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 [40857-40877]. Here are the highlights:

  • 21 commits
  • 25 contributors
  • 43 tickets created
  • 3 tickets reopened
  • 46 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

Administration

  • Dashboard: Better titles for the Recent Drafts widgetWidget 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.. [40877] #37595

Build/Test Tools

  • Fix PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 5.2 compatibility for grandchild methods which expect exceptions to be raised. [40876] #39822
  • Fixed support of PHPUnit_Framework_TestCase as the base class. [40873] #39822

Bundled Theme

  • Import Twenty Sixteen, default theme for 2016. [40860] #36497
  • Import Twenty Sixteen for the 4.6 branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch".. [40857] #36497

Help/About

I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.

  • Improve translator comments for strings in the community events widget. [40866] #40865

Media

  • Fix an issue selecting media when clicking item edges. [40874] #40578

Misc

  • 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. is really 4.9-alpha now [40871] #
  • Trunk is now 4.9-alpha [40870] #
  • Branch 4.8 [40869] #
  • Bump version after RC2 [40868] #
  • Bump version for WordPress 4.8 RC2 [40867] #
  • Travis: After [40857], stop cloning Twenty Sixteen [40859] #

Networks and Sites

  • Multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site: Revert indentation of the sample page content added in [40296]. [40864] #40895

TinyMCE

  • Force urlencoding of commas in URLs added by plugins to prevent warnings about missing stylesheets. [40862] #40893

Thanks to @bridgetwillard, @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @azaozz, @bhargavbhandari90, @circlecube, @dimadin, @flixos90, @francina, @iandunn, @iseulde, @jenblogs4u, @johnbillion, @johnroper100, @melchoyce, @michelleweber, @obenland, @ocean90, @psiico, @rcutmore, @soniakash, @sudar, @swissspidy, @voldemortensen, and @zachwtx for their contributions!

#week-in-core