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.
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. Design Tools
This release features a few additions to the design tools for the blocks, including height unit control for the Cover block, line-height control for the Paragraph and Heading blocks, and background gradient support for Group, Columns, and Media & Text blocks.
Work on patterns has continued and 7.9 comes with three new ones:
The work to lighten the DOM in the editor and make it as close as possible to the front-end has been advancing as well.
The 7.9 version also comes with a simplified and more semantic button block, although the pre-existing classes have been left untouched to minimize breakage.
We try hard to avoid block markup changes and we reckon that the button block changes may require some themes to adapt some of their style selectors. We hope that the improved markup will serve us better going forward.
Add gradients support to Group, Columns and Media & Text blocks. 21375
Add line height support to the Paragraph block. 20775
Style tweaks to the patterns library 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.. 21263
RangeControl: Fix zero value handling with number input. 21187
Fix reusable block horizontal padding regressionregressionA software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5.. 21312
wordpress/i18ni18nInternationalization, 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.: Add create-i18n function. 21182
wordpress/icons: Add new icons: tablet, mobile, desktop, font, share… 2126121278
Support changing the Group block’s DOM element. 20218
Block APIAPIAn 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.: Add new utility to register block types from metadata in PHPPHPThe web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher20794
Add radio option to the ButtonGroup component. 20805
Full site editing and Site Editor screen:
Use the default post comments template for the Post Comments block. 21012
WP-env: Add reference to docker log command to show error logs in terminal. 21308
Docs: Add section in block RFC about register_block_type_from_metadata. 21501
Update serverSideRender docs to include how to use from the wp global. 18722
Prescribe latest NPM for development environment. 21017
Update Documentation on how to update post metaMetaMeta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. values from a block. 21155
Document getAnchorRect prop for Popover component. 17709
Polish a11yAccessibilityAccessibility (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) package. 21148
Avoid string concatenation for the Latest Post block read more link. 21170
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: Bump tested up to info to WP 5.4 21400
Use waitForSelector to wait for sidebar presence 21180
Fix wordpress/env testPortNumberValidation unit testunit testCode 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.. 21394
Project Management: Prompt user to link GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ account to WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ profile 2122121384
wordpress/env: Bind "coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress." files to tests environment 21195
ESLint Plugin: Continue considering unused variables after encountering exception 21354
Increase severityseverityThe seriousness of the ticket in the eyes of the reporter. Generally, severity is a judgment of how bad a bug is, while priority is its relationship to other bugs. of JSDoc linting to error. 20427
Automated Testing: composer non-interactive flag for Travis. 21118
REST APIREST APIThe REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. error message: Remove unnecessary space. 21178
SlotFill: Guard property access to possibly-undefined slot. 21205
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.
KeyPress event (typing)
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/ 7.9