WordPress 5.9 Go/No-Go Update: All Proposed Features Are Moving Forward

WordPress 5.9 Go/No-Go Update: All Proposed Features Are Moving Forward

Posted by WP Tavern on October 15, 2021 at 2:28 pm
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The go/no-go deadline for deciding on features for WordPress 5.9 was set for October 12 but the conversation was pushed back two days. Today, the core leadership for this release announced that everything in the previously-proposed scope for 5.9 will be moving forward. Users can expect block themes, template and template part editing flows, the new default Twenty-Twenty Two block theme, the Styles interface, design tools, the Navigation Block, all manner of UI improvements, and pattern insertion directly from the Pattern Directory. Héctor Prieto, who is assisting with technical project management on the release, emphasized that many of these features are still in progress: To note, not all of the above are currently ready, but there is some level of confidence that they can be by the time of 5.9. A new WordPress 5.9 Must-Haves project board on GitHub shows a broad overview of the issues contributors are focusing on to get the release ready. Prieto also published an exhaustive transcript of the meeting. There were no strong objections on specific features moving forward but there seemed to be a general acknowledgment that some features are still in a beta state. Those present at the meeting agreed that some kind…

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