Core Team Update – February 19, 2024


  • DevChat meeting held on Feb 14.
    • The agenda with post highlights and updates from next releases and 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.
    • The summary.

Code Overview


  • Gutenberg releases:
    • 🏁 17.7.0 released on Feb 14.
    • 🏁 17.6.6 released on Feb 12.
  • 6.4 minor releases:
  • 6.5 major release is underway:
    • Current development phase: BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process..
    • 🏁 6.5 beta-1 released on Feb 13.
    • Bug scrubs: none announced this week.
    • Core Trac:
    • Gutenberg:


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