Weekly Digest | Week 13

For all teams, maintainers, and contributors: Daylight Saving season is upon us. Many teams adjust timing of meetings based on the EU dates and you can, too! You can learn more about each of these teams at make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The 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/.

From the Development Teams

  • Shipped: WordPress 5.2 Beta is released and ready to test!
  • Shipped: A standalone Gutenberg playground environment has been merged.
  • Discussion: Coding guideline changes have been proposed for CSS naming and Experimental / Unstable JS APIs in 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/.
  • Discussion: There’s a discussion on a new block directory and new type of 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party underway.
  • Discussion: There’s a new discussion on how to build plugins that use modern JavaScript
  • Discussion: There are updated Tide docs and feedback is requested.
  • Discussion: There is a new block registration RFC.
  • Action: Some extra code help is needed in Tide’s 1.0.0 milestone.

From the Design Teams

From the Programs Teams

From the Operations Teams

Open Calls

  • Design
  • Testing
  • Development
    • More WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. e2e tests are needed, so if you can write some please lend a hand!
    • Call for Review on #46199 from any REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. developers.
    • The section block PR is open for feedback

Noteworthy Dates

  • Mar 31 – DST starts in the EU
  • Apr 7 – DST ends in AUS
  • Apr 30 – Proposed 5.2 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. date
  • May 11 – Global WordPress Translation Day 4

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