Editor chat summary: 31 March, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 04:00 PM GMT+1 in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

WordPress 5.7.1

WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release.
The following release schedule is being proposed:
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).: Wednesday 7 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC.
Final release: Wednesday 14 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC.

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/ 10.3

What’s new in Gutenberg 10.3.

5.8 Pre-planning

5.8 schedule

Monthly Priorities

March monthly priorities. Along with Key Project updates.

Global Style

Update from @nosolosw

Navigation Editor

Update from @grzegorz

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.

Update from @mkaz

Mobile

Update from @hypest

Full Site Editing

Update from @annezazu

Task Coordination

@annezazu

  • Mainly focused on FSE Outreach program (daily fse testing, reporting issues, writing up summaries, writing tests, amplifying!) and a few CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Editor Improvement post ideas in the pipeline.

@aristath

  • Focus FSE and getting things ready for our MVP for inclusion in core.
  • Past week focused on implementations for hybrid themes, and also adding skip-links to FSE themes.
  • Focus on reviewing PRs.

@ntsekouras

@mamaduka

@poena

  • Reviews.
  • Testing Full Site Editing.
  • Reporting issues and creating pull requests toward the FSE MVP.

Open Floor

Discussing the Full Site Editing MVP.
To summarize the discussion that happened during the meeting and after, here are the top takeways:

  • There is confusion of what MVP for Full Site Editing consists of.
  • As has been previously shared, the MVP should make it possible to build a version of the Twenty Twenty-One theme, using only blocks, without any coding knowledge.
  • Widgets & Navigation work are not included in FSE but they are seen as complementary projects to help with adoption.
  • At the moment we have two targets: the full site editing MVP & what would be introduced in 5.8.

A link to the full discussion on Slack.

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

Core Editor Meeting Notes 24 March, 2021

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agendaslack transcript). This meeting was 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, 17 March, 2021, 10:00 AM EDT and was facilitated 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/ 10.3 release 

At the time of the meeting the release process was having some issues, looked at by @gziolo and @bernhard-reiter

WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release

WP 5.7.1 RC 1 will be on Wednesday 7 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC and according to @noisysocks  the WordPress 5.7 board is the one to watch for editor updates that will need to land in this release.

Monthly Priorities

The monthly post outlining Gutenberg’s priorities for March 2021 is available.

Global Styles

@nosolosw shared this week’s global styles update:

  • Merged a few important things for 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.: add a layout config in theme.json, allow themes to use any style via theme.json whether or not the block supports it, translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. for custom templates.
  • Continue iterating on 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. supports mechanism: allow skipping the serialization of border.
  • Some bugfixes: PR:30088.

Ongoing/Next tasks necessary for MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia:

And more:

Full Site Editing (FSE)

@youknowriad and @vindl shared this week’s update:

  • working on making sure the frontend and backend are equivalent for all blocks and themes (as much as we can). The idea being that a user can open the site editor in an unstyled theme, start blank, add blocks bit by bit and having everything look as expected (front and back)

Infrastructure and UI milestone update:

  • Fix for template saving issue after switching FSE themes should be merged soon in PR:29842
  • Experiments to open browsing 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. to the appropriate template sub-menu landed today (PR:26964PR:30098)
  • Persistent List View now has visual support for multiple selected blocks (PR:29878); its performance has also been improved (PR:29902)
  • Block toolbar is no longer overlapping the navigation panel (PR:29918)
  • Browsing sidebar will now close after template selection (PR:29956)
  • PR for template part block variations in the Inserter was merged (PR:30032), which should unblock the continuation of our work on semantic template parts

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 (and navigation editor)

@andraganescu and @grzim shared this week’s update:

  • the widgets editor progressed a lot by having two PRs landing, one that updated the REST API to work better with widgets and one that added the block inspector as a sliding panel to 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.. Work continues, and the aim is to have blocks in customizer functional 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 by the end of the month. Be sure to check things in #feature-widgets-block-editor 

Navigation editor update:

  • Minor improvements in styling PR:30168PR:29832, PR:30129, PR:29975
  • Theme location settings moved to sidebar and have more features PR:29458
  • Fix of navigation editor toolbar which was disappearing in small screensPR:29967
  • Use the interface package for the navigation screen PR:30013
  • …and there are also a few other PRs that are nearly completed.

Navigation block

@joen shared this week’s update:

  • Layers of CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. has been refactored, dead code removed, inheritance fixed so styles work, and in general from here on out it will just be a great deal easier to manage. At the moment we’re also working on a hamburger menu for better responsive behavior, and it’s looking great already.

Mobile/native

@hypest shared this week’s update:

  • Landed various E2E tests related fixes, 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) improvements in UnitControl/StepperCell/RangeCell, removed the cancel button from many settings options on Android, split/merge 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. on Android fixed
  • In Progress and Next up: same as previous week’s update

Task Coordination

@annezazu

  • FSE Program wrangling (responding to feedback, triaging, figuring out what’s next to test, etc), testing FSE everyday (lots of reported bugs), and some light triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.!

@ntsekouras

  • Keep on explorations with block patterns integrations mostly on Patterns transforms(PR:29890) – could use some feedback/testing there 🙂
  • Expose Template part block variations to Inserter
  • Code reviews and triaging

@andraganescu

  • I have merged a few small PRs, triage and code review mainly for the new block editors (widgets and navigation).

@mamaduka

  • Image block now will use image default size from settings. PR:29966
  • Added since parameter to the deprecated function. PR:30017
  • Added/Updated since versions for deprecated features. PR:30072
  • Created PR for Gallery Block pattern to prevent adding all images when adding media. PR:30122

@paaljoachim

  • Triaging.
  • Focusing on getting more exposure on basic Full Site Editing user issues. Such as the preview drop down, easier save, editing template/post content etc 
  • Just made an issue for using a big modal to have a common approach for editing templates/reusable blocks/patterns.

@rafaelgalani

  •  I worked on some small PRs to fix some bugs 

Open Floor

@paaljoachim reminded that the new Gallery Block which uses Inner Image blocks has a call for testing. It is a new and awesome way to use the Gallery block, and it has a lot of potential. Go and test it..:)

#chats, #core-editor, #meeting-notes

Editor chat summary: 10 March, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 03:00 PM GMT+1. in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

WordPress 5.7

WordPress 5.7 was released on the 9th of March.
Contains features such as various updates to 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, from HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. to HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. in a single click, new Robots 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., lazy-load iFrames and a lot more. A bit shout out to @noisysocks for his work as the technical Block Editor lead.

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/ 10.2

Download the RC version of Gutenberg 10.2.0.

Monthly Priorities

March monthly priorities. Along with Key Project updates. Thanks to @priethor!

Global Styles

Update from @nosolosw

Update from @hypest

  • Global Styles and mobile: Working on identifying tasks.

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.

  • Check out the 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 #feature-widgets-block-editor and various Widgets Screen issues 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/.

Navigation block.

Update from @mkaz

Navigation Editor screen.

Full Site Editing

Update by @youknowriad

  • Still focusing on making sure the experience is as WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get What You See Is What You Get. Most commonly used in relation to editors, where changes made in edit mode reflect exactly as they will translate to the published page. as possible without requiring implicit theme styles.
  • Landing a PR to normalize “figure” element styles.
  • Then another one to reset the WP-Adminadmin (and super admin) styles properly in the editor canvas to avoid CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. bleed as much as we can.
  • I’m still iterating on the alignments/widths PR of that work.

Task Coordination

@mkaz

  • Would like to bring focus to this PR. Draft: Pulling JavaScript to the frontend from a Core Block. The PR will require enqueuing JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. on the front-end which has not been done from a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. block before. The results of the PR can also help get an accordion block into Gutenberg. Associated merged PR should help enqueing assets.

@sarayourfriend

  • Old project with new focus. To asynchronously load TinyMCE for the freeform block in certain circumstances. Need help in figuring out the particularities of how TinyMCE is integrated into WordPress core. I think it could be a huge performance win if we could offload TinyMCE from the initial page load.

@hypest

  • Landed some fixes (adaptions to newer BlockEdit component is one), and an in-editor banner about deprecating the Classic editor in the apps.
  • In Progress: GSS support, Reusable blocks, removing ability to switch to the Classic editor, editor switch, dual-licensing Gutenberg, progress on Search block, progress adding search to the block inserter, progress on the embed block.
  • Blockers: We’re experiencing flakiness in the native mobile E2E tests, affecting many PRs and we’ll continue to work on fixing it.

@joen

@annezazu

  • Launched the next FSE call for testing and have been doing a fair bit of amplification.
  • Lots of feedback wrangling, issue testing, etc for the second call for testing with a draft in place for a summarized post.
  • Working on the next Core Editor Improvement post on the performance of the core editor itself.
  • Continued work on a “role of 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” post to clear up some confusion (TBD on when that’ll launch).

@ntsekouras

@aristath

@retrofox

@mamaduka

@mikeschroder

@poena

@nosolosw

  • I’ve been helping with reviews, bugfixing, and getting inner blocks working on the quote block. My focus for next week is going to be quote plus tackling some tasks for global styles.

Open Floor

Announcement

@mikeschroder
Gutenberg contributions are being prioritized by GoDaddy, so I’m spending time learning, and will be around the repo a bit more often. As part of that prioritization, I’m excited to welcome @mamaduka, who is joining the team full time for contribution to Gutenberg!

@annezazu
The third call for testing for the FSE Outreach Program that was launched yesterday! It’s centered around creating a custom (and fun) 404 page. Please help test or share the call for testing if you can’t — all of it helps. As always, join #fse-outreach-experiment if you want to stay tuned for more updates.

@priethor
I would like to raise awareness of the ongoing discussion on dropping support for IE11, and invite anybody that hasn’t already to give their feedback on the subject by March 18th.

An issue, PR and release.

@manooweb
Emmanuel wanted to bring attention to the PR: Add preload_paths filter for widgets screen and full site editing.
As well as this issue: Widget-id value used to build form field ids isn’t consistent with hidden widget-id field.

He was also wondering about releases and @annezazu shared https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/02/11/making-wordpress-releases-easier/
Update: Let’s move forward with the March release, a July release (to give folks time to adjust their company plans), and a final release in December. I will create a plan to help us lessen the burden of releases, and in December I will see what we’ve accomplished and get some 2022/23 target release months published.

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

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 17 February 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, February 17, 2021, 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 Beta 3

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 is now available for 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/ 10.0

Gutenberg 10.0 which means it’s the 100th release of 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, the 100th release of a journey that started more than 4 years ago when Matt announced the project on WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US 2016.

Monthly Plan

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

  • Global Styles.
  • 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.-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.
  • Navigation block.
  • Full Site Editing

For detailed plan check out monthly priorities post.

Updates on the key projects

@hypest

  • Global Styles side: working on scoping things out for native mobile for Colors Support.
  • Gallery Block: What changes we need to introduce to the Gallery block support on native mobile.

@nosolosw

@youknowriad

@vindl

Full Site Editing – Infrastructure and UI milestone update:

  • Foundational PR for semantic template parts has been merged. It registers wp_template_part_area taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. that allows us to assign categories to template parts. Currently, defined ones are headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes., footer, 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 uncategorized.
  • Display of template parts has been grouped in the browsing sidebar.
  • Browsing sidebar now supports searching of content menus too.
  • The template tab has been added to Site Editor’s sidebar.
  • Block patterns can now be inserted at the non-root level. This allows the insertion of patterns into template parts among other things.
  • The persistent block navigator is getting close to being merged, awaiting for 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) feedback for it.

@Grzegorz

A brief update from the Navigation block:

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.

@ajlende

  • A couple of PRs that I’ve been working on for a while now is finally ready for review!
  • Adding duotone filters to blocks, duotone is a lot like converting an image to black and white, but instead of just black and white, you can choose any two colors that you’d like (which makes it a lot more powerful than just a color or gradient overlay on top of the image).
  • Adding duotone filters to the image block. This one is probably best to review first as it’s more straightforward and doesn’t have any additional dependencies.
  • Adding duotone filters as a block supports the feature to make it easy for block authors to add duotone to their blocks. It shares a few of the commits from the image block PR, but was moved to a separate PR as it depends on some PHP changes in core for adding a render hook to WP_Block_Supports.
  • The video, media & text, and cover blocks have duotone support added via block supports in that PR.

@aristath

@hypest

Quick update from the native mobile folks:

  • We now have support for setting Cover block focal point 
  • Working on Reusable blocks, removal of the manual Classic editor switch, dual-licensing Gutenberg, the Search block, and Block transforms.

@youknowriad

  • Mostly focused on Reviews and Discussions.
  • Things like Gallery block refactor, Hybrid themes, and more flexible block supports are on the card.
  • Some small PRs in parallels like improving the creation flow for reusable blocks and template parts

@paaljoachim

  • Focus on triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors..
  • Helping to test 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 for WP 5.6.2.
  • Testing and improving docs for setup dev env + testing for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..

@annezazu

  • Lots of FSE Outreach wrangling mainly focused on answering the wonderful 47 questions that came in.
  • Getting the next call for testing in place.
  • Discussing an approach to docs, and doing various testing/bug reporting.
  • Shipped an update to the Outreach page

@mcsf

  • following and discussing topics related to Global Styles and FSE

@itsjonq

  • Continuing work on adding/integrating the new components into Gutenberg (via WordPress/Components).
  • Work is lead by @sarayourfriend @gziolo, and me (additional help is welcome! Let us know if you’re interested)The immediate checklist we’re working through can be found in this 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/ issue.
  • For a simpler overview of the status, you can check out the status page
  • We’re almost 17% integrated! It’s still early, but it’s ramped up a ton from the earlier days where it was stuck around 3% for initial integration details.
  • Currently drafting up a post on this Components System project for make. I hope to publish it soon.

Open Floor

@paaljoachim

  • Asked about the list of various people and areas that are more focused on. The list will help to know whom 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.” while triaging. Some discussion around crafting list but no decision.
  • Aiming to conduct triage on Tuesday and hope that a few devs will also attend.
  • @mcsf suggested using intuition and experience to know who to ping instead of a scripted list.

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Editor chat summary: 3 February, 2021

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 03:00 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/ 9.9.0 RC release

Gutenberg 9.9.0 RC is included as part of WordPress 5.7
There are several bugs and regressions in the 5.7 project board which need assignees.
Please label any 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 that need to be cherry-picked into WordPress 5.7 with 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. to WP 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./RC label.
Please 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.” @noisysocks if you spot a Gutenberg bug or 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. that needs to be included in WordPress 5.7 and it will be added to the project board.

WordPress 5.7 Beta

WordPress Beta 1 was released 2 February. Work has been done on updating npm packages
in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to contain all of the functionality that is in Gutenberg 9.9.

Monthly Priorities

February monthly priorities. Along with Key Project updates.

Global Styles

Update from @nosolosw

  • Gutenberg 9.9 will come with a new 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. format (see docs).
  • TT1-blocks theme has been updated to follow this new format but hasn’t been published to the theme repo yet.
  • We’ve been working towards shipping parts of theme.json to 5.7 so themes could control the editor in a more fine-grained way. While there was a lot of progress, it proved premature given two outstanding issues that are unresolved in the format: how to express different templates/nested contexts & support the new direction for sidebars (controls that are shown/hidden) Addressing these issues would be our next focus.
  • There’s a longer and more detailed update in the overview issue.

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. 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.

Update from @noisysocks

  • Saving widgets bugs in GB28379 and GB28210 has been merged. We have plenty of E2E tests now to prevent that from happening again.
  • Next priority is getting blocks in Customize → Widgets working. Work happening in GB28618.

Navigation block.

Update from @isabel_brison

On the Navigation block front, Pages list block PR is ready for final review. I have a couple of related thoughts I’d like to discuss:

  • How to best to render dynamic blocks in the editor (comments welcome on the issue!)
  • Should block markup change depending on its context? E.g. if it’s rendered inside a certain block?

Navigation Editor screen.

Full Site Editing

Update by @ntsekouras

Task Cordination

@aristath

@annezazu

  • Work on FSE Outreach Program, hoping to complete a “how to use 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/” Learn WordPress course this week.
  • Shipped the What’s next in Gutenberg post, shared a quick update to the Versions in WordPress doc for 5.6.1 & 5.7.
  • Did some triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.!

@ntsekouras

@joen

@mattchowning

  • Mobile team merged the audio block work. 
  • Work on porting the search block to mobile.
  • We are investigating a share extension on iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads..
  • Working to default more users to the Gutenberg editor in the mobile apps.

@paaljoachim

  • Triaging. Testing patches on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress., and design triage. 
  • @gwwar Kerry and I held a triage session 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.
  • Working documentation for setting up a local WP dev environment + testing for Core.
  • Plan to create a Workshop on Learn.

@brentswisher

I’m just coming back after a hiatus for most of last year due to moving and an addition to the family, focusing on 5.7 bugs as I get up to speed on all the new things like FSE.

  • Look into remaining bug issues with the cover block.
  • Planning to add some more 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. to the Focal Point Picker to make it less prone to breaking.

@nosolosw

@bernhard-reiter

  • Working on a visual regression test, part of a wider effort to guard essential pieces against regressions e.g. when refactoring.

Open Floor

@annezazu

Announcement
Submit your FSE related questions by Feb 15th! For the full run down of how I’ll approach gathering answers and where you can submit your questions. For a direct link to submit questions via a form (questions welcomed as comments on the post too).
For context, this is part of the #fse-outreach-experiment effort.

I’d like to update this outreach page as it’s a few years old now and would love to crowdsource links to include.  

@backups

Please fix this bug in wp 5.7 editor. WordPress asking for me to save the page on exit without making any changes.
Comment by @paaljoachim I have followed up and added additional info to the trac ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.. – Ticket is fixed.

@gwwar

Would it be possible to confirm if we’d like a Playlist block in the core block library? If not what might next steps look like?
This issue was brought up as part of a core-editor triage. The issue is low priority. If anyone wants to work on it they are welcome to do so. Comment by @paaljoachim I have added a tutorial to the issue on how to create a Playlist using the Classic block.

@ashiquzzaman

We ended the Core Editor meeting with the final question…
Question for @paaljoachim what do you think editor will look act like once FSE is done working. I’m asking as a theme developer. Sometimes, I really find it hard to visualize the final version of the editor.
Reply from @paaljoachim I have been looking at FSE for a while now. A new user would expect to change everything they see on the screen. Which means we need to make it clear which section one is working in.

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

Editor chat summary: 27th January 2021

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-01-27 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/ 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 Release

  • Gutenberg 9.9 RC has been delayed for January 29th 2021, to sync with the upcoming 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 release of WordPress

WordPress 5.7 Beta 1

  • WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 is due for release on the 2nd February 2021.
  • Beta 1 will represent the cut-off point for new commits/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.
  • The deadline for changes is Gutenberg 9.9 RC on the 29th January.
  • There is a WordPress 5.7 project board where you can follow along and keep up to date with progress.
  • WordPress 5.7 will include versions 9.3 to 9.9 of Gutenberg

Monthly Plan & Key Project updates

  • We requested updates on the key projects.

Full Site Editing

Global Styles

  • not many updates but issue 27506 is a good starting point to gauge GS status 

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. / Navigation Editor

@andraganescu provided an update for the widgets editor:

@mkaz added an update on the ongoing additions to the Navigation block:

  • The Navigation Block tracking issue is here, though we are also working on issues raised for items needed to help develop themes. So that list my get supplemented with a few additional issues. (edited) 

@grzim added an update about the navigation editor:

  • The work on menu name edit is back on track Issue 24581 . There is an ongoing discussion in #feature-navigation-block-editor about moving name edition to a side panel.
  • UXUX User experience and 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) issues have been fixed Issue 28183 , Issue 24369
  • Also inconsistencies in e2e tests are being fixed.

Task Coordination

@hypest provided a

short update about what the native mobile folks have been up to:

  • Reusable blocks rendered in-editor (only available in DEV builds for now)
  • Audio block close to merge
  • Fix for blocks auto-scroll when the keyboard appears
  • Fixes for issues resulting from some GB-web side changes
  • Fix for File block’s automated test.

@bernie will continue to work on some release tooling automation soon. Afterwards, there are two things on the automated testing front that I’d like to work on:

  • Run e2e tests in FF (draft PR).
  • Visual diffs (to avoid block regressions) (issue)
  • Anyone interested in helping with those? Experience with puppeteer would be especially helpful for the e2e tests!

@annezazu is working on the “What’s Next” post for February and the FSE program. For the FSE program, I’m trying to find creative ways for more people to help through sharing various roles for the program (helping write calls for testing, triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. feedback, etc), updating documentation with more information about the process I’m loosely following/creating, and sharing an idea around how we can include polyglot communities! I wasn’t here to announce the how to triage in GitHub course is live on LearnWP too! Working on another course this week/next week for more 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/ basics 

@paaljoachim is Working on consolidating setup local dev environment + testing instructions for Gutenberg and coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
Triaging Design and Gutenberg issues.
Working on a Dev site for support structure. Experimenting with the design for Learn and more. 

@mcsh updates:

  • Fixed a fatal infinite recursion issue in Reusable Blocks (@gziolo now fixing the same in Template Parts)
  • Code reviews
  • Too many conversations to name, but recently: with @ella about Footnotes, with @ntsekouras about focus bugs and other issues related 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/. refs, @gziolo about how we do e2e testing, table of contents block, etc.

@andraganescu did mostly code review and testing on widgets and navigation editors

@joen has been working on a bunch of small navigation block user experience related things:

  • Menu item word wrap
  • URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org cutoff
  • Menu item overflow menu polish
  • Button block appender
  • Space between

@itsjonq is Continuing his efforts to work on integrating the new Component System into Gutenberg (working on it directly as well as coordination). He is also tinkering with new UIUI User interface tools for Gutenberg in parallel, focusing specifically on background/color tools at the moment.

@ntsekouras updates:

  • Lot’s of triaging and GH reviews with some fixes
  • `Preferences` modal is probably ready to merge (PR /28329) – thanks @joen for the styling polish there

Open Floor

Will there be Global Styles also in the Post Editor? Or is that only to be for the Site Editor?

The general consensus on @paaljoachim‘s question was that the post is a place which lacks enough visibility for the impact the changes would have so most likely the answer now is no.

What’s Next post for February

@annezazu brought up the next focuses:

  • Preparing for 5.7
  • Global Styles
  • FSE
  • Block-based Widget Editor

Global styles in WordPress 5.7

@mcsf mentioned that whatever pieces of GS that may land in 5.7, they will concern 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. structure and won’t impact users. At best, there will be experimental APIs that devs may use in Core, following in the footsteps of the well-known add_theme_supports extensions

AMA session about FSE and a dedicated FSE feature channel

@annezazu proposed to great enthusiasm an AMA session about FSE and also the creation of a dedicated feature channel for FSE.

A plan to standardize the use of feature channels

@priethor suggested a plan to standardize the use of feature channels:

  • Gather feedback on the overall feeling about these channels, whether folks think this segmentation improves communication or makes it more difficult.
  • If feature channels are agreed to be an improvement, create feature-specific channels for other feature projects such as FSE.
  • List these channels on the Feature Projects Overview page and promote them in automated welcome messages, as suggested by @annezazu.

@francina mentioned that “having multiple channels dilutes the attention of contributors, issues are not developed in a silo and are interdependent, so I am not sure having a myriad of channels is really helping, but willing to try”.

Internal Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. at Yoast on February 5th

Also @francina mentioned:

We are doing an internal Contributor Day at Yoast on February 5th. Let me know if there are some PRs that need developers and/or users testing

This is a great opportunity to bubble up things in need of testing or extra development hands!

Input wanted on the editing of a menu’s name in the navigation editor

Lastly @grzim called attention on PR 25343 where editing a menu’s name is added to the navigation editor, for sharing opinions on the approach taken there to make it as user-friendly as possible.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

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

Editor chat summary: 20th January 2021

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-01-20 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 Release

  • At the time of the meeting the latest release was 9.7.4.
  • The release was underway for 9.8.0 during the meeting.
  • @bernie provided us with an update:
    • Not a lot of “big” new features.
    • …but some nice enhancements.
    • Semi-transparent Spacer 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..
    • Block Switcher now shows variation icon.
    • Major changes to the Full-Site Editing framework (see full updates below).

Preparation for WordPress 5.7 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

  • WordPress 5.7 Beta 1 is due for release on the 2nd February 2021.
  • Beta 1 will represent the cut-off point for new commits/features for the Block Editor.
  • The deadline for changes is Gutenberg 9.9 RC on the 27th January.
  • There is a WordPress 5.7 project board where you can follow along and keep up to date with progress.

Monthly Plan & Key Project updates

Full Site Editing

Global Styles

@nosolosw provided an update via the agenda post:

@itsjonq also provided an updated on Global Styles UI:

  • Working through the integrations and improvements to the Component System for Gutenberg.
  • Came up with some design/interaction ideas for 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. experience. I’ve documented them as a comment in this Github issue.

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. / Navigation Editor

@andraganescu provided the update:

Task Coordination

Open Floor

New Slack channel for block based Navigation screen

  • @danr mentioned in the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Dev chat that work on the block-based Navigation screen has picked up again.
  • There’s a new channel for anyone interested in following/contributing – #feature-navigation-block-editor.
  • There’s a Github project for it too.

More native mobile integration/e2e tests on Gutenberg’s PR CI

  • @hypest asked about adding more more native mobile integration/e2e tests on Gutenberg’s PR CI.
  • Some regressions recently that would have been caught with some simple automated tests before their PRs got merged.
  • Adding tests will increase the run time of the CI jobs, not much but, you know, it adds up.
  • @youknowriad recommended defaulting to adding the tests and figuring out speed improvements if needed.
  • @gziolo suggested a more detailed mobile test suite executed after every commit to the main 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"..

Stale Issues/PR bot in Github repo

  • @mkaz followed up on last week’s stale issue topic.
  • Posted on Make and already received great feedback and comments there.
  • We plan to leave open until end of month and then will create a PR with next steps.
  • So if you have any thoughts not already captured, please comment on the post.

Custom Post types and Full Site Editing

  • @ndiego noted how he started diving into custom post types in the FSE and custom templates, but hit a lot of deadends.
  • Is this something else one is actively working on, or still well down the road in terms of FSE development?
  • @youknowriad said he did work a bit on custom templates recently (page templates) but not much custom post types. I’m sure there’s a few things we need to figure out there though.
  • Agreed to open Issues or PRs as required.

Thanks to everyone who attended!

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

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.

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