Design Team Meeting Notes September 16, 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 agenda here. You can join the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel by following the instructions in our handbook.


  • We can still use more volunteers for note-taking. Along with this, there are opportunities to participate by running triage sessions. This includes both the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and 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. triage. Please leave a comment below if you’re interested.
  • Our meetings have changed a little to be as close to 30 minutes as possible, as an experiment. This won’t stop conversation if it’s flowing. With daylight savings affecting different time-zones, we would like to know your thoughts on the current timing for the meeting. We would love to hear from you if you think that we need to make adjustments. Please leave a comment with your thoughts.


@estelaris is running an audit on metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. tickets to check if there are any that could be resolved by the new design style guide proposal. Here is a link to the working document:

@noah has been continuing to work on global styles considerations including present and future explorations, and have been in the process of reining it back into what we can incrementally do from this point on. Also have a plan on an open, casual jam session (via Zoom) this Friday around 13:00 UTC.

@paaljoachim is working on New design for revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. panel here: and also made a link control suggestion here: 

@michael-arestad is designing a 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. directory page. Essentially a plugins directory focused on blocks and block patterns. Ideally, he’d like to show the block or block pattern itself, but technical challenges aside, it is complex for other design reasons as blocks can do all sorts of things.

@karmatosed has mostly been focused on WP 5.6 and catching all the awesome little tickets for design. Also she’s been working on some designs for options in Gutenberg which is yet to be posted.


@paaljoachim suggested having an hour long triage session at least once a month. He has held a bunch of triage sessions and feels that having the one hour Gutenberg triage session once a week has in general worked pretty well. @estelaris suggested about doing them randomly like the Zoom sessions. @karmatosed pointed out that there are a few problems with a burden of setting up another meeting just with one person doing. It holds to a time and place. If you perhaps see it as an occasional opportunity not something you have to do each week, which may give a better opportunity. She also added by saying, anyone can spin up a Zoom or ask a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. to set up one. @estelaris emphasized on the fact that it would be a good idea to announce it in the #design channel some time before each session. Can work the day before or few hours before, so people are aware because we have visitors at random hours.

Open Floor

@karmatosed brought the topic of ‘Learn WordPress’ initiative and if any working session leads to a workshop then we can definitely take advantage of the crossover opportunity provided by the #training team. Here is the p2 post: and the official site: This can definitely be a good way to turn casual things into resources.

@estelaris also introduced @manzwebdesigns who recently joined the team and asked if anyone was willing to mentor him for a bit to which @paaljoachim gladly accepted.

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