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 the bug tracker.
WordPress 5.5 is around the corner and 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/ contributors have been busy fixing a number of important issues to make sure the editor on 5.5 is as stable as possible. Gutenberg 8.7 changelog reflects that with a number of fixes including important 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) ones.
At the same time, contributors are increasing the development pace on the next big projects. Global styles are being worked heavily on with the hope of shipping it by WordPress 5.6.
This release also saw a lot of improvements to the Post 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. suite that constitutes one of the important bricks for the Full Site Editing project.
Make “Attempt Block Recovery” the default option of block invalidation. (24263)
Use Post Type label for Document tab in Settings 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.. (17311)
Fix List RichText backward compatibility for multiline root tagtagA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.). (24324)
Block Breadcrumb: Fix arrow direction in RTL. (24074)
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.:
Fix missing plural forms for block related strings. (24071)
Merge similar translationtranslationThe process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. strings in the RSS block. (24159)
Merge similar translation strings – tables. (24169)
useBlockSync: Fix race condition when onChange callback changes. (24012)
Allow enter to insert line breaks even if template is locked. (23330)
Full Site Editing and Site editor:
Add alignment support to post content block. (24014) (24077)
Template Part: Improve title editing interactions. (23661)
Update the Post author, 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. and Comment blocks to use lightBlockWrapper. (24253)
Query blocks: Support wide alignments in the editor. (24229)
Post Comments Block: add block alignment support. (24226)
Post Excerpt block: Added icon and description to Post Excerpt block. (24203)
Post Date block: Added Post Date icon and updated block with icon and desc. (24178) (24225)
Convert blocks to function component with 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.:
Wrap LinkControlSearchInput in forwardRef. (24119)
Perf Tests: Set up branchbranchA 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". only once for all test suites. (24123)
Add a GitGitGit is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. Diff to the output of the static checks job on failure. (24154)
Fix intermittent Navigation block test failure. (24146)
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.
KeyPress Event (typing)
Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏