Proposal: Implement a PHP autoloader in WordPress Core

Past discussions 8 years ago, a ticket was created in WordPress, suggesting a PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher autoloader for WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. classes. In that ticketticket Created […]

Proposal: What’s next for the Outreach program

Following the post Evolving the FSE Outreach Program, there was a transition period of six months after the 6.4 release and the end of Phase 2. Now let’s discuss what could happen after this period.  This post recommends the next steps. Before that, some clarification of terms might be in order:  Because site builders and […]

Proposal: Add company icons to sponsored contributors on about page

To do this will need to ask for small icon (eg. favicon) or fetchsome aria-hidden markup and hover title etc. I am suggesting this to encourage companies to support WP more and so user can see where the support is coming from. Thoughts This was prematurely published and a new/updated proposal will be coming soonand […]

Proposal: Default Theme Task Force for 2024

In May, a proposal was published with a suggestion to retire some of the older, lesser used default themes. With the release of Twenty Twenty-Four, there are now 14 default themes maintained by the project, making it difficult to effectively maintain all of them. Additionally, retroactively adding support for new blockBlock Block is the abstract […]

Proposal: cancel core editor chat

Proposal: cancel coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor chat The core editor chat is a 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/. meeting that takes place every week on Wednesdays in […]

Proposal: 2024 Major Release Timing

Following the conversation in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. chat a few weeks back (Oct. 25, Nov. 1), here are some proposed dates for releases in 2024. These are open to adjustment, but the current dates attempt to account for major holidays and WordPress […]

Seeking proposals for Interop 2024

TL;DR Once again it’s time to submit your proposals, as Interop 2024 is happening! WordPress developers, please contribute your proposals for 2024 as on GitHub or as a comment on this post. What is Interop? Developing for the web’s diverse browsers has historically been complicated by gaps in browser capabilities that developers had to work […]

Proposal: An update to the Field Guide

This proposal comes out of an ad-hoc session at the WordPress Community Summit. This session grew out of discussions during the session on backward compatibility in 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 […]

Proposal: improve the editor tech workflow for major releases

Following on from this conversation, let’s look at how this process can be run more smoothly! The Problem Updating coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. with the latest features from the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor […]

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