Author: Paal Joachim Romdahl

  • Contributing to WordPress

    Contributing to WordPress

    Over many years I have helped contribute to various user interface aspects of WordPress.In WordPress for a long time we used Balsamiq before switching over til Figma. Figma is an awesome tool for showing prototypes. I also use Screenflow to document issues I notice. Currently on the Gutenberg Github repository I have 320 closed issues…

  • How to guide a Slack WordPress meeting

    I made a video showing how I facilitate/guide a meeting.WordPress – Core Editor (Gutenberg) meeting preparation behind the scenes. The above video was made in relation to questions on how we prepare for a Block Editor meeting.

  • Getting close to a beta release of WordPress

    As we get closer to a beta release of WordPress more hectic work happens to make sure we get most of the features we want into WordPress before the beta and feature freeze begins. As the beta begins no new features are to be added. Only bug fixes and adjustments. Right now it is 4th…

  • Full Site Editing Outreach experiment – call for testing

    On WordPress Slack we have a channel called #fse-outreach-experimentThe channel was created in June 3rd 2020 for having discussions about various aspects of Full Site Editing, or as it is called now Site Editing. Here is the official blog post: An Experimental Outreach Project for Full Site Editing. There has been multiple FSE Program Testing…

  • Get involved and test out features before they are merged.

    Get involved and test out features before they are merged.

    Initially added as a blog post to WordPress make design. There is a fairly simple way to get involved in Gutenberg development. One can download a special Gutenberg plugin that includes a Pull Request (PR) of a feature being worked on. It involves going to Github and clicking the Pull Requests tab then looking…

  • Focus on Documentation

    Focus on Documentation

    I have shifted some of my focus over to contributing deeper to various documentation. One project Improving the general structure of how WordPress shows support pages. The goal to locate the Block Editor handbook from the support pages at The process is very difficult to get from home page and to the Block…

  • Rethinking the Revisions Panel in Gutenberg

    Rethinking the Revisions Panel in Gutenberg

    At current the Revisions Panel exits the Gutenberg screen into it’s own layout which looks like this: Here is a new design of the revisions panel that takes over the Gutenberg page/post one is currently on. I also made a version that sits inside an overlay. I made this Github issue: