Design team weekly update 14th August

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:

  • 4.9 wrangling and goals post: @melchoyce
  • 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. —> Customization transition wrangling with focus leads: @melchoyce and @karmatosed
  • Made a much of issues and tickets out of the Image 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. link usability testing: @melchoyce
  • Gutenberg: pretty much took up my entire focus: @karmatosed

Currently working on:

Need help with:

@melchoyce pointed out several tickets that need help and progress – a chance for others to get involved.:

Full update post here.