Performance Chat Agenda: 2 April 2024

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Apr 2, 2024 at 15:00 UTC.

  • Announcements
  • Priority items
    • WordPress performance TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets
      • Current release
      • Future release
    • Performance Lab 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 other performance plugins)
    • Active priority projects
      • INP research opportunities
      • Improve template loading
  • Open floor

If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday March 27, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday March 27, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion for updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.

Announcements

WordPress 6.5 was scheduled for release on March 26, 2024, however, the release has now been rescheduled for April 2, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved in the related discussions around delaying the release by one week.

Forthcoming releases

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.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Please continue to test the 6.5 release. See this list of key features to test, which was published alongside WP 6.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3.

Next 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/ release: 18.0

Gutenberg 18.0 is scheduled for release on March 27 and will include these issues.

Discussions

This week the discussion will focus on any priority topics that need to be raised before the launch of WordPress 6.5.

Proposed topics

  • Are there any priority topics needed for discussion for WordPress 6.5 release preparations?
  • Follow-up for the release squad for 6.6

Feel free to suggest additional topics related to this release in the comments.

Highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Updates

Props to @annezazu for putting together these updates.

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

Props to @joemcgill for reviewing.

#agenda, #dev-chat

Performance Chat Agenda: 26 March 2024

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Mar 26, 2024 at 16:00 UTC.

  • Announcements
    • Welcome to our new members of #core-performance
    • WordPress 6.5 delayed:
      • RCrelease 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). 4 will be March 28
      • Release April 2
    • Performance Team have launched the new Optimization Detective plugin
    • Reminder on timezone difference for this week, this chat will remain at 16:00 UTC and then shift to 15:00 UTC from April 2, 2024
  • Priority items
    • WordPress performance TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets
      • Current release
      • Future release
    • Performance Lab 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 other performance plugins)
    • Active priority projects
      • INP research opportunities
      • Improve template loading
      • Plugin checker
  • Open floor

If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday March 20, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday March 20, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion for updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.

Announcements

WordPress 6.5 RC 3 was released on March 19, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and those who helped test.

Forthcoming releases

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.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Please continue to test the 6.5 release. See this list of key features to test, which was published alongside WP 6.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3.

Next 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/ release: 18.0

Gutenberg 18.0 is scheduled for release on March 27 and will include these issues.

Discussions

This week the discussion will focus on any priority topics that need to be raised before the launch of WordPress 6.5.

Proposed topics

  • Are there any priority topics needed for discussion ahead of the WordPress 6.5 release?
    • Is there a need for a silent RCrelease 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).?

Feel free to suggest additional topics related to this release in the comments.

Highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Updates

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

Props to @joemcgill for reviewing.

#agenda, #dev-chat

Performance Chat Agenda: 19 March 2024

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Mar 19, 2024 at 16:00 UTC.

  • Announcements
    • Welcome to our new members of #core-performance
    • WordPress 6.5 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). 3 is today (Mar 19)
    • Reminder on timezone difference for the next week, this chat will remain at 16:00 UTC and then shift to 15:00 UTC from April 2, 2024
  • Priority items
    • WordPress performance TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets
      • Current release
      • Future release
    • Performance Lab 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 other performance plugins)
    • Active priority projects
      • INP research opportunities
      • Improve template loading
      • Plugin checker
  • Open floor

If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday March 13, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday March 13, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion of proposals and releases, updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.

Announcements

WordPress 6.5 RC 2 was released on March 12, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and those who helped test.

Forthcoming releases

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.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Please continue to test the 6.5 release. See this list of key features to test, which was published alongside WP 6.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3.

Next 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/ release: 18.0

Gutenberg 18.0 is scheduled for release on March 27 and will include these issues.

Discussions

This week the discussion will focus on any priority topics that need to be raised before the next RCrelease 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). for WordPress 6.5.

Proposed topics

  • Are there any priority topics needed for discussion ahead of WordPress 6.5 RC 3?
  • Update on A Call for 6.6 release squad
    • Should we reduce the number of leads on a release squad?

Feel free to suggest additional topics related to this release in the comments.

Highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Updates

  • Color and typography presets that are defined in theme variations are now exposed within the color and typography sections of Global Styles.
  • List 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. items can now be indented using the tab key.
  • Users can now shuffle between random patterns via the block toolbar when inserting a pattern.
  • It’s now easier to swap Template Parts in the block inspector controls.
  • Background images can now be set in the root of the theme.json file to provide site-wide background images.
  • For container blocks that use allowedBlocks, insert before and after actions are now supported on child blocks.
  • Use drag handles to set row and column span and see a dotted outline of block placement when the new “Grid interactivity” experiment is enabled.

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

#6-5, #agenda, #dev-chat

Performance Chat Agenda: 12 March 2024

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Mar 12, 2024 at 16:00 UTC.

  • Announcements
    • Welcome to our new members of #core-performance
    • WordPress 6.5 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). 2 is today
    • Reminder on timezone difference for the next 3 weeks, this chat will remain at 16:00 UTC
  • Priority items
    • WordPress performance TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets
    • Performance Lab 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 other performance plugins)
    • Active priority projects
      • Plugin checker
      • Improve template loading
      • INP opportunities research
  • Open floor

If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday March 6, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday March 6, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion of proposals and releases, updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.

Announcements

WordPress 6.5 RC 1 was released on March 5, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and those who helped test.

Forthcoming releases

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.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Please continue to test the 6.5 release. See this list of key features to test, which was published alongside WP 6.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3.

Next 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/ release: 17.9

Gutenberg 17.9 is scheduled for release on March 13 and will include these issues.

Discussions

This week the discussion will focus on any priority topics that need to be raised before the next RCrelease 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). for WordPress 6.5.

Proposed topics

  • Are there any priority topics needed for discussion ahead of WordPress 6.5 RC 2?
  • How can we make it easier to follow the decision process of major decisions across the project?
  • Should we reduce the number of leads on a release squad?

Feel free to suggest additional topics related to this release in the comments.

Highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Updates

Props to @annezazu for helping to collate this list.

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

#6-5, #agenda, #dev-chat

Performance Chat Agenda: 5 March 2024

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Mar 5, 2024 at 16:00 UTC.

  • Announcements
    • Welcome to our new members of #core-performance
    • 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. Asia is this week
    • Updated agenda format to match CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat as suggested in previous chats
    • Reminder on timezone difference for the next 3 weeks, this chat will remain at 16:00 UTC
  • Priority items
    • WordPress performance TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets discussion
    • Performance Lab 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 other performance plugins) discussion
    • Active priority projects
      • Plugin checker
      • Improve template loading
      • INP opportunities research
  • Open floor

If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

#agenda, #meeting, #performance, #performance-chat

Agenda, Dev Chat, Wednesday February 28, 2024

The next WordPress Developers Chat will take place on  Wednesday February 28, 2024 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel on Make WordPress Slack.

The live meeting will focus on the discussion of proposals and releases, updates on 6.5, and have an open floor section.

Additional items will be referred to in the various curated agenda sections, as below. If you have ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. requests for help, please do continue to post details in the comments section at the end of this agenda.

Announcements

WordPress 6.5 Beta 3 was released on February 27, 2024. Thanks to everyone involved and who came to help test.

Forthcoming releases

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.: 6.5

Updates from the release squad can be shared in the Dev Chat.

Next 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/ release: 17.8

Gutenberg 17.8 is scheduled for released today and will include the these issues.

Discussions

This week the discussion will focus on any final priority topics that need to be raised prior to 6.5 RCrelease 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). 1.

Proposed topics

Feel free to suggest additional topics related to this release in the comments.

Highlighted posts

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-editor Updates

Props to @annezazu for collating and sharing this list.

Tickets for assistance

Tickets for 6.5 will be prioritized.
Please include detail of tickets / PR and the links into comments, and if you intend to be available during the meeting if there are any questions or will be async.

Open floor

Items for this can be shared in the comments.

#6-5, #agenda, #dev-chat