Devchat summary, July 28, 2021

A week after the release of WordPress 5.8, @desrosj led a well attended but quick chat on this agenda.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

Jonathan drew the group’s attention to these posts:

He also added a late post of his own:

If you’d like to help with 5.8.xx minor releases, leave a comment on that post.

To-do items on 5.8

Moving on, @desrosj opened one last review of the 5.8 release and asked the group for retrospective comments and other feedback.

In reply, @chanthaboune said she’d likely have her retrospective up later in the day. And she said @matveb will shortly have some thoughts about features to target for 5.9.

Remember, also, that trunk is open now, so if you’re a committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component., keep committing whatever you feel is ready! (Ed. note: Plus, we’re also in alpha for 5.9, so whether you’re a committer or not, if you’re passionate about bringing a new feature into CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., now is the time to do what it takes to land it.)

Component maintainers

@sergeybiryukov checked in with news on Build/Test, where ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #53363 has details on some 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 and updated naming to follow established conventions.

On U[grade/Install, Sergey added a second plug for his feedback request on the updater proof of concept highlighted above.

Open Floor

Above, in highlighted posts, you probably noticed that @desrosj asked for comments on his minor-releases post if you want to help with the 5.8.x minors. He actually added that suggestion in Open Floor.

#5-8, #core, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat summary, July 7, 2021

With just two weeks left in the 5.8 release cycle, @jeffpaul led the devchat on this agenda.

Announcements

RC 2 has landed! And it needs you, to help test it in as many ways as possible and chase down any last-minute bugs. For details, check out the RC 2 release post here.

As it happens, @desrosj reported in and said the release is in great shape:

The milestone only has three 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. tickets remaining that may require changes (excluding release related task tickets and two tickets needing only to be backported). We are in great shape heading into RC3 and final release. 

@desrosj

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

In the afternoon chat, @jeffpaul led off with the RC 2 release post above, and it is indeed worth a second read, if you’re so inclined.

Other posts of note:

The 5.8 Field Guide is out. Docs lead @milana_cap has done a masterful job of pulling it all together. So if you’re getting a theme or a 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 ready for 5.8, the Guide is your most reliable source of timely, topical information on the changes that will affect your products and the processes you use to get them out the door.

Catch up on the latest feedback the Full Site Editing crew has received with this post from @annezazu. And while we’re at it, here’s the FSE team’s latest chat summary.

And @audrasjb is back with another Week in Core, celebrating 52 contributors (five who are brand-new!) and nine committers who got things going this week.

@jeffpaul thanked the authors and everyone who commented or otherwise helped share news or knowledge this past week and shared this reminder:

We are now in the RC period. That means we’re in a hard string freeze, and the final planned 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)., RC 3, is now just FIVE days away, on July 13. The 5.8 release is TWELVE days away, on July 20.

(Ed. note: Where has the year gone?)

With no seemingly urgent business connected to the release (see @desrosj on the state of the milestone, above) @jeffpaul referred the group to a post from @mapk on care and influence in the WordPress community.

Components check-in

@sergeybiryukov reported in on Build/Test Tools. Referring the community to this ticket on PHPUnit 8.x, he described the challenges that come with adding support for PHPUnit 8.x and 9.x, since they’re not compatible with versions of PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher older than 7.1.

@marybaum commented that Help/About is looking good and then took a minute to thank all the people involved with the About page.

Open Floor

Pivoting from @sergeybiryukov‘s discussion of PHPUnit 8.x and 9.x, @azaozz opened a discussion of when WordPress might stop supporting PHP versions earlier than 7.1. The upshot, according to @sergeybiryukov: WordPress ends support for a PHP version when it’s running fewer than 5% of sites. At the moment, 8.83% of WordPress sites run PHP 5.6, and 5.23% are running on PHP 7.0.

Marketing Rep and Help/About co-maintainer @webcommsat would like to know what your favorite 5.8 feature is, so the Marketing team can write some social-media posts about it. You can share your favorites with her or @marybaum directly or in threads on this week’s marketing meeting, which run asynchronously through Friday.

@webcommsat would also like some more posts on key features in the release. To add one or more, use the commenting feature in this Google Doc.

#5-8, #core, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Summary: June 09, 2021

@peterwilsoncc and @desrosj led the weekly meetings of the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, respectively at 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to 05:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Link to 20:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

@audrasjb shared the weekly recap of code changes and contributors in the latest issue of A Week In Core: 07 June 2021. Thanks to the 72 (!) people who contributed, the 12 (!!) new contributors, and the 11 💖 core committers who helped land these changes last week.

@annezazu shared Editor team updates on Full Site Editing, Navigation BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience., Mobile Editor, and Block Based Widgets Editor from their last meeting: Editor Chat Summary: 02 June 2021.

@danfarrow shared CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. team updates on Color Scheming, CSS Audit, and CSS Deprecation Path, but click through to the meeting notes for a CSS Trick that you won’t believe! For more information, see CSS chat summary: 03 June 2021.

@priethor shared details on what’s coming up in Gutenberg including final polishes for WordPress 5.8, Widgets Editor, Navigation Editor, Full Site Editing various milestones.

Kudos to @adamsilverstein for publishing the first dev notedev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. of the release covering the addition of WebP support. Click through to learn how WebP helps you, how to create and use WebP images, plans for the future, and some FAQ items.

@chanthaboune announced a new Make/Project site for all-project communications and cross-team collaboration, so drop your email in that subscribe form and stay up-to-date on all the important topics across the WordPress project.

@jorbin shared the dev notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. on Bootstrap/Load Changes in 5.8.

@chanthaboune also shared initial designs on a forthcoming News blog design update, its so lovely go check it out.

Blog posts that need feedback

@annezazu has a reminder for us that the current FSE call for testing has one week left until June 16th, so please try crafting a Polished Portfolio.

WordPress 5.8 update

A ‘Big Thank You’ to everyone that helped get everything in order so that 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 could be packaged on time this week! The 5.8 Beta 1 post does not itself need feedback so much as testing from anyone and everyone able to in order to help ensure as smooth a release as possible next month.

Please check the post for details on highlights from the release and links to get you on your way to testing. As it’s still in development, it’s not recommended to run on a production siteProduction Site A production site is a live site online meant to be viewed by your visitors, as opposed to a site that is staged for development or testing. but testing on development and staging servers would be most helpful. The simplest way of testing is to use the beta tester plugin. In terms of ongoing development, WordPress 5.8 now focuses on tasks in the milestone and on regressions (bugs) found during the beta testing cycle.

Our next milestone will be Beta 2 in SIX days on this coming Tuesday, June 15th.

@chaion07 led the final 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 this past week. The next bug scrub is due to be run on Monday, June 14, 2021, 20:00 UTC.

Components check-in and status updates

  • Plugins: The Requires PHP and Requires at least 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 headers could previously be specified either in the plugin’s main PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher file or in readme.txt as a fallback. This has now changed for WordPress 5.8, only placing them in the plugin’s main PHP file will be supported from now on. Same goes for themes, the Requires PHP and Requires at least headers should be placed in the theme’s style.css file instead of readme.txt. The reason for this change is that any data in readme.txt is meant for the Plugin or Theme Directory only, and not for WordPress core. Core should retrieve all the necessary data from the plugin’s main PHP file or the theme’s style.css file instead. See changeset [51092] and ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #48520 for more details. Thanks @afragen for working on this!
  • Help/About: Work will begin this week on the 5.8 About page. Join in on the discussion over on #52775.
  • All other components: No major updates to report.

Open Floor

@webcommsat pointed out on the video content in Matt’s talk at WCEU which would be valuable to re-highlight when those features land too. Additoionally, Abha thanked everyone for the Contribute to WP resources, workshops and discussion areas at WCEU. The content will continue to be available on the site and we are adding new resources submitted. It will help bridge and encourage people to discover Make WordPress materials and the Learn Project.

Props @desrosj for peer review prior to publishing.

#5-8, #dev-chat, #summary

DevChat meeting Summary – June 2, 2021

@peterwilsoncc and @jeffpaul led the weekly meetings of the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, respectively at 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to 05:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Link to 20:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Blogblog (versus network, site) post hightlights

In the last “Week in Core” issue, @audrasjb featured 98 contributors, 13 new contributors to WordPress source code and 12 core committers.

@priethor shared details on Gutenberg 10.7 including new features like the persistent List View in the Post Editor, responsive navigation menus, many design tools for blocks, and enhancements to the top toolbar, as well as iterative performance improvements and a lot of 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.

@danfarrow shared CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. team updates on color scheming, CSS audit, and CSS deprecation path from their last two meetings. For more information, see CSS chat summaries for May 20th and May 27th.

Blog posts that need feedback

@annezazu extended the FSE Program Testing Call #7 from June 9th to June 16th, so please check the post to learn about the feature overview, how to set up your testing environment, and the desired testing flow to help out on this.

@webcommsat has a related ask ahead of Friday’s deadline for suggestions of external channels for the promotion/info share on FSE to various audiences. Everyone is welcome to review and add suggestions in the comments.

@meaghanthompson shared a call for testing the WordPress iOS 17.5 beta, so please check the post to learn about what’s new in the release, what’s most in need of testing, how to set up the test app, and how to report issues you find.

WordPress 5.8 update

@jeffpaul shared a 5.8 schedule reminder: we are now in the Feature Freeze period where focus shifts away from enhancements and feature requests to defects and tasks.

@chaion07 and @francina led different bug scrubs this past week. There’s a final bug scrub on Monday, June 7th at 20:00 UTC to work to clear the milestone before 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. 1 release the next day. Here is the full bug scrubs schedule.

The next milestone will be Beta 1 on Tuesday June 8, 2021 after which point the focus will shift to testing and fixing bugs discovered during the 3 weeks beta period.

There are two “big” remaining tasks and a call for help from @youknowriad:

  • The Query blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. where the 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/ team had some feedback about it being too powerful (need to find better heuristics to disable editing there). Feel free to contribute to the discussion. There is also a subset of this issue.
  • A proposal to change in how edited block templates are linked to themes (using theme mod instead of taxonomies). The Gutenberg team would appreciate some thoughts here from Core folks familiar with these APIs (theme mods, performance, database).

Also, these are the dev notes that need to be written for the editor.

@youknowriad shared that he consider that the Core team is ready for Beta 1, ideally, we’d have some improvements for the Query block by then but not sure if it’s necessary for beta 1.

WP 5.8 Docs focus update

@milana_cap shared that out of 165 tickets, 35 (Gutenberg excluded) are marked for some sort of documentation:

  • 28 for dev notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase.
  • 5 for updating DevHub
  • 12 for updating HelpHub

Gutenberg will have:

  • 10 dev notes (as per the list shared by @youknowriad)
  • 12 updates for dev docs
  • many updates for end user docs

Everything except block editor end user updates can be found in this spreadsheet. Block editor end user updates can be found in this Drive folder.

Docs needs the most help with end user documentation. For block editor in particular. Some changes from 5.6 and 5.7 are still not published and we had a significant drop in number of contributors due to pandemic situation. Anyone interested in getting involved 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.” @milana_cap (zzap on 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/.). 

Components check-in and status updates

Build/Test Tools, Date/Time, 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., Permalinks (@sergeybiryukov): No major news this week.

Upgrade/Install (@audrasjb): @francina hosted the weekly meeting and posted the meeting notes.

Menus, Widgets (@audrasjb): no major news this week.

Open floor

@poena has a request on the agenda post for anyone with knowledge on adminadmin (and super admin) pointers:

Theme Check is a 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 used to analyze themes submitted to the theme directory. I’m looking for someone who knows about admin pointers and if this issue from 2016 is still valid. Does the core team want themes with wp_enqueue_script( ‘wp-pointer’ ); or wp_enqueue_style( ‘wp-pointer’ ); to be blocked from the theme directory? The theme would not be able to be uploaded.

If you’re experienced with admin pointers, please respond to the comment on the agenda post or respond in the linked 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 above.

@webcommsat pointed out that WordCamp Europe is Monday to Wednesday next week!

#5-8, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev chat summary for May 26, 2021

Happy birthday, WordPress!

Our favorite software is 18 years old today.

And now, devchat.

@peterwilsoncc led the 05:00 devchat, and @jeffpaul led the 20:00 chat. Both used this agenda.

Highlighted blogblog (versus network, site) posts

@audrasjb posted the latest Week In Code, highlighting the work of 120 contributors—11 new folx!—and 11 CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers who landed those changes.

@annezazu published Contextual Patterns for Easier Creation. That’s the idea that 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 should surface patterns based on the block you’re working on right now, to keep you in your flow and make your life easier.

Anne also published the latest FSE Program call for testing. It’s called “Polished Portfolios”, and your feedback is due June 9.

@danfarrow shared a CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Chat summary that featured updates on the color scheming, CSS deprecation and CSS audit projects.

Finally, @paaljoachim and @andraganescu shared Editor chat summaries that highlight monthly priorities on 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, Navigation Block, Full Site Editing, Mobile, and the Refactored gallery block.

Please note:  *Navigation Block, Post Author Block, and refactored Gallery Block did NOT make it into WordPress 5.8 before the Feature Freeze*.

Details are here: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/05/25/editor-chat-summary-19-may-2021/ && https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/05/26/core-editor-meeting-notes-26-may-2021/.

After this extensive list, @chanthaboune commented, “Gosh, but we are prolific writers here …” and added, “… I love it”.

The group reacted with a flurry of positive emojis.

Posts that need feedback

Are you a host? @javiercasares and the Hosting team recommend you offer the `PHP-intl` extension by default to all of your users.

The Tide team would like some help testing their refactor to Node.js on a local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer.. Specifically, where do their docs seem unclear? Where are they confusing? Please offer your help in their chat summary.

@chanthaboune shares that she’s ready to experiment with a public channel for Team Reps across the project to collaborate in public. She’d like your feedback in the comments through the end of the week.

Upcoming releases: WordPress 5.8

@jeffpaul reminded the group that 5.8 is in Feature Freeze, as of Monday, May 24. That means the work now shifts to fixing bugs, finding defects and finishing tasks. To that end, @boniu91 and @lukecarbishave scheduled a Test Scrub on Friday, May 28, and two 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 on Monday.

(Ed. note: No word on how the scrubs will affect mosquito activity in the US over the holiday weekend, which traditionally involves eating meals outdoors. 😜 )

The next milestone is 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, on Tuesday, June 8. At that point the work shifts again: to testing every change that made it in, and to fixing the bugs that come out of that testing.

(Ed. note: Most betas, release candidates and launches happen on Tuesdays, in 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/., and you’re invited to join the group that gathers there and helps test the brand-new software packages. You don’t need any special skills, and it’s a great way to start contributing. So mark your calendar for every Tuesday between June 8 and final release in July!)

After that announcement of the impending milestones, @jeffpaul asked for calls for help.

@chanthaboune brought up ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #31935 as a high priority, and @clorith surfaced #30910 which also needs a push.

@francina said she’s changed #51809 to future-release from the current milestone, because it needs to start with a lot of discovery. Component maintainer @marybaum (disclosure: your faithful reporter) suggested a more specific discussion, around starting with a message strategy, when interested parties have the time.

Components check-in

@sergeybiryukov reported on Comments and Themes.

The Comments screen for a single post has acquired a link to View Post, per #52353. And in Themes, in the Adminadmin (and super admin) menu next to the Themes item, there’s an update button with the number of updates — just as there has long been for Plugins — per #43697.

He reported no major news on the other components he helps maintain.

@clorith reported on Site Health: it has a good first bug up for grabs in #52642, if you’d like to jumpstart your code contributions. He says he’s available to help show you how to make a 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..

@audrasjb had no major news on Widgets (Classic) or Upgrade/Install, but announced that #21603 made it in before Feature Freeze. He gave props to @maxpertici and @joedolson.

Open floor

@chanthaboune, on the 18th birthday of WordPress:

Tomorrow is WordPress’ 18th birthday :tada: and a post will go up on /news tomorrow with a little celebration page. also, props to the polyglots who have been working on that page this week.

@marybaum noted she’d been looking for 3D-content plugins 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 Directory. It was no surprise to her that the best one (for her) has a familiar author: @sergeybiryukov!

#5-8, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev chat summary: May 19, 2021

@peterwilsoncc and @jeffpaul led the two chats–05:00 and 20:00 UTC—on this agenda.

Featured blogblog (versus network, site) posts

A Week in Core comes from @audrasjb and recognizes 90 contributors, of whom 18 were new last week.

What’s new in Gutenberg? Find out from @vdwijngaert.

An update on the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor from @itsjusteileen talks about that team’s monthly priorities:

  • Global Styles
  • Navigation
  • Widgets Screen
  • FSE
  • Mobile Projects

@francina reports on the Upgrade/Install meeting from Tuesday, May 18.

@desrosj took to the News blog to announce that Core is dropping support for IE11 in 5.8, what that means and how it will affect themes.

The 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) team has a proposal for updating TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. workflow keywords. They’d like another round of review, according to @joedolson’s post.

And finally, @mattchowning posted an apology for any consequences folks have suffered as a result of Gutenberg’s dual-licensing issues. In the 20:00 UTC meeting, @jeffpaul also blamed himself and other folx for the project’s overall approach to getting consent. Jeff recommends that if you’d like to discuss the situation further, please comment on the post respectfully and professionally.

Posts that need feedback

Jeff highlighted @andraganescu‘s post asking for help testing the Widgets editor and asked everyone involved with Core (ed. note: including you, dear reader) to 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. out some time to do that.

@drewwestcott and @daisyo shared some feedback on the instructions, and @webcommsat reported that Marketing is encouraging Meetups to promote the tests.

Next release: 5.8

Both facilitators issued a reminder: Feature Freeze is now five days away, on May 25, according to the full schedule.

In the 20:00 chat, @desrosj flagged that the 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/ feature freeze is today, May 20, with RC1.

At that point, @jeffpaul pause[d] for what will feel like an uncomfortable amount of time to allow for calls for help…

@clorith pointed out that his component, Site Health, has a number of tickets marked ‘Good First Bug’ that could land in 5.8, if new contributors want to pick them up. Since he was mobile during the meeting, @desrosj compiled this list.

Other tickets mentioned:

#53212, from @pbiron, which @davidbaumwald said he’d review this week.

From @mte90: #44098, #15145, and #17025. @audrasjb said he owes @mte90 some feedback on those tickets, and @francina indicated she has an interest in the outcome.

Component maintainers

@jeffpaul moved the chat on to ask component maintainers to share plans and needs for help for 5.8.

@sergeybiryukov reported several items.

Plugins: Core finally supports the Update URI 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 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., so third-party plugins no longer risk getting overwritten by an update of a similarly named plugin from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. See changeset [50921] and ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #32101 for more details.

General: `wp-config-sample.php` has some new language that makes it clear that custom values should go in specific places, not just at the end of the file. Details are in #37199.

@desrosj brought in an update from @youknowriad on Core-editor.

@antpb reported on some meeting-time changes for Media.

@chanthaboune: Marketing is switching from pre-merge to post-merge, pre-release work—that means boosting the signal for testing features and 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., and building general awareness of FSE.

@audrasjb on Menus: Still planning to ship #21603 before feature freeze. On (Classic) Widgets: no major news.

@milana_cap on Docs: Starting collaboration with Docs team, especially with @bph for Block Editor user docs, and to get every handbook ready before release. She has also started populating the spreadsheet for tickets that need dev notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase..

@sabernhardt shared that the Toolbars component has two tickets in the milestone: #28569 and #26933.

Open Floor

@jeffpaul led off Open Floor with two 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. announcements:

1) WordCamp Northeast Ohio Region is this weekend.

2) WordCamp Europe tickets are going fast; register for your FREE ticket now. 

@clorith announced the Support team is looking for another deputy or two. Their workload has been growing over the years, and it’s more than what one rep can comfortably do these days. And, he pointed out, it’s a great opportunity to get involved without writing code. Details are here.

#5-8, #core, #dev-chat, #meetings, #summary

Dev chat summary: May 12, 2021

@lukecarbis and @jeffpaul led the 0500 UTC devchat and 2000 UTC devchats, respectively, on this agenda.

Here’s a combined summary from those discussions …

Highlights from blogblog (versus network, site) posts

In short order, the standout posts of the week are:

While the group opened browser tabs and bookmarked those posts, the chat moved on to …

Upcoming releases

A schedule reminder for 5.8: Feature Freeze is coming in 13 days (ed. note: at this writing, twelve) on Tuesday, May 25th. Per the published schedule, that means no commits for new enhancements or feature requests for the last two weeks 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. Instead, the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team will focus on bugs during that period.

To that end, @lukecarbis and @chaion07 have published the bug-scrub schedule. If you’d like to add a scrub, you can — whether you’re a developer or not, whether you’re already a contributor or not! And it gets you official props as a Core contributor to 5.8. (Ed. note: You are also free to tailor your scrub to the tickets, issues, and features that matter most to you. It is, quite literally, your scrub.)

There’s also a new(ish) kind of scrub called a testing scrub. If you’d like to get ready to help with those, here’s a handy how-to guide from @boniu91.

@helen reminded the group that 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.-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 needs a lot more testing.

Details on the Marketing plans for 5.8 are noted in the Full Site Editing Pre-Merge Overview post, if you’re interested in helping out there please consider attending Marketing meetings which are held every Wednesday at 14:00 UTC.

Components check-in and status updates.

For more details on any change, check the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. that makes the commit. You’ll get the all the conversation about the issue, what changed and why, and — of course — the patches and screenshots that took the change from concept to commit, all in one place.

@sergeybiryukov:

  • Ticket #53101 updates the Requests library to version 1.8.0, making it a lot faster to use cURL.
  • Ticket #50105 pulls infinite scrolling out of the Media Library and replaces that feature with a Load More button that the user controls (accessibly!)
  • Also in Media, ticket #35725 brings WebP image-format support to Core.
  • No major news this week on Build/Test Tools, Date/Time, General, 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., or Permalinks.

@audrasjb:

@marybaum checked in on Help/About. There’s no major news right now, but that component gets very busy starting at feature freeze.

Open Floor

@markparnell has a 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. on #49278 that’s passing unit tests, looking for review in hopes of landing in 5.8; @peterwilsoncc likes the approach of improving DQ query performance and feels it needs to be an early ticket but unsure if we’re still early in the 5.8 cycle for it to be considered; @lukecarbis noted some dev-feedback from someone experienced with SQL would help

@christos12 raised a concern about removing infinite scroll from the Media Library possibly surprising some users. A brief discussion followed, with @desrosj weighing in on the Load More button and @davidbaumwald noting that he has written a plugin that will let a user restore Infinite Scroll.

In a late-breaking comment on the devchat agenda, @paaljoachim asked the group for recommended resources on WordPress 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 design (not development or information design, but visual design). @jeffpaul suggested the Plugin Handbook; a little later, @megphillips91 recommended this guide to plugin UI in the block editor.

Props to @jeffpaul for reviewing this post.

#5-8, #core-css, #core-media, #dev-chat, #hosting, #mobile, #openverse, #summary

DevChat meeting Summary – May 5, 2021

Agenda for the two meetings. Thanks to @peterwilsoncc and @jeffpaul for leading the 05:00 and 20:00 UTC devchats respectively.

Link to 05:00 UTC devchat meeting archive in Slack // Link to 20:00 UTC devchat meeting archive in Slack

Announcements and news

These posts need your feedback:

  • @ryokuhi published a proposal on Make/Accessibility about a new Trac workflow keyword that the 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) team would like to consider.  If you feel particularly opinionated or passionate about this, please comment on the post.
  • @jeffpaul and @desrosj published a request to Component Maintainers, Feature plugin authors, and the Gutenberg team to share plans / help needed for 5.8 (primary focus will be FSE).  Please comment on the post to help ensure we’re tracking the right work for the release.
    • @youknowriad noted that required Gutenberg changes in Core are made as filters/extensions points and brought to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. as part of the 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/ merge that happens regularly
    • @mkaz shared the WordPress 5.8 Must Haves project board on GitHub as outline of Gutenberg work for 5.8

5.8 Review

  • Schedule confirmed including 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
  • @youknowriad shared that trunk is already on Gutenberg 10.4, @gziolo is working on updating it to 10.5 and the big changes (Global styles infrastructure in themes.json and FSE blocks) are coming in 10.6
  • Feature freeze on Tuesday May 25th (19 days from now) defined as “During the following two weeks, there will be no commits for new enhancements or feature requests. Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. will focus on defect work (aka outstanding bugs)
  • 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 on Tuesday June 8 (33 days)
  • RC 1 on Tuesday June 29 (54 days)
  • Release on Tuesday July 20 (75 days)
  • Current list of tickets that are on the 5.8 milestone, list of good-first-bugs tickets

Component maintainers and committers update

  • @sergeybiryukov shared Plugins update that Parameter names in 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 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. functions now use consistent terminology when referring to actions, filters, and callback functions via #50531
  • @sergeybiryukov shared Themes update that #49487 removes the “Featured” tab on Add Themes screen to match an earlier change in the Theme Directory
  • @webcommsat shared About/Help update that ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. continues with @marybaum
  • @audrasjb shared Menus update that #21603 is being reviewed
  • @audrasjb shared Upgrade/Install update that the last meeting recap includes a project for the next few releases

Open Floor

Props to @audrasjb, @webcommsat and @marybaum for reviewing this post.

#5-8, #accessibility, #dev-chat, #docs, #fse, #full-site-editing, #github, #learnwp, #summary, #updater

DevChat meeting Summary – April 21, 2021

@peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb led the weekly meetings of the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, respectively at 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to 05:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Link to 20:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Release announcements

WordPress 5.7.1

WordPress 5.7.1 was released on Wednesday April 14, 2021. This security and maintenance release features 26 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 in addition to two security fixes.

There are only 6 tickets in the next milestone (5.7.2), and as for now there is no urgent thing to address.

WordPress 5.8

Some blogblog (versus network, site) posts were published on Make/Core:

@annezazu shared that 2 weeks are left to go on a Query Quest and give feedback. Worth noting there is also an Italian version of the testing process (props to @piermario). If you have issues with the call for testing or questions about setting up a test site, please feel free to ask @annezazu in the #fse-outreach-experiment channel on 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/..

@chanthaboune shared that the next step for WP 5.8 is to get a release team together.

While she’s finally not available to lead the release squad, @francina will be available to help wrangling contributors and mentoring. She will also publish a call for release team members on Make/Core.

Make/Core News

Blog posts that need feedback: FLoC concerns

One blogpost was discussed during most of the meeting time:

@carike posted the proposal, and an active discussion started with more than 100 commenters. For those interested, there is a summary of the discussion on WP Tavern. Worth also noting that @helen, lead developer of the project, published a top comment about the proposal.

@peterwilsoncc previously shared a comment from the Security team in the initial post: based on the information presented, this should not be considered a security issuesecurity issue A security issue is a type of bug that can affect the security of WordPress installations. Specifically, it is a report of a bug that you have found in the WordPress core code, and that you have determined can be used to gain some level of access to a site running WordPress that you should not have. at this time.

Worth noting that 3 people from Google Chrome DevRel team attended the meeting: @michaelkleber as Chrome Tech Lead for the ads-related APIs, @r0wan and @samdutton as Chrome DevRel.

Below you’ll find some direct quotes from this open floor discussion:

@michaelkleber shared that the FLoC initiative is just at the beginning of what Chrome calls an Origin Trial — that’s the way we introduce new proposed APIs to get feedback from developers.

@joyously asked whether FLoC simply is a cookie of another flavor or not.
@r0wan answered there is a key difference with a cookie is that it’s a 1:1 token the server sets on the client. With the FLoC id, it’s a 1:many grouping that does not enable that same direct link back to an individual across different sites. It’s also not a value that the server gets to set for the client.
@michaelkleber added that the key contrast with third-party cookies is that a FLoC cohort can’t be used to know information specifically about you. Instead it allows some kind of probabilistic information about a large group of people that you’re temporarily part of (each FLoC cohort has thousands of people in it).

@carike shared with a detailed use case and asked for the safeguards that are in place to prevent this.

@helen’s asked what is the utility is of disabling FLoC on the content provider front vs. on the consumer front.
@michaelkleber answered that in the final end state, they expect the way FLoC will work is that the only pages that will be relevant to calculating your cohort are the pages that call the FLoC 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..  So pages will “opt in” by using some new JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. function call. The 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. 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. being discussed here was introduced as a way that pages could include random 3rd-party JS without worrying that it would invoke that API without them expecting it. So the HTTP header is saying “There is a new API that exists in the web, and I want to be sure my page cannot use it”.

@michaelkleber: FLoC doesn’t involve saving any new information, it’s just calculated based on the recent browsing history — and not the full URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org even, just the domain name.

@helen: So on its own by default, a WordPress-served page of content is not going to be used to calculate. However, if you were to, say, embed something that includes a piece of JS, that JS could then call the API and it would include the entire page?
@r0wan answered: so a default WordPress page with no use of the FLoC JS API and no ad-tagged resources in it will not be used as part of the FLoC calculations. If that site includes a third-party that uses FLoC then that would include the top-level page.

@michaelkleber: There is a bunch of on-device clustering that goes into making sure that your FLoC is shared with thousands of other people. If you want to read more about the technical details of clustering, here’s the page that describes it all.

@macmanx: So, is there’s no point in a site blocking FLoC if that site is not using FLoC-enabled resources? If a site were not using AdSense, it’s most likely not even going to be included in FLoC? And, on the other hand, if that site were already running AdSense, it probably benefits from FLoC and would not want to 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.?

@samdutton nodded: During the current FLoC origin trial, a page visit will only be included in the browser’s FLoC computation for one of two reasons:

@macmanx: So, FLoC only triggers when resources that benefit (or are assumed to benefit) from FLoC are present. If I have that right, then WordPress blocking FLoC software-wide would be similar to blocking Google Fonts software-wide. It would have an effect but would actually be more of a negative impact to the site itself.

@michaelkleber: We’re running the Origin Trial so that we can get feedback, and what we hear from people (including you, now) is the kind of feedback that affects the end decision.
So it seems to me that this group is generally in favor of our best-guess plan (only look at pages that actually invoke the FLoC API), for which thank you. But I’m sure we’ll hear other opinions as well.

@mkaz: I think debating the merits of FLoC is a bit beyond the point, it may or may not be evil, probably no more or less than say AdSense. Where we wouldn’t introduce something to WordPress that would explicitly block a site from implementing AdSense, right?
@carike: The proposal just changes it from opt-out to opt-in. It does not prohibit someone from opting in.
@westonruter: If the page has to opt-in to FLoC by using an API then what’s the point of also requiring the site to opt-in to allowing FLoC as well? Going back to the Google Fonts example, if WordPress blocked Google Fonts from being used except if an opt-in is used, then if a theme enqueued a Google Font stylesheet then they’d also have to add the code to opt-in to not blocking Google Fonts. That doesn’t make sense to me. It’s like requiring a double opt-in?
@mkaz: It doesn’t seem like the area of the WordPress software to automatically opt people out of something in their browser.

@helen: So, a user/consumer disabling FLoC in their browser would mean they are not dropped into a bucket that’s used to determine ads/whatever that they see around the web (or… wherever). A WordPress site by default will not be used as a part of determining a given user’s bucket.
@macmanx: It seems to me, based on all this discussion, the best place for anti-FLoC measures are in the browser under control of the viewer, not in the site. If a site is triggering FLoC in the first place, it likely intends to benefit from FLoC in some way.

@carike shared a quote from the Chromium repository: “Any request made within an ad iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. is considered an ad resource request.”
@michaelkleber: The point is that Chrome’s Ad Tagging is trying to figure out exactly which resources are ads — very important if you want to, for example, unload ads that use too many bytes.  So the rule is “anything loaded inside an ad counts as part of the ad”. But for FLoC, we’re asking a much coarser question: “Does this page have any ad stuff on it at all?”  So details about which specific items are part of that ad are irrelevant.

@jorbin: In my personal opinion, WordPress is best off making a decision of no action at this time (not that we are making a decision in the meeting). FLoC as of right now is in such a small trial that we as a project should continue to monitor it and try to encourage that the final implementation is one that is going to align with us a project, but as of now it doesn’t present any danger to individuals on the web and in fact has the potential to benefit many publishers.

At the end of the chat, @jorbin shared a reminder about the Post & Comment Guidelines on Make/Core blogs to everyone that has posting abilities on make/core that we do have a page with expectations for posting there and that 1) All posts should be peer reviewed (it currently states by a committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component., but I personally would say project leaders who are not committer would fall into that bucket) and 2) That the peer reviewer should be recognized in the post.

The Google Chrome DevRel Team members shared that everyone is welcome to get in touch them via the chromiumDev Twitter account or the FLoC repository on GitHub.

After the devchat, @helen opened a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. to summarize the discussion and to discuss the next steps: #53069: Consider implications of FLoC and any actions to be taken on the provider (WordPress) front. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion in this Trac ticket.

Thanks @chanthaboune for the quick review.

#5-7-1, #5-8, #dev-chat, #summary

DevChat meeting Summary – April 14, 2021

@markparnell and @audrasjb led the weekly meetings of the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, respectively at 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC. Here is the meeting agenda.

Link to 05:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Link to 20:00 UTC devchat meeting on the core channel on Slack

Upcoming WordPress releases

WordPress 5.7.1

Since no issue was raised after the release candidate, WordPress 5.7.1 was released a few hours after the devchat. It contains 26 bugfixes and 2 security fixes.

WordPress 5.8

Some blogblog (versus network, site) posts were published on Make/Core:

While it happened after the meeting, it’s important to note that the Full Site Editing Go/No Go decision was published on April 14, 2021.

@annezazu mentioned the latest call for testing for the FSE Outreach Program. This week, it’s about the Query Block.

Announcements and news

Please note that these posts are still waiting for feeback:

Component maintainers updates

General (@sergeybiryukov): Sergey has started chipping away at some long-standing coding standards issues in core, see ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #52627 for more details.

Build/Test Tools, Date/Time, Internationalization, Permalinks (@sergeybiryukov): No major news this week.

Site Health (@clorith): No major news this week.

Menus, Widgets and Upgrade/Install (@audrasjb): No major new this week.

@audrasjb mentioned there are still many Core components looking for new maintainers:

  • Cache 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.
  • Database
  • Help/About (@marybaum)
  • Quick/Bulk Edit
  • Feeds
  • Filesystem API
  • Import
  • Mail
  • Plugins
  • Post, Post types
  • Login and registration

@marybaum volunteered to maintain the Help/About component. This request was accepted by the Core team.

Open floor

@webcommsat shared that lots of people have been asking about WCEU dates (7-10 June 2021). The community team is looking at how they promote contributing this year too. More soon.

Ticket #53014 was mentioned in both 5:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC devchats. It’s in milestone 5.8. It wasn’t fixed in previous releases as it still needs a 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. and proper testing. 

#5-7-1, #5-8, #dev-chat, #summary