Design Meeting Notes for 15 January 2020

These are the weekly notes for the design meeting that happens on Wednesdays. You can read the full transcript on our Slack channel and find the meeting’s agenda here.


Last week there was a call for both notetakers and triage facilitators. The call is still open, if you are interested, leave a comment after these notes or announce yourself in the #design Slack channel.


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. updates

@mapk let us know that the workaround full-site editing is moving forward. Several issues have been identified and Gutenberg designers are reviewing 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. flows in relation to these issues. 

Other specific works happening around Gutenberg include usability testing on Columns blocks, more work and design for Navigation blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. and global styles.


@karmatosed open discussion around WP 5.4. And the list created of items the #design team would like to include. The list is very optimistic and needs prioritizing.

We ask people to review the list and let us know in the comments what do you think should be worked out for 5.4.

Open Floor

We reviewed two tickets: #48850: Plugins Screen: introduce “Automatic updates” column/option and #49199: Introduce Automatic update opt-in setting for themes. Both tickets are part of the 9 priorities for 2019-2020.

We talked about options in text and toggles like “on/off”. See examples on the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at chat. You can leave your thoughts on both tickets. @kjellr is back and retaking the topic of how themes work with Gutenberg. Follow up his experiments on the mentioned repository. In the future, there will be more updates in #themereviews and make/themes if people want to follow this topic.


#auto-update, #gutenberg, #volunteers