Design team update : June 23

The design team are now posting individual updates each week, this post is a summary of the updates from there. If any other teams have design they need help with, please also let us know. You can either add as a comment to the post on make/design, add a comment here, or you can ask directly in #design on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at


Worked on/released this week:

Currently working on:

  • Handbook / Designers Onboarding Guide: @folletto
  • Figuring out what to do about #40951 with @westonruter@melchoyce
  • Media pluginPlugin 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party research: @saracannon
  • Researching past 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. designs to see if we can pull in more design contributors: @saracannon
  • Need to audit previous attempts to improve “Page on Front” in WordPress: @melchoyce
  • Catching up on, and continuing to keep an eye on, Gutenberg updates: @melchoyce
  • Starting to look at some customization-related priorities and tasks for 4.9; more details in Matt’s update: @melchoyce
  • Planning to create a new ticket to track the changes for More Blocks + Insert feature: @joshuawold
  • Save and Publish –There are a few tickets (here and here) going around with great feedback for how Save and Publish will function on Gutenberg as well as 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.. I’d like to give it a bit more thought and see if there are any UIUI UI 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. solutions I can propose: @joshuawold
  • Preparing my first 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. talk (Coeur d’Alene) about my experience contributing to Core as a designer. It’s a new experience for me and it’s been extremely enjoyable. I hope to inspire others to dig in and help out: @joshuawold
  • Gutenberg demo video: @mapk
  • Dataviz stuff for the upcoming Global Translation Day: @mapk
  • 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. updates: @karmatosed
  • Gutenberg marketing page: @karmatosed
  • Gutenberg pattern library planning: @karmatosed
  • Getting the new Dashicons made: @liljimmi and @empireoflight
  • Improving automated Dashicon tasks: @liljimmi and @empireoflight
  • #37661 (theme discovery in the customizer): @celloexpressions

Need help with:

  • AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (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). ( team help, including a final direction, for #12423: see @melchoyce
  • was pointed to by @joyously
  • Looking for feedback on the admin-sites icon: see @empireoflight

Full update post here.