Hey Everyone! This is Last Week in WordPress Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for the week of March 10–16. It’s been a busy week after Beta 1. Here are some highlights from the week:
- Appearance: Bring the theme browsing experience from 3.8 to the theme installer.  #27055
- Customizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.: Add header The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. image uploads with cropping to the customizer.  #21785
- Plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Management: Restyle the plugin install details modal to match the rest of the admin (and super admin).  #26952
- Edit Post: Correct the “View Post” button link when changing a post slug.  #16477
- Admin Colors: Revert , fix color scheme stylesheets. Restores .  #27175; see #20729.
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- TinyMCE: add internal command and shortcut (Alt+Shift+X) for toggling
<code>. Define a button that can be added to any toolbar as
wp_code.  #6331
- Permalink Settings: Don’t show “update your .htaccess now” if nothing needs to change.  #19268.
- Query: In
WP_Query::get_queried_object(), account for
pre_get_posts by checking for tag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) when
tag_id isn’t present. Tags still need to be rolled up into
tax_query.  #27362
- Filesystem: Update
request_filesystem_credentials() to handle the correct ssh value of
FS_METHOD.  #27265
Widget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Customizer:
- Move widget area sections to bottom, as a theme can have a lot of widget areas and we don’t want to bury other sections.  #27401
- Introduce a customizer processing state to prevent saves while updates are occurring.  #27390
- Make temp hooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. permanent. New hooks are:
is_active_sidebar.  #25368
- Start embedding functional audio/video players in the editor, instead of placeholders.  was reverted in  but added back this week in . Whitelist media types by browser.  . See also      and others. Everything is contained in #27389.
- The Image Editor should apply changes to custom image sizes by checking registered image sizes.  #19889
- Remove Qik from the oEmbed provider list as it’s shutting down.  #27302
- Smooth out some display and race condition issues with the media modal loading spinner.  #24859
- Avoid saving slashed data in XML-RPC’s
wp.setOptions.  #22936
- Allow query strings for servers in
WP_HTTP_IXR_Client.  #26947
sticky in the struct returned from
wp.getPosts is preferred and non-WP XML-RPC APIs are no longer actively maintained. This is simply for parity with existing MW methods.  #26679
wp.editPost, Remove all terms in a taxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. when an empty array is explicitly passed.  #26686
For the complete list of commits to trunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision., check out the log on Trac.
Interested in joining in? Write or test a patch for 3.9. The goals for this week — besides releasing Beta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2 — are two-fold:
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