A Week in Core – January 25, 2021

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 January 18, 2021 and January 25, 2021.

  • 22 commits
  • 31 contributors
  • 50 tickets created
  • 7 tickets reopened
  • 47 tickets closed

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

App Passwords

  • Extract Basic Auth check into a reusable filterable function – #52066
  • Use correct translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. function for a heading on Authorize Application screen – #52351


  • Add automatic RTL handlind for 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. styles registered from metadata – #52301
  • Blocks: Add i18ni18n Internationalization, 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. support to register_block_type_from_metadata#52301

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Consistently use Yoda condition for display_title_and_tagline setting – #52329
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Add missing HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. comments for </header> 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.)#52328
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Add missing styles for <button> element – #52029
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Clean up Button styles – #51927


  • Correct default value for the number argument of wp_tag_cloud()#52348
  • Document globals in dropdown_categories() and dropdown_link_categories()#41504
  • Docs: Fix typo in WP_Links_List_Table DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#52349


  • Create an export-specific 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. for post titles – #52250

External Libraries

  • First pass at fixing jQuery deprecations in WordPress core and bundled themes – #51812


  • Ensure get_post_status() does not contain half a comment – #52326
  • Ensure get_post_status() returns correct result for attachments – #52326


  • Fix linting errors introduced in [50013]#52189
  • Make use of wp_resolve_post_date() when updating menu items – #52189


  • Create a new function for resolving the post date – #52187

REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.

  • Support type coercion when validating the enum JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. Schema keyword – #51911
  • REST API: Support embedding links in rest_preload_api_request()#51722


  • Introduce Robots APIAPI An 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.#51511


  • Update Documentation and Support links – #52352


  • Display version number on the “Re-install now” button on WordPress Updates screen – #51774


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

@audrasjb (5), @jmdodd (3), @SergeyBiryukov (2), @mukesh27 (2), @TimothyBlynJacobs (2), @poena (2), @ocean90 (2), @pawki07 (2), @swissspidy (2), @timothyblynjacobs (2), @megphillips91 (1), @scruffian (1), @flixos90 (1), @peterwilsoncc (1), @allancole (1), @slaFFik (1), @afragen (1), @westonruter (1), @azaozz (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @freewebmentor (1), @Clorith (1), @akramipro (1), @spacedmonkey (1), @lpawlik (1), @aaroncampbell (1), @archon810 (1), @SeBsZ (1), @umangvaghela123 (1), @yakimun (1) and @aristath (1).

Please welcome our new Core contributor of the week ♥️ @akramipro

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (11), @pento (3), @timothyblynjacobs (3), @peterwilsoncc (2), @gziolo (2) and @flixos90 (1).

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