Auto-updates feature meeting summary: May 12, 2020

These are the weekly notes for the WP Auto-updates team meeting that happened on Tuesday May 12, 2020. You can read the full transcript on the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-auto-updates 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.

Reminder, WP Auto-updates Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. is developed on GitHub and is available for testing on WordPress.org plugins repository.

Update on 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.

@pbiron is in charge of the core patch. It should be ready around the middle of this week. Paul asked whether it’s better to do a pull request against wordpress-develop 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/ repository or a diff file on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

@azaozz answered both would work, and have different pluses and minuses:

  • Pull requests can be reviewed in inline comments, but are harder to modify by different people.
  • A diff file would need to be applied to a svn checkout before testing, but easier to iterate (to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). new diffs)

Paul will send a diff file.

WP auto-updates version 0.8.0

Here are the expected steps for the core merge:

  1. Publish the diff file on the related Trac ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. (#50052)
  2. After merge details are known, update Pull request #123 – Self-deactivate the plugin after the functionality has been merged to core
  3. ReleaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. WP Auto-updates version 0.8
  4. Commit the Trac diff file to WordPress Core

@azaozz noted that releasing version 0.8 after the diff is available on Trac is needed to make sure the 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 can self deactivate once the diff file is merged into WordPress core. The check in version 0.7 doesn’t actually work with the patch, because the name of the function it is checking changed in the patch

The plugin’s options should also be deleted from WordPress installs once the plugin is uninstalled by sites owners. @audrasjb opened pull request #125 to handle that.

The team noted the feature plugin reached 900+ active installs. 77% are running version 0.7, 12% are running version 0.6 and 11% are running versions 0.6.0 or less.

@whyisjake also implemented prettier on the plugin. It allows to run CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets./JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. lint check, using npm test , and to fix linting issues using ESLint --fix option.

Open floor

@azaozz shared some thoughts about keeping some stats on successful/failed autoupdates, on the 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/ 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. side. It’s not a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. for merging and can be added later. The idea is to potentially have anonymous/aggregated stats per plugin/theme. This is also related to the Tide project, which can use those stats to determine how “safe” an update may be.

@audrasjb asked if it’s directly related to this feature or if it should be handled in a separate ticket/project. For @azaozz, it is part of plugins and themes auto-updates, but it can be a separate Trac ticket.

@pbiron asked if we were talking about stats on the results of auto-updates, or about user preferences for what should be auto-updated (since whether an auto-update is attempted can be controlled by other plugins, such as Easy Updates Manager, etc). Andrew answered that it may be both.

@audrasjb asked what would be the main benefit for the end user? Having prompts to alert on “not recommended” updates? @azaozz doesn’t think it would be a direct communication but an auto-update may be eventually stopped/postponed if there are many failures.

@apedog wanted to mention a version-rollback feature for plugins. For them, it would become relevant as more installations start using WP Auto-updates feature plugin. @audrasjb answered it should eventually be introduced independently of auto-updates feature as it’s not only related to this type of updates mechanism. @apedog pointed out that breakage occurring from a manual update gives the user immediate feedback. An over-night auto-update (especially if multiple plugins/themes were updated) could make debugging much harder. @audrasjb added that the best way to move this independent project forward is to open a ticket on Trac if it doesn’t exists yet. @sergeybiryukov added that WP Core do perform a rollback if a background core update fails (enabled for minor versions by default), that might be helpful when looking into implementing this for plugins and themes too.

@apedog also asked whether WP Auto-updates log the previous version vs new version? For example, for a user encountering breakage from an auto-update. Sitesite (versus network, blog) breakage can occur even on successful updates – simply due to conflictconflict A conflict occurs when a patch changes code that was modified after the patch was created. These patches are considered stale, and will require a refresh of the changes before it can be applied, or the conflicts will need to be resolved.. @audrasjb answered there is no such log mechanism in core, even for manual updates.

@pbiron asked @audrasjb if Pull request 121 – Add help tabs on update-core, plugins, and themes admin screens is going to be ready on time for version 0.8.0. @audrasjb is on it, but it will probably needs copy review.

The team agreed Help Tabs will be handled separately from the initial core patch, to give it time for copy review.

#auto-update, #core-auto-updates, #feature-plugins, #feature-projects, #feature-autoupdates

Auto-updates feature weekly meeting agenda – May 12th, 2020

Next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 17:00 UTC and will take place on #core-auto-updates 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 with the following agenda:

  • Update on coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 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.
  • Feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins.’s scope for version 0.8
  • Prettier implementation
  • Open floor: issues & PR / other topics

Got something to propose for the agenda? Please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #auto-update, #core-auto-updates, #feature-plugins, #feature-autoupdates

XML Sitemaps Meeting: May 12th, 2020

It’s been a while since the last blog post about the XML Sitemaps feature project. Today I’d like to summarize the developments since last month, and also post the agenda for our upcoming meeting.

Updates

  • Version 3.0 (#181)
    A pull request has been opened to add the change log for our next releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software., which includes a good amount of improvements over the last version. The goal is for this to be one of the last releases before we put our efforts into a merge proposal.
    Most notable changes: important refactorings, rewrite rule fixes, removal of lastmod.
  • Custom elements in sitemap (#151)
    There is no consensus yet about what 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. for adding custom elements (beyond lastmod or priority) could look like, especially when dealing with custom namespaces.
  • Custom elements in stylesheet (#152)
    There is still an open PR that tries to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). the XSLT stylesheet more dynamic so it automatically displays sitemap elements added by plugins. That means there’s some overlap with the issue mentioned above.
    Interesting side affect: the PR proposes a new esc_xml() function that might be worth looking into.
  • Road towards WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (#164)
    We’re full steam ahead on improving the source code so it better aligns with WordPress core standards, as well as getting feedback from various core teams on the 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 (i.e. polyglots, 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), docs). Also, there is now a TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. to reference! See #50117.

Agenda: May 12th

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 16.00 CEST.

Items on the agenda so far:

  • Version 3.0 (#181)
  • Custom elements
  • Stylesheets
  • Currently open issues and pull requests. Including:
    • Removing trailing slashes on URLs (#134)
    • Sanitizing object subtypes for use in URLs (#166)
    • Adding 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. for WP_Query args (#131) (needs owner)
  • Current roadmap status
  • Open floor

Want to add anything to the above? Please leave a comment here or reach out 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/..

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

#agenda, #feature-plugins, #feature-projects, #xml-sitemaps

Chat Summary: 7th May 2020…

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Chat Summary: 7th May 2020

Full meeting transcript on Slack: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/CQ7V4966Q/p1588885269423200

I (@notlaura) facilitated the meeting.

CSS audit updates

It’s not specifically part of the audit inititive, but let’s celebrate: CSS for unsupported IE versions was removed in commit 47771. 🎉

Color Scheming Updates

@ryelle experimented with custom properties for color schemes in a Gutenberg PR and left comments on the Iterating on Color Schemes ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker., and mentioned that @nrqsnchz & @joedolson will be working on the design and 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) side of color schemes.

Also for reference is the Dark Mode project which was not merged due to the difficulty in overriding CSS in parts of the adminadmin (and super admin). Part of the work to do regarding the color schemes initiative is to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). it so that we can have dark mode, and a solution that allows control of all colors in the admin.

I mentioned the design systems practice of abstracting colors (the design tokens) into contextually named custom properties, and offered to add a comment to the ticket.

That was all for this week!

#summary #core-css

JavaScript Chat Summary: May 5, 2020

Below is a summary of the discussion from this week’s JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. chat (agenda, Slack Transcript). Thanks to @cbravobernal for compiling these notes!

Have a topic for discussion for the next meeting? Leave a suggested edit on next week’s agenda.

Visual Testing Revisited

(Slack conversation)

@aduth talks about taking a look to the tool Chromatic. It is integrated with Storybook and seems to be capable of making visual 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. tests of isolated components.

Team talks about how important it is to focus and give a little more love to Storybook.

Q comments that will be more important as they focus on 

Chromatic turns your stories into visual test baselines. Each story is rendered in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer 11 simultaneously then compared to a screenshot of the “last known good state”. Whenever there are UIUI User interface differences you get notified.

We have to notice that there is already a pull request for end-to-end testing with browserstack for old browsers.

There is a “sponsorship” for Chromatic with Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. projects. See link

Action:

  • Follow-up on this, or to start experimenting. (needs champion)

Coding Guidelines Documentation

(Slack conversation)

@aduth asks for opinion about these pull requests:

@aduth observed some relation to “language support” and “ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. components”, since there’s been a handful of requests recently that “X” JavaScript feature be supported in order to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). writing class components easier. He is going to merge them in a near future (some are already merged).

Also, the team has committed that 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/ will only support TC39 Stage 4 (“Finished”) ECMAScript (JavaScript) language features. 

Action: 

Open Floor

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. IDs

(Slack conversation)

@sageshilling has an issue: when looking at blocks in the post ,they don’t have an id associated with them. Images and reusable blocks have the post_id, but the post_id updates with the page edits. Also, the block attributes has no identifier- that’s unique and constant throughout. With tables we have the unique key, so it’s something that we’re used to having to use as a reference.

Action: 

  • Continue the discussion in a pull request or issue.

Auth Check Interval

(Slack conversation)

@dsix asks for review at #49573 . The issue is that the server-side code was updated to ignore auth_check_interval parameter in the heartbeat request, so that value has no effect.

His assumption, based on the fact that the server-side code was changed to return the auth_check data on every heartbeat, was that the interval was no longer needed.

Action:

  •  Invest more time for testing / feedback. 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.” the people involved in the original change.

#core-js, #javascript

Editor chat Summary: 6 May, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting agenda here. Held on Wednesday, 6th May 2020 held in Slack. Facilitated by @paaljoachim.

Monthly Plan

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/? (May)
https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/05/06/whats-next-in-gutenberg-may/

A summary from @youknowriad
Let’s do aa small recap about the previous months and the next one:
– We did some good progress about 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. Patterns on the last month
– FSE Sitesite (versus network, blog) Builder screen is getting closer in terms of parity with the post editor, there’s still some work left
– FSE: we worked on the context 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., it was a bit more complex than originally anticipated but we landed something
– Navigation screen continues to improve
– Implemented several Global Styles config per block (colors, line height,…)
The priorities remain mostly the same because most of these are big projects we’re polishing and improving.

Some highlights to come:
– Query Blocks
– More iterations to the patterns (categories)
– Sibling inserter redesign maybe
– Continue on Site Builder and Navigation Screen
– Expand 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. capabilities

Task Coordination

@karmatosed
Different blocks in navigation: 22096
Sub-nav improvements: 22087
Ellipsis and movers: 22089
All my other focus is on triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors., “needs design” and “design feedback” label has replies.

@nosolosw
I’ve worked on style things at various levels:
– theme.json: convos & reviews about its role to control the editor.
– Global styles: expose style presets (font-size, color, gradients) as CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. vars.
– Editor styles: fix for font-sizes.
Also contributed to some misc things such as convos and PR about the JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. version we support, and provide feedback on switching the JSDoc parser we use for our API docs tool.

@mkaz and @annezazu
Working on a plan to improve block editor docs.

@youknowriad
– Worked a little bit on some follow-ups to the Patterns UIUI User interface (search support)
– Worked on some small refactorings PRs, 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 performance.
– Planning to focus more on the categories support for patterns.

@andraganescu
– I am mostly working on the new nav screen project.
21557 PR in progress of adding a new feature to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. data entities delete.
– I constantly try to do more reviews!

@nrqsnchz
– I continue to work on iterations to the Welcome Guide.
– Starting to take a dive into Full Site Editing with Inserting existing saved template parts.
– Started to put together a matrix of pattern categories in a spreadsheet found in other site builders so we can get a better idea of what categories we’d want to have in the inserter.

@pstonier
I’ve been finalizing adding the functionality to 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. the Latest Posts block by author and added the ability to show the author in the list: 16169

@michael-arestad
– Posted a prototype of a page switcher when editing site. (could use some feedback)
– Iteration on template partial creation – (needs dev)
– Proposed persistent block navigator.
Next up:
– Iterate on template partial insertion.
– Explore transforming template partials.
– Could use help with implementation of multi-entity saving.

@mapk
Search block enhancements.
Block mover explorations.
Helping to push scheduled post PR forward with @earnjam.
Providing feedback where I can.

@retrofox
First approach on improving tips. Looked at contextual tips issue.
The idea is being able to register tips defining description, scope, etc.
Related issues
Add rotating block-specific tips to the inserter’s help panel.
Compile a list of possible block-specific tips.
Consider adding adding a rotating Tips area to the block sidebar.
Blocks: Contextual tips tied to specific search queries.

@brentswisher
Hoping to finish adding storybook stories for components this week.
Hoping to review: Storybook: Add DateTimePicker.

@marek
Improving the post scheduling process by showing you what dates you’ve already scheduled for. Needs feedback/reviews.

@zieladam
Working on visual improvements to the navigation block (#22107) and experimenting with making menu items editable in the inspector on the experimental nav menus page (#21948).

@Zeb
Table of Contents block.
Done: Added multipage post support. Ability to toggle if all multipage headings are listed.
Needs: technical reviews/feedback, 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) and copy reviews. A G2 icon.
Heading block H1-H6 level control. Needs: design and technical reviews.
– Custom HTML block polish PR that could use another design review.
– PR: Enable backspace to remove empty Navigation links. Needs help to fix issues and how to handle certain scenarios like removing a Navigation Link with children.
– PR: List block: add color controls. Stuck: Editor style conflicts.
Resolving this PR would open the door to adding color controls to other blocks that use HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. lists (e.g. Latest Posts or Table of Contents).
– PR: PreviewOptions: remove chevron from button. What should the button look like, since it’s text/border styles are inconsistent with the Save Draft button.
– PR: Embed: use same SmugMug URL regex as core. Needs: Review.
– PR: Refactor reusable block edit component using hooks and Refactor ReusableBlockEditPanel to use hooks (and add type info) both need reviews.
– PR: Polish block wrapper elements file. Needs: Review.

Open Floor

Discussing the need to find additional people to review PRs.

@youknowriad
We have 137 on 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/ team on Gutenberg that can approve PRs. How can we increase the confidence level of these people to actually review and approve PRs?
@earnjam
…Work on more areas = more confident to makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). a decision regarding those things.
@aduth
It’s something I was really hopeful CODEOWNERS approach would help with. Where people can specialize in certain areas of the codebase, and it’s fine to focus in those areas. At this point, I think Gutenberg has scaled to such a size that no single person can possibly know how it all works.
@karmatosed
Ideas from experience with triage:
Open sessions for learning how to review PRs. During these go through a few and pick out gotchas and gain confidence through doing.
Mentoring/pairing on PR reviews.

@owoce
Asked for interest in..
Multi-select: add a toolbar with formatting options when multiple blocks are selected. Owoce started some work on this as a 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 (repo) but she is hoping to get something like this into the editor itself.
@youknowriad
Riad shared an example from an older multi select PR that stalled.
@paaljoachim and @youknowriad
Both mentioned that it would be good to create a Github issue when questioner is ready to do so as to continue discussion in an issue.
In the mean time check out her Gutenberg-multi-edit plugin currently at alpha stage.

@brentswisher
Github is having their satellite conference virtually and free this year here: https://githubsatellite.com/schedule/ if someone is looking for learning opportunities.

@kjellr
NB! A heads-up to label issues and PRs that impact theme styling or markup with the label: [Feature] Themes

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #gutenberg

Dev chat summary, May 5, 2020

@davidbaumwald facilitated the chat with this agenda. @sageschilling wrote this summary. @marybaum edited.

Announcements and highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. elections

Nominations for Core Team Reps are still open until May 14. After that, we vote! Thanks to @jeffpaul for getting that process underway.

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe Online 2020 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

This year you, too, can join WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day – even if you don’t live in Europe and weren’t planning to be anywhere near there. But especially if you do! Find all the details in the WCEU post here.Getting a handle

An Experimental Outreach Project for Full Sitesite (versus network, blog) Editing

Thinking hard about full-site editing? You’ll want to join this experimental outreach project. The deadline to comment on the post or join up is May 14. Questions? Ask @chanthaboune.

APAC Dev Chat + Town Hall Meetings

See the post here. The deadline to comment and volunteer May 18

Core Team profile badges

And finally, a lot of developers (ed. note: and more, like your two-bit copy editor here!) just got Core Team Badges.
The #meta team added everyone who was a Noteworthy Contributor in the core-developer list, going back at least to 5.0; read all the details in this meta-trac post. 

The Core team always wants to attract and support new contributors. So from now on, every releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. that publishes a credits list will auto-grant the badge.

WordPress 5.4.1

And a big announcement, WordPress 5.4.1 has been released!
WordPress 5.4.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 17 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 in addition to 7 security fixes.

Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update …Merge Announcement: Plugins & Themes Auto-Updates
and to go along with this,

Upcoming Releases

@chanthaboune will release the WP5.5 post this week, so keep an eye out for that!

David will lead another early scrub for 5.5 next week. Date and time TBD. Keep an eye out on https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/ 

@sageshilling mentioned the media team is looking at patterns to add for gallery and would welcome some guidance.

Components Check-in

@dlh brought up 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/ site-editing project as it relates to 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..

  • What can happen in the Customize component that would help pave the way in core for the site-editing component?
  • How can developers familiar with the Customizer help the Gutenberg team?
  • What’s the best use of time in the Customize component for non-Gutenberg tasks? Is it worth it to 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. bugs or build enhancements?

@youknowriad mentioned he’d be happy to have such a discussion and is looking forward to working more in collaboration.

@chanthaboune suggested posting time/day for the discussion on makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility)./core, since plenty of people will join in.

@dlh offered to stop by #core-editor to find a time.

Plugins & Themes Auto-Updates

@audrasjb shared:

  • #50052 Plugins & Themes Auto-Updates is a nearly blank ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. for the Auto-Updates feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. — Azaozz and others gave code suggestions. They have updated and sent a full patch to TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..
  • Also, the feature plugin has just auto-updated to 0.7.0 — download and test, please! https://github.com/WordPress/wp-autoupdates/releases/tag/0.7.0
  • They’ll give it few days to soak a bit and to be tested before sending the merge proposal on to Trac.

#auto-updates, #core, #devchat, #full-site-editing

CSS Chat Agenda: 7th May…

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Chat Agenda: 7th May 2020

This is the agenda for the upcoming CSS meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT.

This meeting will be held in the #core-css channel in the 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/..

If there’s any topic you’d like to discuss, please leave a comment below!

  • CSS audit status update
  • Color scheming update
  • Open floor

#agenda, #core-css

Auto-updates feature meeting summary: May 4, 2020

These are the weekly notes for the WP Auto-updates team meeting that happened on Tuesday May 4, 2020. You can read the full transcript on the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-auto-updates 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.

As a reminder, WP Auto-updates Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. is developed on GitHub and is available for testing on WordPress.org plugins repository.

Core merge announcement

Last week, we announced the incoming core merge of the Feature Plugin 💥

@whyisjake already opened the Trac ticket. It will be used to merge the feature into WordPress core.

However, @azaozz and other people raised some issues, especially with JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors./AJAX implementation. Our top priority is to fix them before sending a full 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. on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..

Version 0.7 scope: core merge prerequisites

Version 0.7.0 will be focused on core merge prerequisites.

@pbiron is currently working on cleaning the AJAX part of the 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. For reference, see PR #103 on GitHub. This is one of the major blockers before core merge and that’s why we absolutely need a new releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. before the core merge. @azaozz added that this pull request is almost ready to be merged.

While @pbiron is working on cleaning the existing AJAX code, @audrasjb will focus on other minor issues, like internationalization issues raised by @PascalC.

Once PR #103 is merged, the team will release version 0.7.0 and give it around one week to be tested before sending the patch proposal on Trac.

@azaozz pointed out issue #95 which raises some user interface issues. The setting that the users can change (enable|disable auto-updates) is actually the default setting. It can be changed at the moment of updating by plugins and by core. He thinks it should be reflected in the UIUI User interface to avoid giving wrong expectations to users. It can be addressed by changing the wording and/or the name of the functions, for example by replacing the existing functions with something like maybe_auto_update_plugins or default_auto_update_plugins. Concerning the interface wording, @audrasjb noted it could be addressed by changing the column heading: Enable/disable auto-updates or Toggle auto-updates so users could understand we’ll be able to disable it later. By the way, the team agreed this concern is not a blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. for the merge.

After few discussions, it was also decided to remove the feature’s constants. Indeed, constants are used in WordPress core for specific cases:

  • Very early use, before WP is loaded
  • For use mostly by hosting companies/low level settings
  • Mostly for things that are really “constant” (never change)

@audrasjb will remove the existing constants once PR #103 is merged.

@azaozz also noted few small bugs on the AJAX action links. It kind of “jumps” when you click on the link, then “flashes” different text (when the networknetwork (versus site, blog) is fast) and the user cannot see/read the changed text, then it changes it again. These bugs are not a blocker for core merge and can be fixed in WordPress core after the merge. @pbiron noted that some of these bugs will be fixed in PR #103. @azaozz added that adding some delay (so text changes are readable) would be nice, or alternatively not changing the text while AJAX is running is another thing. (so there is only one text change instead of two).

The team also discussed the idea to add some filters for plugin authors to override what is outputted in the UI, for example to show something like “Updates enabled by [plugin/theme name]”.


Next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday May 12, 2020 at 17:00 UTC.

#5-5, #auto-update, #core-auto-updates, #feature-projects, #feature-autoupdates

Auto-updates feature meeting summary: April 28, 2020

These are the weekly notes for the WP Auto-updates team meeting that happened on Tuesday April 28, 2020. You can read the full transcript on the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-auto-updates 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.

As a reminder, WP Auto-updates Feature PluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. is developed on GitHub and is available for testing on WordPress.org plugins repository.

Core merge announcement

@whyisjake previously started a document to draft the merge announcement, and it should be ready be the end of the week.

Concerning the core merge itself, there are already two existing TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets (#48850 and #49199), but the team agreed that closing those tickets and opening a new one is the best option. We’ll ensure that the new ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. has a quick recap of what has been done in the feature plugin, and properly references the previous Trac tickets.

Feature plugin: next releases

While working on the Core merge 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., @pbiron noticed a few minor differences in the behavior of how some things in the feature plugin work compared to how similar things in the plugins/themes list tables work in core (specifically concerning bulk edits). They aren’t really bugs or enhancements, but it would makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). things more consistent. For example, WP_Plugins_List_Table doesn’t add the Activate bulk action to the dropdown if the current view is Active plugins, and we are currently always adding Enable Auto-updates even when on the Auto-updates enabled view. Those small changes can also be directly addressed in the Trac ticket.

@pbiron also raised this issue, which aims to discuss how plugins that have auto-updates enabled could be visually identified in WordPress adminadmin (and super admin). @apedog suggested to implement auto-updates action links into 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 row actions section. @audrasjb answered it was previously discussed, and the conclusion was that it is not the best choice, given that “Activate” (plugin) and “Enable” (plugin auto-update) links would introduce confusion, especially on Locales that don’t have any difference between those two terms.

@pbiron raised an issue in the Plugins screens using small viewports, but it appeared it was related to another plugin.


Next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 17:00 UTC.

#5-5, #auto-update, #feature-plugins, #feature-projects, #feature-autoupdates