WordPress Core Weekly

Hi everyone!

It’s this time of the week again: WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Weekly is here. This updates covers all commits since last week up to to today, October 29th.

In case you missed it, the new default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is coming along very well, the feature plugins planned for 4.1 are being tested extensively and the CustomizerCustomizer 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. JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. is getting more and more complete.

But there are many more things going on behind the scenes and Core has even passed revision [30,000]! Let’s have a look at this week:

Adminadmin (and super admin)

  • Add labels to the Personal Options input fields on the user profile editing screen. [30027] #30101
  • Editor: Use <button> instead of <a> for the Visual/Text buttons, make them focusable. [30002] #27553
  • Customizer: Add the ability for a customizer control to render its controls via a JavaScript template. Switches the default color picker control to a JavaScript template. [30014] #29572


  • Twenty Fifteen: If the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. is taller than the viewport scroll it with the content, if it’s shorter keep it fixed. [30025] #29979
  • Introduce a new means of outputting a <title> tagtag 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.) in the theme head. Requires a theme to add support by calling add_theme_support( 'title-tag' ). [30074] #18548
  • Introduce some new template functions for navigation [30065] #29808
    • get_the_post_navigation() and the_post_navigation() for navigation to the next and previous post.
    • get_the_posts_navigation() and the_posts_navigation() for navigation to the next and previous page of posts.
    • get_the_pagination() and the_pagination() for paginated navigation between pages of posts.
    • Uses paginate_links(). This reduces the need for themes to define their own sets of navigation functions.


  • Deprecate admin_created_user_subject() [30005] #29915
  • Introduce an edit_form_before_permalink action which gets fired after the title field but before the permalink fields. [30028] #29691
  • In wp_link_pages(), only output link separators between actual pagination links. [30030] #24940
  • Rename _wp_password_hint() to _wp_get_password_hint() to bring it inline with core terminology. [30033] #21243
  • Don’t add sticky class in get_post_class() if ignore_sticky_posts query var is set. [30036] #18035
  • Don’t display Standard post format twice in the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. box if the theme unnecessarily mentions it in the add_theme_support() call. [30038] #16555
  • Add comment_reply_link_args filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. for get_comment_reply_link() arguments. [30039] #10569
  • Allow slug param of get_terms() to accept an array. [30042] #23636
  • Introduce orderby=include support for get_terms(). [30052] #23261
  • Remove UNIQUE key from slug column of terms table. [30056] #22023
  • Add wp_json_encode(), a wrapper for json_encode() that ensures everything is converted to UTF-8. Change all core calls from json_encode() to wp_json_encode(). [30055] #28786
  • Introduce wp_is_trusted_network(). A first step to establish concepts around trusted and untrusted networks. [30071] #30145
  • Don’t hardcode height for videos – this was a workaround for MediaElement internals causing problems. Responsive videos now work properly and don’t cause extra whitespace. [30082] #30078
  • Introduce some actions and filters which aid plugins in revisioning post meta. [30091] #20564


  • Allow ORDER BY in WP_Comment_Query::query() to be disabled. [30004] #29902 DisableORDER BY by passing boolean false, an empty array, or the string none to the orderbyparameter. This mirrors the behavior of WP_Query.
  • Accept orderby=include in WP_User_Query. [30016] #30064 This lets the results of a user query be sorted manually by the value of the include param.
  • Fix count in WP_Comment_Query when using meta_query. [30026] #23369
  • Optimize site query when performing networknetwork (versus site, blog) database upgrades [30029] #30097
  • Improve WP_Tax_Query param sanitization for empty strings. [30031] #30117
  • Support multiple status values in WP_Comment_Query. [30084] #29612

Thanks to @peterwilsoncc, @iamtakashi, @nacin, @mnelson4, @afercia, @psycleuk, @rianrietveld, @davidakennedy, @celloexpressions, @DrewAPicture, @jipmoors, @ipm-frommen, @mattwiebe, @avryl, @heshiming, @desaiuditd, @ankit-k-gupta, @captaintheme, @marcosf, @obenland, @tmtrademark, @briandichiara, @tareq1988, @jakub.tyrcha, @johneckman, @kosvrouvas, @ptahdunbar, @nacin, @pushplaybang, @joedolson, @aaroncampbell, @jfarthing84, @dlh, @danielbachhuber, @wpsmith, @hotchkissconsulting, @JustinSainton, @jwenerd, @wonderboymusic, @tollmanz, @chrisbliss18, @joostdevalk, @TobiasBg, @nofearinc, @karpstrucking, @ebinnion, @boonebgorges, @mattheu, @adamsilverstein, @momo360modena, @tareq1988 for their core contributions!

RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. covered: [29995] to [30093]. For the complete list of commits to trunktrunk 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.

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