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 the bug tracker.
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/ 9.9 is out now! Get those bytes into your website while they’re hot. This is the 99th(!!) release 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 and will be the latest release that is bundled into WordPress 5.7.
The team has been hard at work implementing Full Site Editing, Global Styles, the Navigation 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 Widgets screen, and it shows. We also have plenty to offer for all you lovers of “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. fixes and enhancements”.
Custom icon and background colors in Social Icons
Does “Twitter blue” conflictconflictA conflict occurs when a patch changes code that was modified after the patch was created. These patches are considered stale, and will require a refresh of the changes before it can be applied, or the conflicts will need to be resolved. with your blogblog(versus network, site)’s aesthetics? You can now set a custom background color and/or icon color for all of the icons in a Social Icons block.
The Options modal is all grown up, has a brand new look, and is now called Preferences.
Text labels in the Block Toolbar
Prefer text to icons? Now if you turn on the “Display button labels” setting you’ll see text labels in the block toolbar.
Add disabled support in ToggleControl and FormToggle. (28228)
Block 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.: Allow overriding the categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. for block variations. (28482)
Add ability to filterFilterFilters 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. the return values of 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. functions. (27966)
(Experimental) Add thunk actions to replace rungen and controls. (27276)
Fix 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. with pinned plugin items on mobile. (28521, 28526)
Fix margins and width of 100%-width buttons. (28467)
Fix aborted rendering of non-nested reusable blocks. (28461)
Show insertion point after the last block in a container. (28418)
Add end-to-end tests for templates export. (28324)
Add unit testunit testCode written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. for site templates export. (28323)
Add more tests for processing theme.json logic. (28202)
Fix button outline in Navigation component. (28230)
Add widgetWidgetA 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 to blocks in the widgets screen. (28379)
Fix categorization not showing in the global inserter. (28036)
Update the main readme with the current Gutenberg project phase. (28359)
Update links used in the developer portal. (28354)
Update links to reference HEAD instead of a specific branchbranchA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch".. (28331)
wp-env: Add MySQLMySQLMySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. port info to start logs. (28441)
Run the load time indicator computation multiple times. (28419)
Don’t add default-custom-properties styles to all compiled files. (28395, 28462)
Fix typewriter test by using mouse.wheel and waiting for scroll. (28376)
Replace deprecated waitFor in end-to-end tests. (28360)
Add stale issue workflow for issues with need info requested. (28179)
Add script to remove node_modules of all packages. (28177)
Testing: Add CI workflow covering Node.js 12. (28139)
wp-env: Fix upload directory conflict in phpunit service. (28120)
Packages: Use canary flag for npm releases with next dist tagtagA 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.). (28357)
Packages: Fully automate npm publishing with the latest and next tags. (28335)
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! 🙏