🎯 Core Editor Meeting Notes 2017-03-23

Well, the development of WordPress 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 pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. has begun. Lots of activity, Slack fun meetings, GitHub issues you should check out. Here’s the meeting summary for this week’s editor team meeting (agenda here) in #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

  • Testing: Lots of tests done at WC London. Summaries will be posted and referenced on GitHub.
  • 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 Dev: Gutenberg Editor plugin development has begun. Starting with the 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.. 🎉 — Catch up on this 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/ project.
  • API Discussion: This PR around the API doc is a good start to see the pieces 1 & 2.
  • Better Developer Documentation: Need to work on better dev documentation so the barrier to contribution gets lowered.
  • TinyMCE link boundary feature trucks on. Has some 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) challenges, but those could be used for good (link).
  • Accessibility recommendations: A good ticket with accessibility recommendations we should keep in the back of our mind.

That’s about it, happy hacking! 🚀