Editor Chat Agenda: 1 December 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @jorgefilipecosta

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor 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 you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

Editor Chat Summary: 24th November 2021

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-11-24 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

  • Gutenberg 12.0.0 was released (after the meeting) – thanks to @welcher for leading this one.
  • Highlights post will be released on Make blogblog (versus network, site) soon.

WordPress 5.9 status updates

Updates based on the scope for Site Editing projects

Updates were requested for the key projects:

Native Mobile Team

@antonisme provided the update:

Shipped

  • Added Clipboard Link Suggestion to Image 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 Buttons block
  • Added auto opening of media upload options to new Gallery block

Fixes:

  • Only set font sizes for block based themes
  • Reverted erroneous native editor package version bumps

In Progress:

  • Upgrade to 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 v0.66.
  • Finalizing GSS Font size, line height and selected text colors.

@get_dave provided the update:

Components Packages

@mciampini provided an update:

Shipped

  • ToolsPanel has an improved README and Storybook stories illustrating its usage. This component is used to group related 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. controls, grouping them and providing a standard UIUI User interface for showing and hiding them. 
  • We’ve added an example for adding a chevron icon in the Item component for certain types of navigation used in Styles. 

Fixes:

  • The ZStack component’s offset prop now supports RTL languages properly.

In Progress:

Templates

@annezazu stepped in to provide an update based on her recent knowledge:

Task Coordination

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

@annezazu:

  • Update on my end — lots of testing/triaging for 5.9 in GitHub, helped ship the recent /News post highlighting a 5.9 video a crew of us worked on.
  • Continued amplifying & responding to the latest FSE outreach call for testing.
  • Shared some personal thoughts on why I voted to delay 5.9, and nearly done with draft of Styles user doc (needed for the welcome guide).
  • After this next week, I’ll have far more time to focus on documentation and testing efforts so plan to continue to shift attention there (have a presentation due this week about 5.9).

@get_dave:

@zieladam:

  • I’m helping with making the navigation block ready.
  • Right now working on giving new menus a name in https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/36760.
  • I just noticed a few bugs stemming from the complexity, so I want to follow-up with a 2-in-1 PR: simplification and bugfixes.

Open Floor

Get involved in the latest call for testing

  • Alan Smodic asked for some insight or guidance on some issues that he and his team have flagged and added comments to. Wondering if these have ever been talked about before or how best we can help to potentially solve.
  • Publish datepicker time zone is server time instead of user time: #29306.
  • DateTimePicker Time Zone Selection: #31522.
  • Timepicker time resets when using AM/PM toggle: #29720.
  • @get_dave suggested getting @talldanwp to triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. in the bi-weekly triage meetings.
  • @talldanwp suggested following up post 5.9.
  • @mciampini said he will flag it to the rest of the components folks,

Normalize Github labels to a single “[Type] Documentation” label

  • @mkaz informed us that there is a label in GitHub for “developer docs”, which is intended for issues specific to the developer documentation site.
  • He’s not sure the distinction is necessary and the additional label is confusing, as many docs are being labeled with one of the two labels.
  • Marcus proposed we remove the “developer docs” label and make sure any issues and PRs that have that label also have the “[Type] Documentation” label.
  • Folks in the meeting agreed with this proposal.

Call for input: can we run DB upgrade scripts as part of Gutenberg upgrade process?

  • @get_dave raised this Issue whereby meta tags were added to the post content on “Paste”.
  • The coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. issue has now been fixed but contributors are asking whether Gutenberg can add a one time operation on upgrade which runs a DB cleanup operation on all posts to remove this erroneous 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.).
  • I’d like to understand whether there is any prior art for achieving such a thing in Gutenberg – any input from @youknowriad or other Core folks would be appreciated.

Wrap up

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting!

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

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.0 ( 24 November)

These “What’s new 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/…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new 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.)) are an update every time a Gutenberg release is done (every 2 weeks more or less) and they explain the features included in each release. As a reminder, here’s an overview of different ways to keep up with Gutenberg and the Full Site Editing project.


It’s the end of November and Gutenberg 12.0.0 has been released! With contributor efforts being geared towards preparing for WordPress 5.9, this release is more maintenance-focused but still offers a few new features as well as many 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.

Table of Contents

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. Styles Preview

Until this release, Block Styles appeared in both the block’s toolbar and in the editor’s 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.. These previews, although rather small, added to the overall height of the sidebar accordion. Gutenberg 12.0 moves the sidebar previews so they only appear when the style is hovered or has keyboard focus. This reduces the overall sidebar footprint and also puts more emphasis on the style’s name.

Before this release, the Featured Image block did not provide a clear representation during its placeholder state, displaying a selection box with a fixed height. With Gutenberg 12.0 the block’s placeholder state is a better representation of how it would look when using real images, as it displays a placeholder image that respects both the height and width settings.

Paragraph block combined typography controls

As of 12.0.0, the Drop Cap setting for the paragraph block has been moved from its own section in the Block Settings sidebar into the Typography section. This change keeps all Typography related controls together for the block to provide a consistent experience.

Site Editor Welcome Guide

In preparation to stabilize and release the block theme Editor in WordPress 5.9, a new welcome guide has been added to help users get started with both the Editor and the Styles sidebar.

Site editor welcome guide modal.

Official 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. Schema updates

Official schemas for block.json and theme.json were introduced with Gutenberg 11.9.0. This release provides some updates as well as new URLs to easily access them:

The URLs above redirect to the latest version of the schema but as WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. versioned are released, they can also target specific versions of WordPress starting with WordPress 5.9!

Theme.json example.

New Developer Experience section in the Changelog

Recently, contributors have been putting an even bigger focus on improving the developer experience, and there is more to come. So much so, that we are introducing a new section for it in the changelog. This speaks to the commitment from contributors to not only create a great experience for users of Gutenberg but also those that extend it. To keep updated or contribute to the discussion, you can check the recent GitHub discussions on Developer Experience.

Changelog

Enhancements

Block Library

  • Move WP_REST_Block_Navigation_Areas_Controller from Gutenberg to Core. (36374)
  • Change all the uses of “website” to “site”. (36220)
  • Featured Image: Let Featured Image block inherit dimensions, look like a placeholder. (36517)
  • Navigation: Enable Previews for Navigation Link Blocks. (36412)
  • Navigation: Apply i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. functions to Nav block menu drops when selecting existing Menu. (36301)
  • Navigation: Refactor and simplify setup state. (36375)
  • Navigation: Rename fse_navigation_area to wp_navigation_area. (36460)
  • Navigation: Return wp error from wp_insert_post. (36483)
  • Paragraph: Merge text settings into typography panel. (36334)
  • Remove textdomain from calendar block. (36500)

Site Editor

  • Add welcome guide. (36172)
  • Update back button URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org. (36313)
  • Improve compatibility with menu endpoints WordPress 5.9. (36372)
  • ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. to any errors coming up in gutenberg_migrate_menu_to_navigation_post. (36461)
  • Change edit links for templates and template parts. (36294)
  • Update site editor title truncation. (36436)
  • Add template_type guards. (36318)

Block 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.

  • Update schema to require either a type or an enum. (36267)
  • Add _wp_array_set and _wp_to_kebab_case to 5.8 compat. (36399)

Design Tools

  • Letter spacing: Update label copy. (36385)

Style

  • Add block icon next to blocks list. (36520)
  • theme.json: Adds a setting property that enables some other ones. (36246).
    • This was incorrectly added to the 12.0.0 milestone.
  • Block Styles: Show style preview when hovered or focused. (34522)

Icons

  • Add the missing comment edit link icon. (36565)
  • Remove hard coded color from query pagination icons. (35837)
  • Remove hard-coded values on icons. (36564)

Components

  • ToolsPanel: Allow additional props on ToolsPanel. (36428)
  • Typography Panel: Make letter spacing jsDoc and prop use consistent. (36367)

Bug Fixes

Block Library

  • Fix background colours in nested submenus. (36476)
  • Fix colour rendering in Navigation overlay. (36479)
  • Fix duplicate custom classnames in navigation submenu block. (36478)
  • Fix submenu justification and spacer orientation. (36340)
  • Group – Fix overzealous regex when restoring inner containers. (36221)
  • Hide visilibility and status for navigation posts. (36363)
  • Nav block menu switcher – decode HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. entities and utilise accessible markup pattern. (36397)
  • Navigation: Fix click-button size, submenu directions, scrollbars. (36215)
  • Page List block: Fix space before href attribute. (36505)
  • Page List: Use core entities instead of direct apiFetch. (36531)
  • Post Comments Form: Ensure typography styles are applied to child elements. (36425)
  • Post title block default CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.: Add a break-word rule by default. (35703)

Block API

  • Use firstChild and lastChild when parsing lists from MS Word. (36019)

Full Site Editing

  • Add the ability to opt-out of Core color palette V2. (36492)
  • Fix layout shift in core/post-featured-image block with isLink enabled. (36552)
  • Template Part Block: Add some guards. (36324)
  • Chore: Add rewrite false to global styles CPT. (36273)
  • Revert “theme.json: Adds a setting property that enables some other ones”. (36477)
  • Update more references to __experimental menu endpoints to make them stable. (36386)

Site Editor

  • Fix site editor reset styles in WP 5.9. (36390)
  • Site Editor – prevent loading state from showing the adminadmin (and super admin) menu. (36455)

Global Styles

  • Replace get_theme_file_path in theme_has_support. (36398)
  • Chore: Fix small typos on the rest endpoints. (36272)

Block Editor

  • Strip metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. tags from pasted links in Chromium. (36356)
  • Add webp extension in filePasteHandler and getPasteEventData. (36361)
  • Fix mobile horizontal scrollbar. (36567)
  • Polish metaboxMetabox A post metabox is a draggable box shown on the post editing screen. Its purpose is to allow the user to select or enter information in addition to the main post content. This information should be related to the post in some way. container. (36297)

CSS & Styling

  • Update theme styles for the code block. (36282)

Documentation

Handbook

  • “npm install” suggestion provides a better learning experience. (36217)
  • Added specific links to agenda and notes posts related to core editor meetings. (36199)
  • Schemastore – $schema is VS Code-specific. (36179)
  • Update GIF image in documentation with wp.org schema URL. (36456)
  • Update Versions in WordPress to include 5.9. (36156)
  • Update theme.json schema to refer to wp.org URL. (36332)

Components Package

  • Update combobox-control component readme. (36413)
  • Update wordpress/components changelog. (36448)

Developer Experience

  • Add block.json schema definition to core blocks. (35900)
  • Add pattern to name key in block.json Schema. (36343)
  • Update schema URL to wp.org domain. (36316)
  • Allow block.json attribute type to be an array. (36295)
  • Fix schema to allow for custom blocks in theme.json. (36341)

Code Quality

  • Change @Package to WordPress in block-library. (36494)
  • postcss-themes: Fix PostCSS 8 deprecation warning. (36284)
  • Data: Clean up registerGenericStore param names. (36300)
  • Prepare navigation php code for 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.. (36336)
  • Add comment to Remove 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. to allow WP variables after min version is 5.8. (36281)
  • Update: Centralize safe_style_css usages. (36280)
  • DEWP: Fix deprecation warning. (36285)

Tools

Testing

  • E2E: Add more Cover block tests. (36321)
  • Fix Performance CI tests and make them always use the latest major as base branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch".. (36463)
  • Fix failing tests and compatibility with 5.9. (36368)
  • Add integration tests with core blocks schema validation. (36351)
  • Skip flaky image block test. (36446)
  • Theme switch on the global styles 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/. unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression.. (36277)

Build Tooling

  • Add TypeScript for builds and tests. (36260)
  • stylelint-config: Widen the acceptable version range for the ‘stylelint’ peerDependency. (36518)
  • Update Babel packages to 7.16 version. (36244)

Fix not transforming logical assignments for packages. (36484)

Performance  Benchmark

VersionTime to Render First BlockKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 12.06.18s39.99ms
Gutenberg 11.95.89s40.75ms
WordPress 5.86.56s49.54ms

Thank you to @shaunandrews for the assets included in this post, @priethor for coordinating the release process and proofreading, @vcanales for the moral support and answering questions about the release process, and to all those who contributed to this release!

#block-editor, #core-editor, #gutenberg, #gutenberg-new

Editor Chat Agenda: 24 November 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @get_dave.

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for 2021-11-24 14:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor 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/..

  • 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/ 12.0.0.
  • WordPress 5.9
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • 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..
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

WordPress 5.9 Editor Update – 19 November

👋 Hi everyone! Hope you’re feeling good, taking care of yourself, getting ready for a relaxing weekend, brushing your teeth regularly, etc. Here are some assorted WP 5.9 editor updates:

We are proposing to delay 5.9 Beta 1 to 30 November. This would give us until Friday 26 November to land any 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/ PRs that we want in 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. 1.

The two priorities right now are:

We are still in feature freeze, so please remember to add the Backport to WP Beta/RC label on your PRs that need to land in WP 5.9.

I’d like to call particular attention to these issues that are in the list above:

Key:
🎨 Needs design
🔨 Needs dev
👀 Needs review

#core-editor #5-9

Editor chat summary: 17 November, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on  Wednesday, November 17 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1. in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

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

Gutenberg 11.9.1 and Gutenberg 12.0 RC were both released on the 17 November.

WordPress 5.9

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 delayed
WordPress 5.9 roadmap and priorities.

@mkaz and @mamaduka

Key project updates

Based on the scope for Site Editing projects.

Template Editor

@mkaz

Merged PR: Add feature flag to toggle the new site editor sidebar.

Mobile Team

@hypest

  • Shipped
    Link in 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. Setting for Embeds, which concludes current Embeds work on native mobile.
  • Fixes
    Fix for pasting from MS Word.
  • In Progress
    Upgrade to 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 v0.66.
  • Finalizing GSS Font size, line height and selected text colors.
  • I would love to connect with folks about editor plans for the next year and see how to include the native mobile clients, any pointers appreciated!

There were no updates during the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor chat for Navigation Block & Navigation Editor, Global Styling or Patterns.

Task Coordination

@mamaduka

@mciampini

Lots of work to support folks working mainly on Styling controls (including Global Styles). Mainly refining the ToolsPanel component and color-related components and screens.

@annezazu

I am working on user docs. The FSE Outreach program’s latest call for testing, triaging GitHub issues, and testing things as much as I can manually.

Open Floor

@annezazu

I’d like to mention the latest call for testing https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/11/08/fse-program-testing-call-11-site-editing-safari/ There are two weeks left to participate and it’ll be a huge help for 5.9/beyond to get feedback on the features this test is dedicated too.

@paaljoachim

I see there has been some discussions around the template editor appearance menu for WP 5.9.
@jameskoster
Kelly and I shared designs a few weeks ago. One idea was on creating new template list views. The initial groundwork can be seen in Add templates list page for site editor.

@siobhyb

Why is adding extra contexts not considered the best practice such as attempting to customize the Gallery’s inner blocks? For additional information check this Slack thread.

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

Editor Chat Agenda: 17 November 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @paaljoachim

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, November 17 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor 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/..

  • 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/ 11.9.1 will be released Wednesday.
  • WordPress 5.9 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. 1 is delayed by 24 hours and will be released 17 November.
  • WordPress 5.9 roadmap and priorities.
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • 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.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

#agenda, #core-editor, #core-editor-agenda, #meeting

What’s new in Gutenberg 11.9.0 (10 November)

It’s now November, which means this is the final 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 for WordPress 5.9! Included are several new Gutenberg blocks for working with post comments, along with a host of enhancements to existing blocks with a lot of focus going into improving 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., which will feature heavily in block themes.

Finalizing the Site Editing entry point

In preparation to introduce Site Editing in WordPress 5.9 and following the site editing IA proposal, the Site Editor menu item has been renamed to “Editor”, and now sits under the Appearance menu.

Fullscreen pattern explorer modal

With the increasing number of block patterns available in the pattern directory and bundled with themes, there is now a full-screen modal pattern explorer that can be accessed via an Explore button in the pattern inserter. This explorer allows users to find patterns in a bigger, more advanced tool.

New comment blocks

This release includes a handful of new blocks to allow for granular control over the design of comments in templates for posts. The new Comments Query Loop and Comment Template blocks work similarly to the Query LoopLoop 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. and Post Template blocks, but for the display of comments via a default template composed of Post Comment Author, Post Comment Date, and Post Comment Content blocks. Site owners can lay out the blocks to suit their designs, for example, by including the newly added Comment Author Avatar block.

Outside of the display of the comments themselves, are two blocks for displaying the Comment Reply Link and Edit Comment Link.

With these new blocks now available, the existing experimental Post Comment block has been deprecated, with the block now hidden in the inserter.

Further iterations on the Navigation block

With its inclusion in 5.9 and all its recent enhancements, the Navigation block is no longer considered experimental. The block has now opted-in to the flex layout block support, the placeholder for the block has been simplified, and the UIUI User interface and naming of navigation entities have been refined. The data layer for the Navigation block has also been improved, as the block’s data is now saved to a wp_navigation custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept., allowing greater flexibility surrounding the management of navigation menus used for this block. Among these management improvements, there is an additional menu item for editing and managing navigation menus, found under the Appearance tab, and it is now also possible to create new menus from an existing Navigation block directly within the editor.

Typography tools enhancements

The Typography controls for blocks have been switched to use the ToolsPanel component, which allows blocks’ frequently used settings to be displayed by default, with more advanced controls able to be exposed via a menu. With this in place, typography support across the whole block library has been updated, with many blocks now opting into more controls. For example, most text-based blocks like paragraph, heading, and list blocks now support font style, letter spacing, and text transform, with only the most common font size displayed by default.

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

Performance and accessibility of the block list view have been improved by using a windowing technique that now renders a fixed number of items at a time instead of every block. The post title component is now covered for screen readers, and announcements have been added on formatting changes in rich text fields. Also, the “Save” keyboard shortcut has been rolled out to the site editor.

Other Notable Highlights

As part of contributors’ efforts to provide an outstanding editor performance, the initial loading of the site editor has been improved. A few features common to the block editor have now been rolled out to the site editor, including rich previews in the link editing UI, which also features an extra text field when modifying an existing link. The UI for saving multiple entities (e.g. site, template, and template parts) has also been improved with descriptive text added.

Block enhancements include padding support for the Columns block, and the Post Author, Post Excerpt, Comment Author, and Code blocks now all have spacing support. Support for embedding Wolfram Cloud links has been added, and there is now transparency support in the Duotone 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. that can be applied to images.

In 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. changes, there is a proposed new set of functions to make it easier for plugins and themes to extract data from theme.json settings and styles without having to use WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver. Also, usage of InnerBlocks.Content within blocks’ save functions has been replaced with useInnerBlocksProps.save for better consistency with behavior in edit components.

The full set of changes included in this release can be found below.

Gutenberg 11.9.0

Features

Block Library

  • New Block: Comment Reply Link. (35774)
  • New Block: Comment Link. (35965)
  • New Block: Comment AvatarAvatar An avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name.. (35396)
  • New Block: Comments Query Loop. (35231)

Enhancements

Block Library

  • Buttons: Add flex layout and new layout type. (35819)
  • Code: Add support for padding, color, and border styles. (27582)
  • Columns: Add padding support. (35701)
  • Comment Author Name: Add spacing to have same options as Post Author Name. (36213)
  • Comment Edit Link: Add alignment option. (36033)
  • Embed: Add Wolfram Cloud as an embed provider. (35656)
  • Gallery: Replace gallery experimental setting with a check for use_balanceTags. (34979)
  • Image: Add data-id attribute on server side render for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. galleries. (35975)
  • Navigation: Add create new menu button. (36245)
  • Navigation: Add delete nav menu button. (35981)
  • Navigation: Add featured transforms in Link Control for Navigation Link items. (35857)
  • Navigation: Add flex layout. (36169)
  • Navigation: Add missing menu item attributes. (35634)
  • Navigation: Create nav menu on pattern insertion or when the block has uncontrolled inner blocks. (36024)
  • Navigation: Migrate classic menus to block-based menus on theme switch. (36255)
  • Navigation: Mobile responsive navigation by default. (35917)
  • Navigation: Provide a way to manage wp_navigation posts from wp-adminadmin (and super admin). (36126)
  • Navigation: Reword navigation color labels. (35916)
  • Navigation: Save data to a wp_navigation post type. (35746)
  • Navigation: Show the placeholder again when moving from a valid menu to non-existing menu. (36210)
  • Navigation: Update block entity automatic name generation and refine naming UI. (36238)
  • Navigation: Use a single placeholder for the block. (36023)
  • Page List: Create a JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. version for the editor. (31670)
  • Post Author: Add spacing controls. (35963)
  • Post Comment: Deprecate the block now that the Comment Query Loop block has been added. (36032)
  • Post Comment Author: Add alignment options. (36045)
  • Post Comments: Even out the top margin inside the block. (35887)
  • Post Comments: Hide the “Comments Closed” message. (35743)
  • Post Comment Form: Adds in basic styling for post comment form. (35704)
  • Post ExcerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox.: Add spacing controls. (35959)
  • Post Excerpt: Don’t print the wrapper when there is no excerpt. (35749)
  • Post Title: Return no markup if title is empty. (35861)
  • Search: Add contextual defaults when inserted in Navigation block. (36125)
  • Gallery block: Add a dismissible warning about the need for versions >=18.2 of the mobile app. (36012)

Accessibility

  • Add announcement on formatting change for screen readers. (35896)
  • Add aria-current to navigation link, submenu, page list. (35880)
  • Link editing: Improve focus styles for Link UI preview title. (35853)
  • Site Editor: Enable the “Save” keyboard shortcut. (36138)
  • Try to communicate to screen readers that post title is textarea. (35898)

Block Editor

  • Block toolbar: Remove visual clue from text alignment icon. (35922)
  • Drag and drop: Show drag slot instead of hiding the block being dragged. (33950)
  • Enable rich previews in the Link UI for the Site Editor. (35951)
  • Link editing: Update Link UI design for preview action buttons to use icons for edit and unlink. (35833)
  • Multi-Entity Saving UI Improvements. (35933)
  • Use the block’s name in the “remove block” menu item in the block settings dropdown. (35872)
  • StripHTML: preserve leading and trailing spaces and strip script and on* attributes. (35539)

Full Site Editing

  • Improve the initial loading of the site editor. (36044)
  • Move the Site Editor menu item to sit under Appearance and rename to Editor. (36064)
  • Remove navigation panel in site editor. (36194)
  • Use Heading component on NavigationMenu and NavigationGroup components. (36009)
  • Use SearchControl component inside nav menu. (36011)

Components

  • ColorPicker: Implement new color palette editor component. (35783)
  • Duotone: Add description to clarify that the underlying image will not be affected. (36018)
  • Modal: Wrap the modal contents in a StyleProvider. (36261)
  • ToolsPanel: Update typography panel layout. (35911)
  • LinkControl: Split control for URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org and Text within Link UI. (33849)

Template Editor

  • Add resizer to template part focus mode. (35728)
  • Auto resize the height of template part focus mode. (35974)

Global Styles

  • Remove the duplicated title in background, text and link views. (35583)
  • Typography: Switch to ToolsPanel for block support UI. (33744)
  • Add a Global Styles endpoint and use it in the site editor. (35801)
  • Migrate 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. v1 to v2. (36155)
  • Update: Show all color and gradient origins (core, theme, and user). (35970)

Design Tools

  • Duotone: Enable transparency. (34130)
  • Layout: Add flex-wrap control to flex layout. (36003)
  • Typography block support: Add typography support and defaults. (34064)

Media

  • Remove “security” verbiage from warning when filetype does not pass on upload. (36226)

Patterns

  • Add an inserter flag to hide patterns from UI. (36108)

Themes

  • Remove experimental feature notice for block themes. (36083)

General Interface

  • Apply borders to canvas rather than other UI elements. (31081)

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/.

  • Respect fields param for global styles REST API requests. (36206)
  • URL Details: Update regex to include og:Description. (35875)

New APIs

Global Styles

  • Add API to access global settings, styles, and stylesheet. (34843)

Block Library

  • Inner blocks: Add useInnerBlocksProps.save function for edit/save symmetry, and stabilise API. (26031)

Bug Fixes

Block Library

  • Buttons: Address deprecation issues from Buttons flex layout PR. (36192)
  • Classic: Fix select all blocks side effect that overwrote paragraph block contents. (35999)
  • Column: Only add flex-basis if width contains a number. (35831)
  • Comment Template: Move inner blocks container to separate components. (36174)
  • Blocks: Fix relative URLs for inlined styles. (35538)
  • Navigation: Disable ability to edit wp_navigation menus via Appearance -> Navigation Menus for non-FSE themes. (36257)
  • Fix incorrect attributes definitions. (36264)
  • Fix saving template parts in the site editor by fixing controlled inner blocks parent block attributes updates. (35827)
  • Fix incorrect attributes definitions for Column, Cover, and Group blocks. (36140)
  • Gallery: Make sure the mobile warning notice only runs when images are added to a new block. (36326)
  • Gallery: Only show the gallery upload error message if mixed multiple files are uploaded. (35790)
  • Gallery: Remove the arbitrary alt text that is added to gallery images. (35936)
  • Group: Fix inner container regexes that relied on fixed div 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.). (36256)
  • Heading: Avoid error on split when the paragraph isn’t registered. (35871)
  • Image: Make sure the Image block border radius is inherited if the image is linked. (36289)
  • Navigation Submenu: Fix PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher notice caused by stale id reference. (35984)
  • Navigation overlay menu: Fix submenu spacing. (35823)
  • Navigation: Ensure menus exist before map operation. (36355)
  • Navigation: Fix accessibility issues. (36292)
  • Navigation: Fix dropdown indicator position. (36106)
  • Navigation: Fix issues with responsive justifications. (35913) and (36105)
  • Navigation: Fix padding for social links on mobile. (35824)
  • Navigation: Fix submenus not opening on click. (36290)
  • Navigation: Hide post attributes metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. box. (36358)
  • Navigation: Small styling fixes and tweaks. (36298)
  • Pattern: Remove wrapping div. (36090)
  • Post Comment: Handle the case where a comment does not exist. (35810)
  • Post Navigation Link: Do not translate HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. tag. (35930)
  • Post Template Block: Move inner blocks container to separate component. (35945)
  • Post Terms: Prevent the block from breaking on pages. (35957)
  • Site Logo: Fix center alignment. (35971)
  • Site Logo: Fix fatal error in Site Logo block in WP 5.9. (36195)
  • Prevent PHP notice in Elements block support for blocks with empty content. (35836)

Components

  • AnglePickerControl: Use admin color scheme. (35908)
  • BaseControl: Fix undefined Help text id if no id is passed to component. (35899)
  • ColorListPicker: Fix spacing to accomodate the new color picker. (36017)
  • ColorPalette: Fix className. (36016)
  • ColorPicker: Fix unexpected movements, and closing on first click in the color picker. (35670)
  • Popover: Check anchorDocument default view before removing events. (35832)
  • RangeControl: Fix style issue in RTL. (35777)
  • Storybook: Lazy load LTR/RTL styles for consistent specificity. (35771)
  • Text: Fix text color value to use correct gray color value for Link UI preview description text. (35851)

Global Styles

  • Fix navigation in 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.. (36203)
  • Fix presets data for themes that do not provide any preset. (36054)
  • Generate preset metadata for font-family in the site editor. (36022)
  • Hotfix for leftovers of WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver::Get_merged_data. (36173)
  • Lower the specificity of border & padding styles for the outline block style in the button block. (35968)
  • Theme.json: Remove custom prefixes from properties that did not land in 5.8. (34485)
  • Fix Rest global styles controller accessing configuration that may not exist. (36047)

Block Editor

  • Allow moving metaboxes to previously empty area. (25187)
  • Change console.error to console.warn for enqueued styles in the editor. (35914)
  • Fix inserter with block pattern categories. (36116)
  • Fix navigation block link control zero value in it. (36198)
  • Fix the update of link and suggestions in LinkControl. (32320)
  • Make Link UI inactive if selection extends beyond format bounds or encounters new link. (35946)
  • Fix selection by holding shift key for nested blocks. (35668)
  • Fix shift+click on a child block with its parent selected. (35988)
  • Fix: Crash when resetting user color palette. (36233)
  • Fix: Show user colors on palette indicator. (36232)
  • Fix getPxFromCssUnit test stability and test that memoized function works correctly. (35939)
  • Link editing: Account for link anchor no longer being present when generating unique link instance key. (36357)
  • Preserve highlighted text selection when changing colors (36263)

Design Tools

  • Font Appearance: Improve consistency of label in Typography panel. (35860)
  • Font Family Support: Fix skip serialization check. (36073)
  • Navigation: Force text decoration styles on nav item in editor. (35859)

Template Editor

  • Clear selected block when clicking outside in the template part focus mode. (35816)
  • Templates: Only include templates for the current post types. (35802)

Core Data

  • Avoid showing deleted records in editor saving flow. (36027)
  • Fix getEntityRecords to ensure resolution on REST API failure. (36353)
  • Fix Core Data using hardcoded baseURL prefix for taxonomies and post types API requests. (35850)
  • Make saveEditedEntityRecord use the entity key when available. (36212)

Patterns

  • Update unsaved navigation block flow. (35976)

Full Site Editing

  • Add fallback handling for plugins or themes using 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.. (35877)
  • Fix missing <MainDashboardButton> slot fill in site editor. (36369)
  • Remove duplicate Editor menu item. (36342)
  • Theme resolver: Fix crash from calls to undefined functions. (36248)
  • Unhook _block_template_render_title_tag to prevent duplicate title tags from rendering. (36133)

Widgets Editor

  • Fix layout styles not applying in widgets customizer. (35865)

CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. & Styling

  • Editor defaults for themes with no editor styles and when user disables theme styles. (35736)

History

  • Support disabling autosave for native Unsupported Block Editor. (35639)

Performance

List View

  • Fix pagedown/pageup and improve scrolling. (36063)
  • List View: Render a fixed number of items. (35230)

Block Editor

  • Improve opening of the block inserter via manual token-based analysis of reusable blocks. (35763)

Widgets Editor

  • List View: Avoid re-rendering all items on block focus. Enable persistent List View in the 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. editor. (35706)

Experiments

Block Library

  • Navigation Area block. (36178)

Full Site Editing

  • Always display Customizer menu item. (36168)
  • Revert “Always display Customizer menu item”. (36189)
  • Remove slug and status columns from templates list in Appearance > Templates. (35996)

REST API

  • Show a warning when trying to save unsupported blocks. (35993)

Documentation

  • Added link to Ways to keep up with Gutenberg & Full Site Editing. (36077)

Handbook

  • Add Thunks Tutorial. (36051)
  • Add a more detailed guide 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 development. (35529)
  • Blocks: Add view script to block schema and documentation. (36175)
  • Blocks: Document changes to style and editorStyle in block.json. (36218)
  • Add Getting Started level for documentation. (35891)
  • Add section about using the schema during development. (35835)
  • Fix a small typo in the “Getting started” documentation. (36109)
  • Fix Typos in widgets/overview.md. (36078)
  • Fix wording in the Authoring Experience documentation. (35969)
  • Improve Getting Started landing page. (35893)
  • Release Docs: Remove consecutive RCs warning. (35855)
  • Theme.json: Fix typo. (36139)
  • Theme.json docs: Add missing settings & styles. (36137)
  • Tweak organization for getting-started documentation. (34091)
  • Update the recommendation for the cadence of npm releases. (35925)

Packages

  • Components: Update Components CONTRIBUTING.md indentation. (35866)
  • Create Block: Move create-block changelog entries back to Unreleased section. (35886)
  • DOM: Backtick added around <textarea> input tag in readme file. (34813)
  • Env: Update wordpress-develop example to clarify src/build location. (35978)
  • Rich Text: Add usage documentation for Rich Text package. (35885)
  • Schemas: Fix schema file URL. (36157)

Code Quality

REST API

  • Add Theme’s base global styles endpoint. (35985)
  • Improvements for the global styles endpoint. (36071)
  • Remove “experimental” from URL details REST controller and promote to v1 namespace. (35915)

Block Library

  • Heading: Auto-generated anchors hide implementation details. (35747)
  • Mark FSE blocks as non experimental. (35979)
  • Mark Post Comments as stable and Comments Query Loop as experimental. (36132)
  • Mark Post Navigation Link and Term Description blocks as stable. (36163)
  • Remove post- prefix from Comment Template inner blocks. (36171)

Global Styles

Post Editor

  • Migrate to thunks. (35720)
  • Refactor FlatTermSelector into a functional component. (33459)
  • Remove GB prefixed functions from template part. (36180)
  • Translated site properties. (36097)

Components

  • ToolsPanel: Use Grid component to handle layout. (35621)
  • Update spacing in CircularOptionPicker. (36014)
  • Use small button on tools panel toggle. (35935)

Other Packages

  • Create Block: Add block.json schema to generated file. (35843)
  • Data: Rename types file from .d.ts to .ts. (36062)
  • Url: Move getStablePath function into the wordrpess/url package. (35992)
  • Schemas: Add schemas package. (35998)
  • Schemas: Theme.json – Add title to templateParts. (36145)

CSS & Styling

  • Remove invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. buttons block CSS property. (33793)

Tools

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 backporting to WordPress core

  • Updates WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver and tests to be equal to core. (36223)
  • Changes for FSE backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. in core. (36201)
  • Temporarily pin .wp-env.json to WP 5.8.1. (36333)

Testing

  • Add a method to disable auto-accepting dialogs. (35828)
  • Skip broken widgets test. (36239)
  • Skip flaky test for loading block stylesheets in iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser.. (35961)
  • Tests: Run block fixtures through KSES. (35611)
  • theme.json: Make sure tests are pure. (36253)
  • theme.json: Update test data. (35883)
  • Scripts: Increase timeout for end-to-end tests to 30 seconds. (35983)
  • Improve unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. coverage for REST API menus endpoints. (36177)
  • Update child theme.json merge test to match core. (36329)

Debugging

  • Wp-env: Disable Xdebug by default unless specified by user. (34324)

Performance Benchmark

The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~36,000 words, ~1,000 blocks) over the last releases. Such a large post isn’t representative of the average editing experience but is adequate for spotting variations in performance.

VersionTime to Render First BlockKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 11.95.58s40.22ms
Gutenberg 11.85.53s38.89ms
WordPress 5.85.86s47.3ms

Thank you to @critterverse for the assets included in this post, @priethor for coordinating the release process, @ramonopoly and @aaronrobertshaw for proofreading the release notes, and @glendaviesnz, @zieladam, @noisysocks, @mamaduka, and @isabel_brison for assisting with troubleshooting and pushing the release to the plugin directory, and to all those who contributed to this big release! 🎉

#block-editor, #core-editor, #gutenberg, #gutenberg-new

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 10 November 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor 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, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1.

General Updates:

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/ 11.9

Gutenberg 11.9 RC4 was released earlier today and the goal is to publish the stable release Thursday morning APAC time, which should be around the end of the day Wednesday 10th in North America.

See the note from @andrewserong in Slack.

WordPress 5.9

Planning Roundup
Preliminary Roadmap
Feature Go/No Results

@noisysocks shared the following 5.9 related updates:

  • The coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. patches have been merged for 5.9. Follow up work from this is ongoing.
  • Gutenberg needs to be updated to work with core trunk. There were CI test failures so we changed CI to run 5.8.2 as a temporary fix. @danr is working on updating Gutenberg, but help is appreciated
  • Please add the backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. label to 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. fix PRs
  • Please pick up an issue or two from the Must Haves board. There’s a few things with no assignee

@mkaz shared an update on documentation for 5.9:

I’ve created a new public 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/ project to track documentation needs for the WP 5.9 release. You can access it at: https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/11

Let me know if you have trouble accessing that link. GitHub project is a new tool so I’m still getting familiar, but basically a spreadsheet connected to GitHub issues and tickets.

I pulled in all tickets labeled “Needs 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.” so please if you’ve worked on a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. definitely take a look. I’ll reach out and confirm assigned, the ones listed now were pulled in automatically.

The “Doc Type” label is a general categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. I made up for the items.

  • Dev Note is a specific post on Make Core for developers for any breaking changes in a release.
  • User Docs is intended for user facing documentation of new features for non-developers. For example, how do I use Global Styles?
  • Dev Docs is a catch-all for all other developer documentation that isn’t necessarily a specific Dev Note, for example “How do I create a 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. theme?” or 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. updates.

One thing to note, the tabs at the top are actually views, so entries are filtered by the type. So if you switch to a “tab” and add an entry, it actually “disappears” since it doesn’t have the correct type to be shown in that view. So adding items is easiest in Overview (all items) and then enter the Doc Type.

Updates on the key projects:

@get_dave shared an update on the GitHub Tracking issue

  • Work has continued on making Navigations reusable across a Site and between Themes.
  • Navigation Area block was added to facilitate the reuse of Navigations between Themes. You can now switch Themes and (if the target Theme is configured correctly) your Navigation will be preserved.
  • This works somewhat similarly to Menu Locations in classic Themes:
    • you add a Nav Area block and configure it to be PrimarySecondary or Tertiary. These terms are provided by default and denote an approximate hierarchy of navigations on a site.
    • you then insert a Nav block inside the Nav Area block. This can be used to configure presentational properties of a given Menu and is ideal for Theme Developers. Note you do not need to add any nav items at this point.
    • you then optionally add items to your Navigation block.
    • when switching Theme, assuming the new Theme also has a Navigation Area block with a matching “area” (e.g. Primary, Secondary, Tertiary), then any nav items from matching Navigation Areas on your old Theme will automatically appear in the associated location in the new Theme.
    • the navigation -> area relationship is saved via site options is a format of  { "primary": 794, "secondary": 112 }where the keys are the navigation areas and the values are the post IDs of Navigation post types.
  • Lots of great work behind the scenes work on the 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/. which has allowed all of the above to progress.
  • Tweaks to the UIUI User interface and UXUX User experience of the block itself have been ongoing.

Mobile

@Antonis Lilis

Improvements and Fixes

  • Fix on the synchronisation mechanism for serialising content from the editor on Android
  • Added more Integration tests for Embed block
  • Disabled swipe gesture on BottomSheets to fix scroll-axis issue

In Progress

  • Finalising tweaks to the Embed block
  • Finalising GSS Font size, line height and selected text colours.

Global Styles

@jorgefilipecosta

  • The focus this week was porting all the infrastructure to the core (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. changes endpoints, etc) and that is done.

Template editor

  • No updates were shared

Patterns

@paaljoachim

Task Coordination:

Note: Anyone reading this summary outside of the meeting, please drop a comment in the post summary, if you can/want to help with something.

@joen

Always navigation. So much is in flux, but I’m looking at bugfixes related to justification, theming, submenus and others. It would help me if github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/36298 could be approved soon.

@mamaduka

I’m primarily working on WP 5.9 Must-Haves, helping with reviews, and trying to fix bugs, now and then.

Open Floor:

@Louis

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Editor Chat Agenda: 10 November 2021

Facilitator and notetaker: @fabiankaegy

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, November 10 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor 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/..

  • 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/ 11.9 will be released Wednesday.
  • WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities.
  • WordPress 5.9 Feature Go/No-Go | October 14, 2021
  • Updates based on updated scope for site editing projects:
    • 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.
    • Template editor.
    • Patterns.
    • Styling.
    • Mobile Team.
  • Task Coordination.
  • Open Floor.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to share anything relevant for the discussion:

  • If you have an update for the main site editing projects, please feel free to share as a comment or come prepared for the meeting itself.
  • If you have anything to share for the Task Coordination section, please leave it as a comment on this post.
  • If you have anything to propose for the agenda or other specific items related to those listed above, please leave a comment below.

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