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. You can join the Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel by following the instructions in our handbook.
We have an open call for note-takers and triage facilitators. These both are great ways to get involved for new contributors but everyone is welcome to help out. Let us know if you are interested in the comments.
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/ contributors have gathered lots of feedback on the new Widgets screen. It is being aggregated into issues now, most of which will hopefully be resolved for WordPress 5.6.
Also lots of work is happening on theme/plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party auto-updates for 5.6, to really polish up the initial implementation. If you’d like to help out, drop by #core-auto-updates on Slack.
@paaljoachim has started facilitating design feedback sessions in our #design channel on Slack. These will be informal, meaning the time and format can vary, and will likely happen in the morning for the EU timezones. That means we’re covering new times in which otherwise meetings don’t often get scheduled. It helps create more moments for focused design discussion The first session was run right before this meeting to great success. Stay tuned for more.