Design Team Meeting Notes: April 14, 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.

Attendance: @mdmamun-1, @fahimmurshed, @hedgefield, @kellychoffman, @kristengunther, @chaion07, @vbaimas, @brightemeka, @melchoyce, @ashiquzzaman, @paaljoachim, @shaunandrews, @audrasjb, @annezazu, @estelaris, @joen


  • 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. Props to @ashiquzzaman for documenting the notes for the last meeting.
  • 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

A Week in Core

Props to @audrasjb for publishing the weekly statistics and update. This week we saw a total of 17 new contributors.

What’s Next in Gutenberg?

Props to @priethor for publishing the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at that covers not only what’s new on 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. but also the Widgets Editor, Navigation Editor and Full Site Editing. You can also find information on areas to be aware of and how you can get involved.

Recent Build/Test Tool changes and GitHub Actions update

Props to @desrosj for the a P2 that talks on the recent Build/Test Tool changes and GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. Actions Update. You should read it at your convenience and comment with feedback (if any).


WP Briefing: Who is WordPress

Thanks to @chanthaboune for releasing the latest episode of WP Briefing podcast. In this episode Josepha explores the five groups within the WordPress ecosystem and provides a high-level example of how they interact and support one another. Go ahead and listen to the podcast on the WordPress Org News blog. Additionally, you can subscribe to Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | PocketCasts | RSS | Spotify | Stitcher so that you don’t miss out on the future episodes.

Proposal: Adding topic-based meetup groups as part of the Meetup chapter program

@samsuresh‘s proposal talks about add topic based meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. chapters. The is quite interesting as it explores the possibilities of having global meetup chapters acting as one on topics of similar interest. You can find the full post on the community blog.

Feedback | Full Site Editing in WP5.8

If you are a fan of Full Site Editing then here’s @chanthaboune‘s update. Josepha put together another P2 on the topic. We encourage you to test it and report bugs (using GitHub) or raise a flag (in the comments below) which will eventually contribute towards a successful WordPress 5.8 launch.

Follow up to the native TypeScript proposal

@sarayourfriend published another in-depth write up on ‘when and where to use Typescript’ including relevant information. Don’t forget to check it out and interact posting comments with your feedback.


WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2021 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus.

The second virtual edition of WordCamp Europe is scheduled to take place between the 7 and 10 of June. We requested the team to share their thoughts on the biggest virtual contributor day. @paaljoachim among others offered to prepare supportive materials in the form of workshops and tutorials using the Learn WordPress project. The team is exploring ideas and options for smooth and easy contributor day experience overall. We will publish a P2 focusing on the topic once the official announcement is made.

Asia Pacific Working Hour

The growing interest of design working hours that can support multiple time zones. Considering the current timing are not too friendly for some. We are eager to explore working hours that are APAC friendly keeping the existing meeting times and evaluate the results. @chaion07 and @estelaris will write a P2 on this topic in the month of May.

Open Floor

@hedgefield informed about a user testing on Full Site Editing, conducted at Yoast recently where a lot of interesting observation and feedback came out. The Yoast team then shared this feedback using the Gutenberg repository including some Pull Requests. He shared a link to the reference document containing videos and screenshots.

@annezazu confirmed of the coordination focus with @francina on the topic and shared a link to a comment as reference. She’s currently awaiting a follow up comment there (for transparency and also for future references).

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