Week in Core, April 26th – May 2nd 2017

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., covering changes [40557-40568]. Here are the highlights:

  • 12 commits
  • 13 contributors
  • 76 tickets created
  • 4 tickets reopened
  • 29 tickets closed

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers based on tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code Changes


  • 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). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility): Avoid a keyboard trap on the date and time custom format settings. [40568] #40515

Build/Test Tools

  • When asserting microtime output as a number, make it a number [40566] #30336
  • Automatically skip tests in the ms-required and ms-excluded groups. [40564] #40531
  • Pin the WordPress Importer 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to version 0.6.3 when testing on Travis. [40562] #40620
  • Add object-cache.php to the unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. suite. [40561] #40619



  • Allow select dropdowns to stretch full width in widened controls pane. [40567] #32296


  • Introduce page_menu_link_attributes 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. in Walker_Page::start_el() for the HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. attributes applied to a page menu item’s anchor element. [40565] #40359

Posts, Post Types


  • Users: Add two missing special cases to the capability tests for non-logged-in users. [40563] #37405


  • Ensure user counts remain accurate if users are added to or removed from the users table without corresponding usermeta entries being added or removed. [40560] #38741, #29785

Thanks to @afercia, @boonebgorges, @dots, @jdgrime, @johnbillion, @pbiron, @psoluch, @ptbello, @SergeyBiryukov, @stephdau, @tharsheblow, @timmydcrawford, and @westonruter for their contributions!