Design meeting notes for April 24, 2019

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


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. phase 2

@mapk just posted a proposal for Widgets-to-blocks UX flow on make/design.

WordPress 5.2 – About page

It’s that time of a release when the about page is thought about. If you’d love to get involved, @melchoyce has already boosted us by adding a lot of the past work to Figma. Feedback on the ticket is most welcome.


Is your admin email still correct?

@boemedia created a prototype/user flow for a new screen in the login process, where WordPress validates the general admin email as entered in the settings page. She’d love some design/UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. feedback on the prototype. Please read her comment on the ticket and check out the link to the prototype.

Proposal: simplify WordPress Admin Navigation

@lessbloat created a proposal for simplifying the WordPress Admin Navigation. You can check out his early explorations on Trac and give feedback on the ticket. Next steps will be to iterate based on feedback and pull together a working proof of concept 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for people to test.