In August, work on WordPress 5.9 and 5.8.1 started:
- WordPress 5.8.x release team and 5.8.1 schedule
- Preliminary Road to 5.9: a quick overview of the main areas and features currently underway for 5.9 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/.
- First dev-note for WordPress 5.9: refactor of the Gallery Block
Gutenberg/Full Site Editing (FSE)
- Gutenberg 11.2 and 11.3 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 the FSE Program Theme Design Survey Results
- There was one Hallway Hangout:
Miscellaneous blog posts, updates, and discussions published in the Core Blog
- Call for CSS contributors! Help implement custom properties in WP Admin.
- Finalizing the native TypeScript proposal
- Do you want a more granular recap of what is going on in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.? Don’t miss the “A week in Core” posts that @audrasjb has been publishing regularly.