This week in 4.3: May 25 – 31

This is the jump-start post for the fourth week of the WordPress 4.3 release cycle.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Meetings this week:

4.3 Feature Chats this week:

Feature goals until Dev Chat:

  • Network Admin UI:
    • Android and iPad flows.
    • Conversation around updated `WP_Network` patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. and a first attempt at `WP_Site`.
  • Customizer Partial Refresh: Take what was done for Menus and then abstract a level again to facilitate plugins easily adding their own partial-refreshing.
  • Menu Customizer: Focus on the last few known issues and also start ramping up testing for usability, accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (, design/UI/UXUX User experience, code review/cleanup.
  • Passwords:
    1. Hook in core to enable pluginPlugin 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for PW change UI.
    2. Working version of PW change UI on the Profile screen (that is, you can change your password with it… show/hide… back compatback compat Backward compatibility - a desire to ensure that plugins and themes do not break under new releases - is a driving philosophy of WordPress. While it is a commonly accepted software development practice to break compatibility in major releases, WordPress strives to avoid this at all costs. Any backward incompatible change is carefully considered by the entire core development team and announced, with affected plugins often contacted. It should be noted that external libraries, such as jQuery, do have backward incompatible changes between major releases, which is often going to be a greater concern for developers. for the pw confirmation field… not promising the strength hint stuff yet).
    3. #32430 ready for commit.
    4. Working patch for #32429.

Tickets seeking feedback:

  • #29783: User Admin Language
  • #32396: Settings Reduction for 4.3
  • #31336: Customizer: separate navigation from options UI for better UX by removing accordion behavior
  • #30737: JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. templates for Customizer Panels and Sections
  • #30738: JS content templates for base WP_Customize_Control
  • #30741: Build-out 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. for adding Customizer Panels, Sections, and Controls entirely with JS

Notable updates from last week:

#4-3, #jump-starts