Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#5647 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Update /roadmap Copy for 2021

Reported by: chanthaboune's profile chanthaboune Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Site Keywords: needs-patch

Description (last modified by chanthaboune)

Content on needs to be refreshed for accuracy.


WordPress is continually under development. Currently, work is underway on Phase 2 of the Gutenberg project. The Gutenberg project is a reimagination of the way we manage content on the web. Its goal is to broaden access to web presence, which is a foundation of successful modern businesses. Phase 1 was the new block editor, which was released in WordPress 5.0, you can see that in action here In 2021 we’re focusing on merging full site editing (Phase 2) into WordPress which brings block editing to the entire site, not just posts and pages. For more information on full site editing, its components, and other active feature work, check out this page:

For 2021 the project has some big picture goals, as outlined in this post

  • Full site editing: Bring into the Gutenberg plugin, and subsequently WordPress Core, the ability to edit all elements of a site using Gutenberg blocks. This will include all in-progress features designed to help existing users transition to Gutenberg as well. Scope/Timeline: MVP in the plugin by April 2021, v1 in Core by WordPress 5.8.
  • LearnWP: Enable WordPress skills-leveling by providing workshops, pre-recorded trainings, and self-serve learning opportunities on Scope/Timeline: regularly publish new workshops and lesson plans, maintain a high pass rate on workshop quizzes to establish learner success and comprehension.
  • Contributor tools: Decrease the manual overhead of maintenance work for teams through better tooling. Scope/Timeline: Varied, and pending additional testing.

Want to get involved? Head on over to Make WordPress[]! We can always use more people to help translate, design, document, develop, and market WordPress.

Currently planned releases

Here are the current planned releases, and links to their respective milestones in our issue tracker. Any projected dates are for discussion and planning purposes, and will be firmed up as we get closer to release.

Version Planned
5.7 (Trac) March 2021
5.8 (Trac) July 2021
5.9 (Trac) Dec 2021

For more information on the planned release schedule, please read the Make WordPress Core post about the tentative release calendar for 2020-2021

The month prior to a release new features are frozen and the focus is entirely on ensuring the quality of the release by eliminating bugs and profiling the code for any performance issues.

You can see an overview of past releases on our history page

Long term roadmap

Phase 2 of Gutenberg won’t be finished when it’s merged into WordPress. The work to gather feedback and iterate based on user needs will continue after WordPress 5.8 is released. As a reminder, these are the four phases outlined in the Gutenberg project:

The Four Phases of Gutenberg

  1. Easier Editing — Already available in WordPress, with ongoing improvements
  2. Customization — Full Site editing, Block Patterns, Block Directory, Block based themes
  3. Collaboration — A more intuitive way to co-author content
  4. Multi-lingual — Core implementation for Multi-lingual sites

Change History (3)

#1 @chanthaboune
3 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @carike
3 years ago

maintain a high pass rate on workshop quizzes

Are we really sure about this?
The way that online learning institutions usually increase pass rates, retention and throughput is by decreasing the difficulty level.
I'm not suggesting we should make courses insanely difficult, but a focus on usefulness is much more important in my opinion. Sometimes that comes with trade-offs - like people realizing the course is not for them and choosing something else, or lower pass rates.

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 10790: Main Theme: Update Roadmap page content for 2021.

Props chanthaboune.
Fixes #5647.

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