A Week in Core – November 16, 2020

Welcome back to a new issue of week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between November 9 and November 16, 2020.

  • 30 commits
  • 114 contributors
  • 39 tickets created
  • 8 tickets reopened
  • 46 tickets closed

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code changes


  • Make sure auto-update counts properly update when bulk deleting plugins or themes – #50870

Application Passwords

  • Unify availability language – #51513
  • Further accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (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) improvements – #51580
  • Include authorization rewrite rule in default multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site htaccess – #51772
  • MOAR accessibility improvements – #51580

Build/Test Tools

  • Only enforce PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher extension requirements when running core tests – #50640
  • Tests QUnit: Remove restriction on running the TinyMCE Textpattern WP pluginPlugin A 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 tests in PhantomJS – #42009
  • Clean up the new contributor welcome message – #50401

Bundled Themes

  • Introduce blockBlock Block 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. patterns for Twenty Seventeen – #51100
  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Sixteen – #51101
  • Twenty Nineteen: Remove unnecessary references to some variables in twentynineteen_hsl_hex() before they are defined – #49052
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Merge the latest changes changes from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ for BetaBeta A 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. 4 – #51526


  • Prevent ID enumeration of private post slugs – #5272


  • Temporary fix for autosave restore notice not being removed – #51425
  • Ensure multiple CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. classes are passed to nav_menu_link_attributes as an array – #43113
  • Exclude widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. ID attributes from search – #46456


  • Clean up the post_category column removed from DB schema for new installations in WordPress 28 – #51288


  • For clarity, add some information about the return types of get_option()#51278
  • Add missing descriptions for _WP_List_Table_Compat methods – #46842
  • Add missing descriptions for Automatic_Upgrader_Skin methods – #44546
  • Clarify that get_pages() returns an array of pages, not an HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. list – #39049
  • Correct the Chocolatey package name for Node in the local environment setup instructions – #51414
  • Add missing full stop for a comment in create_initial_rest_routes()#51788


  • Update WordPress packages for RC1 – #51793
  • Move pre_render_block, render_block_data, render_block_context#51612
  • Update packages – #51696
  • Display short description from block directory in results – #51212


  • Document $args in wp_oembed_get()#51269


  • Don’t treat media URLs with fragments as unique for enclosures – #47421
  • Add an early exit when calling RSS functions directly – #35835
  • Register transient feed cache handler using the recommended method for SimplePie 13 or later – #29204


  • Convert wp_array_get() to a “private” function and add tests – #51720
  • Code Modernization: Only call libxml_disable_entity_loader() in PHP < 8 – #50898


  • Add Site Health Status dashboard widget to the Help → Content tab – #51745


  • Remove HTML tags from translatable strings on WordPress Updates screen – #51742


  • Avoid fatal error in wp_prepare_attachment_for_js()#51791
  • Allow users to switch from media grid to list mode in media library – #51396
  • Adjust box-sizing for audio players – #51685
  • Adjusts alignment of file name text in browser uploader – #41648
  • Improve count in Media Library pagination – #39968


  • More consistency for clean_dirsize_cache()#19879



  • Make sure the HTML ID attributes for plugin checkboxes are unique – #51256


  • Account for the automatic_updater_disabled filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. in core auto-update settings UIUI User interface#51742
  • Better UI for auto-update settings on update screen – #51742
  • Enable all core autoupdates for new installs – #51743


  • Do not use wrapping container in the adminadmin (and super admin) – #19709


Thanks to everyone who contributed to WordPress Core last week:

@audrasjb (8), @SergeyBiryukov (8), @dd32 (5), @sabernhardt (5), @helen (4), @hellofromTonya (4), @TimothyBlynJacobs (4), @desrosj (4), @johannadevos (4), @ryelle (3), @kjellr (3), @poena (3), @dlh (3), @bridgetwillard (2), @beafialho (2), @pbiron (2), @melchoyce (2), @justinahinon (2), @noisysocks (2), @afercia (2), @azaozz (2), @karmatosed (2), @alexstine (2), @mista-flo (2), @onemaggie (2), @nacin (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @isabel_brison (2), @ocean90 (2), @mukesh27 (2), @rogerlos (1), @kburgoine (1), @archduck (1), @dossy (1), @mopsyd (1), @Mte90 (1), @dshanske (1), @whyisjake (1), @subscriptiongroup (1), @andystitt829 (1), @thefarlilacfield (1), @jfoulquier (1), @fabifott (1), @joedolson (1), @NathanAtmoz (1), @HoaSi (1), @l3rady (1), @ravipatel (1), @samful (1), @Viper007Bond (1), @OptimizingMatters (1), @lpointet (1), @tzafrir (1), @pishmishy (1), @nlpro (1), @donmhico (1), @Denis-de-Bernardy (1), @Ipstenu (1), @bph (1), @joostdevalk (1), @andraganescu (1), @justlevine (1), @roikles (1), @krupajnanda (1), @mikeschroder (1), @MadtownLems (1), @stulab (1), @aaroncampbell (1), @lucagrandicelli (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @Pillai (1), @useStrict (1), @flymike (1), @ReneHermi (1), @ankitmaru (1), @gziolo (1), @gaambo (1), @david.binda (1), @rebasaurus (1), @williampatton (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @TheGP (1), @swissspidy (1), @thib3113 (1), @hellofromtonya (1), @jrf (1), @johnbillion (1), @Toro_Unit (1), @karthikbhatb (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @kishanjasani (1), @SaeedFard (1), @dilipbheda (1), @ComputerGuru (1), @luminuu (1), @markoheijnen (1), @Senning (1), @afragen (1), @donsony (1), @jamescollins (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @leogermani (1), @aristath (1), @Hareesh (1), @ben.meredith@gmail.com (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @jffng (1), @marybaum (1), @hedgefield (1), @fierevere (1), @markparnell (1), @pbearne (1), @ovenall (1) and @jeffpaul (1).

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (17), @helen (8), @noisysocks (4), @timothyblynjacobs (4), @antpb (4), @desrosj (3), @johnbillion (3), @peterwilsoncc (2), @whyisjake (1) and @azaozz (1).

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