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What’s New in Gutenberg? (May 22nd)

We’ll start making weekly posts here in the name of making the ongoing editor updates more visible outside of the Slack channel and the GitHub development stream. At the moment there are 13 blocks implemented in the project, and a few more being worked on by the team and contributors. Integrated ImageBlock with media gallery. Adjusted […]

Preferred Languages: The Prototype

A bit over six months ago I set the foundation for the Preferred Languages feature project. After highlighting the problems many WordPress users around the world are facing, some time was spent on researching popular platforms and other systems to see how they handle the issue of setting multiple preferred languages. However, this didn’t really help to move one step forward and the project became dormant — until now.

Dev Chat Summary: April 26th (4.7.4 week 8)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from April 26th (Slack archive). News & Updates @swissspidy helped get 4.7.4 launched last week @johnbillion continues to improve WordPress’ unit testing infrastructure weekly JavaScript chat begins next week, most likely on Wednesday’s at 13:00 UTC Target Browser Coverage WordPress is officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, […]

Editor Experience Survey Results

The Editor Experience Survey results are in! There were a total of 2,563 responses which were gathered anonymously through PollDaddy. There was a big focus on asking multiple choice questions to keep the survey manageable. I tried to provide images where relevant and ask actionable questions as I could. Thanks to: @iseulde, @karmatosed, @melchoyce, @joen, @designsimply, @azaozz, @chanthaboune, […]

Week in Core, February 15th – 21st, 2017

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [40060-40101]. Here are the highlights: 42 commits 35 contributors 64 tickets created 14 tickets reopened 75 tickets closed Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component. Code Changes Administration JavaScript: when starting […]

Media Weekly Meeting Recap (Feb 17, 2017)

This post is a summary of the latest weekly Media component meeting, which took place in #core-media on Slack, on . The purpose of these meetings are to move priority tasks forward, provide feedback on issues of interest, and review media focused tickets on Trac. Attendees: @joemcgill, @sergeybiryukov, @dnavarrojr, @adamsilverstein, @pputzer, @mikeschroder, @desrosj, @gitlost. Meeting Time […]

Editor Technical Overview

As we start looking at the editor from a technical perspective it’s important we identify the main obstacles and requirements we face before we start conjecturing solutions. As @matt wrote before, the editor focus aims to make writing rich posts effortless. This has taken the path of treating a post as being composed of distinct […]

Focus Tech and Design Leads

There are three main focuses this year: the REST API, the editor, and the customizer. For the REST API we’re going to work on getting first party wp-admin usage of the new endpoints, and hopefully replace all of the core places where we still use admin-ajax. The editor will endeavour to create a new page […]

Idea: Uniform Resource Identifiers as an Alternative to Shortcodes

The idea is that any objects embedded in a post’s content have their own home and should be seen as separate resources. Data would be stored elsewhere. Examples Object Types This approach could be good for: Forms such as contact forms, surveys and polls. Visualised data such as diagrams, charts, […]