The next weekly WordPress developers chat will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack. All are welcome.
More items will be added to this agenda as they come in.
Welcome and housekeeping
Summary of Dev Chat, September 6, 2023 – thanks to @zunaid321 and @webcommsat
What’s new for developers, September 2023 available now on the Developer Blog (versus network, site).
Core Editor improvement – commanding the command palette posted by @annezazu. The post explores the latest updates to the Command Palette, a new tool available with WordPress 6.3 designed to speed up your workflow. It also gives a preview of highlights in creation experience coming in 6.4.
The FSE Outreach Program is evolving.
- The FSE Outreach Program will become a focused space for solving issues, creating resources, and facilitating conversations around Phase 2 adoption. You can contribute by commenting on this post.
- After 6.4 beta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1, the facilitated calls for FSE testing will be replaced by ad hoc calls for testing run by the Make Test team or contributors who need specific features tested.
- Deadline: share feedback by September 22, 2023
Final call: Feedback on the Learning Pathways outline from Training team from Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. is invited. Through greater focus on the unique needs of different user groups, Learn.WordPress.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/ aims to create a more intuitive and effective learning environment. The latest discussion focuses on how the resource can move towards consolidating the current content type offerings from courses, tutorials, and lesson plans to courses and lessons.
Deadline for feedback: Friday, September 15, 2023.
Reminder: Proposal for an update to the Field Guide accompanying a release from some of the informal discussions at the Community Summit. There are two parts of this proposal: to move earlier the date of the Field Guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. publication by one week to the final Beta, and to create and publish a simplified Field Guide on the Dev Blog. Deadline for feedback: September 15, 2023.
Monthly update on new materials on Learn.WordPress.org, September 2023 edition.
Forthcoming release updates
Current major WordPress release: 6.3
Reminder: WordPress 6.3 developer notes.
Next major WordPress release: 6.4
Existing 6.4 useful links
Release parties schedule for 6.4
Roadmap to 6.4 – this release is scheduled for November 7, 2023.
Bug Scrub Schedule 6.4
6.4 Development Cycle
Project Board for Editor Tasks for WordPress 6.4 on GitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/
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/
What’s new in Gutenberg 16.6 (published September 6, 2023)
- Gutenberg 16.7 RC1 on September 20, 2023 (originally planned on September 13)
- This will be the general cut-off date for new features developed in the plugin 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, except tasks blessed in Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..
- WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 on September 26, 2023
- Except for the blessed tasks, only fixes can be included after this date.
- Gutenberg 16.7 on September 27, 2023
Tickets or Components help requests
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