CSS Chat Summary: 30 September 2021

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

Housekeeping

CSS Custom Properties (#49930)

  • @dryanpress suggested that, once all the PRs are merged, it would be very helpful to add a Table of Contents (TOC) to custom-properties.css. @ryelle agreed that it would help with reducing duplicates and with documentation.
  • @danfarrow asked about how the TOC sections would be broken down and @dryanpress suggested starting with a Theme and a General section, then adding sections for each file
  • We discussed following up on unfinished PRs. @dryanpress offered to gently nudge the relevant authors after which we would give them 5 days to respond before picking up / taking over their PRs. @wazeter agreed that applying a soft deadline is a good idea. UPDATE: By the end of the meeting all authors had effectively been nudged!
  • @danfarrow brought up the issue of rgba colour values and asked what the currently preferred approach is. After an interesting discussion the consensus was that the custom properties should be added for each distinct rgba value, for example --wp-admin--surface--box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1);. We could then work on a second pass to reduce the number of distinct rgba values.
  • @joyously imagined a script that sequentially sets each custom property to hotpink, so the user can verify that the visual changes meet expections. UPDATE: Within a few hours @costdev pretty much delivered the goods – amazing!

Open Floor / CSS Link Share

  • @dryanpress shared a link to a tweet announcing that the ouline ring now automatically adapts to the element border-radius “in the latest releases of all major browsers”
  • @ryelle shared a link to WordCamp US [Now over, but there’s always next year!]
  • @dryanpress shared a link to Omatsuri, an essential collection of very useful browser-based HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers., CSS, SVG & other web related tools

Thanks everybody!

#summary

Dev Chat Agenda for October 6, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur on October 6, 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Please note that depending on your timezone, the time may have changed with the end of daylight saving time.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Next releases status update

  • Next minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.: WP 5.8.2
    👉 WordPress 5.8.2 Deferred
  • Next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.: WP 5.9
    👉 WordPress 5.9 Planning Roundup

Components check-in and status updates

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

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

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

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

#5-8-2, #5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

A Week in Core – October 4, 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 September 27 and October 4, 2021.

  • 11 commits
  • 21 contributors
  • 31 tickets created
  • 4 tickets reopened
  • 23 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.2) and major (5.9) releases 🛠

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

  • Enable first and last page buttons in WP_List_Table::pagination()#42763

App Passwords

  • Remove placeholder from the app password name input field – #54047

Coding Standards

  • Remove duplicate assignment from a ternary operator in WP_MS_Sites_List_Table::site_states()#38296
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-http.php#53359
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php#53359

Docs

  • Improve documentation for WP_Admin_Bar methods – #54191

HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. 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.

  • Remove the DST Root CA X3 certificate expired on September 30, 2021 – #54207, #50828

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/.

  • Sort 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. types by their id – #53303

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Keep the closing </span> 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.) in footer links – #54209
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Remove duplicate class name from localized font-family elements – #54196
  • Twenty Twenty: Remove duplicate class name from localized font-family elements – #54196

Props

Thanks to the 21 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (4), @sabernhardt (3), @hellofromTonya (2), @mukesh27 (2), @aezazshekh (2), @tmatsuur (2), @rehanali (2), @joelcj91 (1), @SergeyBiryukov (1), @yagniksangani (1), @joedolson (1), @bradleyt (1), @seedsca (1), @fierevere (1), @Pillai (1), @Hareesh (1), @knutsp (1), @ronakganatra (1), @wp_kc (1), @spacedmonkey (1), and @desrosj (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @rehanali, @yagniksangani, @Pillai, and @wp_kc ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (8), @hellofromtonya (2), and @timothyblynjacobs (1).

#5-8-2, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core

WordPress 5.8.2 Deferred

The WordPress 5.8.x release schedule calls for a release candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). this week and a minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. next week. However, the scheduling for these 5.8.x releases will be changed.

The 5.8.2 release dates as previously planned will be skipped and rescheduled to the “if necessary” 5.8.3 schedule as follows:

5.8.2 (updated)

  • RC: Tuesday November 2, 2021
  • Final release: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

This deferral was determined because currently there are no commit candidates. Plus, many commits still need a lot of work to merge, or are potentially too impactful and therefore belong in a major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. instead.

Release Coordination

Because the 5.8.x releases are part of 5.8 by extension, all coordination and conversation related to the 5.8.x releases are held in the #5-8-release-leads 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.

Do you want to see some tickets included in the next release? Check the 5.8.2 milestone: provide feedback on tickets, test existing fixes, or even submit 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. to help move things along!

Props @desrosj & @tobifjellner for peer review.

#5-8, #5-8-2, #5-8-3, #5-8-x

CSS Chat Agenda: September 30, 2021

The next weekly CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. meeting is today Thursday, September 30 at 21:00 UTC in the #core-css channel in Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

Meeting Agenda

  • Announcements & Housekeeping
  • CSS Custom Properties (#49930)
  • Open Floor / CSS Link Share

See you there!

#agenda

Editor Chat Summary: 29th September 2021

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-09-29 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 releases

WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities

  • The “go, no go” review date for WordPress 5.9 is coming up on October 12, 2021.
  • Gutenberg 11.6.0 was the final full release of the Gutenberg Plugin prior to that date (although we’ll have an RC for 11.7.0 on the 6th October which can be used for the “go/no go”).
  • The main goal for 5.9 is getting full site editing to all WordPress users.
  • The key “candidate” features are listed in the suggested roadmap.

Updates based on the scope for Site Editing projects

Updates were requested for the key projects:

Global Styles

@youknowriad provided an async update on the agenda:

  • We’re making some good practice hoping to be in a good shape for 5.9.
  • We’ve been iterating on the designs proposed in this overview issue.
  • We’ve landed the drill down Navigation 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. and we are iterating on the different panels and components. (you can follow the updates on the issue)

Also related to this, @mciampini provided an update from the folks working on the components package:

Shipping:

In Progress:

  • We’re now moving to use the NavigatorProvider components in other contexts in Gutenberg, including the preferences modal.
  • This will help us to validate the 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. of the component and reduce overlap with the existing Navigation components that specifically render the “W” sidebar in the full site editor.

Template Editor

No one was available to provide an update. I asked around and @kevin940726 let me know of progress on the Template Part Focus Mode:

  • Merged #34679 to add the “Edit template part” button in ellipsis menu.
  • Merged #34732 to add the back button in the focus mode (isolated template part mode)
  • Rob is working on #35170 to show the ellipsis menu in the list view
  • I just merged #35202 and opened #35239 to add template areas to top bar and the inspector

Patterns

No one was around at the time of the meeting, but having asked around, @ntsekouras provided an update for us:

Navigation Editor

@get_dave provided the update:

  • Discussion is ongoing on the best way to ensure interoperability and compatibility between Nav 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 Nav Editor.
  • Proposal to utilise a new classic Menu block in the Nav Editor continues. Any feedback welcomed.
  • Folks (particularly @spacedmonkey / @Jonny Harris) have been working hard on backwards compatibility. Any more feedback on this Issue would be a great help.
  • Lots 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 continue to roll in for the Editor. Great work by everyone involved.

Would particular like to highlight the need to provide feedback on the ongoing discussion regarding the proposal to utilise a dedicated classic Menu block in the Editor.

Navigation Block

@joen provided the update:

  • Working on navigation things around improving the setup state for url-less menu items (ultimately to help enable nav block patterns).
  • Continuing with light navigation related things such as URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org dialog improvements for the basic mode of the menu, and mockups for transforms to switch to advanced building.

Block based Widgets Editor

No one was around to provide an update but one improvement I’m aware of is that you can now edit the title of the Widget Group block directly.

Seems like a small change but it really helps improve the flow of a block which is critical for solid backwards compatibility.

Native Mobile Team

@antonisme provided the update:

Shipped

  • Embed block improvements and fixes
  • Use tarball instead of git 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.) for 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-editor forked dependencies
  • Added native version of Dashicon component for mobile

Fixes:

In Progress:

  • Launching soon a way to contact support from inside editor
  • Additional Embed block improvements
  • GSS Font size, line height, colors

Task Coordination

The following items were shared by folks to update us on what work is in progress or where help is needed:

@shaunandrews:

  • I’m working up a some designs around block controls (like height, width, border, background, etc) and their groupings (dimensions? shape? layout?).
  • Check out the #design channel for some more info. I hope to write up some thoughts this week.

@mamaduka:

  • Helping with PR reviews/testing.
  • Worked on a few small PRs of my own.
  • I’ve PR that should fix editor crash when dragging multiple blocks into innerBlocks. I’m not very familiar with this part of the code, and I would appreciate extra eyes on it.
  • Also started working on useSelect call optimizations because of missing dependencies across the codebase.

@annezazu:

  • Still working through feedback on the current exploration on block theme switching.
  • Shipped a YouTube video about the Query Loop block.
  • Kicked off a post that I hope turns into a wider conversation about an approach for adopting FSE features.
  • Helped with the latest / News post.
  • Cleared unlabelled issues backlog.
  • Working on the next call for testing for the outreach program.
  • Midway through a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor improvement post on accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) improvements.

@welcher:

@get_dave:

@mciampini:

  • I will continue refining the Navigator* components and the ItemGroup and Item components.
  • Helping with PR reviews around the @wordpress/components package.
  • Helping Riad with the updated Global Styles sidebar.

Open Floor

Adding locking capabilities to Reusable Blocks

  • @paaljoachim explained that at the moment it is too easy to make an accidental change to a Reusable block.
  • We soon should get a lock mechanism in place as per the overview Issue on locking.
  • @johnstonphilip queries whether locking is enough to ensure that the user understands the action they are taking is destructive across other pages.
  • @get_dave noted that the Update/Publish flow now separates out changes to the current Post vs Reusable Blocks (similar to how the Site Editor handles saving template parts).
  • @get_dave recommend raising an Issue to suggest having a more explicit warning inline on the Reusable Block to flag that you are making changes to a global entity.

Getting useInnerBlockProps and LinkControl out of “experimental” status

  • @fabiankaegy brought up two tickets related to features that are currently marked as __experimental which he thinks are at the point where they can be moved out of the experimental state.
  • @get_dave responded re: <LinkControl> to say:
    • There are still a number of items I’d like to see ticked off the tracking issue prior to merging (help with these appreciated).
    • It is quite powerful, but we should look at reducing the complexity of the component itself before committing to it.
    • Due to look at the architecture soon to see what improvements can be made – @youknowriad has mentioned this in the past.
  • @get_dave noted that @ellatrix has a PR to stablise useInnerBlocksProps and that more reviews and input are needed to get this to land.
  • It was agreed that given how long the components have been around that we should look to standardise both.

Wrap up

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting!

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

Dev chat summary – September 29, 2021

@audrasjb led the chat on this agenda. You can also read the Slack logs.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Worth mentioning:

Thanks to the 23 contributors of the past week, including 4 new contributors! Kudos to the 5 coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers of the week, too.

A Week in Core – September 27, 2021

Upcoming releases updates

Next minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.(s)

@desrosj and @circlecube are still leading the 5.8.x releases. They published a schedule for 5.8.2 and –if needed– 5.8.3.

The 5.8.x point releases are coordinated in the #5-8-release-leads 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. This channel is public and will be archived once 5.9 is released.

@costdev pointed out that 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 ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #53801 leads to a change in both Core and in the @wordpress/widgets package and asked for advices for how to ensure that any changes are committed at the same time to minimise issues on either end. @audrasjb answered that there is already an issue for this ticket in the 5.8.2 Gutenberg project board.

Next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.

Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published a couple weeks ago.

Worth noting that @chanthaboune proposed a review of the upcoming 5.9 key features in the last issue of the WordPress.org podcast.

@audrasjb ran a first bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrub last week to review the tickets marked early. He will run another one on Thursday September 30, 2019 at 20:00 UTC.

Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on the #core Slack channel. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs and get in touch with @audrasjb or @francina for details.

Also, @audrasjb silently scrubbed the Future Release queue and moved a dozen of tickets (in various components) to 5.9, with refreshed patches when needed. Most of them are ready and waiting for review/commit.

Component maintainers updates

Build/Test Tools – @sergeybiryukov

PHPUnit 9.5.10 and 8.5.21 were released with a breaking change: PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher deprecations are no longer converted to exceptions by default (convertDeprecationsToExceptions="true" can be configured to enable this). See changeset [51871] and ticket #54183 for more details.

This is also included in the Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite 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., which is highly recommended to read as it includes other important changes for 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 and theme authors using the WordPress Core test framework as a basis for their integration tests.

Upgrade/Install – @afragen

@afragen shared that there is currently a lot of activity on a 9 years old ticket: #22316. He added a new PR which is ready for review.

@audrasjb added that the design of the feature was discussed during the last #core-auto-updates weekly meeting.

@joyously asked if it is supposed to handle initial installation or deactivation and uninstall also? @audrasjb answered that it only handles initial installation, because a dependency could exists without the “base” plugin.

@joyously asked what value does this enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. add to the existing implementation. @clorith answered that It surfaces which plugins would enhance (or enable) functionality, so yes it has value. @audrasjb added that it standardizes a process which currently has many different implementations.

@afragen encouraged testers to install the PR, add a test plugin with a couple of dot org plugin slugs in a comma separated list in the Required Plugins 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.. Removing or changing the header name will deactivate those dependencies from being displayed.

Toolbar – @sabernhardt

@sabernhardt shared a draft of a Toolbar component update post.

He also pointed out that a docs update (#54191) was just committed today.

Open Floor

From @marybaum and @annezazu: there is a new testing call in the Full Site Editing Outreach Program.

@costdev noted that the Administration component doesn’t have a maintainer currently listed. He asked for a review of #53152. @sergeybiryukov moved it to milestone 5.9.

@pbearne asked for a review of #54020. He’s available to make a simpler patch if needed.

@webcommsat shared that tomorrow (30 September) is the last day of #WPTranslationDay 2021. Everyone is welcome to come and join the polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. for the final event and the celebrations from 16:00 UTC.

#5-8-x, #5-9, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Agenda for Sept 29, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur at September 29, 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

Next releases status update

  • Next minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.: WP 5.8.2
    👉 WordPress 5.8.2+ Release Schedule
  • Next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.: WP 5.9
    👉 WordPress 5.9 Planning Roundup

Components check-in and status updates

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

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to the usual agenda items above?

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

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

#5-8-2, #5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 22 September 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.

What’s next in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/? (Mid-September 2021)

@jorgefilipecosta said the post with the goals for the Gutenberg project in September is published and referred that the priorities are the template Editor, Patterns, Global Styles 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., the design tools., and 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./navigation editor work.

As a follow-up @ntsekouras brought attention to an experiment to trigger some discussions – a Patterns explorer, asking people to share their thoughts.

Project Updates

Mobile Application

Shipped

  • Improve error handling for embed block
  • Improve Reusable Blocks inserter UIUI User interface

Fixes

  • Fix image block height and border 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.
  • Fix back icon color in dark mode

In Progress

  • Additional Embed block improvements
  • GSS Font size, line height, colors

Components package

Shipping

  • Completed a migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. away from the createComponent function. This simplifies the process of adding new components to the library, using the more straightforward View component.
  • Following up on the recently expanded contributor guidelines, we simplified the structure of the guidelines and added a table of contents.

In Progress

  • @youknowriad merged a PR that introduces a navigation component to the 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., which moves us closer to the updated designs. We’re experimenting now with a revised Navigator component that may provide greater flexibility for the design.

Navigation Editor

Lots of work happening on priority items. Thanks to everyone who is contributing so much work.

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/. interactions have been improved and more issues identified.
• Started looking at ways to add links in Bulk.
• Using Theme JSON to control the block in the editor has been ruled out.
• Another Hallway Hangout is on the cards – dates/times to be confirmed.

Task Coordination

@annezazu

Hallway hangout for adoption pathways for FSE with Marcus & Dave, continue amplifying the current block theme switching exploration (please check it out!), did some light triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors., and shared a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor improvement post on the new Widgets Group block!

@ntsekouras

  • Query Pagination with `flex` layout(#34876, #34897).
  • Pass the search value to inserter, when clicking Browse All(#34912).
  • Delayed loading state of SSR component(#35033).
  • Pattern Explorer experiment(#35006).

@jorgefilipecosta

For the next week, the plan is to continue iterating on the design and address the remaining follow-ups we have thinks like changing the border of the input field from a gray to slightly different gray changing the dimension of inputs from 30px to 40px, changing the focus look on the range control.

@mciampini

Will keep supporting @jorgefilipecosta and other folks working on the @wordpress/components package, including most of the work that is being done on the new Global Styles sidebar.

Open floor

Responsiveness

Roman Axelrod asked the following:

It was mentioned earlier, but… At time moment, core editor doesn’t provide options of setting different styling rules for each device / breakpoint (Preview modes: Desktop, Tablet, Mobile).

Right now, the rules are global. For example if I set padding: 60px to Group block from the right sidebar of the editor, this rule is going to appear on Desktop and Mobile.I curious if we are going to have the same functionality that all popular page builders have? Usually they provide a list of breakpoints and ability to “overwrite” styling rules of previous breakpoint. It gives ability of adapting the design by requirements.Is this something that we can expect soon? Are we going to have something like this in 2021?

@jorgefilipecosta said he thinks that is not something on the roadmap for 5.9, but allowing to control how things look depending on the dimensions of the place where they are rendered is something that will end up existing.

Custom Fields

Roman Axelrod asked the following:

Are there any plans or ideas of using Custom Fields in core blocks?
For example, imagine the situation where I have 20 pages. All pages have a “Hero” section that contains titletextbutton on the left and image on the right.
The design is the same but the content is different and unique for each page (kind of a template).Now let’s say, after I built these 20 pages, we realized that the Heading block should be 5px bigger.
How should I fix that? It might be annoying to go page by page and update the font-size of each heading.As a reference, Elementor page builder provides this kind of option – they call it “Dynamic Content”.
I thought that the block-template-parts of FSE will solve this case. But this is still not there. Are there any thoughts/discussions about similar cases?

@jorgefilipecosta answered the following:

Hi Roman, maybe the solution to your issue is to define a CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. variable that represents the size. Theme.json provides a mechanism for declaring the css variables, and then instead of using 5px as value you use the css variable as the value. Changing the variable will then change the size in every place.

Roman followed up asking about how non-developers would be able to change those values. @jorgefilipecosta said that If one wants to allow a user to change a CSS variable, one could do it by registering a custom sidebar to change the variable. Maybe one day core offers something that automatically renders a UI where users could change variables registered using theme.json, but it is not part of the road map for now.

Developer Hours online

@bph made a big announcement during the core editor chat:

There will be a make core post with more info, this is just a heads-up, about a trial initiative to hold “Developer Hours online” every other week, with a group of Gutenberg developers, a short topic and then answering attendee’s Block and Theme building questions, with screen sharing of code and follow-up post. Depending how the trial goes, we might expand it. If you want to be part of that initiative let me know or comment on the post.

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

A Week in Core – September 27, 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 September 20 and September 27, 2021.

  • 22 commits
  • 23 contributors
  • 49 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 57 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.2) and major (5.9) releases 🛠

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

Build/Test Tools

  • Remove the PHPUnit container from local Docker environment – #54112
  • Splits and improves compat tests – #39265, #53363
  • Update PHPUnit configuration for PHPUnit 9.5.10/8.5.21+ – #54183
  • Upgrades Tests_Multisite_MS_Permalink_Collision fixture methods and strict assertion – #51147

Code Modernization

  • Fix “passing null to non-nullable” deprecation in _mb_substr()#53635

Coding Standards

  • Fix the alignment of the array – [51855]
  • Remove duplicate assignment from a ternary operator in WP_MS_Sites_List_Table::site_states()#38296

Docs

  • Add @since notes to register_setting() for the deprecated misc and privacy option groups – #53399
  • Document some more common names for dynamic 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. and standardise the phrasing used – #53581
  • Fix typo in the $clear_working parameter description in WP_Upgrader methods – #54163
  • Miscellaneous docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) corrections and improvements – #52217, #53399
  • Update description for retrieve_widgets() per the documentation standards – #53811
  • Update and enhance the docs for retrieve_widgets()#53811

Formatting

  • Pass the 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. instance as a parameter to the render_block filters – #53596

General

  • Fix code quality issues which were identified by static analysis – #52217

Posts, Post Types

  • Don’t add a trailing number when there is a unique post parent – #51147

Tests

  • Correct the @ticket reference in wp_terms_checklist() tests – #53363, #51137
  • Don’t skip some Ajax tests on multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site, add them to the ms-excluded group instead – #53363
  • Further improve the tests for avoid_blog_page_permalink_collision(): – #51147
  • Remove unnecessary setUp() and tearDown() methods in multisite tests – #53363
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/multisite/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Update the Services_JSON test for PHPUnit 9.5.10/8.5.21+ – #54183, #54029, #53363

Props

Thanks to the 23 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @hellofromTonya (5), @jrf (5), @SergeyBiryukov (3), @netweb (2), @joelcj91 (1), @MaximeCulea (1), @zieladam (1), @mukesh27 (1), @pbiron (1), @aezazshekh (1), @zenithcity (1), @whyisjake (1), @knutsp (1), @tubys (1), @Daschmi (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @audrasjb (1), @terriann (1), @stormrockwell (1), @johnbillion (1), @costdev (1), @desrosj (1), and @hellofromtonya (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @aezazshekh, @zenithcity, @tubys, and @Daschmi ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (11), @hellofromtonya (4), @johnbillion (4), @whyisjake (2), and @azaozz (1).

#5-8-2, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core