The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority.?Create a ticket in our bug tracker.
WordPress 5.4 BetaBetaA 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. 1 was released on Tuesday 11 as expected 🎉
The Docs squad has published the first two dev notesdev noteEach important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include:
a description of the change;
the decision that led to this change
a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change.
Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase.:
The idea is to publish dev notes as soon as possible during the beta cycle and then publish the Field GuideField guideThe field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. before Release Candidaterelease candidateOne of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta)..
@audrasjb offered a quick update on Automatic Updates for Plugins and Themes. Because there is still work needed, along with extensive testing, decision is to start by managing autoupdates in a feature pluginFeature PluginA plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. and then merge into CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for 5.5.
Work on this feature plugin will start in the coming weeks.
Recently, this component returned to the Components page as per this Meta ticket, and it turned out that Administration still has a lot of tickets. The long term idea is to triagetriageThe act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. all the tickets that are there and, as part of that process, move those tickets to other components with the administration focus.
@whyisjake shared that he attended the CMS Security Summit last week, and Two-Factor Authentication was a major takeaway from the event, as was bringing automatic updates into Core.
@xkon added that #49200 needs input, so the team asks for yours. If you have any interest at all in cryptographic signature for plugins and themes, please follow the discussion on the dedicated Slack channel, core-signatures, and consider helping out.