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/ 8.4 has been released. This is the second last 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 release before WordPress 5.5 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 and it’s a big one! Gutenberg 8.4 includes image editing, multi 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. controls, and we’ve enabled the Block Directory. This release also includes many fixes, countless refinements, and a tonne of iteration on the Full Site Editing and the Navigation experiments.
Are you a photography geek who cares about things like the “rule of thirds”? Now you can make quick crops without leaving the block editor. Just hit the Crop button in the toolbar and you can adjust the aspect ratio, zoom level, and position.
You can also rotate the image right then and there. Great for when your iPhone-using friend sends you a picture!
Multi block controls
How’s this for a little big improvement: Now, if you select multiple blocks of the same type, you can change their attributes all at once. Nice!
Enabling the Block Directory
Now you can discover, install, and insert third-party blocks into your posts from the comfort of your editor. Search for the block you want in the inserter and, if you don’t already have it, you’ll see a prompt to install it right then and there.
We call this the Block Directory, and it’s one of the big ticketticketCreated for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. items in the WordPress Roadmap. It’s powered by the WordPress.org Plugin Directory and we’re super excited to see what our fabulous community of plugin developers will do with it.
We’ll be posting more info about the Block Directory—including how you can publish your own blocks to it—shortly. Watch this space!
HeaderHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. toolbar. (22354)
Tweak colors of disabled buttons to match rest of WP Adminadmin(and super admin). (23229)
Fix possibly outdated onChange in color palette’s color picker. (23136)
Fix updateSlot missing from defaultSlotFillContext. (23108)
Add check theme support is an array before indexing. (23104)
Add 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. to padding ‘reset’ button. (23099)
Fix group block moving animation not working correctly. (23084)
Use a light block DOM for the Media & Text block. (23062)
Popover: Ensure popovers consider border width’s in their positioning. (23035)
Fix drag and drop for blocks that don’t use __experimentalTagName for their inner blocks. (23016)
Fix am / pm i18n 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.. (22963)
Fix Typography panel rendering from style hooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.. (22605)
Fix “Cannot read property ‘end’ of undefined” error on babel-plugin-makepot. (22394)
Cover padding: Fix reset and visualize on hover. (23041)
Add plugins 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/. endpoints. (22454)
Use plugin 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. for installing & deleting block-plugins. (23219)
Use a more specific <script> matching pattern. (23407)
Use showBlockToolbar consistently in e2e tests. (23311)
The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~36,000 words, ~1,000 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.
KeyPess Event (typing)
Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏