Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 16 June 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.

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/ 10.8 release.

The first topic was the Gutenberg 10.8 release. The release was already shipped a week before the chat https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/06/10/whats-new-in-gutenberg-10-8-9-june/.

@jorgefilipecosta referred the main features of the 10.8 release (more 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. design tools and template editor enhancements) and added the Gutenberg 10.9 RC was going to be released soon.

@mamaduka will handle the 10.9 release, with @get_dave in the “shadow” and @youknowriad coordinating. Thank you all!

Monthly Plan and key project updates.

Mobile

  • Shipped:
    • Reusable blocks rendering and converting to normal blocks.
  • Soon:
    • RN upgrade to 0.64.x – Merge is very close
  • In progress
    • Gallery Block Refactor – Almost done
    • Editor Onboarding
    • Global Style Support – Colors
    • Adding search to the block inserter
    • Embed block
    • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. share extension

Global Styles

The shape of the typography 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. supports was updated to be consistent with the colors and theme.json shape. The data structures used internally were updated to keep track of each preset origin this open path to show multiple palettes e.g: theme and use for example.

Navigation block

The navigation block is still on deck and is getting home link improvements, 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. item flagging, and hopefully soon separate overlay colors. The big nav markup also remains on the to-do list.

Navigation editor

  • Exploring methods to provide a better way to disable/enable nav block features for the nav editor. Watch for incoming Issue on this soon!
  • Exploring creation of a reordering endpoint extension for the Menus 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. endpoint.
  • Looking into converting the persistence to utilise the REST bulk API.

Feel free to join to chat for this feature over at #feature-navigation-block-editor.

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. Editor

The 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. fixing work is in progress, every week a big set of issues is solved.

Task Coordination

@aristath

This week’s highlights:

  • Needs discussion/opinions/Review: Working on allowing more than 1 block-styles per-block (#32510). Will help with blocks that need to load styles from other blocks (example: comment-form loads button styles) and will also allow 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 & theme-authors to style individual blocks more efficiently.
  • Needs review: Allow decimals in spacing controls when using units like emrem etc – #32692
  • Merged: Did for theme.css the same we did for style.css a few months ago to increase performance and load styles when a block gets rendered on the front (#31239)
  • Merged: Fixed a performance issue with the latest-posts block when there are many users in the database (#32620)
  • Backported commits from Gutenberg to wp-coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.
  • Lots of PR reviews

Next week: Continue working on performance improvements, styles & scripts loading, PR reviews, and any bugs that come my way

@getdave

  • Finally merged the addition of rich previews when previewing external URLs in the link UIUI User interface (rich text only at the moment). https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/31464
  • Helping out with Widgets screen bug fixes.
  • Continued to beaver away on the Navigatoin Editor foundational issues.

@paaljoachim

Is focusing on fixing Reusable block features.
At the moment focusing on adding a lock to the toolbar. A PR has been created here that could use some feedback: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/32710.

@mamaduka

  • Fixed “cover block exists” check for Image Block.
  • Worked on logic to hide settings from the “Options” menu in Widget editor on small screens.
  • Helping with new Widget Screen issues.
  • Helping with PR reviews.

@jorgefilipecosta

During the last week the main focus was the theme.json/global styles changes. For the next week: will help ship the theme.json 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.; Review PR’s that are pending review; Fix some bugs where he was pinged, and plans on restarting the work to advance the global styles UI. Will also help to ship the new enhancements to our locking API.

@andraganescu

Is focused on advancing the text based tasks around the widgets project (docs, dev note etc).

Open floor

Transforms vs convert API

@get_dave brought the following topic:

I’ve followed up on the `transform` vs `convert` API discussion with x2 options/suggestions for how we could come to a decision.

It’s not a huge problem, but it would be nice to see us unify around a single API for this action. Indeed `convert` has been “experimental” for over 2 years.

I believe this needs guidance from the Core team.

Adding that there are two options:

  1. Deprecate transform in favour of convert
  2. Augment the argument signature of transform and ditch convert.

On the issue @talldanwp referred that he is in favor of deprecating transform in favor of convert. During the chat and then in a comment in the issue @youknowriad said @talldanwp thoughts sound reasonable.

Dot in the Publish/Update button

@bobbingwide asked:

What happened to the dot in the Publish/Update button?
It’s still there when I edit a reusable block. https://sneak-peek.me/2021/06/16/what-does-the-dot-next-to-update-mean/

@jorgefilipecosta said the best path forward would be to have an issue where this issue could be discussed. @paaljoachim created the issue.

Click through vs lock for some blocks

@paaljoachim said:

I think we need a way to figure out if a block should have a click through or/and also a lock. Reusable block could really use a lock similar to the edit button in WP 5.6.

@joen said:

I worry that a lock icon and toolbar action will not be an obvious affordance for editing the contents, or help indicate why this block is any different from the surrounding blocks which you can click and edit. I think some of Jays designs from the previous ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. have potential.

This is a UXUX User experience decision and the discussion will continue on the issues and related PR’s.

#block-editor, #chats, #core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #gutenberg, #meeting-notes-2

Editor chat summary: 2 June, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-06-2 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @annezazu.

Announcements

WordPress 5.8 project board update

The link to the Project Board can be found here. @youknowriad shared both that progress is continuing with the number of issues going down and that there are a number of important 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. to write. He asked for ideas around how best to coordinate this work. @mkaz chimed in to share that he added the Dev Notes to a tracking spreadsheet for the docs team and that he can help wrangle people for this work. Both @annezazu and @daisyo raised their hands to help with this effort.

In terms of next steps, triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. needs to be done before confirming what needs docs and creating individual tickets to then pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” volunteers about.

Monthly Priorities & Key Project Updates

The June edition of the “What’s Next” post hasn’t been shipped yet but efforts are clearly planned to focus around 5.8. Outside of that, folks still shared some updates in line with last month’s priorities:

Full Site Editing

@youknowriad shared two things on his mind that likely need some help:

  • An interesting proposal to change a bit how we tie templates to themes.
  • Potential iterations on the Query 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. to add a bit of friction to editing posts.

Navigation Block

@mkaz shared that the Navigation block is stalling a little with a big next step revolving around a larger decision around the markup. A few minor updates for design and performance improvements over the last week.

Mobile

@hypest shared the following:

  • Shipped the Inserter tooltip + Audio block fixes
  • In Progress: Editor onboarding, Block picker search, Embeds block 
  • ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native 0.64.x upgrade around the corner, including upgrade to React v17!

Block Based Widgets Editor

After the meeting, @andraganescu shared that the focus is currently on shipping as 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 as possible!

Task Coordination

@youknowriad

  • Update packages on trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.
  • Reviewing PRs that are targeted for 5.8
  • Small fixes (Patterns, Template Mode)
  • Coordination work

@joen

  • Landed a navigation block refactor to enable global-styles-controlled padding and more theme control.
  • Keeping an eye out for any followups on that, as well as on the hamburger menu.
  • My focus remains on enabling patterns (which means also refining social links and search). At the moment that means exploring what it means for the setup state to enable a crazy pattern like this one.
  • List view as a user experience improvement is also on my radar.

@annezazu

  • Solely focused on FSE Outreach Program work mainly in the form of triaging feedback, sharing summaries, and coordinating with others. I have some time off this week/next so trying to stay as focused as possible.
  • There is a proposal around having profile badges as part of the program which would be great to get more thoughts on.

@toro_unit

@aristath

  • This past week mostly 5.8-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/ tasks and lots of PR reviews to move things forward.
  • Highlights: backporting the site-logo block to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. & landed a PR to allow using non-latin characters in slugs 

@daisyo

  • Running a three hour workshop on creating block themes tomorrow for WordSesh.

Open Floor

Can someone take a look at a PR to make templates more extendable? From @janwoostendorp.

Last week, the same PR was shared and it was suggested to add a use case to make it clearer what the PR is attempting to accomplish. This week, @janwoostendorp was hoping to get a review of the same PR now that the use case has been elaborated upon. @youknowriad chimed in say that the use case seems legit and the proposed solution for it seems sane. However, he was concerned about introducing filters that are low level at this stage in development.

Next Step: @youknowriad pinged folks on the PR who have experience with backend filters to give a more informed opinion and perhaps move this forward.

Is anyone willing to take on leading the 10.8 RC release today? From @youknowriad.

To help ease concerns a few folks had, Riad shared a link to the release wrangling documentation. For anyone interested, check it out and know this is a highly valued way to contribute back to WordPress!

Next step: Sandip Mondal volunteered after the meeting was over and will help with the stable release next week while other folks took care of the RC due to timezones.

A Week in Core – May 31, 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 May 24 and May 31, 2021.

  • 65 commits
  • 98 contributors
  • 48 tickets created
  • 11 tickets reopened
  • 83 tickets closed

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 and/or focus.

Code changes

Administration

  • Improve the message about installing the Link Manager 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 use legacy Links screen – #52669

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. Editor

  • Load the classic layout stylesheet conditionallty – #53175
  • Add the layout block support – #53175
  • Declare the wp_template post type as built-in – #53176
  • Only load the WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver class once – #53175, #51104
  • Add support for the pattern directory – #53246
  • Fix logic to enable custom colors, gradients, and font sizes – #53175
  • Update 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/ 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". used to launch Gutenberg e2e tests – #52991
  • Update packages and backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. the latest Gutenberg fixes – #52991
  • Introduce block templates for classic themes – #53176
  • Load theme resolver class in script loader – #53175

Build/Test Tools

  • Update the several dependencies – #52624
  • Minimize the chances of signature conflicts for assertEqualsWithDelta()#52625
  • Use deterministic module ids in webpack for media – #53192
  • Remove the ::append_to_selector() method from Tests_Theme_wpThemeJson#52991
  • Use the Composer-installed version of PHPUnit for Grunt tasks – #53015
  • Use hashed module IDs for minified files – #53192

Bundled Themes

  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Fourteen – #51103
  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Fifteen – #51102
  • Update the “Tested up to” value – #53276
  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Twelve – #51105
  • Twenty Thirteen: Fix missing translations in block patterns, add image credits – #51104

Coding Standards

  • Move assignment out of condition in phpunit/includes/speed-trap-listener.php#52625
  • Further update the code for bulk menu items deletion to better follow WordPress coding standardsWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core.#21603
  • Apply some minor coding standards fixes – #21603
  • Simplify a condition in wp-admin/admin-footer.php#53306
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php#52627
  • Apply some minor coding standards adjustments – #41683, #53156, #53175

Comments

  • Include a “View Post” link on the Comments screen for a single post – #52353

Documentation

  • Improve documentation for get_option(). Clean up, clarify the returned types and the exceptions, and add few
  • Improve documentation for the wp_resource_hints 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.#52842
  • Document that has_block() does not check reusable blocks – #53140
  • Improve documentation for wp_list_filter() and wp_filter_object_list()#52808
  • Use a duplicate hook reference for widgets_admin_page in wp-admin/widgets-form-blocks.php#51506

External Libraries

  • Update two polyfill libraries to their latest versions – #52854
  • Update the phpass library to version 0.5#51549

Formatting

  • Add ‘main’ tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) to kses – #53156
  • Introduce the document_title filter – #51643

General

  • Correct the inline code examples for _wp_array_get() and _wp_array_set()#53264
  • Avoid a PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher warning when checking the mbstring.func_overload PHP value – #53282
  • Pass the scheme to the *_url filters – #52813

Media

  • Replace basename() usage on media upload screen with wp_basename() for better multibyte filenames support – #51754
  • Add button in media upload page for copying the media url – #51754

Menus

  • Add bulk delete for menu items – #21603

Posts, Post Types

  • Improve post_exists() query – #34012
  • Speed cached get_pages() calls – #51469
  • Remove some unused strings from built-in post type declarations – #53176

Site Health, Privacy

  • Combine shared CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. for Site Health & Privacy Settings – #52429

Themes

  • Display the number of available theme updates in the adminadmin (and super admin) menu – #43697

Toolbar

  • Prevent username from wrapping when avatars are disabled – #26933

Upgrade/Install

  • Update sodium_compat to v1.16.1 – #53274

Users

  • Pass on the user data received by wp_insert_user() to related 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.#53110

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/.

  • Update “object” strings to use the appropriate nouns – #40720
  • Add 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. endpoints – #41683
  • Revert widget endpoints – #41683
  • Add widget endpoints – #41683
  • Add support for modifying the term relation when querying posts – #41287
  • Remove WP_Test_REST_Widgets_Controller tests – #41683
  • Re-introduce WP_Test_REST_Widgets_Controller tests – #41683
  • Remove duplicates in the widget types endpoint – #53305

Widgets

  • Adds the widgets block editor to widgets.php and customize.php – #51506
  • Ignore CSS files in legacy widgets block – #51506
  • Perform ‘widgets_admin_page’ action in block widget editor – #51506
  • Remove unnecessary enqueue of ‘format-library’ assets – #51506

Props

Thanks to the 98 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@SergeyBiryukov (7), @peterwilsoncc (7), @audrasjb (6), @melchoyce (6), @isabel_brison (5), @TimothyBlynJacobs (5), @onemaggie (4), @desrosj (4), @nosolosw (4), @kjellr (4), @johnbillion (3), @mukesh27 (3), @kevin940726 (3), @noisysocks (3), @youknowriad (2), @ayeshrajans (2), @jnylen0 (2), @gziolo (2), @francina (2), @lukecarbis (2), @talldanwp (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @beafialho (2), @andraganescu (2), @hareesh-pillai (1), @dd32 (1), @tw2113 (1), @joen (1), @ocean90 (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @david.binda (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @zieladam (1), @paaggeli (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @dragunoff (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @otto42 (1), @maxpertici (1), @wphound (1), @paragoninitiativeenterprises (1), @chaion07 (1), @vladytimy (1), @trejder (1), @lephleg (1), @ryelle (1), @oxyrealm (1), @carlomanf (1), @welcher (1), @bernhard-reiter (1), @boniu91 (1), @sabernhardt (1), @5um17 (1), @bhwebworks (1), @paaljoachim (1), @iandunn (1), @jamil95 (1), @joyously (1), @jeffikus (1), @boonebgorges (1), @apokalyptik (1), @ntsekouras (1), @djbu (1), @thomasplevy (1), @akabarikalpesh (1), @ribaricplusplus (1), @jffng (1), @DrewAPicture (1), @poena (1), @vyskoczilova (1), @Rahmohn (1), @vanyukov (1), @imath (1), @azaozz (1), @ReneHermi (1), @brettshumaker (1), @MikeHansenMe (1), @sannevndrmeulen (1), @Mista-Flo (1), @Boniu91 (1), @pixolin (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @joedolson (1), @shaunandrews (1), @claytoncollie (1), @antpb (1), @ryokuhi (1), @whyisjake (1), @anotia (1), @clorith (1), @notlaura (1), @xkon (1), @sebbb (1), @Clorith (1), @earnjam (1), @dlh (1), and @jrf (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 13 new contributors of the week! @dragunoff, @wphound, @trejder, @lephleg, @oxyrealm, @carlomanf, @bhwebworks, @jamil95, @djbu, @brettshumaker, @sannevndrmeulen, @anotia, and @sebbb ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (22), @ryelle (8), @desrosj (8), @noisysocks (7), @youknowriad (6), @peterwilsoncc (6), @timothyblynjacobs (2), @joedolson (2), @azaozz (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @antpb (1), and @jorbin (1).

#5-8, #week-in-core

Core Editor Meeting Notes 26 May, 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agendaslack transcript). This meeting was 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, 26 May, 2021, 2:00 PM UTC and was facilitated by @andraganescu.

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/ 10.7 release 

Gutenberg 10.7 was released today. It’s probably one of the biggest, if not the biggest in terms of number of PRs, releases to date.

Feature freeze

This week held the feature freeze for WordPress 5.8. From the wishlist @youknowriad mentioned the 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. and the Post Author block as the ones being left out from the merge effort because of various issues. @mkaz mentioned that the navigation block is still searching for the best solution for its markup. @paaljoachim mentioned the refactored gallery block as one other item that didn’t make it into 5.8.

For the future, it was raised that WordPress should have a process that enables more often and early merges instead of doing everything all at once to avoid stressful situations.

WordPress 5.8 board

The 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/ board for monitoring progress for WordPress 5.8 is still open and maintained. Past feature freeze there’s still a log of 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 and polish required and a few additional tasks like 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. and such. The board will serve us to track all of that.

Block based Widgets editor call for testing

Help Test the Widgets Editor for WordPress 5.8!  The block based widgets editor is in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. as part of the merge for 5.8, so now testing can also be done with WordPress trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.. Updating and bug fixing will continue via the 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.

Monthly Plan

The monthly plan for May 2021 is still up. @annezazu brought up that today is the last day for the current call for testing for the FSE Outreach Program and a new call for testing will also be launched soon after 10.7 is released.

Key project updates

Global Styles

@nosolosw shared this week’s global styles update:

  • Global Styles and Global Settings have been ported to WordPress core and will be part of the WordPress 5.8 release. The focus now is on polishing and fixing bugs as we find them.
  • Now that the 1.0 version of this feature has been shipped and we need to revisit focuses, I thought it’d be a good time to pause these reports while we figure out the next steps. Anything relevant should still be posted in the tracking issue but on an on-demand basis not weekly.
  • More at Issue 20331

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. editor

@andraganescu shared this week’s update:

  • The Block based Widget Editor. has been ported to WordPress core and will be part of the WordPress 5.8 release. The focus now is on polishing and fixing bugs as we find them. As always you can help by checking out the project’s board on GH and participate in the #feature-widgets-block-editor channel – open at all times of day!

Navigation block

@joen shared this week’s update:

  • Still trucking on with the navigation block. There’s a PR in queue that will enable global styles item padding (PR 31878). Also starting to look to helping with the List View component, which plays a key role in the block.

Block based navigation editor

@getdave shared this week’s update:

  • we’re continuing with our recent theme of lots of code quality and UIUI User interface fixes.Other than that we’re gearing up for addressing some of the “bigger picture” issues on the Navigation Editor including:
    • Disabling / enabling features in the block to better support the editor.
    • Adding support for missing 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..
    • Improving the experience for editing navigations that are simple or complex.

Mobile/native

@hypest shared this week’s update:

  • Slash inserter!
  • Support for Xcode 12.5.
  • Blocking issue with translations broken which affects the mobile apps (relevant convo too).
  • In Progress: Editor onboarding, Block picker search, Embeds block, working hard to finish up ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native 0.64.x upgrade.

Task Coordination

@aristah

  • focused on the site-logo block. Long story short, after a brief experiment with using the default custom_logo theme-mod, it will revert to using a site_logo option.  PR 32229 – fixes 2 of the items in the 5.8-must-haves board. After this is reviewed and merged I’ll be porting the block to core.
  • Pushed some code-quality PRs, fixing eslint warnings
  • Allow non-latin characters in slugs – PR 32232  some eyes on this one would be appreciated since it fixes a long-standing bug for those of us with non-latin posts-titles.
  • Lots and lots of PR reviews. At this stage in the release process, if anyone has some time to spare pleaaase do some reviews, they help everyone move the project forward.

@joen

  • doing small 5.8 things where I can, including a notices bugfix and some Safari flickering debugging.

@annezazu

@mkaz

  • I’m looking at flaky tests and trying to see how we might be able to automate some bits to flag so people can address. This ticket discusses a little but merely retrying is not enough, we’ll need a way to precisely  identify what test is failing for action.

Open Floor

@poena asked, with the upcoming updates in 5.8 how should we call theme types to best differentiate them. A general consensus was that themes with PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher templates will be called classic themes and themes with HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. templates are called block themes.

@priethor brought up the monthly “what’s next” post and asked for suggestiions to improve the format and on feedback about its usefulness. Reply in a thread here, open a Guthub discussion issue or pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” Hector in #core-editor with anything you want to share about this.

@janw.oostendorp brought up their PR 31806 and asked for feedback. The on the spot suggestion was to add the description of a usecase for the filters added by the PR.

#chats, #meeting-notes

Editor chat summary: 19 May, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

WordPress 5.8

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/ 10.7 is the last 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 version to be included into WordPress 5.8.
Project board.

@youknowriad who is the technical lead for 5.8 gave this reminder on Tuesday on 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/..
“Reminder: It’s feature freeze day (19 May) in Gutenberg, in general that means one of the most stressful days in our release lifecycles. I’ll be milestoning the PRs that I ideally should make it in the RC with “Gutenberg 10.7″ to ensure we all help review and move these forward. All of these might not make it but that will allow us to know where to prioritize our time for today.”

Gutenberg 10.7 RC

The release candidate of Gutenberg 10.7.0 can be downloaded here.

Gutenberg 10.6

@vdwijngaert  took charge of releasing Gutenberg plugin 10.6! His very first release of the Gutenberg plugin. Koen also wrote the “What’s new in Gutenberg 10.6?” Make coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. post.

Widgets editor in WordPress 5.8.

A call for testing of the new widgets editor.

Monthly Priorities

May monthly priorities. Along with Key Project updates.

Global Style

Update from @nosolosw

  • The focus getting tasks ready for Gutenberg 10.7. Most have been landed.
    Will start the merge process in core (got an initial PR for this).
  • Shipped this week. 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. supports: margin, duotone, font-family, layout, typography and link color.
    Settings: REST Request for mobile.
  • Ongoing. Block supports: typography, border, add letter-spacing and migrate more blocks to the 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. system.
    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.. Show both core & theme colors. Link color not to use CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Custom Property. Core merge. Add settings for all editors.
  • Priorities. Merge process for theme.json APIS in core.

Check out the Github comment for additional details.

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. Editor

Update from @andraganescu

  • The widgets block editor has had a good number of fixes and missing features merged for the Gutenberg 10.7 release. Soon a core 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. for the Widget Editor feature will be worked on.

Navigation Block

Update from @joen and @andraganescu.

Full Site Editing

Mobile

Update from @mattchowning

  • Block picker search almost done, progress on embeds block, ready to ship first iteration of reusable blocks, working hard to finish up ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Native upgrade.

Refactored gallery block

Update from @glendaviesnz
Regarding incorporating the new Gallery block into Gutenberg plugin 10.7 and WordPress 5.8.
We are waiting on two things in order to be able to make a decision on this:

  • The mobile/native code needs to be brought into line, and there have been some issues to resolve with this in terms of backwards compatibility with old versions of the app. Hopefully by next week we will have a better understanding of the timelines around getting this work finished.
  • We are exploring options for providing backwards compatibility in terms of plugin /theme support with the move from an unordered list format. Hopefully we can get some decisions on this by next week as well.

Task Coordination

@annezazu

@copons

Open Floor

Feedback needed

A comment from @zebulan
Improving the Table of Contents block so it can be re-enabled (it was disabled shortly after merge due to implementation concerns). Following PR needs feedback: ToC block: use static markup and only support core Heading and Page Break blocks.

Adding action hooks into FSE

Question from @bobbingwide
How easy will it be to get some do_action() hooks into FSE template and template part logic, to aid problem determination?
@bernhard-reiter
I have started work on backporting the template resolution logic to Core (currently collecting notes at https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/53176). Did you have any specific hooks you wanted added?
@bobbingwide
Yes. Two new ones which I have currently called rendering_template and ‘rendering_template_part.
Add debug divs to templates with appropriate CSS

Regarding Theme.json

Comment from @bobbingwide
Documentation shows JSON with // comments. People are copy and pasting verbatim and it’s not working. But there’s nothing visual to say theme.json is broken. Just an entry in debug.log
1- Can the documentation be changed?
@nosolosw Added this PR: Make the theme.json examples copy-pasteable. (PR has been merged.)
2- Can the parsing failure be surfaced?
@mcsf
Removing comments from the docs is something we should fix asap. In the future, I expect us to have a semi-official tool for building and validating theme.json files, which would answer the question of parsing failures.

Documentation for block themes

Comment from @daisyo
I have started an issue here to discuss documentation for block themes.
Needs feedback. Discussion: Block Theme Developer Documentation.

Expanding the link control with hooks

Comment from @bula
It would be very beneficial to give developers a hook to extend it.
Is it possible that the link popover could be extended with a block hook?
Link Control: Add more controls.

Regarding failing e2e tests.

Comment from @jffng
Is the recommended process to rebase until the checks pass? Or when is it “safe to merge”?
@aristath
All tests are halted on new PRs, so rebasing etc won’t make a difference… We’ll need to wait for 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/ to resolve its issues.

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #gutenberg, #meeting-notes, #summary

Core Editor Meeting 12 May 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agendaslack transcript). This meeting was 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, 12 May 2021, 10:00 AM EDT and was facilitated by @itjusteileen.

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/ Version 10.6

Gutenberg 10.6 was released 12 May and is available for download. Take a look at What’s new in Gutenberg 10.6 for full details.

Monthly Priorities

The monthly post outlining Gutenberg’s priorities for May 2021 is available.

Global Styles —

Full report from @nosolosw Issue 20331

Navigation

@getdave Mostly focused on work to improve consistency and reliability between Nav editor 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.. Also lots of effort going into improving UXUX User experience by surfacing unsaved changes to users. Would particularly like to draw attention to a proposal to add a @wordpress/menus package in order to share data logic between Nav Editor and Block. Any input here much appreciated.

Widgets Screen

@Andrei has a call out for testing

FSE

@annezazu As a reminder, the sixth call for testing will ship today focused on template editing mode (making some final changes). This is a very high impact test to participate in as we get closer to 5.8. Jump into #fse-outreach-experiment if you’re keen to join in on the fun

Mobile Projects

@chipsynder We shipped: Custom 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. support in block picker, as well as better animation PR 30291

  • Shipping in the next day or so is the work for the Mobile Slash inserter PR 29772
  • We had Some translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. pipeline fixes PR 3423
  • Our in progress projects are:
  • RN upgrade to 0.64.x
  • Editor On Boarding
  • Global Style Support – Colors
  • Reusable blocks
  • Adding search to the block inserter
  • Embed block
  • iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. share extension

We’re also working on:

  • Gallery Block Refactor PR 26823 – Our main hurtle here is investigating a way to prevent data loss for users who have an older Gutenberg version on device but a newer version on their site.

Task Coordination

@mamaduka

  • Finally fixed the issue, which should help us land unsaved changes notification for users.
  • I’m also trying to figure out which endpoint makes more sense to handle menu location assignments. You can see the discussion here, and any feedback is appreciated.
  • also helped with PR reviews and fixed few issues for Widgets Screen.

@paaljoachim

Highlighting:

@vdwijngaert

Could we get some quick eyes on PR 31755 and PR 31754 they should be included in a 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. for Gutenberg 10.6.

@joen

Primarily on the nav block and adjacent patterns. Excited to have helped Vicente with a hamburger menu feature that should land very soon. Will help with a few followups after that.

Open Floor

@paaljoachim Need some eyes on Improving multi-entity saving UI method and how to handle the discard option.

#agenda-2, #core-editor-2, #core-editor-agenda-2

Editor chat summary: 5th May 2021

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-05-05 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave.

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 release

  • At the time of the meeting the latest release was 10.5.4.
  • @get_dave noted 10.6 RC is due today (May 5th) with the stable release on May 12th.
  • Riad asked for volunteers to release the RC for 10.6 – this was completed post-meeting by @vdwijngaert.

WordPress 5.8

  • Feature freeze for Gutenberg for WordPress 5.8 is May 19th (10.7 RC).
  • The release schedule for WP 5.8 is available.
  • Riad noted that to follow the progress, we have these two things:
    • A project to see all the different mandatory tasks for this release.
    • A merge issue to track the progress of the integration of the Gutenberg updates into trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. before feature freeze date.
  • Riad asked for folks to review and help with the experimental APIs in this Issue.
  • @gziolo is already working on bringing Gutenberg 10.5 into WordPress trunk.
  • @youknowriad is the Editor Tech lead for 5.8.

Full Site Editing Next Steps

  • Reminder about Hector Prieto’s Full Site Editing Go/No Go: Next steps post which summarizes scope for Gutenberg in WordPress 5.8.
  • To summarise, the scope is roughly:
    • 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. theme building
    • Theme blocks (eg: Query, Navigation, Site Logo…etc) 
    • Template editing within the post editor
    • Widgets Editor & Block Widgets 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. 
    • Persistent List view in the post editor
    • Duotone design tool 
    • Gallery block refactor
  • Riad said we’re already in a good state as everything is developed but we may still have to do some calls about whether to keep everything or reconsider some parts of it.

What’s new in Gutenberg

@ajitbohra posted What’s New In Gutenberg for the end of April.

Highlight’s included:

  • New block patterns and pattern transformations
  • “Template Editing Mode” – enables editing templates without leaving the Post Editor.
  • File Block now supports embedding PDFs in most major browser
  • Block widgets in the Customizer now have media upload and richtext formats.
  • Fix autoscrolling when selecting partially “off screen” blocks.

Key Project updates

Updates were requested for the key projects.

Global Styles

@nosolosw provided an update async via a Github Issue. I have omitted it here for brevity.

@youknowriad also provided us with a summary update:

  • the new 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. format merged
  • we’re making theme.json stable (no more experimental-theme.json ) in 10.6.

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. Editor and Customizer.

@andraganescu provided the update.

  • The widgets editor has gone through an amazing round of polish.
  • Grouped up only late last week, this week all the major testing blockers have had their fixes merged in time for the new Gutenberg release.
  • The aim is to have a call for testing as soon as possible to collect feedback on the state and progress of the project.

Navigation Block

@joen provided an async update:

@mkaz also provided:

  • Responsive hamburger menu aiming for GB 10.7 PR-30047 eyes welcome
  • Dynamic Home URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org is the last must-have for 5.8 in progress and looking good  PR-30926
  • Refining placeholder and design

Navigation Editor screen

@get_dave provided an update:

  • The Nav editor continues to see steady progress.
  • We now have all entity (post, page, tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.)…etc) block variations serialising to/parsing from their respective nav_menu_items. So when you add a Post link it stays synced to that Post.
  • We also have lots of work going on regarding notifying users about unsaved changes.
  • Both nav block and editor features have also seen background improvements to stability and test coverage.

Full Site Editing

The meeting agreed this was mostly covered by the above items.

@paaljoachim did ask if someone could provide an async update on the Page templates.

Feel free to leave an update in the comments if you have one.

Mobile Team

Task Coordination

@annezazu:

@aristath:

  • Last week was Greek/Orthodox Easter so it was a half working week here:
  • Continued working on PR to autogenerate anchors for headings – #30825. Could use a review after today’s updates.
  • Font-sizes can now use non-px values – #31314
  • WIP – Worked on splitting the theme.css file to conditionally load parts for rendered blocks only – #31239 (same as what we previously did for the style.css file).
  • This week & next week I plan to continue working on 5.8 tickets, converting the quote block to nested blocks, and improving the sustainability of block themes. Hopefully I won’t need to continue working on the autogenerate-anchors PR ’cause it will be merged.

@mamaduka:

  • Primarily focused on the new Navigation Editor.
  • I pushed another update for the “Most used terms” feature and based on the latest feedback. I think it’s in a good place to merge into the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • There’s also a new PR Site/Template editor welcome guide if anyone wants to test and provide feedback.

@paaljoachim:

@get_dave:

@ntsekouras:

@vdwijngaert:

  • Working on an accessible (and reusable) way of describing a path (eg: go to Settings > Reading) to follow, came up in 31122
  • Resuming work on the first step of duplicating post/page title to the top toolbar (issue: 27093, PR: 31288 )
  • Tweaking the ImageResizeControl behavior, now it returns NaN when empty or 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. 31355
  • Gave a go at fixing block conversion for <!–more–> tag in the middle of a paragraph 31374, could use a review.

@desrosj

@jorgefilipecosta:

  • Helping the merge of the theme.json shape changes (with reviews suggestions etc).
  • I also made some PR reviews not related to global styles.
  • I added some PR’s removing unused code 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.’s and stabilising other API’s.
  • Changed the way the global styles cpt is associated to a theme to use a taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. like the other FSE post types do.
  • Finishing a refactoring to the link color to use an elements + the same mechanism as duotone/layout instead of css variables.
  • I will work on moving theme.json to core and the code changes required to be core first code.
  • I plan on fixing some old issues/tasks where I have been pinged and have some insights.
  • And if time allows I plan on starting the work on dashboard that shows the performance metrics on each commit merged to trunk.

Open Floor

Note for task coordination purposes: Automattic will be on remote virutal meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. next week.

@annezazu noted for task coordination purposes that much of Automattic that focuses on the editor space is going to be on a remote, virtual  meetup next week (12th & 13th). It might mean less of us coming to the core editor chat or slightly less responsiveness during those days but it’ll probably depend on the person.

Please reconnect your 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/ and WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ accounts.

  • @desrosj flagged issue with some GitHub and WordPress.org connections where tokens expired for some users.
  • If you have previously connected your GitHub account to your WordPress.org account, please head over and verify the connection is still active!
  • If you have never connected your accounts, please do! This is a huge help for the release squads when they compile the list of props for a given release.
  • We always want everyone to receive proper recognition for their contributions, and this is a huge help with matching contributions to Gutenberg on GitHub to a .org profile. 
  • More info on connecting your Github profile to your WordPress.org account.

Opt out Plugin to be used to disable the block based Widgets editor.

@paaljoachim wanted to highlight this issue: Add a plugin to disable the block based Widgets editor.

As a plugin has been added if/when a user wants to go back to using the Classic Widget screen. I am hesitant. As it should be easier to jump between old <-> new.

@andraganescu responded:

“Easier” is complex. Adding buttons to switch in and out may sound easier, but using the same system that has been used for years via plugins can be easier as well. Opening that issue, I did think about the option to add an “opt out” button. But that would mean adding an opt in button as well. And that would mean adding a user setting. And, if not a user setting then a way to store the opt in state. This, as the welcome screen in the Guteneberg editor has shown us, is not a reliable way.

@andraganescu indicated there would be a “Welcome screen” on first use of the new Widget editor with clear information about how to install the Plugin to easily opt out.

@andraganescu also confirmed there will be multiple touch points:

  • Post install page.
  • Welcome screen.
  • Make post with more information.

Wrap up

Due to the meeting taking longer than usual @get_dave wrapped up by encouraging any further open floor questions to be left async as a comments (below).

Thanks to everyone who attended.

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #meeting-notes, #summary

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 28 April 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.

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/ 10.5 RC release.

The first topic was the Gutenberg 10.5 release. The RC was already shipped a week before the chat https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/releases/tag/v10.5.0-rc.1. @jorgefilipecosta said that we had some PR’s that were cherry-picked since the RC.

The final release was scheduled for the day of the chat. @jorgefilipecosta gave public congratulations to @ajitbohra for the first RC release!

Posts requiring feedback and insights.

@jorgefilipecosta said that we have two important posts published recently that deserve wide attention:

In case anyone has some insights or thoughts to share please leave a comment on the posts! Your insights are appreciated!


Monthly Plan and key project updates.

Global Styles

Shipped this week

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.

block.json / 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. supports

  • duotone #26752
  • padding: fix to allow units other than px #31057
  • font-size: can be used in nodes other than the wrapper #30879
  • border-color: fix for dynamic blocks #31020
  • blocks
    • padding for site title #31125
    • padding and letter casing for site tagline #31042
    • link color for post date #30791
    • table uses now background/text colors from the theme #30791

Internationalization

  • custom templates can be translated via theme.json #29828

KSES

  • fix to sanitizing user styles #30888

Site editor:

  • fixes for preset classes in the site editor #31218 #31217 #31204
  • fix for color selector in the UIUI User interface color panel #31015

Ongoing

theme.json

  • Changes to format #29891 are ready #30541 we’re now testing and polishing. It also includes versioning (aka migrate the older formats to the new one).
  • Improve 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. to take data from the theme directly #31267

block.json / block supports

  • typography (line-height, font-weight, etc) can be used in nodes other than the wrapper #30880
  • border and color (background, text) to the pull quote block #30951

New style properties

  • Add support for letter-spacing #31118

Misc

  • Add a new endpoint that exposes block editor settings through the 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/. (by mobile to access global styles data) #29969
  • standardize capabilities of wp_template, wp_template_part and wp_global_styles #30893

Priorities

The priority continues to be shipping #29891 as soon as possible to unblock related work.

#28913 is a good issue to look at if you can lend a hand (help with reviews, migrate more blocks, more properties, etc).

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. and Navigation Editor.

@andraganescu provided the following update:

The legacy widget got an UXUX User experience upgrade and now the default view is the preview while the embedded widget editor 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. had a performance overhaul. The focus on back combat continued with more testing with legacy widgets from various plugins. As expected a lot of new issues were opened.

On navigation editor the steady pace of improvements continued last week. Many thanks for the many welcome contributions!

Navigation block.

@joen provided the following update:

For the navigation block, we recently merged a padding change and I’m doing some followups (submenu gapplaceholder itemsnav screen). Also looking at small separate improvements, and hope to get back to patterns now that the padding change is merged  — thank you for reviews.

Full Site Editing/Page templates

@youknowriad provided the following update regarding page templates:

I’ve spent some time iterating on that on the last days. We now merged the UIs for templates under a single “template” panel in the 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., we iterated a bit on the design of the “frame” to distinguish properly between template and post modes and simplified the save flow a bit. There are a number of iterations we could make, I don’t expect all of them to happen before 5.8, at some point, we’d make a final decision about whether it’s good enough to include.

@ntsekouras made a heads up regarding the query block:

Query block has now a wrapper element which for now is div (and will be the default when more tags will be supported) here: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/30804I’ve added a deprecation so everything will work as before but it will be good to update any block themes you have that use Query.

Task Coordination

@aristath

This past week:

  • Continued working on PR to autogenerate anchors for headings – #30825
  • Continued on @nosolosw‘s existing PR to allow inner blocks in quotes – #25892
  • Sustainability: PR to split theme.css styles and only load the ones for rendered blocks – #31239
  • Smaller PRs, mostly to improve code quality & linting errors
  • Lots and lots of PR reviews

Next week: Continue working on all the things mentioned above

@mamaduka

Helping out with the new Navigation Editor screen:

  • Sync menu name updates.
  • Introduce useMenuEntityProp hook.
  • Better handling of unsaved changes. PRs one and two.

Continued my work on the “Most Used Terms” feature and got great feedback about improvements. Thanks, everyone.Planning to continue working on Navigation Editor tasks.

@paaljoachim

@ntsekouras

@annezazu

Continued FSE Program work with the fifth call for testingpublishing a schedule of upcoming plans, reviewing/adding to a brief FSE doc, and launched a second round of questions. I’m planning to likely do a hallway hangout tomorrow on FSE issues/prs/designs in #fse-outreach-experiment for anyone interested!

@poena

Plans to continue on the site block changes but also I want to test the theme.json format and update the tutorial for creating block themes. Awaiting review of the letter-spacing.

@vdwijngaert

Will be working on a PR for moving the post/page title to the top bar. Current PR: #31240, but going to close that in favor of a new one based on a 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".

@jffng

@jorgefilipecosta

The main goal for next week is to review https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/30541 and help it be merged. Plans on reviewing other Global Styles PR that are opened (e.g: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/30880). Wants to fix https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/27478, which is probably very simple but may have a considerable impact and should be done ASAP.

Open floor

Post title moving in site editor

@bobbingwide said that there’s a problem moving the post title in the Site Editor. Adding that it’s tricky editing the topmost block if one does not have the toolbar set to top. @joen said @ellatrix is working on a fix https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/31134.

G2 Components

@aristath asked the status of “G2 components” and if there is any plan on removing them. @youknowriad said that G2 is not removed but while reviewing some of the integration PRs, he noticed that G2 reimplements a lot of things we already have in Gutenberg in its own way. So the plan is still to integrate it but aligning with Gutenberg practices.

#block-editor, #chats, #core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #gutenberg, #meeting-notes

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 21 April 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack 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, April 21, 2021, 14:00 UTC.

Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.

Full Site Go/No Go

The Full Site Editing Go/No Go demo took place a few days ago, where project leadership determined what new features should be included in WordPress 5.8 based on their current status, feedback gathered in calls for testing, and the prospect of achieving a solid implementation before the feature freeze.

As a next step high-level overview of the focuses to attend to before the feature freeze is defined. WordPress 5.8 FSE must-haves project board is available to trace individual items.

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/ 10.4

Gutenberg 10.4 was released on 14th April introducing cool features like 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. widgets 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., enhancements to the Site Editor, improvements to rich text placeholders, and, as always, 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 as well.

Gutenberg 10.5 RC

Gutenberg 10.5 RC 1 was released last week test and report bugs.

FSE Outreach

Two weeks remaining to go on a Query (block) Quest with the fse outreach expirement.

Monthly Plan

The monthly update containing the high-level items that Gutenberg contributors are focusing on for January are:

  • Global Styles.
  • 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. Editor.
  • Navigation block.
  • Full Site Editing.

For detailed plan check out monthly priorities post.

Updates on the key projects

@andraganescu

A brief update on Widgets and Navigation:

  • Focus on figuring out the best approach for backward compatibility and see how much can the block based editor offer.
  • Navigation editor progressed with bug fixes, but still hanging around the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. issues of how to best reuse the navigation block.

@nosolosw

This week in global styles:

  • Landed 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. with elements #29891.
  • extract sanitization method #30809.
  • Added block support & theme.json support for: border-color, border-style, and border-width #30124.
  • Clean cached data when switching themes #30830.
  • Standarize block editor settings load #30245.
  • Fix 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. in color panel of global styles 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. #31015.
  • Add utility to retrieve classes and styles in color hook #30869 #30870.
  • Polish color labels #30075.
  • changes to shape (working in all editors & front-end) #30541.
  • Allow skipping serialization for typography attributes #30880.
  • Conversation about “overlay” colors #29963 (comment).
  • Migrate more blocks using the skipSerialization mechanism as well as adding more properties #2891.
  • kses filtering (approved) #30888.


The priority continues to be shipping #29891 as soon as possible to unblock related work.
#28913 is a good issue to look at if you can lend a hand (help with reviews, migrate more blocks, more properties, etc).

@mkaz

Navigation block improvements follow all the details in the tracking issue here.

  • Responsive menu is close and got delayed due to external priorities, but I’d expect in 10.6.
  • Home Link has started new since last time.

Task Coordination

Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.

@mamaduka

@joen

Focusing on the navigation block, looking into patterns.

@paaljoachim

  • Working on a few issues for Learn.
  • VVV/Vagrant setup a local dev environment tutorial.
  • Exploring improvements to the Page templates UIUI User interface.

@hypest

Quick update from the native mobile folks: 

  • Block transforms, Interim dual-license for new contributions merged, media insertion flow simplification.
  • Gallery Block Refactor Resumed, Editor Onboarding implementation started.
  • Fixes in Stepper a11yAccessibility 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), Unsupported Block Editor start, Quote block citation newlines.
  • Refined media progress error notice.
  • In Progress: GSS, Reusable blocks, Search block, Block Picker Search, Embed block, Slash inserter.

@nerrad

Published a PR with a proposal introducing a document defining some Gutenberg Principles for the project to adopt. Would be good to get more eyes on it (especially from the coreteam).

@ntsekouras

@mkaz

@get_dave

  • Work on the Navigation editor/screen.
  • Focused on ensuring wp nav menu items are mapped to the correct block types/variations #31004.
  • Exploring a clearer “close” UX for the Site Editor navigation sidebar that appears when you click the `W` icon.

@annezazu

  • Focused on the FSE Outreach Program (responding to feedback, amplifying, testing, writing up the latest summary).
  • Alongside a work in progress core editor improvement post and a post on the role of the 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/when to .use Gutenberg for /news to help guide people.

@aristath

Open Floor

@get_dave

  • Block Transforms: deprecating `transform` 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. in favour of `convert` for block transforms.
  • When the group block was introduced we had to create a new experimental API `convert` to allow us to group a block/selection of blocks via the “Block Transform” UI in the block toolbar.
  • This was because the existing `transform` API only provided access to a limited set of data about the block(s) being transformed, whereas we needed the blocks themselves.
  • In many cases it is more useful to simply receive the block(s) being transformed – this provides access to all data about the block (including `attributes` and `innerBlocks`). This is (for the most part) a “blocks in, blocks out” mindset which feels quite natural.
  • @aduth proposed we promote the `convert()` API and deprecate `transform`. `transform` would remain in place for backwards compatibility so there would be no breakage. The API has been in use for over a year but is not standardised or documented. Also, it cannot easily be removed as the Group block is dependent on it.
  • The PR has fallen dormant and needs a decision to take it forward. I’m happy to help do the work to get it over the line if we can wrangle a decision.

@paaljoachim

  • I am working on the flow of the Page template and I am seeing a few things here and there that needs adjusting. One issue I have met a few times is the lack of ability to discard a save. I made this issue showing how one gets stuck. 
  • There are explorations going on in relation to discarding saves but it is more complex.

@mamaduka

  • I would love to get UXUX User experience feedback on this issue and if it’s okay to hide block controls while an image is uploading.

@aristath

  • Right now I can’t use any non-px values. We can’t say that font-size should be 2em and I suspect that’s from g2. Things that were supposed to work don’t (paddings). If anyone is able to use non-px values for paddings in latest trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision., please let me know how… Right now I can’t see how it could possibly work, it looks like units is always an empty array and I can’t figure out how/why it was working in the old days

@annezazu

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Core Editor Improvement: Refining the Block Toolbar

With a growing amount of customization features being unlocked, the toolbar for each coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 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. is being transformed one at a time to make it more intuitive and predictable to use. Since the block toolbar contains the most important block tools, this could help improve your workflow as you’re creating content.

In the same way you might organize tools in a toolbox so you can quickly grab and go, the toolbar is on that same path: grouping related tools based on which level of a block an option impacts. To get a sense of what this actually means, and how it’ll improve your workflows here’s a before and after photo showing the changes in the Image Block:

Before:

Image showing the block toolbar on an Image Block with the tooling before the update occurred.

After:

Image showing the block toolbar on an Image Block with the tooling after the update occurred.

Keep in mind that not all blocks have been revamped just yet, but you can follow this issue to keep track. For now, if you’re using the 10.4.1 release of 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, you can expect to see this update in the following blocks, with more on the way: 

  • Image 
  • Cover
  • Button
  • Buttons
  • List
  • Heading
  • Paragraph
  • Quote
  • Audio
  • File
  • List
  • Video
  • Media & Text
  • Site Logo
  • Post Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.

The goal of the effort is to simplify the hierarchy of the block, to make it more predictable what goes where. Here’s a visual outlining the groupings:

The visual is taken from recently updated documentation

  • Block surfaces properties of the block itsef..
  • Tools surfaces tools that affect the whole content of the block, such as alignments or positition.
  • Inline formatting refers mostly to in-text transformations such as bold or italic on a text selection. 
  • Other contains any additional features that do not fit in the other groups.

As each core block gets updated, there will hopefully be a cascading effect, making it predictable to adjust any block how you need to, whether that’s changing block alignment or bolding a specific piece of text.  

Thank you to @joen for helping edit this post (including providing the visuals) and for the excellent guidance throughout.

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