Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 6 January 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, January 6, 2020, 14:00 UTC.

Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the 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. releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.

WordPress 5.7

WordPress 5.7 is now underway with Beta 1 due on 2 February 2021. Now’s the time to be thinking about what 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/ features and 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 we want to ensure are in the release. Project board to track WordPress 5.7 “must-haves” is available. Please add issues to this board and/or reach out to (@noisysocks) if there is something you think needs to be included.

Gutenberg 9.6

Gutenberg 9.6 was released on 23rd december. The big focuses throughout this release cycle were Full Site Editing and Global styles. This release also includes many fixes and some nice new features and enhancements.

Gutenberg 9.7

Gutenberg 9.7 was released on 6th january. First release of 2021 🎉. A number of contributors enjoyed some well earned time off but it didn’t stop them from shipping exciting features for the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor.

Monthly Plan

The monthly update containing the high-level items that Gutenberg contributors are focusing on for January are:

  • Global Styles
  • Block-based 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
  • Full Site Editing

For detailed plan check out monthly priorities post.

Updates on the key projects

@jorgefilipecosta

  • On the Global Styles side, the work to include the new version of the components is ongoing. Starting with the font size picker. Our end to end tests was improved To not be as markup dependent And work with both versions of the components. There were some end-to-end tests that were legitimately failing And fixes were submitted. Besides that, the discussions on 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. translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. continued to happen. But all the feedback was applied and I think is ready to merge.
  • Another big chunk of the work saves time escaping the theme.json structure to align with what happens with other WordPress data saved in custom post types. This work is proving a little bit more complex than I anticipated. But a part should be ready very soon
  • Currently, we are blocked on an issue regarding transpiling. zustand is not being transpiled and the build is not ECMA compliment. I am not really sure how to force the transpiling of that specific lib. All the solutions I tried failed. But I have a considerable lack of babel knowledge So any help here is appreciated

@annezazu

  • The Full Site Editing Outreach program is underway with the very first call for testing
  • While you can leave feedback anytime in 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/, this call for testing will be open until January 13th.
  • If you don’t have time to test right now, no worries—another way to help would be to share the call for testing with others.
  • If interested in joining the fun in general, please :dance: your way over to #fse-outreach-experiment

@paaljoachim

  • In regards to widgets screen update Every Wednesday UTC there is a block-based widget editor chat in the #feature-widgets-block-editor
  • The first meeting after the holiday was earlier today.

@noisysocks 

  • Going through various 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. issues. A new technical method is on its way check the main issue

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.

@get_dave

@ntsekouras

  • Add block transforms preview
  • Display Block Information by matching block variations is merged. This includes the addition of a property (isActive) in Block Variation’s settings. This optional property is a function to match block variations after their creation.
  • Add new post link to Query Block.
  • I have a PR for new block ‘Archive Title’.

@itsjonq

  • I had a break in December, so I’m catching up on all the things.
  • My primary focus is to continue work on the new Component System (aka. “G2 Components”).
  • As @jorgefilipecosta had mentioned earlier, we’re working on integrating things with the ‘FontSizePicker’ component. I’ll be helping with all integration efforts on that front. We’ll then have the UIUI User interface set up to start improving the UI for Global Styles.

@priethor

I’ve just started working on this issue, my first contribution Navigation Block: Add support for a dynamic home URL

@paaljoachim

  • I am working on various documentation such as updating Setting up a Local Dev environment. I also made a video for it. How to test a PR issue. Etc.
  • Widget screen Using the Move to option

@youknowriad

I took the time where everyone was away as an opportunity to solve two of the long-standing issues we had:

  • Reusable blocks to use controlled inner blocks (multi-entity save flow)
  • Refactor FSE templates and template-parts to avoid auto-drafts for theme provided template files.

One is shipped and I’ll continue with the second one

@adamsilverstein

  • I’ve been working on improving the Combobox controls we added for the post author and page parent selector and could use some help/review on when someone has a chance.

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

Editor chat Summary: 16 December, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2020-12-16 14:00 UTC. 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/ 9.6.0 RC release

Gutenberg 9.6.0 RC was released 16th December. It will have one week of testing before general release.

WordPress 5.6 release

WordPress 5.6 was released on 8th December.
Be sure to check the forums as well as the Gutenberg repository for user feedback.

Monthly Priorities

December monthly priorities. Along with Key Project updates.

Full Site Editing

@annezazu
Full Site Editing Outreach program is starting up with the launch of Gutenberg 9.6: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/12/11/the-fse-outreach-program-is-officially-starting/ Join (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)
#fse-outreach-experiment to take part in the exploration.

@aristath
Working on blocks assets loading for FSE themes. Finding ways to address styles for blocks that will be loaded asynchronously via infinite-scoll or other mechanisms. Experimenting with inlining & minifying assets on the fly when 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. gets loaded.

Global Styles

@jorgefilipecosta
Global Styles Project: We made sure Font Weight and Style can be used independently on Global Styles.
Changes: Font Weight, Style and decoration are not presets anymore.
Box control now supports custom units .
Implemented border radius support.
A few bugs were fixed Fix: Block crashes if font family is not found.

Widgets Screen and 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.

@andraganescu
Widgets screen: Nothing notable on the widgets screen or on adding blocks in customizer. Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. sessions for both Widgets and Navigation will restart in 2021.

Task Coordination

@youknowriad

  • Drag and drop from the inserter.
  • Some 5.6 documentation follow-ups.
  • Some refactorings around Popover/Dialogs (reusable hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.).
  • More FSE related work on the next week(s).

@ntsekouras

@annezazu

  • Prep work for the launch of the #fse-outreach-experiment, 5.6 Q&A follow up, triage of the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repo, launched the overhaul of the new https://make.wordpress.org/core/features/ page (now with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor items!) with the teamwork of @noisysocks, and doing various FSE testing with different block themes.

@get_dave

  • Adding an experimental Gutenberg 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/. endpoint to allow us to get data about a remote URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for use in the editor (eg: contents of <title> 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.) or favion…etc). Potential use cases:
  • 1. Showing an embed preview for generic links when pasted into editor (a la Slack).
  • 2. Showing details about a link being added using LinkControl.
  • Making some tweaks soon and then should be ready to merge: Add URL Details endpoint to REST API to allow retrieval of info about a remote URL.

@tug

  • Good progress on porting the Audio block.
  • Improving our CI tests and working on performance tweaks.
  • Porting Audio and Code blocks related to the RN v0.63 upgrade.
  • Link picker integrations in blocks. 

Open Floor

@Settimo Augusto Vittorio

  • Needs help with Post title block: Enabling the link changes the position of the block.
  • Proposed a ServerSideRenderedDataDrivenBlock, to enable developers who don’t know js to write blocks. A toggle to enable a preview.
    @joyously
    The shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. block could be extended to use the expected attributes as inputs in the 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.. (like ShortCake 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 was trying to do)
    Link to additional discussion on Slack.

@joyously

  • There are usually some forum topics about coding blocks, but no one to answer them.

@daisyo

  • Starting the “What’s Next” post for January. If you have specific focus areas (issues, PRs, etc) planned for the month please feel free to share them with me. Hearing from you all helps to make this post really useful for those outside of the core editor contributor team.

@paaljoachim

  • The 16th December Core Editor chat was the last before the holidays. 23rd and 30th December there will be no official chats. The next chat in the new year will be 6th January.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a beautiful and relaxing holiday! See you in the new year!

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

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 9 December 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.

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/ 9.5.1

We had a minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. to fix three bugs. The details of the fixes can be checked in the release page.

WordPress 5.6

WordPress 5.6 was recently released, more details can be found here.

The release contains several enhancements to the editor. @isabel_brison made an overview post with the changes https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/12/03/wordpress-5-6-core-editor-overview/.

Besides the editor enhancements, the 2021 theme is also a big step. It will have an equivalent 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. version that will test how robust is FSE and Global Styles to allow third-party themes.

@youknowriad said: Nice work @isabel_brison and others leading the editor side of the release. And the message was well supported on the chat using 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/. reactions. Thank you for all the work made leading the editor side of this release @isabel_brison!!


Monthly Plan and key project updates.

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. and 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. screen

Widgets and customizer screen are still continuing with explorations going on to find the best way to add blocks support in customizer. 

Global Styles

We merged an update that makes client preset metadata match the server. ” – https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27453. And now we are also not passing some metadata to the client like selectors https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27449.
The work to make 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. translatable continues.
We are making some changes, namely removing some presets we are not totally convinced yet they should exist.
We already have some traction on the work to enhance our components to allow a better UXUX User experience on Global Styles; @q proposed the addition of some utils.
We also have some progress on the Global Styles extensibility with some filters being proposed https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27509.

Full site editing

The Query block now inherits the global query so FSE themes can add a query block in the index or archive templates and it will work for all archives, properly getting the query context from the visitor’s URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27128.

Template-parts now have a UIUI User interface to select the HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. element that will be used for their wrapper: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27101 so they can define easier if it’s, etc.

The inserter was also improved and behaves as popover. The editor now has an outline mode used in both Site Editor and Template mode.

Native Mobile APP Updates

  • File block merged and usable.
  • Post’s Save dialog fixes.
  • Background and text color support in Group, Paragraph and Quote blocks
  • Use new link picker in various blocks: Button, Image, Gallery
  • Improvements on Separator block style
  • E2E tests execution improvement.
  • Release process documentation improvements.

An app release is going to be skipped because of New Year’s and people taking holidays on these days.

Task Coordination

@annezazu

Helped a bit with 5.6 Q&A docs, light GH triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors., continued working with @noisysocks on updating the features page and updating the issue templates, worked on FSE program preparation (including adding a welcome bot there and digging into current/recently merged PRs!), and dug in a bit to block directory adoption. Plans to do much of the same in the week ahead!.

@itsjonq

Continued the efforts of improving the Component System for Gutenberg.
The latest update is a (draft) pull-request to bring in the UI libraries/systems Has been working on (aka. “G2 Components”) https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27594. @itsjonq gave a thank you to @youknowriad and @gziolo for thoughts/guidance on integration.
@itsjonq said that t’s just the beginning, but it’s looking very promising. As always, @itsjonq tries Livestream design/dev updates on Twitch several times a week.
@itsjonq is also posting weekly updates on the project blogblog (versus network, site):
https://g2components.wordpress.com/.

@paaljoachim

Design triaged Bigger font for various handbooks.
Worked on several documentation tasks namely: Improving the intro page of the Block Editor Handbook and Re-examining introduction tutorials.

@youknowriad

Has been on working on some follow-ups to the addition of the “template mode” in the post editor.
The idea is that as we add features and enhancements, the code base becomes more complex as we take shortcuts so it’s important to circle back and “clean” the code a bit. Has been doing that with some a11yAccessibility 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) hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same., extracting common components and removing unnecessary complexity. Still has a few follow-ups planned. Some refactorings and some more features.

@jorgefilipecosta

Worked on an update that makes client preset metadata match the server. And another one that makes sure we are not passing some metadata to the client like selectors.
Did multiple reviews on Global Styles related work.
Proposed a solution to remove some of the presets we have being back-compatible with markup that uses them.
For the next week, plans on helping the effort to improve our WordPress components with PR reviews comments, feedback, etc. Wants to merge the Gutenberg side of theme.json 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. and iterate and merge the typography presets removal. Also plans on making some progress on the design tooling visibility issue.

@cguntur

Would like to help with the Gutenberg documentation.

@aristath

For next week his main focus will be splitting core block assets loading and revisit progressive loading for FSE.
Would also love it if we could focus on removing auto-drafts for theme-provided templates but that one is a bit tricky as it touches lots of things.

Open floor

@bph bring to the attention of the participants of the chat an issue/question https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/27321. @youknowriad shared some guesses of what may be the cause of the issue and @ntsekouras offered to followup and share his findings on the issue.

Skipping coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor chats of 23rd and 30th December

@paaljoachim share the following in the agenda:

I suggest that we skip having a Core Editor meeting the 23rd and 30th December as many will be having their Christmas holiday

People discussed this suggestion, there was no opposition to this suggestion so participants of the chat decided to skip the chats of 23rd and 30th December.

Starting the FSE Outreach Program

@annezazu said the following:

After digging into some recent FSE related PRs and talking with a few people, I wanted to raise the idea of starting the #fse-outreach-experiment after the next Gutenberg release. I think this PR from @youknowriad on a template editing mode is a great place to start but wanted to hear thoughts. Right now though, there aren’t a ton of things lined up to do next. I think this will be okay though as it’ll give an extended period of time for people to test (might be good with this time of year) and it’ll make it easier to tweak what we’re doing after this first round. How does that sound to you all? P.S. I welcome people flagging possible additional things to run through for the group. I try my best to stay on top of things but definitely miss stuff.

@youknowriad shared he agrees that the template editing mode is a good flow to test. He believe the feature in itself is still a little bit rough around the edges but testable.

@annezazu supported riad’s thoughts and concluded that she will get to work fleshing out the details to kick off the program. She welcomes any collaborators who might be interested!

For anyone reading this summary, you can be a part of the program by joining #fse-outreach-experiment channel.

One week RC period

@youknowriad said:

The last releases saw a couple bugs being introduced and to address that I’d like us to discuss the possibility to try a one week RC in Gutenberg 9.6.

The participants of the chat showed support for this idea. The plan is to start having a one week RC period. The next release will still follow the normal schedule, so we give more time of notice to allow publishing the notes of the meeting (this post), and we have a fuller release otherwise it would be just a one-week release which would be very small.

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

Editor chat summary: 2nd December 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2020-12-02 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @andraganescu

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/ 9.5 Recap

  • Full details on the release are available in the release post.
  • Full Site Editing and Global styles were the main focus of this release and as always many bugs were fixed and some nice features were introduced.
  • @youknowriad mentioned that during the release process an “undefined” 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.) was temporarily temporarily created. It should be fixed now.

Preparation for WordPress 5.6

  • Release candidate #2 (RC2) has been released.
  • Make sure to take this 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). for spin and if you find any pesky bugs add them to Github
  • The current editor must haves board is, as always in the 5.6 Project board

Monthly Plan & Key Project updates

Global Styles & Editor focused APIs

Continued fixing the flows (tracking issue, label) and this week’s highlights are:

Full Site Editing

  • Just in case that if you were previously following this project board for Full Site Editing, it has now been closed in order to use the milestones issues more consistently and to prevent people from needing to follow the progress in two places.
  • The “template mode” in the post editor is close to landing. This is just a first iteration but I believe this might become an important way in which a lot of users might start interacting with FSE templates (PR: 26355)

Widgets screen, Navigation screen and 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.

For Widgets and the Customizer the updates are in the form of a renewed focus and also the current blocks in the customizer exploration phase.

Task Coordination

  • @nosolosw
    • Main focus still is GlobalStyles: reviews, move forward my own PRs, triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. issues.
    • Started digging into FSE to add support for child themes.
  • @ntsekouras
    • Add vertical layout to Buttons 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. with block variations (https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/27297).
    • I’m working on block variations and a way to display the variation’s info in needed places, such as BlockCard, Navigation List view etc..
  • @q
    • I’ve been focusing on the next iteration of the Gutenberg UIUI User interface (WordPress Components) – codenamed “G2 Components”.
    • I’ve been continuing my (almost) daily live streams covering design, development, architecture, and planning for this project :).
    • I recently published a blog post with progress updates and thoughts/details on how we’re planning the delivery of the project:
  • @paaljoachim
  • @aristath
    • I continue working on splitting the block assets and only load them when a block is rendered (PR 25220)
    • Exploring how to remove auto-drafts for unedited templates and instead use the files directly (PR 27321)
    • Focusing on FSE & global-styles
  • @annezazu

Open Floor

PR for move post/page title to the top bar needs discussion (PR 27093)

  • @paaljoachim brought the issue up into the open again as it would be great to move the post/page title to the top bar so that we can get used to adding the post/page title block into the layout.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

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

Editor chat summary: 25th November 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2020-11-25 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/ 9.4.0 Recap

  • It was noted the current major Gutenberg release was 9.4.0 (with a minor version also available at 9.4.1).
  • We reviewed @youknowriad‘s “What’s new in Gutenberg” post for November focusing mainly on the last 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. of Gutenberg 9.4.0. Highlights included:
    • Percentage widths for Buttons 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. buttons.
    • Ability to switch between block variations in the Navigation block once it is inserted.
    • Size support for Social Icons.
    • Font size support for the List Block.

Preparation for WordPress 5.6

  • WordPress 5.6 is due for release on the 8th December 2020.
  • 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 due on 1st December.
  • As mentioned in previous meetings Beta 1 (October 20th) represented the cut-off point for new commits/features.
  • It was noted that the project board for WordPress 5.6 is now almost empty.

Monthly Plan & Key Project updates

Global Styles & Editor focused APIs

Full Site Editing

Widgets screen, Navigation screen and 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.

Updates on these projects were combined due to lower levels of activity. @andraganescu provided the update (also posted in the agenda):

Task Coordination

Open Floor

PR for enabling FSE in Windows needs review

Issue with post-content and 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. output in FSE

Draft for What’s Next post for December?

  • @annezazu provided update on some items are currently on the list for the What’s Next post for December:
    • Addressing 5.6 feedback
    • Global Styles & Editor focused APIs
    • Full Site Editing (including Query Block)
    • 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. Screen/editor
  • Requested input to gain clarity on current state of Widget Screen work.
  • @andraganescu agreed to provide the necessary information.

Automated “Welcome” messages in 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/.?

  • @annezazu suggested that it would be good to have some messages automatically sent to new people who join this channel.
  • Slack has a way to do that automatically.
  • Problem: any message sent to new people will unfurl the preview for certain links. Cannot disable this on a per-channel basis.
  • @aristath suggested wrapping links in backticks.
  • @karmatosed suggested providing a link to a pre-existing “Welcome” page.
  • @annezazu outlined her proposed options:
    • One message sent in the core editor channel when someone joins with a very brief message and a nudge to the forums for support requests.
    • One message sent via DM with more specific links about where to report bugs, meeting information, the handbook, etc.
  • Any additional feedback is welcome on the Google Doc.

“Schedule” displaying instead of “Publish” on new posts/pages

Thanks to everyone who attended!

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Editor chat Summary: 11 November, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting agenda. Held on 2020-11-11 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

WordPress 5.6 Upcoming Release

WordPress 5.6 Beta 3  (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. 4 will be released Thursday) is now available with WordPress 5.6 slated for release on 8th December. This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run on a production siteProduction Site A production site is a live site online meant to be viewed by your visitors, as opposed to a site that is staged for development or testing.

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/ Version 9.3

Gutenberg 9.3 (Released 4th November)
Main features: Stability work for 5.6 and contributors also focused on improvements to the Full-site editing flows.

5.6 Project Board

The 5.6 Project board for “must haves”.

The November 2020 Monthly Plan

Here is the overarching plan for November 2020.
A lot of focus on preparations for WordPress 5.6, Full Site Editing, the Query 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 Global Styles.

Key Project Updates.

Updates for key projects such as Global Styles, Widgets screen and Full Site Editing.

@nosolosw

For GlobalStyles the current focus is on tightening up things and fixing the flows, specially by testing what we have with the TwentyTwentyOne blocks theme. We’re also in the process of making some things stable, so we can prepare a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. early in the 5.7 cycle. Progress can be follow at the (tracking issue) Block Styles Breakdown and also by checking the global styles label

@andraganescu

The Widgets editor work continues, any help picking up issues from Widgets editor project would be greatly appreciated. I would like to also highlight How the new widgets screen works overview issue which will eventually turn into documentation which works as a good intro to the architecture of the new editor.

@hypest

Gave an update on issues being worked on from the native mobile editor side of things. Fix SASS related regression from the move to (Dart) Sass compiler and a re-port Gallery to use InnerBlocks.

No updates made during the meeting on Full Site Editing.

Task Coordination

@hypest

@ajlende

  • Duotone is nearly ready for review
  • #26612 fixes a keyboard 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) issue and needs review before duotone will be ready 

@nosolosw

  • docs: block supportssome newly added style properties
  • extract theme json processor => first step in extracting meaningful pieces for global styles in the server that also fixes a couple of issues
  • fix how settings are parsed (in progress, is going to depend on the 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. processor)

@retrofox

I’ve been working on the Full Height Alignment feature.

Open Floor

@codeamp

Wants to bring extra attention to: Undo / redo (keyboard shortcuts) affecting the whole document rather than the focussed TextControl
Essentially, this is a 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. everyone has pretty much encountered at some point, but probably learnt to live with (or not noticed) but its also prevents future development of doing anything inside modals/popovers. I am looking into it from what I can, but not sure I know the architecture well enough to guide this further.

@arush

Since Widgets has been punted to 5.7, does that mean the widgets which have already been converted to blocks are coming out as of 5.6, or are they staying in?
@andraganescu
The widgets which have already been converted to blocks will remain as they were released previously.

@retrofox

Confusion around the [ + ] button. It considerably changes the UIUI User interface with the insert button. It is a nice chance to dive into the code. A request for developers.

@bobbingwide and @aristath

When a discussion continues in a closed issue. One should open a new issue and continue the discussion there.

@hypest

Raising awareness on some other native mobile editor news:

  • We recently landed a big performance improvement on the Android side by using the Hermes Bytecode version of the app JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. bundle :rocket:  PR here
  • Improved media multi-select behaviour on Android PR here
  • Using Dependabot to update the Gutenberg git submodule hash in gutenberg-mobile and test it. PRs here and here. This helps with noticing regressions sooner.
  • Native editor is cut as we speak in case you want to follow the progress/process. Various smaller fixes included there.

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Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 4 November 2020

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 4, 2020, 14:00 UTC.

Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the 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. releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.

WordPress 5.6 Beta 3

WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 is now available to be tested. Released on 2nd novemebr.

WordPress 5.6

Project board to track issues for inclusion in WordPress 5.6.

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/ 9.3

Gutenberg 9.3 was released on 4th november

Monthly Plan

November Monthly Priorities.

Updates on the key projects

@youknowriad

  • The pace is increasing on the Full Site Editing related work, now FSE themes don’t need the experimental flag to work properly. A warning message about the experimental state is shown in the adminadmin (and super admin).
  • I expect some of us to focus more on template parts and templates auto-draft behavior (how to load theme templates and templates parts in the site editor).
  • I believe other folks are also working on the UIUI User interface and the Query 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..

@vindl

Full Site Editing – Navigation milestone update:

  • The PR for detaching blocks from Template Parts shipped.
  • Bunch of fixes and tweaks for some minor issues related to the navigation 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. and template parts.
  • PR for adding incorporating search for templates and template parts is now open
  • Here is an attempt to create wp_templates entries on theme updates instead of on each 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. request
  • We started a new and simplified version of framework PR for introducing a custom status for templates provided by themes (or plugins) as HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. files, which haven’t been customized by the user yet

@ntsekouras
FSE: Query block

@jorgefilipecosta

Global Styles:

  • We now support other units and fluid typography on font size presets.
  • We now use the block settings on each global styles panel.
  • We now reference the preset variables on global styles so if for example global background color is set set to color X, and later we change color X, the background color also changes.
  • The UI is improved and we don’t show block panels without content.
  • We should have font family picker in the next few minutes (just finishing a last round of tests)

@nosolosw

  • For Global Styles the current focus is on tighten up things and fixing the flows, specially by testing what we have with the TwentyTwentyOne blocks theme.

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.

@zieladam

Took a deep dive in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. data:

  • Propose an update to useSelect to address every key stroke in the editor re-running all registered selectors.
  • Merged two fixes related to saveEntityRecord ending up with outdated state.
  • Proposed lock mechanism for core-data to ultimately fix all the timing issues.
  • I am also playing with taking screenshots of all e2e failures on 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/ CI.

@youknowriad

  • I’m focusing on FSE efforts as raised above
  • I’m also thinking about dev notesdev 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. for the APIs introduced on WP 5.6 and hoping to find time to write these next week.  I believe we should start publishing some of the block editor dev notes.

@karmatosed

  • Navigation drop down improvements.
  • Link iterations again this one grew from improvments to link UI.
  • I’m trying to do some PR trashTrash Trash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days. pickups as go and level up my skills there, thank you to everyone that has supported me (special calls to @itsjonq and @joen) Also continuing to work on options and going to post some flow updates to that this week.
  • Release continues, so I’m also navigation around that.

@annezazu

  • Quieter week for me, Working with others on communication for 5.6.
  • some light triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. for unlabeled items, and some quick FSE focused testing.
  • Excited to take 9.3 for a spin!

@ntsekouras

  •  Query block: Expose initial templates as block variations.
  • Fix double alignment controls in toolbar of Heading block.
  • Allow editing of extracted 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. in Post Excerpt block

@itsjonq

@paaljoachim

@retrofox

@bph

  • Thanks to  @afragen I am  almost ready for Gutenberg-Nightly version for non-dev testers.

@jorgefilipecosta

  • Iterated and merged support for other units and fluid typography on font size presets.
  • Iterated and merged PR to use the block settings on each global styles panel.
  • Iterated and merged PR to reference the preset variables on global styles so if for example global background color is set set to color X, and later we change color X, the background color also changes.
  • Submitted and merged PR to don’t show block panels without conten
  • Rebased and Iterated on font family picker in the next few minutes (just finishing a last round of tests).
  • Reviewed multiple PR including the moment removal PR.
  • Submitted multiple small fixes/enhancements to Global styles

For the next week, I plan on testing 2021 blocks deeply with global styles and submit fixes either for the theme or to Gutenberg. I plan to continue the typography work with font weight and  recheck a possible font loading global styles API.

@kjellr

  • I’ll be focused on Twenty Twenty-One Blocks.

Open Floor

@tomjn

  • Asked what’s the best way to register block for particular post type.
  • Current option is to 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. through blocks and unregister undesored blocks for the posttype.
  • Some discussion around defining posttype via block.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. but no decision.

@meszarosrob

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Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 21 October 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting on Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 14:00 UTC held in Slack.

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/ 9.2 and WordPress 5.6 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

@jorgefilipecosta announced Gutenberb 9.2 was released some hours before: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/10/21/whats-new-in-gutenberg-21-october/.

Regarding WordPress 5.6 Beta it was released on the previous day as planned: https://wordpress.org/news/2020/10/wordpress-5-6-beta-1/.

Unfortunately 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. Blocks were not part of the WordPress release. More context is available at https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51506#comment:13.

@jorgefilipecosta referred that there is a must-have board that contains the issues that should be addressed before the next WordPress release https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/projects/48. Some of these issues are not yet assigned to anyone so it is a good opportunity for someone looking to contribute and have an impact on the next WordPress release.

Monthly plan updates

Full Site Editing – Navigation – @vindl

  • Pages selector dropdown has been removed in #25620. This functionality is now accessible through the navigation 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., similar to templates.
  • The initial version of Document Settings dropdown in site editor has been completed. It contains basic template info and a button to view all templates.
  • Work is in progress for adding new functionality to the navigation sidebar, most notably the search featuretemplate creation flow, and RTL support.
  • Hover interaction for template parts is on hold after latest round of design feedback and will have to be reworked or abandoned.
  • Old PR for converting blocks selection to template part has been picked up again and updated.

Full Site Editing – Navigation – @ntsekouras

  • The Add sticky support in Query 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. (https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26279) a needs review.
  • Query block enhancements(loading and no results messages, focus Query on insertion)

Global Styles – @jorgefilipecosta

Widgets Screen – @zieladam

  • We are regrouping on #feature-widgets-block-editor to figure out what’s next – anyone interested in this project is welcome to join.
  • Widgets-related work had some positive effects such as widgets 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. endpoints or bringing in support for batch requests in WordPress (props especially to @timothybjacobs and @Jonny Harris).

Task coordination

@jasmussen

Submitted the following PR’s:

@annezazu

Shipped the Block Editor Release Process for Major Releases with major props to our host @jorgefilipecosta and @tellthemachines, reported 13 Widgets Screen related issues to 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/, and lots of additional testing including with the latest for FSE.

@ajlende

  • Woking on a new image-related feature: 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. support #26361.
  • Some of the menu stuff is blocked by #26115 (which @ajlende is currently working on).
  • Cover block support is blocked by #25171.

@mapk

  • Query block
    • Introducing placeholder screen.
    • Creating a new post from block.
    • Swap out patterns for block.
  • Widgets screen
    • Going through feedback and helping with design related issues.

@youknowriad

  • Tried to help a bit with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. package updates and patches for 5.6.
  • Started working on documentation for the new APIs in 5.6.
  • Doing some prototyping related to FSE.
  • Helped a bit with e2e tests (please help there if you have time, we’re not on a great stop at the moment).

@zieladam

@mcsf

  • Focused a lot on rethinking our Block Supports implementation, starting with 26111, then discussing details with @youknowriad and @nosolosw in 26192 and follow-up PRs
  • PR reviews in general

@ntsekouras

  • Add sticky support in Query block(https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26279) – needs review
  • Query block enhancements(loading and no results messages, focus Query on insertion)
  • Recognize and convert old or derivative block types to their canonical form(https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26147)
  • 5.6 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

@jorgefilipecosta

  • Proposed a PR to generate preset classes on the client-side https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26224.
  • Proposed a PR to use the block settings on the global styles block panel instead of the global ones https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26319.
  • Merged the pass of dynamic editor settings to the block editor on the edit site screen.
  • Iterated and merged the video text tracks functionality.
  • Iterated and merged the columns and group block templateLock control functionality.
  • Fixed a timezone issue that was considered critical and will be backported for older versions. Did an audit to the way we format dates on the frontend and suggested a general fix (we still have issues currently when we use formats with a complete timestamp like ‘c’ used for time HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. elements)
  • Did some PR reviews.

For the next week, will see how we can proceed regarding date-time, review the related PRs, etc. Will improve the font size presets (having global styles rely on pixel values for font sizes exclusively is not a good idea). See what can be done regarding identifying if a block instance matches a global style selector (for cases like headings). Will continue the iterations on the PR’s that are open and do some PR reviews.

@vcanales

  • PR for moving away from momentjs and into date-fns: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/25782 — Needs review, all input appreciated — Most tests passing, and @vcanales is currently testing and trying to fix this issue related to post schedule date mismatch, with the library swapped out.

@frankklein

Got two FSE bug fix PRs open:

  • Template part generation fix (i.e. do not use text domain): https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26275 already reviewed, and ready for merge.
  • Fix theme exports (these don’t work at all at the moment) https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/26268

@nosolosw

His focus has been lately on various things that were important to land on 5.6. Plans to get back to FSE/GS work this week.

@bph

Testing daily builds of the plugin.zip (for now published on Gutenberg Times).

@karmatosed

Now options iterations are in 5.6, moving to beyond those for next releases. Also shepherding 5.6 and picking up some little pieces along way.

@itsjonq

  • Continued with G2 Components explorations, with a focus on supporting Design Tools (starting with Typography)
  • Building in features like CSS validation and smarter unit parsing (e.g. px, or vmax) to expand Gutenberg’s abilities to handle custom values (as Global Styles evolves)
  • Continued knowledge sharing of all sorts (G2, design, UIUI User interface, dev) via Zoom sessions

Open floor

Updating WordPress trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. editor more frequently

@clorith said:

Continuous Gutenberg releases in trunk.Currently, changes to the 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 generally get merged to core a few days before beta-1 of a 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. going out.

In that time period, months have likely to have passed, and the plugin would have had multiple releases (taking the 5.5 as an example, 9 releases of Gutenberg were bundled, the same rungs true of WP 5.4, 10 releases made it into 5.3). That’s a lot of changes, not all of them obvious, but having all of them land right before beta makes it harder to test their interaction purely in core, and separate between experimental plugin stuff, and what is actually planned for core.I would like to see a continuous integration between the two projects, I’ve outlined a proposed running timeline to get the discussion started around this:- Plugin has a new version releases

– The changes live in the plugin for 3 weeks

– After these 3 weeks the changes are merged to trunk

– Feedback on trunk/core can be provided on the features on how they work without all the other bells and whistles of the plugin.I chose the arbitrary number of 3 weeks, as that gives ample time to get plugin feedback from those using the plugin for testing, while also not keeping changes away from core for “too long”, and also doesn’t lead to excessive extra work for committers tasked with Gutenberg chores (ideally, I’d love a 2 week turnover, as I feel that gives ample time for plugin feedback, but this is what we’re here to discuss 🙂 )

@youknowriad said that our official plan is to actually merge after each release with trunk. The only blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. is that  we don’t  have the resources to do so. And added that the part that can be automated is already automated: updating the packages and the e2e tests against core. The rest (PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher changes) can’t be automated.

Multi-line Code blocks regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5.

@getdave said:

There is a regression in the latest Gutenberg release on the Code block (and possibly also the Classic Block) where formatting is completely broken.

https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/26301

It looks like this was introduced by changing from PlainText to the RichText component. All the link breaks are now returned as br tags which causes everything to render on a single line.

My personal website for example now shows all my code snippets in one unformatted long line which isn’t great (at all).

Not sure how complex this is to fix, but should we look to address it as a high(ish) priority?

@jorgefilipecosta said he thinks @ellatrix  is already aware of this issue and looking into a solution.

Should we have an issue per PR?

@paaljoachim said:

It seems fairly easy today to create a PR and have someone review and have it merged without even someone from design or 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) have gone through the PR. The question that comes up… should all PRs have an associated issue?

As it seems an issue will have greater visibility and it is easier I believe for someone to add the correct labels to get it looked at.

@jorgefilipecosta and @youknowriad manifested their thoughts against the idea of forcing an issue per PR.

It seems the biggest issue is having PR’s without labels that don’t get the deserved attention, and we should all make sure our PR’s are properly labelled. In case you have PR’s open please verify if all of them include labels.

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Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 16 September 2020

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, September 16, 2020, 14:00 UTC.

Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the 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. releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.

WordPress 5.6

Project board to track issues for inclusion in WordPress 5.6.

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/ 9.0

Gutenberg 9.0 was released on 16th September: 

Monthly Plan

September Monthly Priorities.

Updates on the key projects

@andraganescu

  • Both the navigation editor and the widgets editor need all the help they can get. The current target to get the Navigation editor out of experimental is Gutenberg 9.1, and if not it will not make it into WP 5.6 due to too little time for testing and consideration before beta 1
  • The work continues on the widgets editor with a lot of feedback since it was removed from experimental 
  • More details can be tracked on project boards for Navigation editor and Widgets editor

@ntsekouras

  • There is some ongoing work on Query 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 here is where design is discussed/iterated: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/25198.Since there are many things to consider, feedback is more than welcome.

@nosolosw

There’s been some momentum around the Global Styles project lately (with Jorge, Riad, myself, and others working on this), these are the highlights:

  • Gutenberg 9.0 is the first to come with a UIUI User interface for users to update the theme 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. at the site editor).
  • Most of the add_theme_supports have been ported to theme.json  allowing themes to have more fine-grained control about the features.
  • There’s been a reorganization of the 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. (docs) to better clarify its purpose.
  • Discussion on allowing creating your own CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. variables via Global Styles

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.

@ntsekouras

  • Added search in Query block
  • Added option to make PostTitle block a link
  • Fixed aspect ratio related classes on embed block
  • Reviews, issues, and triaging

@zieladam

  • Fixed global inserter in widgets editor
  • Moved legacy-widget block to edit-widget package
  • Working on registering widgets as block variations

@nosolosw

  • I’ve been helping others land features related to theme.json (reviews), plus landed some bugfixes and minor follow-ups related to that.

@mcsf

  • Added tiny improvements to Gallery block, ID-less shortcodes fall to ShortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. block
  • Discuss server-side solutions for block-supports
  • Discuss global styles architecture
  • Release 8.9.3
  • Explore dynamic content solutions for FSE templates
  • Reviews

@addiestavlo

@soean

@mapk

  • Query block iterations
  • 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 feedback and followups

@andraganescu

  • I’ve picked up some issues from Navigation
  • Wrap navigation editing features with filters
  • Added edit in place for menu name

@vindl

@itsjonq

  • Continue to explore/refine Component 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. / style ideas in G2 Components
  • Lately, been focused on the figuring out structure details for control variations that render within Gutenberg via this G2 Layouts/Segmenting controls thread

@aristath

  • I’ve been working on FSE & Global styles, trying to build a theme as a way to discover issues and fix them. Lots of PR reviews, I’ll start working on the Query block next since I’m finding things as I go.

@annezazu

  • Launched the guide for devs navigating the community
  • Focusing on triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. and testing this week to get back up to speed on the latest!

@copons

  • The main focus on the new Navigation component.
  • I’ve recently merged the initial PR which is not used anywhere yet and is exported as experimental.
  • The interface is in active development and will change a lot, though; while it works, it’s really not supposed to be used yet.
  • Meanwhile, it can be tested in the Storybook.
  • I’ve opened several issues for the next steps and discussions about style and accessibility.
  • Once the component is polished and fine-tuned enough, the plan is to start using it as template selector in the Site Editor

@jorgefilipecosta

  • Updated the global styles setProperty mechanism and solved an issue that made custom gradients not work on global styles
  • Refactored the global style’s shape
  • Added separate support keys for color and background-color
  • Continued the iterations on the font-family and font-weight PR’s
  • Did some PR’s reviews and participated in discussions around the repository

Open Floor

@jonsurrell

Some discussion around more descriptive post title for “The Gutenberg Release notes”. suggestion to add the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party version for more clarity. There was no decision and further discussion for same to be done before next release post.

@pierlo

Asked if extending the external preview links dropdown would be included for WP 5.6. A PR is in the work which should very likely be merged well before the 5.6 beta begins 20th October.

@aristath

Some discussion around Query block to inherit default from the global query and allow the user to customize them as needed. This will avoid overriding the global query and replacing loops. No decision, to be discussed further.

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Editor chat Summary: 9 September, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2020-09-09 14:00 UTC. 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/ 8.9 release

Gutenberg 8.9 that was released on 2nd September and has been updated to 8.9.3.

Monthly Priorities

September monthly priorities.

Comment from @youknowriad
Most projects are properly on track and doing good progress.
Focus on Widgets screen, Navigation screen and Global styles.
The first experimental version of the Global styles UIUI User interface landed in the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.

Task Coordination

@karmatosed

  • Working on options and iterating the options panel.

@ntsekouras

  • Add tags and filtering by author support in Query 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. ( 25005, 25149).
  • Experiments with Query block.

@andraganescu

  • Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. and code review.
  • Worked on the Navigation editor (making menu name editable).

@youknowriad

  • Working on the 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. 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. to control the editor: 20588
  • Worked on the slash inserter behavior and the block search algorihm.
  • Plan to work on: Custom CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. support for Group block.

@paaljoachim

@mapk

  • 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 – helping to keep it moving forward. Designs are ready for implementation.
  • Query block – Exploring flows and settings.

@justinahinon

  • Working on documenting block editor packages.
  • A few PRs are on hold. Some are ready and will need a review before commit (25150, 25142, 24947). Others need refine/minor changes, plan to be done this week.

@aristath

  • Focus on performance & sustainability for FSE Themes:
  • Progressive rendering of blocks.
  • Load only styles for blocks that are used: PR 25220

@nrqsnchz

  • Working on designs and prototypes for allowing users to upload subtitles and other types of tracks to the Video block: 7673

@nosolosw

  • Details to merge the 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. at edit-site: 24250
  • Helped with assorted reviews.
  • Next week, focus on follow-ups and pressing issues I should work on next.

@get_dave

  • Focused on triaging PRs marked as “Needs Testing” and providing fixes. Review on PR of transformation from the ‘audio’ shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. to the Audio block: 25114 whereby valid attributes for a source such as `mp3` and `wav` were ignored. (Could use some input.)
  • Check of PR which addresses an issue whereby the content of the HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. block isn’t parsed from its serialized form correctly: 25120 (Could use some input.)

Open Floor

Discussing Widgets

During open-floor @bph referred to the Widget screen: Adding a consistent wrapper issue. The answer: Theme developers can target the block in the block area with class names. Example: .my-widget-area .wp-block-latest-posts – 

On another issue with the comment Legacy Widget block: Identify the widget in the toolbar and/or settings sidebar @bph explored what will change for widgets. “I am utterly confused on what the future widget handling entails in respect to  widget registration, functions” and if there is a goal of feature parity. 

“The APIs you raise are probably something to look at and see whether support is possible, but we shouldn’t be expecting 1-1 parity”

  • The widgets themselves should work as close as possible with the new editor. The registration and other widget related functions should also be unchanged.
  • There will be incompatibilities in hooking into the widget editor itself as the new screen uses a completely different architecture
  • If there is anything that cannot be implemented then that will break backward compatibility. If it is possible to support things it should be attempted to be supported
  • It’s a different paradigm since it will just wrap the whole list of blocks. Widgets don’t map to blocks.
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Widgets vs. Core blocks, if a core widget like recent posts has a block equivalent, the core widget doesn’t appear in the inserter for the Widget screen. “Authors have the option to hide widgets if block equivalents are provided”. 
  • A theme developer declares block areas
  • All “clear evidence that we should be cautious with opt-in opt-out in Core” 

Check out the widget screen discussion.

Discussing A11yAccessibility 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) concerns.

@zebulan
Opened a PR to improve PanelBody’s add to give a summary when the section is collapsed. Intended to provide a solution to the a11y problems with prepublish checks and elsewhere. 25170 Needs a review. It complements: 24024

Noticed PRs involving UI changes/additions getting merged without getting any a11y feedback. Zeb had to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” the a11y team to check after the PR’s have been merged.
Important to remember the checklist on the bottom in the PR template.

@mkaz
I’m not sure every UI request must require a11y feedback, shouldn’t we all be learning a11y techniques and proper usage. It should only be required for a new control. Using the base framework should be a11y compliance if it’s not something new.

@zebulan
The a11y team is working on a list of anti-patterns. Pointing people to something like that could help.
Perhaps modify the PR template checklist to include checkbox for “does my PR not use any 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) anti-patterns?”

There is discussion in this issue: 20877 in relation to creating a standard dropdown or popover. Which would really support the a11y effort.

Check out the Open Floor discussion Zeb began.

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