WordPress hosted a “first-of-its-kind occasion” by way of Zoom this week the place members of the 6.0 launch squad and core contributors carried out a stay walkthrough of the main options coming within the subsequent launch. The occasion was recorded and is now available on WordPress.tv and embedded under.
WordPress 6.0 is about to incorporate roughly 400 updates and 500 bug fixes. Gutenberg lead architect Matías Ventura led the tour of the upcoming launch, demonstrated how the type switcher works, and touched on extra templates coming in 6.0 (writer, date, class, tag, taxonomy), in addition to the Webfonts API. He additionally confirmed how lots of the editor enhancements work, together with cross textual content multi-selection, fast insertion of hyperlinks, appenders, constant styling between buttons, and enhancements to checklist view.
The occasion was very informal, not a elegant advertising and marketing type showcase. Contributors have been clear concerning the free ends which might be nonetheless seen and gave viewers a really feel for the path of the venture and what they take into consideration for future iterations of those options.
Greater than 120 individuals joined the published for an interactive Q&A that occurred all through the walkthrough. The occasion was so profitable that WordPress advertising and marketing staff contributor Dan Soschin mentioned they’re contemplating making these kinds of stay product demonstrations extra frequent.
“Based mostly on the constructive expertise among the many panelists and attendees, I consider it’s possible that one other walkthrough may happen nearer to the discharge date in addition to develop into an everyday a part of the communications cycle for future releases,” Soschin mentioned.
“In future iterations, different platforms could also be explored, resembling a stay stream service so the occasion may be considered on Youtube, for instance. Future occasions may be longer to permit for deeper discussions and explorations of sure options or be themed to simply talk about sure areas of the venture.”
In the event you’re monitoring particular options within the 6.0 launch, the Gutenberg staff has a GitHub issue itemizing pending points and blockers. There are at present no blockers in the best way of the upcoming Beta 1, which is anticipated on April 12. There are a handful of must-have points earlier than RC, and 9 “nice-to-have” objects. Take a look at Soschin’s recap post for hyperlinks to all these points and a full chat excerpt and transcript from the occasion.