A Week in Core – December 28, 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 December 21 and December 28, 2020.

  • 18 commits
  • 32 contributors
  • 48 tickets created
  • 12 tickets reopened
  • 53 tickets closed

Most of the tickets that landed last week relate to Twenty Twenty-One and Twenty Nineteen bundled themes. A new version has been released for both themes, independently from the next WordPress 5.6.1 point releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.. Indeed, even if there is already a number of tickets slated in the related milestone, WordPress 5.6.1 is not planned at the moment since none of the tickets seem to be urgent or critical.

Except concerning bundled themes and… as expected, Trac has been fairly calm these days ❄
The WordPress 5.7 Alpha Cycle should regain its develop-test-commit pace after New Year’s Eve.

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

Code changes

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)

  • Add more contrast to input borders during installation – #51854


  • Send Code Coverage reports to Codecov – #52141
  • Use shared post fixture in comment template tests – #51802

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Nineteen: Add the block-patterns 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.) to the appropriate SASS file – #52159
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Set a maximum width on inputs – #52083
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Improve strings found in post navigations for easier translating – #52047
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Only load IE specific polyfills when actually using Internet Explorer – #52098
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Improve striped table styling in Dark Mode – #52129
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Do not specify loading=“eager” for single post thumbnails – #52139
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Allow local anchor links to be used in primary navigation – #52006


  • Correct the type of the $user parameter in WP_REST_Users_Controller::prepare_links()#52175


  • Align with GutenbergGutenberg The 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/ the name of generated asset handle for core blocks – #50328


  • Add post_modified and post_modified_gmt fields to the generated WXR export file – #52180

Posts, Post Types

  • Correct the check for term IDs to be queued for lazy-loading term 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.#52144

Site Health

  • Add WP_MEMORY_LIMIT constant to debug info – #51680
  • Detect HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. support and encourage switching – #47577


  • Emit an appropriate HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. status code when an error is returned in response to an XML-RPC request – #48213


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

@poena (7), @audrasjb (2), @flixos90 (2), @ryelle (2), @aristath (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @basscan (1), @kjellr (1), @sabernhardt (1), @SergeyBiryukov (1), @jmdodd (1), @ismail.elkorchi (1), @melchoyce (1), @celendesign (1), @ericmann (1), @macmanx (1), @danfarrow (1), @swissspidy (1), @sanketchodavadiya (1), @desrosj (1), @westonruter (1), @miinasikk (1), @Clorith (1), @akabarikalpesh (1), @denishua (1), @mukesh27 (1), @iviweb (1), @Maigret (1), @noisysocks (1), @talldanwp (1), @nre (1) and @t-p (1).

Please welcome our 7 new Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. of the week ♥️
@celendesign, @sanketchodavadiya, @denishua, @iviweb, @Maigret, @nre and @t-p.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (6), @desrosj (6), @flixos90 (1), @jorbin (1), @ryelle (1), @johnbillion (1) and @gziolo (1).

See you in 2021 for the next Week in Core issue! 🌟

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