Design meeting notes for April 3, 2019

You can read the full transcript of this meeting on our Slack channel. You can also read the agenda for this week.


  • There is a call for design for the block directory
  • The Navigation block usability testing has post that’s worth reading!
  • WordPress 5.2: High five everyone for the awesome triage hour on Monday to work the issues. There are a few PRs that have come that can are worth reviewing.


  • New releaseGutenberg 5.4 has been released!
  • Widgets to blocks – One of the focuses for Phase 2 this year is to convert widgets to blocks and reflect that change where widgets are currently used. There’s currently explorations around introducing blocks into the Customizer now. You can checkout a prototype there, and provide feedback on Github as you are able.
  • Gallery images – There are some explorations happening around moving images within the gallery. Soon drag and drop will also be available. Testing would be appreciated!
  • Section block – There are two patches for the default themes to get ready for the section block. If you have time to test that’d be great!
  • Gallery block – The gallery block doesn’t have the option to link to a custom URL like the image block. There’s an issue if you want to take a look.

Improving search results with active plugins

First, there’s a Trac ticket where you can follow the discussion. You can also jump to the point in Slack to follow along. Feedback is wanted.

@hedgefield shared some context:

The main objective was to highlight the plugins you have in a separate section with minimal distraction. Ratings and plugin descriptions etc don’t really matter, you have the plugin already, we just need to highlight that it has a thing that you were searching for