Weekly design meeting notes of Wednesday October 31, 2018

The full transcript of our meeting this week can be found on our 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. @joshuawold led this week’s meeting.

The design team meeting will be changing to 19:00 UTC from next week to accommodate daylight savings.

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/ usability testing

@sarahjames gave us a walkthrough of the Gutenberg testing she’s been working on. There will be a blog post coming about this but you can follow along in Slack archive.

Automattic design award

A reminder was made of the Automattic design award which is accepting entries.

Upgrading to 5.0 and handling 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

We went through this ticket together and ended up as a team going through feedback and work towards a solution. You can follow along the outcome in the ticket as Joshua added an update today.

Thanks to everyone attending the meeting. If you have anything to add, please feel free to post in our Slack channel or in the comments below.