This Week at WordPress.org (October 4, 2021)
Each week we’ll highlight news from WordPress.org that you don’t want to miss. If you or your company create products or services that use WordPress, we’ve got the news you need to know. Be sure to share this resource with your product and project managers.
- Introducing Twenty Twenty-Two – Twenty Twenty-Two will take advantage of a wide network of page templates, headers, footers, and other patterns so that users can easily make the theme their own. In addition, Twenty Twenty-Two will ship with a range of alternate color schemes so that folks can drastically change the appearance of their site. Users will also be able to change fonts, image treatments, and more on a site-wide level. These new controls open up a wide array of drastically different customizations for the theme:
- Changes to the WordPress Core PHP Test Suite – Discover the reasoning, solution, what changed, and step-by-step instructions to make tests compatible.
- Core Editor Improvement: Continued progress on accessibility
- 5.9 planning round-up (3 September) What can we expect in the next WordPress release?
- Proposal: Gutenberg Developer Hours series of events – Invite WordPress developers to meet with 3 developers and discuss your Gutenberg development questions, code, ideas, and approaches. Follow-up w/ video and resources.
- Changelogs on Docs articles. Keeping Docs up to date is essential for current information, but how can you tell when the article was last revised, or what changed? The team is proposing how to reveal the article changelogs within the article.
- [Announcement] New workflow for reporting documentation issues
- Share about WordPress 5.8 on social media – Continue to share the new features in WordPress 5.8 with this social media pack. Images are avaialble for your use. Marketing is seeking contributors to create materials for maintenance releases and those interested in contributing as we look to WordPress 5.9.
- Suggested iterations for the Five for the Future program and tool. Does your organization support Five for the Future? Andrea Middleton shared thoughts on advancing the program in her final post to the project as a Community Organizer. How do we connect with teams needing contributors, find areas to contribute to that are meaningful and fit the companies’ availability, and what ways can we help other organizations participate as well?
- FSE Program Testing Call #10: Pattern Party – This test is focused on pushing these lovely Theme Blocks to their limits to better determine what to prioritize and what features might remain to be documented.
- Proposal: Migrate e2e to Playwright!
- Learner achievements for courses. WordPress.org profiles could see achievements for proficiency with specific skills. Courses are in development on WordPress now. What does this mean for employers, job applicants, and ongoing personal learning? See also the coverge from WP Tavern about this. Employers, your voice, advice, and concerns are highly sought after by the Training team.
- Learn WordPress Needs Assessment Results. Learn.WordPress.org has courses currently in development, and a UX audit has returned many suggestions on the direction for organizing all the learning resources. What could the site look like and how can we best organize the content?
- Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL-compliant? For those creating courses on Learn, what requirements do we have for presenters?
- PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress – How do we ensure well-produced videos that benefit learners?
- A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team