Beware, seven posts are incoming in the next 2 days. I had a bit of a backlog 😇
Current release: WordPress 5.7
In February, a new minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. and a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. of WordPress were in the works:
- WordPress 5.7. The dev-notes started to trickle in and the Field Guide was posted
- WordPress 5.6.2 Release Candidate
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)
- At the beginning of every month, planned tasks are posted. This is what was planned for February.
- Gutenberg 9.9 and 10.0 were released.
- The Full Site Editing Outreach Program continued to propose interesting testing calls and occasions for intereaction with the tean working on it.
- Josepha posted an update on FSE and themes
Miscellaneous blog posts, updates, and discussions published in the Core Blog
- Josepha posted about Committers, Maintainers, and Emeriti about moving inactive committers to an emeriti status. You might notice the new role in some TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets.
- Josepha also posted about Making WordPress Releases Easier. And as you can imagine it’s easier said than done. After careful consideration, the previous plan of having four releases in 2021 was scraped. By the end of this year, she will present a plan for 2022-2023.
- Anne posted about the widgets screen becoming block-based: this change was merged in WordPress 5.8
- Hallway Hangout: Fool me once — Writing end-to-end tests against regressions – Hallway Hangouts pop up here and there to replace those rich, productive conversations that sparked many interesting changes in the project when people met in-person. You can watch the recording in the post linked above.
- Andy Fragen annouced work started on the Feature Plugin: Rollback Update Failure
- 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.