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.
As the 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/ team and community continue to forge ahead with implementing Full Site Editing and Global Styles, the latest installment of the Gutenberg 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 (version 9.8) has been released today 🥳 As always, this release also includes many fixes and some nice new enhancements.
Semi-transparent Spacer 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.
The Spacer block, when selected, now has a semi-transparent background, rather than an (opaque) light grey one. This should make it easier to discern from any layer behind it (such as a Cover block or image), if that is of a very light color itself.
Block Switcher Shows variation icon
As a follow-up to an improvement to block variations that shipped with 9.7, the block switcher now displays the variation’s icon, rather than the block’s generic one.
Site Editor now iframed
FSE: No more auto-drafts
Full-Site Editing no longer creates auto-drafts for template and template part post objects. These auto-drafts were previously needed for block templates and template parts that were based directly on files from an FSE theme without any user modifications. However, they required complex management and sync logic that proved fragile. By removing them, the team hopes to stabilize a fundamental part of FSE.
Use a semi transparent background for the spacer block when selected. (28103)
Display matching variation icon in Block Switcher. (27903)
Create Block: Allow using locally installed packages with templates. (28105)
Create block: Add support for static assets. (28038)
Compose: Export useIsomorphicLayoutEffect and use it. (28023)
Show an error message when a reusable block has gone missing. (28126)
Fix nested cover block 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.. (28114)
Fix invalidinvalidA resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. cover block transforms. (28087)
Fix cover regressionregressionA software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5.. (28287)
Fix unexpected autosave for published posts. (27942)
Fix RadioGroup to support zero as a Radio value. (27906)
Update embed block transforms to permit multiple links to be pasted in a paragraph (#27551). (27746)
Change the week 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. and left button style to meet the date spacing. (27730)
Add aria labels to box control component inputs/button. (27727)
Use clientWidth when no width is available for cropper. (27687)
CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Data: Normalize _fields value for use in stableKey. (27526)
Components: Expose composite 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. from Reakit. (28085)
Avoid using auto-drafts for theme templates and template parts. (27910)
Delete unused options while upgrading the plugin. (28164)
Fix _wp_file_based term deletion in migrationMigrationMoving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.. (28300)
Add border radius to the theme styles schema. (27791)
Add theme.json 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. mechanism and JSON file specifying which theme.json paths are translatable. (27380)
Fix create-block PHP template files according to WordPress standards. (27949)
block-directory: Simplify the LOAD_ASSETS flow by making it an async function. (25956)
Workflows (i.e. GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Actions):
Create Release Draft when tagging version. (27488)
Add action to upload release to SVNSVNSubversion, the popular version control system (VCS) by the Apache project, used by WordPress to manage changes to its codebase. repo. (27591)
Readme: Increase tested Version up to WP 5.6. (28050)
Interface: Remove deprecated prop from InterfaceSkeleton. (28034)
List View: Reduce whitespace and always show nested blocks. (28029)
Making the sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. inspector’s tabs stick when scrolling. (28003)
Add translationtranslationThe process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. context to all block’s titles. (27933)
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 to all the contributors that helped with the release! 🙏