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The Meta team is responsible for maintaining and managing WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ websites. Our work is mostly done on the meta trac. If you see a bug, file a ticket!
The pluginPluginA 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 directory already has a block section, and there has been some fragmented discussion about expanding or improving it. I’d like to share some thoughts on this and propose a more expansive solution. First I’ll outline some of the main problems that need solving.
Many plugins already register blocks, but often the plugin name and description doesn’t give a good indication of what those blocks are.
There is no way to search by blockBlockBlock 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. name.
Installation of plugins is far removed from the business of using blocks.
Developing blocks is a steep learning curve for new and experienced plugin developers alike.
A proposed solution:
Let me break that down with some more detail.
A Single Block Plugin is intended to be a relatively small, simple plugin that provides a single Gutenberg block. The plugin is the block, essentially.
Single Block Plugins are WordPress plugins that conform to a few rules, including:
They register a Gutenberg block.
They have no UIUIUI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. outside of the editor.
They include readme.txt and headerHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. metadata as required.
This is not set in stone; we’ll work out the exact rules in collaboration with plugin developers and the community on Make WordPress Plugins.
The Block Directory will be a section within the Plugin Directory, that contains only Single Block Plugins.
It will be separate from the main plugin directory: you’re either browsing regular WordPress Plugins, or Single Block Plugins.
Single Block Plugins will be searchable by block name and description, as per the Block Registration RFC.
The Block Directory will probably use a simplified version of the plugin page layout for Single Block Plugins.
There will be an APIAPIAn API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. endpoint for searching blocks by name and description.
Inclusion in the Block Directory requires following the rules for Single Block Plugins.
Regular WordPress plugins in the main Plugin Directory can continue to register Gutenberg Blocks.
Regular plugins will also be searchable by block name and description.
Regular plugins can register as many blocks as they like, and are not required to follow the same rules as for Single Block Plugins.
Regular plugins can continue to do all the amazing things they can now, including back-end code, wp-admin UI, and so on.
In other words, Single Block Plugins are for blocks; Regular WordPress Plugins are for anything at all.
The plugin can contain other assets like images and css.
To begin with, Single Block Plugins will contain a single PHPPHPPHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. file containing plugin headers and initialization code only. Eventually, this should become unnecessary.
They won’t have any back-end code.
Any UI will be contained within the editor.
We’ll help onboard new (and new-to JS) developers with templates, samples, and other tools.
Single Block Plugins will be searchable and installable from within the Gutenberg editor.
The Block Inserter will use the above-mentioned search API to discover and display relevant Single Block Plugins from the Block Directory.
Installation will (eventually) be seamless, without leaving the editor.
We’ll make use of and improve the block management features that are already on their way into coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
Obviously this will entail plenty of design, UXUXUX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it., and accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) work, which will start over on Make Design.
This post is intended as a starting point for discussion and new ideas. We’ll post more details on the Plugins, MetaMetaMeta 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., and Design Make sites in the coming days to focus on those particular areas.