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.
GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 7.6 brings considerable progress on the full-site editing (FSE) front, including four new FSE blocks:
Post Featured ImageFeatured imageA featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.
In addition, this release includes many enhancements and fixes to existing blocks and features.
Any help testing FSE work is much appreciated. So, if possible, please enable FSE in your testing environments and share your feedback.
Gutenberg 7.6 also brings a rotating list of tips that appear in the BlockBlockBlock is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Inserter to provide useful information to users:
The release also comes with developer-focused enhancements to wp-env and wp-scripts, thus improving the experience of building with WordPress.
Last but not least, this release cycle has prioritized 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. fixing, and as a result this release brings numerous fixes that were also included in Betas 2 and 3 of WordPress 5.4.
Read on for the full change log.
Add a rotating list of tips to the inserter help panel 20163
Add new features to the Post ExcerptExcerptAn excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. block. 19715
Allow changing Site Title block heading level. 20361
Show error when resolved block template is empty 20239
Improve find-ability for social/video embeds 20224
Ensure packages-update wp-scripts command works with missing dependencies 20408
Add new option in dependencies webpack pluginPluginA 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 combine assets files into one file 20330
SidebarSidebarA 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. jumpiness. 20355
Fix wrong imports in PluginBlockSettingsMenuItem 20356
Color formatter appears when color choosing is not possible 20222
Crash when updating a post with the latest post block 20289
Inconsistency on Import from JSON button look 20416
Inline image width pop-up ‘wanders’ down page 20232
Styling problem on vertically aligned blocks 20368
Remove unnecessary aria-label from link formatter 18742
Make navigation button expand to fit longer nav link text 20230
Support overwriting generated file directory with an environment variable 20253
The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~ 36000 words, ~ 1000 blocks) over the last releases. Such a large post isn’t representative of the average editing experience but is adequate for spotting variations in performance.