Design Team Meeting Notes: March 24, 2021

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.

Attendees: @chaion07, @ashiquzzaman, @muhammadbux, @vbaimas, @williampatton, @fahimmurshed, @kellychoffman, @audrasjb, @alexdeborba, @annezazu, @mukesh27


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  • Contributions to the Design Team is always welcomed. Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @estelaris or @chaion07 and they will guide you through.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blog Highlights

  • Peter published a p2 on the WordPress 5.7 Maintenance Release Schedule. Congratulations to @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb for being the Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. and Deputy Lead respectively. The release candidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is scheduled for April 7, 2021 at 23:00 UTC and the final release is scheduled for April 14, 2021 at 23:00 UTC.
  • @priethor published the 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. update for March 2021. Check this p2 out to get to know not only about not only what’s new on Gutenberg but also 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.-Based WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Editor, Navigation Screen, Full Site Editing. You can also find information on areas to be aware of and how you can get involved.
  • @audrasjb published another Week in Core p2.
  • @annezazu published a p2 which highlights on the Core Editor Improvements.


  • There’s a call for Testing. If you are closely following the Gallery Block developments, this p2 is for you. Props to @glendaviesnz for an in depth write up on why the changes are being made and what needs testing.
  • Show and Tell Meeting: Our monthly ‘Show and Tell’ Meeting for March 2021 is taking place next week. If you are working on something and would like to share with the team then please ping either @estelaris or @chaion07 over Slack.


  • Update on Figma: @ibdz wasn’t available to share his update with the team.
  • If you’re following the WP Briefing podcast by @chanthaboune then you know there’s a new one out now. Titled as ‘How WordPress Improves‘ in this episode Josepha explores the WordPress release process. You can subscribe to Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PocketCasts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher so that you don’t miss out on the future episodes.
  • There is a proposal for Native Typescript Support in Gutenberg. Props to @sarayourfriend for the in-depth write up on Typescript, the benefits, details of the proposal and the path forward.

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