Dev Chat Summary, September 20, 2023

The notes from the weekly WordPress developers chat which took place on September 20, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Key Links

Announcements

No announcements were made this week.

Highlighted Posts

Hallway Hangout: Performance Improvements for WordPress 6.4: Make plans to talk Performance at this hangouts session planned for October 19, 2023 at 15:00 UTC.

Analyzing the Core Web Vitals performance impact of WordPress 6.3 in the field: Read this thorough breakdown from @felixarntz of how 6.3 performance improvements have been reflected on production sites using WordPress at scale. Feedback in invited on the post.

Community Summit Discussion Notes: Increasing contributor recognition and celebration: Join the discussion on how contributor impact can be better identified and highlighted. The discussion at the summit considered the system of props, credit outside of a release, badges, encouragement of contribution.

Evolving the FSE Outreach Program: A reminder to provide feedback on the next phase for the #fse-outreach-experiment: Deadline for feedback: Friday, September 22, 2023

Additional Highlighted Post on Interoperability under Open Floor.

Release Updates

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

The last 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. scrub before 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 will be on Monday, September 25, 2023 at 17:00 UTC.

More on 6.4 highlighted under Open Floor.

Beta 1 is scheduled for next Tuesday, September 26.

Stay in the 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. with 6.4 by following:

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/

Reminder: the revised release schedule for the next Gutenberg release is as follows:

  • Gutenberg 16.7 RC1: released September 20 (originally planned for September 13)
  • Gutenberg 16.7: September 27

Components & Tickets

Testing request following a recent bug scrub from @joedolson:

  • TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #58912: Mobile: Adminadmin (and super admin) menu unexpectedly closes with Safari – after the 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. is updated, this will be ready for testing
  • Trac ticket #58756: Media library improvements: UIUI User interface, Non-closing options, and Button select state issues in image editing – this is ready for testing
  • Trac ticket #40822: no longer requires further feedback and is ready for commit


From the tickets posted by @oglekler before dev chat, assistance is needed with the list of tickets left to tackle before Beta 1 (updated September 22, 2023):

  • Trac #55459: Change Login Label name
  • Trac #56886: Admin facing add site screen missing search engine visibility field
  • Trac #58703: wp-list-table: <label> is preceding <input> in the checkbox column – this ticket has a new patch, and further testing is requested
  • Trac #40762: Login: add canonical admin shorthand URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for login.php

Open Floor

  • Call for WordPress developer proposals: Update from @adamsilverstein regarding Interop 2024 was added to the Highlighted Posts list by @webcommsat.
    Seeking proposals for Interop 2024. WordPress developers are asked to contribute their proposals for 2024 as on GitHub or as a comment on the proposals post. Interop aims to improve interoperability across the three major web browser engines (Chromium, WebKit and Gecko) in important areas as identified by web developers.
  • Call for assistance with 6.3.2: @joemcgill highlighted @mikeschroder‘s message about next steps for getting another bugfix out for 6.3, and if there were any contributors available to help lead the release.
    • @ironprogrammer raised that there may be many busy with beta 1 next week, and more hands may be raised after this
    • @jeffpaul thought the concern before WCUS was that something(s) milestoned for 6.3.2 might be worth getting out before 6.4 lands. He asked if people had interest and availability, could they share this in the #6-3-release-leads Slack channel as it would be very helpful.
  • ** A number of contributors highlighted the final stretch to 6.4 Beta 1, and the calls to help deal with as many bugs as possible, clear triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. queues, and review available content.
    @cbringmann reminded the meeting that contributions are for all and not restricted to just the release squad and cohort. She thanked everyone who is lending a hand to the 6.4 release.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Wednesday September 27, 2023, at 20:00 UTC.

Are you interested in helping draft Dev Chat summaries? Volunteer at the start of the next meeting on the #core Slack channel.

Props to @ironprogrammer for hosting the meeting,
@webcommsat and @zunaid321 for the notes,
and to @marybaum and @oglekler for reviews and updates on tickets.

#6-3, #6-4, #dev-chat, #meeting, #summary

Performance Chat Agenda: 19 September 2023

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Sep 19, 2023 at 15:00 UTC. If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

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

Editor Chat Agenda: September 20th 2023

Facilitator and notetaker: @fabiankaegy.

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th, 2023 at 04:00 PM GMT+2.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • Announcements
  • Project updates
  • Task Coordination
  • Open Floor – extended edition.

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

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

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

Dev Chat Summary, September 14, 2023

The notes from the weekly WordPress developers chat which took place on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 08:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Key Links

Announcements

No announcements were raised this week.

Highlighted Posts

What’s new for developers, September 2023 is available now on the Developer Blogblog (versus network, site).

  • @webcommsat highlighted there were opportunities for contributors to put forward topic ideas and write for the Developer Blog or contribute to one of the approved topic submissions.

Core Editor improvement – commanding the command palette posted by @annezazu.

  • The post explores the latest updates to the Command Palette, a new tool available with WordPress 6.3 designed to speed up your workflow. It also gives a preview of highlights in creation experience coming in 6.4.

The FSE Outreach Program is evolving.

  • The FSE Outreach Program will become a focused space for solving issues, creating resources, and facilitating conversations around Phase 2 adoption. You can contribute by commenting on this post.
  • After 6.4 betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1, the facilitated calls for FSE testing will be replaced by ad hoc calls for testing run by the Make Test team or contributors who need specific features tested.
  • Deadline for feedback: Friday, September 22, 2023

Final call: Feedback on the Learning Pathways outline from Training team from CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. is invited.

  • Through greater focus on the unique needs of different user groups, Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ aims to create a more intuitive and effective learning environment.
  • The latest discussion focuses on how the resource can move towards consolidating the current content type offerings from courses, tutorials, and lesson plans to courses and lessons.
  • Deadline for feedback: Friday, September 15, 2023.

Reminder: Proposal for an update to the Field Guide accompanying a release

  • This came from an informal discussions at the Community Summit.
  • Two parts of this proposal: to move earlier the date of the Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. publication by one week to the final Beta, and to create and publish a simplified Field Guide on the Dev Blog. 
  • Deadline for feedback: September 15, 2023.

Monthly update on new materials on Learn.WordPress.orgSeptember 2023 edition.

Release Updates

Current major WordPress release: 6.3

No update on minor releases or 6.3.

Next major WordPress release: 6.4

Beta 1 is 2.5 weeks away on Sept 26, 2023 as this is a short release cycle. The next triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. sessions will focus on brainstorming the remaining tickets to identify if they can be moved forward. A call to participate in the 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. scrubs was made by @oglekler and @webcommsat. Also, the scrubs are a great tool to review asynchronously to learn about the WordPress development process and identify ways to get involved.

Bug Scrub Schedule for WordPress 6.4
The scrubs take place in the core channel on the Make WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

No other updates from the release squad.

6.4 useful links:

Release parties schedule for 6.4

Roadmap to 6.4 – this release is scheduled for November 7, 2023.

6.4 Development Cycle

Project Board for Editor Tasks for WordPress 6.4 on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/

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/

What’s new in Gutenberg 16.6 (published September 6, 2023)

Updated schedule:

  • Gutenberg 16.7 RC1 on September 20, 2023 (originally planned on September 13)
  • This will be the general cut-off date for new features developed in the 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, except tasks blessed in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress..
  • WordPress 6.4 Beta 1 on September 26, 2023
  • Except for the blessed tasks, only fixes can be included after this date.
  • Gutenberg 16.7 on September 27, 2023

Components & Tickets

The following tickets were raised by @afragen for feedback.

Core Trac #58281: Rollback Auto-Update (Rollback part 3)

Core Trac #22316: Plugin Dependencies (Yet Another Plugin Dependencies Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.)

The discussion thread on Slack for more information.

Open Floor

An update regarding the latest Fields 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. proposal for WordPress core was raised by @sc0ttkclark

Next Meeting

The next Dev Chat will be on September 20, 2023 at 20:00 UTC.

Are you interested in helping draft Dev Chat summaries? Volunteer at the start of the next meeting on the #core Slack channel or message @webcommsat, one of the Core Team reps, in the week before the meeting.

Props to @zunaid321 and @webcommsat for the notes

#6-4, #dev-chat, #meeting, #summary

Dev Chat Summary, September 06, 2023

The notes from the weekly WordPress developers chat which took place on Thursday, September 06, 2023 at 20:00 UTC in the core channel of Make WordPress Slack.

Key Links

Highlighted Posts

A Week in Core – September 4, 2023 – Props to @audrasjb for pulling this together! Changes on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between August 21 and September 4, 2023:

An overview of updates in Trac between August 21 and September 4, 2023:

  • 75 commits
  • 150 contributors 
  • 25 new contributors 
  • 129 tickets created
  • 13 tickets reopened
  • 117 tickets closed

Call for testing of Performant Translations > I18N Performance Analysis: Testing of a dedicated 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 as a solution for an issue discovered where localized WordPress sites load significantly slower than a site without translations, found in an in-depth i18n performance analysis.

Proposal: An update to the Field Guide: From some of the informal discussions at the Community Summit. There are two parts of this proposal: to move earlier the date of the Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. publication by one week to the final 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., and to create and publish a simplified Field Guide on the Dev Blogblog (versus network, site). Deadline for feedback: Sept 15th.

Some of the posts from the 2023 Community Summit:

Communication and Collaboration – Finding Your Way Around WordPress

Iterating on the Team Rep role

Understanding contributor leadership roles in the WordPress open source project

and many more on the Make/Summit site

Release Updates

WordPress 6.4 Alpha 1 is underway: Beta 1 is due on September 25, 2023

Stay in the 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. with 6.4 by checking out:

Roadmap to 6.4

WordPress 6.4 Development Cycle hub

6.4 Editor tasks board

6.4 Release Parties Schedule and hosts

– This post aims to prepare a calendar with the expected start time for each release party and who is involved in the upcoming 6.4 milestones.

and you can follow along in the #6-4-release-leads channel

6.4 Scrub Schedule

Bug Scrub Schedule for WordPress 6.4

The 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. scrub schedule will take place in core on the dates in this post. All are welcome to join the scrub!

Components & Tickets

6.4 Alpha dev has been underway since 18(ish) July. The window for early is closing soon. Contributors’ help is requested for testing and feedback on these tickets to help move them forward to hopefully land in 6.4.

Tickets that were raised:

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Trac #59187: Bundled Themes need to be update to node 16 – Check out the Slack discussion for more info as it was raised by @mikestraw

Core Trac #56780: 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. 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. in block-based template part in a classic theme does not get expanded – More eyes were requested by @petitphp. Please check the Slack discussion for more information.

Open Floor

Nothing was raised under this section.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on  Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 20:00 UTC

Are you interested in helping draft Dev Chat summaries? Volunteer at the start of the next meeting on the #core Slack channel.

Props to @zunaid321 and @webcommsat for the notes and review.

#6-4, #dev-chat, #meeting, #summary

Editor Chat Agenda: September 13th 2023

Facilitator and notetaker: @get_dave.

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for 2023-09-13 14:00 UTC.

This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • Announcements
  • Project updates
  • Task Coordination
  • Open Floor – extended edition.

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

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

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

Performance Chat Agenda: 12 September 2023

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Sep 12, 2023 at 15:00 UTC. If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

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

Performance Chat Agenda: 5 September 2023

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Sep 5, 2023 at 15:00 UTC. If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

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

Editor Chat Agenda: 06 September 2023

Facilitator and notetaker: @bph

This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for  Wednesday, September 6th, 2023, 14:00 UTC The meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • Announcements
  • Project updates
  • Task Coordination
  • Open Floor – extended edition.

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

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

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

Performance Chat Agenda: 29 August 2023

Here is the agenda for this week’s performance team meeting scheduled for Aug 29, 2023 at 15:00 UTC. If you have any topics you’d like to add to this agenda, please add them in the comments below.


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

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