Keeping up with Gutenberg: Index

This page is the one place you can bookmark for 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. team posts of CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Core-Editor, Core-js, Core-css, Design, 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., and Themes, and other teams, when relevant. It’s a chronological listing, not topical. Latest on top.

Discussions are in the #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel and development happens in the Gutenberg GitHub repository.


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  • (m) = Meeting Summaries/Notes, check here for meeting days and times
  • (r) = general resource
  • (u) = indicates an update to software, methods, processes or discussions
  • We use universal date format in yyyy-mm-dd to indicate publication date.

June 2020 | July 2020 | August 2020

August 2020

2020-08-07 #themesreview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Aug 4, 2020 (u)

2020-08-06 #core WordPress 5.5 Core Editor Accessibility Improvements (u)

2020-08-06 #themesreview Block-based Themes Meeting Summary: Aug 5, 2020 (m)

2020-08-06 #core-editor Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 5 August 2020 (m)

2020-08-06 #design Design meeting notes 5 August (m)

2020-08-05 #core-editor What’s new in Gutenberg (August 5) 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 8.7 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. (u)

2020-08-05 #core-editor Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 29 July 2020 (m)

2020-08-04 #core-editor New editor preview options (u)

2020-08-04 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 30 July 2020 (m)

2020-08-03 #core-editor What’s Next in Gutenberg for August (u)

2020-08-01 #mobile Mobile Team Update – July 28th (u)

July 2020

2020-07-31 #design Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #58 (u)

2020-07-31 #design Design Team Updates 31 July 2020 (u)

2020-07-31 #themesreview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 27, 2020 (u)

2020-07-30 #core WordPress 5.5 Field Guide (#blockeditor) (u)

2020-07-30 #design Design Show & Tell notes 29 July 2020 (m)

2020-07-30 #core-editor Block API Updates in 5.5 (u)

2020-07-29 #core-editor Various changes to WordPress React Components in WordPress 5.5 (u)

2020-07-29 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 23 July 2020 (m)

2020-07-27 #core-editor New Block Tools on WordPress 5.5 (u)

2020-07-25 #core-privacy Open Agenda Item: #core-privacy and Gutenberg (m)

2020-07-23 #core-js JavaScript Core Chat Summary: 21 July 2020 (m)

2020-07-23 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 20, 2020 (u)

2020-07-22 #design Design meeting notes July 22 (m)

2020-07-22 #core-editor What’s new in Gutenberg (July 22) Gutenberg plugin 8.6 release (u)

2020-07-22 #core-editor Core-Editor Chat Summary 20 July, 2020 (m)

2020-07-22 #core-restapi REST API changes in WordPress 5.5 (u)

2020-07-22 #core Navigation sync notes (m) New meeting on navigation screen and 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. development

2020-07-22 #plugins Proposed Block Directory guidelines (u)

2020-07-20 #core Editing Images in the Block Editor (r)

2020-07-20 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 16th July 2020 (m)

2020-07-17 #design Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #57 (u)

2020-07-17 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 13, 2020 (u)

2020-07-17 #core-editor Introducing createInterpolateElement (r)

2020-07-17 #design Design Team Meeting Notes July 15, 2020 (m)

2020-07-16 #core-editor Block Patterns in WordPress 5.5 (r)

2020-07-16 #core-restapi New and modified REST API endpoints in WordPress 5.5 (u)

2020-07-16 #core-restapi REST API Parameter & JSON Schema changes in WordPress 5.5 (u)

2020-07-16 #core-js JavaScript Core Chat Summary: 14 July 2020 (m)

2020-07-15 #core-restapi Register theme feature API (r)

2020-07-15 #themereview Block-based Theme Meeting Notes — July 15, 2020 (m)

2020-07-15 #core Dashicons in WordPress 5.5 (the final update) (u)

2020-07-15 #core-editor Editor chat Summary: 15th July, 2020 (m)

2020-07-13 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 9th July 2020 (m)

2020-07-10 #plugins You can now add your own plugins to the Block Directory (r)

2020-07-09 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 2nd July 2020 (m)

2020-07-08 #design Design meeting notes July 8 (m)

2020-07-08 #core-editor Editor chat summary: 8th July, 2020 (m)

2020-07-07 #themereview Meeting notes Tuesday 7th of July 2020 (m)

2020-07-07 #design Design Team Meeting Notes July 01, 2020 (m)

2020-07-06 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 6, 2020 (u)

2020-07-06 #themereview Printing navigation-block HTML from a legacy menu in themes (r)

2020-07-05 #themereview Using the block editor for theme-parts (r)

2020-07-03 #core-editor What’s Next in Gutenberg for July (u)

2020-07-03 #design Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #56 (u)

2020-07-02 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 29, 2020 (u)

2020-07-02 #themereview Block-based Theme Meeting Notes 1 July, 2020(m)

June 2020

2020-06-29 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 25th June 2020 (m)

2020-06-26 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 22, 2020 (r)

2020-06-25 #test New Handbook page: Full Site Editing Outreach Experiment (r)

2020-6-25 #design Design Team Meeting Notes June 24, 2020

2020-06-24 #core-editor What’s new in Gutenberg (24 June) – Gutenberg plugin release 8.4 (u)

2020-06-23 #meta BlockDirectory Overview Issue on 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. by Alex Shiels (r)

2020-06-23 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 18th June 2020 (m)

2020-06-23 #core-js Summary: 23rd June 2020 – (m)

2020-06-19 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 15, 2020 – (u)

2020-06-19 #themereview Block-based Theme Meeting Notes 17 June, 2020 (m)

2020-06-19 #test Gutenberg Usability Testing – Block Patterns (r)

2020-06-19 #designGutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #55 (u)

2020-06-17 #themereview Block-based Theme Meeting Notes 17 June, 2020 (m)

2020-06-17 #design Design meeting notes June 17 (m)

2020-06-17 #core-editorEditor Chat Summary: 17th June, 2020 – (m)

2020-06-16 #core-js JavaScript Chat Summary: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (m)

2020-06-16 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 11th June 2020 (m)

2020-06-12 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 8, 2020 – Weekly News (u)

2020-06-11 #core-editor What’s new in Gutenberg (11 June) Gutenberg plugin release 8.4 (u)

2020-06-11 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 11th June 2020 – (m)

2020-06-10 #design Design Team Meeting Notes June 10, 2020 (m)

2020-06-08 #themereview Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 1, 2020 (u)

2020-06-05 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 4th June 2020 (m)

2020-06-04 #core-editor What’s Next in Gutenberg for June (u)

2020-06-03 #design Design meeting notes 3 June, 2020 (m)

2020-06-02 #core-css CSS Chat Summary: 26th May 2020 (m)

Big thanks to Anne McCarthy @annezazu and William Patton @williampatton for support and review.

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