Sorry, I was away last week and didn’t get an update published. Great things have been happening lately. Let’s take a look.
Gutenberg 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/ 5.6 improvements
Usability tests are being conducted weekly to evaluate Gutenberg. Posts will be published on make/test to share the videos so that everyone can comment and share their observations.
Accessibility 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) audit
The accessibility audit performed by Tenon, LLC. through WPCampus has been released. There were several issues created in Github. The Gutenberg team, Accessibility team, and others are triaging them. Several were found to be either duplicates or Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. bugs that required work beyond Gutenberg. Many of the other issues already have conversations leading to well-thought solutions. There’s been amazing collaboration between WordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ teams with this effort!
Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!