A Week in Core – November 30, 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 23 and November 30, 2020.

  • 9 commits
  • 19 contributors
  • 51 tickets created
  • 23 tickets reopened
  • 141 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


  • Correct ending tagtag A 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.) placement in the “Search results for: …” subtitle – #51889

External Libraries

  • Upgrade PHPMailer to version 6.2.0 – #51874
  • Fix hiding of the text in the jQuery UIUI User interface dialog close button – #51863


  • Update URLs in About page – #51415

Options, MetaMeta Meta 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. APIs

  • Pass `$meta_type` to the `get_{$meta_type}_metadata` 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 `metadata_exists()` – #51866

Quick/Bulk Edit

  • Fix `undefined` error when initializing UI Autocomplete 1.12.1 on non-existing element and then attempting to use the autocomplete instance – #51872


  • Test that `sanitize_title_with_dashes()` strips HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. tags – #51881


  • Display “You are using a development version” message on WordPress Updates screen 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. or RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). versions – #51822
  • Display “You are using a development version” message in the adminadmin (and super admin) footer for Beta or RC versions – #51892


Thanks to everyone who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@azaozz (4), @afragen (2), @audrasjb (2), @SergeyBiryukov (2), @Clorith (2), @ayeshrajans (1), @mukesh27 (1), @jsmoriss (1), @pbiron (1), @pbearne (1), @ocean90 (1), @marijnkoopman (1), @donmhico (1), @sabernhardt (1), @_luigi (1), @jrf (1), @johnbillion (1), @kebbet (1) and @TimothyBlynJacobs (1).

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (6), @azaozz (2), and @ryelle (1).