The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.
1. Welcome and housekeeping
Summary from Dev Chat, June 21, 2023
WordPress 6.3 Beta 1 has been postponed to June 28, 2023 – check the post and the #6-3-release-leads channel for updates.
Gutenberg 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/ 16.1 update
3. Highlighted posts
A Week in Core – June 26, 2023 – props to @audrasjb for pulling together.
Highlights on Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between June 19 and June 26, 2023, starting with 37 new contributors!
- 112 commits
- 192 contributors
- 68 tickets created
- 16 tickets reopened
- 107 tickets closed
Lots of exciting commits and progress on tickets across the different core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channels. A shout out to everyone involved, and those working on dev notes 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, and 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. for 6.3 in general.
WP Feature Notifications: Request for Feedback on Admin Notices, June 24, 2023. There’s a survey on the post to give feedback on the current system of notices within the WordPress dashboard.
4. Forthcoming release updates
Some of the links in this section act as reminders or to help new contributors. To allow for greater discussion on tickets/ blockers for 6.3, not all these links may be re-shared in the dev chat itself.
6.3 – next major WordPress release
Stay in the loop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. on 6.3 with:
WordPress 6.4 Development Cycle
5. Tickets or Components help requests
Please add any items for this part of the agenda to the comments. If you can not attend dev chat live, don’t worry, include a note and the facilitator can highlight a ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. if needed. Tickets for 6.3 will be prioritized.
6. Open floor
If you have any additional items to add to the agenda, please respond in the comments below to help the facilitator highlight them during the meeting.
For awareness, there is a discussion on GitHub for a name for the Command Center introduced in Gutenberg 15.6 under the experimental flag.