In March, a major version of WordPress was released, and work on WordPress 5.7.1 and 5.8 started
- WordPress 5.7
- Trial run: Consistent minor release squad leaders for each major branch
- WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release schedule
- WordPress 5.8
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//Full Site Editing (FSE)
- Planned Gutenberg tasks for March.
- Gutenberg 10.1 and 10.2 were released.
- The Full Site Editing Outreach Program continued to propose interesting testing calls and occasions for intereaction with the team working on it.
- Anne also posted a High level feedback from the FSE Program (March 2021)
- If you wonder what kind of performance improvements were implement in the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor, look no further:
- And improvements to the its handbook: Block Editor Handbook: restructuring project update (March 12)
- Core Editor Improvement: Easier than ever to find the blocks you need
- Gallery Block Update – Call for Testing
Miscellaneous blog posts, updates, and discussions published in the Core Blog
- Josepha and Matt held their Q2 Listening Hours: April 7th, 2021
- Do you want a more granular recap of what is going on in Core? Don’t miss the “A week in Core” posts that @audrasjb has been publishing regularly.
- After a Discussion: Dropping support for IE11, Hector kindly posted a Discussion summary: Dropping support for IE11
- More feedback required. Discussion: add a testing template to Trac
- Proposal: Native TypeScript support in Gutenberg
- Update: Publishing WordPress packages to npm
- Dual-Licensing Gutenberg: Next Steps