden. (28887)
    • Add ControlGroup. (28982)
    • Add Portal. (28981)
    • Update documentation (README + inline docsinline docs (phpdoc, docblock, xref)). (29128)
    • Update color-picker snapshot tests to use diff matching. (28925)
  • Bugs:
    • Fix Site Logo Styles. (29227)
    • Template Part: Fallback to missing state if slug or theme is invalid. (29041)
    • Site Editor:
      • Fix misalignment with navigation toggle and headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.. (29093)
      • Fix navigation editor block selection clearing. (29293)
      • Fix navigate to link error. (29239)
      • Fix position and style of “Dashboard” link. (29034)
      • Fix end-to-end test errors introduced by template sidebar. (28950)
    • Widgets:
      • Fix widgets preview URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org typo. (29062)
      • Fix php error in the widget screen. (29137)
      • Fix legacy widgets not previewing and widgets saving issue. (29111)
      • Fix server rendered widget not previewing. (29197)

Documentation

  • Add accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) testing instructions. (28947)
  • Updates to Outreach Page. (28929)
  • Update Create a Block tutorial to use block.json. (29027)
  • Expose Block Directory references in the handbook. (29025)
  • Update “key concepts”. (28973)
  • Remove Font style, weight, decoration, and transform presets from the theme.json documentation. (29200)
  • Combobox Control: Update 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. doc. (28787)
  • Add block variations to FAQ. (2915429170)
  • Add templates and global styles to key concepts. (29071)
  • Update block metadata section to promote PHP API. (29023)
  • Fix the header links, add link to user documentation. (28857)

Code Quality

  • Replace store name literals in block-library. (28975)
  • Fix typos in PHP comments. (29198)
  • Format TS files according to coding styles. (29064)
  • WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver: Update translate terminology. (28944)
  • Improve code readability by not passing variables by reference. (28943)
  • Convert navigation link to use hooks and context. (28996)
  • Block props: Avoid memo (block mode). (29139)
  • Reduce memoized context:
  • Use ref callback:
    • Iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser., selection clearer, typing observer. (29114)
    • Canvas click redirect & typewriter hooks. (29105)
    • Clipboard handler. (29090)
    • Hover hook. (29089)
    • useBlockProps. (28917)
    • Block nodes. (29153)

Tools

  • Add support for native TypeScript. (28879)
  • Limit the npm version to be 6. (29204)
  • Run CI jobs on wp prefix branches. (29194)
  • Eslint plugin: Add suggestions to “data-no-store-string-literals” rule. (28974)
  • Update codeowners. (29280)
  • Scripts:
    • Coerce live reload port to integer. (29196)
    • Add Python 2.0 to other OSS licenses in license checker. (28968)
  • Create Block: Fix issue with processing unrelated engines. (29066)
  • Fix spacing in new contributor welcome message. (28958)
  • Add reactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/.-i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. package with i18n React bindings. (28465)
  • babel-plugin-makepot: Don’t transpile the package code. (28911)
  • docgen:
    • Don’t transpile the package code. (28910)
    • Replace doctrine with comment-parser. (28615)
  • wp-env:
    • Use Simple GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. instead of NodeGit. (28848)
    • Fix issue where mappings sources were not downloaded. (28930)
  • Changelog script: More fine-grained Changelogs for patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. releases. (28424)
  • End 2 End Tests:
    • end-to-end Tests: Add gallery caption coverage. (29127)
    • Add basic block preview coverage for inserter. (29117)
    • Make navigation editor end-to-end tests more robust. (28936)
  • Testing: Add snapshot-diff. (28897)

Various

  • Add a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. icon. (29232)
  • Update text color icon. (29212)
  • Blocks: Map block type definitions that use PHP naming convention for keys. (28953)
  • Safe access to window/document when in node context:

Performance Benchmark

The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~36,000 words, ~1,000 blocks) over the last releases. Such a large post isn’t representative of the average editing experience but is adequate for spotting variations in performance.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 10.15.3 s30.11 ms
Gutenberg 10.05.7 s29.62 ms
WordPress 5.64.1 s35.47 ms

Kudos to all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg-new

A Week in Core – March 1st, 2021

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between February 22 and March 1st, 2021.

  • 27 commits
  • 44 contributors
  • 92 tickets created
  • 7 tickets reopened
  • 85 tickets closed

You might have noticed that the activity on Core is still pretty high this week, as we entered the WordPress 5.7 Release Candidaterelease 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). cycle.

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers are based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code changes

Administration

  • Revert the change to click event handler for fly-out submenus – #52638

Bootstrap/Load

  • Check if the error_reporting() function exists in wp-load.php#52226

Build/Tests Tools

  • Add missing `@covers` tags for files in phpunit/tests/load/#39265
  • Add missing `@covers` tags for files in phpunit/tests/link/#39265
  • Split the PHPUnit tests for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher versions below 7.0 in half, allowing them to run in parallel and reduce the overall test run duration
  • Avoid attempting to redeclare the origin remote prior to sending the test results to the test reporting 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.#51734
  • Switch back to running the PHPUnit test suite against the src directory instead of build#51734
  • Prevent the NPM/Composer caches in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Actions from snowballing – #52660
  • Disable fail-fast for PHPUnit testing – #52612
  • Reset current screen after setting it to dashboard in add_submenu_page() tests – #52607
  • Introduce a CONTRIBUTING.md file – #33043
  • Stop running the restapi-jsclient tests separately – #52608
  • Add a missing word to the CONTRIBUTING.md file – #33043
  • GitHub Actions – #52645

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Improve transparent PNG logo visible on focus – #52257

Docs

  • Use correct variable in the style_loader_tag filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#52673
  • Improve documentation for WP_Block_Type properties – #48640

External Libraries

  • Install jQuery via NPM – #52647
  • Further fix jQuery deprecations in WordPress core – #51812
  • Correct click event handling in the Thickbox library – #52618

Help/About

  • Remove extra space in the 5.7 About page copy – #52632
  • WordPress 5.7 About Page – #52347

Security

  • move Content-Security-Policy script loaders – #39941

Script Loader

  • Prevent wp_localize_script() warnings – #52534

Users

  • Use localized site title for password reset emails – #52605
  • Only include the IP address in password reset email if the user is not logged in – #34281
  • Ensure reset password emails are in the receiving user’s localeLocale A locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English.#52605
  • Relocate the Password Reset feature to the Account Management section – #52597

Props

Thanks to the 44 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@peterwilsoncc (9), @audrasjb (6), @johnbillion (5), @SergeyBiryukov (4), @desrosj (3), @hellofromTonya (3), @jrf (3), @sephsekla (2), @chouby (2), @kraftbj (2), @johbillion (2), @adamsilverstein (2), @hedgefield (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @metalandcoffee (1), @noisysocks (1), @netweb (1), @melchoyce (1), @ad7six (1), @francina (1), @marybaum (1), @lukecarbis (1), @boonebgorges (1), @meher (1), @sarahricker (1), @ediamin (1), @webcommsat (1), @Ipstenu (1), @aristath (1), @Clorith (1), @gmariani405 (1), @carike (1), @ryelle (1), @sabernhardt (1), @poena (1), @tobifjellner (1), @jorbin (1), @gziolo (1), @iandunn (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @fijisunshine (1), @rima1889 (1), and @mukesh27 (1).

Please join me to say welcome to our 2 new 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. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. of the week ♥️
@fijisunshine and @rima1889.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (12), @desrosj (7), @johnbillion (3), @peterwilsoncc (3), and @ryelle (1).

Please note: it only includes commits with proper props attribution.

#5-7, #week-in-core

CSS Chat Agenda: February 25, 2021

Note: 1 hour before the meeting this week, @ryelle will lead a CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. 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/ bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.!

This is the agenda for the upcoming CSS meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 25, at 10:00 PM UTC. This meeting will be held in the #core-css channel in the Making WordPress 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/..

If there’s any topic you’d like to discuss, or if you have suggestions for discussion questions, please leave a comment below!

  • Housekeeping
  • Project Updates
    • Color Scheming (#49999)
      • Reminder: Next week (March 4) we will share CodePens with custom properties naming conventions for button colors
    • Visual Regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. Testing (#49606)
  • Open Floor + CSS Link Share

#agenda, #core-css

Dev Chat Summary: February 24, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly dev chat meeting from February 24, 2021 (Slack Archive). There was no APAC timed dev chat this week.

Announcements

WordPress 5.6.2 was released on Monday, February 22, 2021.

WordPress 5.7 RC1 is also available for testing!

5.7 Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. & developer notes

The WordPress 5.7 Field Guide has been published! All developer notes for the 5.7 release are included. Head on over and dive in!

All 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 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. related to the 5.7 release can also be found by browsing the 5.7 and dev notes tags. Props to @audrasjb for making sure every ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. needing a dev notedev 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 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. had a guardian.

Blogblog (versus network, site) post highlights

Component maintainer updates

  • Build/Test Tools: @sergeybiryukov shared #33043, #52643.
  • Upgrade/Install: @audrasjb reiterated the call for feedback on the Rollback Plugin Update Feature Plugin post.
  • Date/Time: No major news to share this week.
  • General: No major news to share this week.
  • I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.: No major news to share this week.
  • Permalinks: No major news to share this week.
  • Menu/Widgets: No major news to share this week.

Open floor

  • @davidbaumwald proposed adding an officially recognized needs-testing-info keyword to TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. that can be used to request better documented steps for testing a proposed patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.. The Meta-#5634 ticket has been opened to field feedback.

Next week

The next dev chat meetings will take place on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 20:00 UTC 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.

Props @hellofromtonya, @cbringmann, and @audrasjb for proof reading.

#dev-chat, #summaries

Editor chat summary: 24 February 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agendaslack transcript), held in the #core-editor 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, on Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 14:00 UTC.

Announcements

  • WordPress 5.6.2: a maintenance release with 5 bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes.
  • WordPress 5.7 RC: we’re officially in 5.7 RC period which means 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 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. will be published this week. Check out @noisysocks message here for more information about how you can help with some regressions. 
  • Gutenberg 10.02: released yesterday to fix some bugs including a white screen on RTL languages.
  • Gutenberg 10.1 RC: released just before this meeting began!

As a reminder, 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/ 10.1 RC is being released this week to allow for a 1 week RC period before the stable release next week. Please test and report any problems. 

Outside of the above, there are a few FSE Outreach Program updates to keep in mind: 

  • Answers to Full Site Editing related questions have been shared across 5 posts found here. Check them out and expect future calls for questions! Big thank you to everyone who submitted questions, helped review answers, etc.
  • Help with the latest call for testing by building a simple homepage with a sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. using site editing blocks. If you can’t test, it helps to also share the post with others if you’re open to it.

Monthly Priorities & Key Projects updates

With the Monthly Priorities detailed in this post in mind, key project updates were given:

Global Styles Update from @nosolosw

The main activity for the global styles focus has been around this effort to improve the block supports mechanism. A few things landed, but it still needs more work to be complete. 

Navigation 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. Update from @mkaz

Making steady progress on improvements, bringing justification tools to sub-blocks, fix for CPT links, setup state, and a set of small tweaks. The biggest next up piece is menu overflow on mobile.

Full Site Editing Update from @youknowriad

All the big pieces needed for an MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia are already there and we need to iterate and improve the experience now. Riad has started exploring alignments/Group block and how themes should (or shouldn’t) define these alignments as a way to drastically improve the experience. For example, the wide/full flags we have for the post content editor are optimized for the post content and for backward compatibility but these notions don’t translate properly to a fully editable theme. Expect work to be done here!

Block Based WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Update

The latest update for the Widgets Editor can be found here. The immediate priority is still to allow blocks to be added and edited in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings..

Task Coordination

@itsjonq

  • Updates on the new Component System project can be found here.
  • @sarayourfriend and I are continuing the integration into Gutenberg and are now ~20% of the way through.
  • Work continues on the UIUI User interface components along with ensuring the code/workflow feels right within the Gutenberg code base.
  • Have reached the stage where we’re looking to bring over the foundational systems over with the latest status here.

@mattchowning

Current work on Gutenberg for the mobile apps includes:

  • Reusable, embed, and search block
  • Finishing up Single-Page Starter Templates
  • Planning for global style support
  • Preparing to no longer allow users to switch to the Classic editor
  • Adding search to the block inserter
  • Dual-licensing Gutenberg

@annezazu

@paaljoachim

  • Triaging issues with the label “bug” and “needs design feedback” + made tracking issues.
  • Working on Learn Workshop for setup dev env site for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • Looking into creating a new UI for the inline images and welcome thoughts.
  • Worked on issues included in WP 5.6.2.

@aristath

  • Block-styles loading improvements were merged this week, so now I’ll be focusing on ideas to allow for “hybrid” themes and allowing users to combine user-created templates with traditional themes. This will allow FSE to work on a per-template basis instead of a per-theme basis.
  • Lots of PR reviews to keep things moving.

@nosolow

  • Focused on the block supports mechanism.
  • Helped with some reviews, including help support TypeScript in the codebase or preparing dev notes for block supports.
  • Created a script that pulls data out of block.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. ― if anyone is interested to take that and use it to improve our docs, they’ll be very welcome.
  • For next week: continue with block supports + unblocking quote block with inner blocks. 

@bernhard-reiter

  • Big thank you to contributors who helped with a few PRs after my hallway hangout on e2e tests last week
  • I’d like to continue to increase our test coverage to make sure we don’t make the same mistake twice.
  • It’s greatly appreciated if people file issues to request those when they spot a regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. (Use the [Package] E2E Tests label.)

@ntsekouras

Two open items that need help:

Open Floor

Is there a plan to support reactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. router for navigation between adminadmin (and super admin) menu pages in the future? Raised by Mohamed Magdy.

After confirming this was asking about wp-admin, Riad and Miguel chimed in to say that this something JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors.-based isn’t in any Core WP plans right now and that it’s unlikely that will change. Riad mentioned that it might possibly happen iteratively in time but it isn’t currently an outright goal.

Is there anything you would like to include in March’s “What’s Next in Gutenberg” Post? Raised by @priethor.

@priethor is working on this post and asked for people to share any items they’d like to have included. Otherwise, a few contributors shared what they are planning to focus on in the month ahead:

Next Step: @priether will take the above and start writing the post.

Discussion around dropping IE11 support. Raised by @annezazu.

Here are some relevant links & previous discussions for context:

The discussion was mainly in favor with a few warnings and words of wisdom. @youknowriad shared that last time support was dropped for older IE versions, it was around the same level of usage. @desrosjd noted that he’d love to see what exists in WP Core that is IE 11 specific, as this adjustment needs to be made in trunk as well and requires manually adjustments. @mkaz shared that there is an unknown question about screen readers and IE11, that we should get a solid answer to. Ultimately, we all agreed this makes for an ideal proposal on Make Core to discuss a policy before proceeding with specifics around implementation.

Next Step: @mkaz @annezazu @priethor will work on a proposal post focused on setting a policy before figuring out implementation with reviews from @youknowriad and @desrosj. If you’d like to help review this, just DM me (@annezazu on WP.org slack).

Who can help rename the main branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". to trunk? Raised by @sarayourfriend.

Many months ago it was decided in this Make post to rename the main branch of git repositories to trunk. Sara opened an issue a while ago to plan this in Gutenberg but needs someone with both time and the right permissions to help out. Of note, this PR would need to be merged immediately after to fix CI issues and clean up the rest of the language in the repository.

There was some conversation about whether this could cause confusion or any unintended problems but it became clear that GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ has made this quite seamless. Thankfully, as @mkaz pointed out, the PRs will automatically get updates, so it is more retraining yourself to git switch trunk or git rebase trunk.

Next Step: @youknowriad and @sarayourfriend are going to team up to take care of this on March 1st with planning details in this thread.

What’s the expected functionality for reusable blocks? Raised by @danstramer.

Dan re-flagged a prior question about reusable blocks trying to better understand what the expected functionality is. Specifically, he wanted to know where it was expected to be able to edit reusable blocks directly. This led to a conversation about improvements being shipped in 5.7 that should resolve these concerns!

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary