Matias Ventura has provided an update…

Matias Ventura has provided an update about the redevelopment of the WordPress editor. The logic flow is diagrammed and broken down like this:

  1. inferring a block representation of the post content (parsing);
  2. describing the post as an ordered list of blocks (state tree);
  3. representing the post in the DOM (rendering);
  4. attaching controls to manipulate the content a.k.a blocks (editing UI).

Unsurprisingly, Matias admits this is “a bit complicated”, but in the end the goal is to create individual “little blocks” of post content that are “protected from the technicalities of the process.” If you're interested in the future of a key aspect of the WordPress admin, you should keep an eye on these updates.