Design Team Meeting Notes: May 12, 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’s 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 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.
  • 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.


With 5.8 well underway, we’re ready to schedule the 5.8 bug scrub sessions. These 5.8 specific ticket scrubs will happen each week until the final release. Props to @lukecarbis for publishing the Bug Scrub Schedule for 5.8.

The 5.8 Test Scrub has already taken place on May 7. Read more about that here.

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

A Week in Core

With 32 commits the team was able to close 34 tickets, a good week! Thanks for updating us @audrasjb.

What’s next in Gutenberg? (May 2021)

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. 10.4 introduces cool features like 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. widgets in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings., enhancements to the Site Editor, improvements to rich text placeholders, and, as always, many bug fixes as well.

CSS Custom Properties Project Update

Exciting things on the horizon for handling admin color schemes easily.


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. EU 2021 is fast approaching, and the marketing team asked us if we had ideas for workshops or other design team content. Currently @estelaris is communicating with @abhanonstopnewsuk and @OGlekler in regards to this. @karmatosed also suggested a Figma workshop. @ibdz said he was going to reach out to @joen about collaborating on the workshop.

If you have more ideas or are interested in helping out then please let the team know or message either @estelaris or @chaion07 on Slack.

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