A Week in Core – February 8, 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 February 1 and February 8, 2021.

  • 41 commits
  • 123 contributors
  • 64 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 79 tickets closed

You might have noticed that the activity on Core continued to increase this week, due to WordPress 5.7 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. cycle. Also, WordPress 5.6.1 was released on Wednesday 3, 2021.

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


  • Fix background color of pluginPlugin A 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 update row on small screens – #52452
  • New 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. ahead of the months drop-down – #51660
  • use shorthand css properties to improve readability – #52148
  • Coding Standards: Update links to be 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. in package-lock.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.[50163]

Build/Test Tools

  • Fix tests after [50185]#52341
  • Specify a version range within engines for node and npm#52455


  • Clarify the @return value for wp_get_attachment_image_url() and get_the_post_thumbnail_url()#52183


  • Correct the check for unsaved content in wp.autosave.server.postChanged()#52440


  • Use a unique name for the nonce of the custom fields toggle form – #51483
  • Pause any playing media when closing the the media modal – #48562
  • Consistency in logic to pass wp_getimagesize() tests – #49889


  • Remove gray left border on the inline notices in Privacy Policy Guide – #52430
  • Update URLs to the Privacy Policy Guide in help tabs – #52430
  • Rename the $send_confirmation_email parameter of wp_create_user_request() to $status, for clarity – #52430
  • Update colors to match new color palette – #52436
  • Redesign the Privacy settings pages – #49264


  • add Content-Security-Policy script loaders – #39941

TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.

  • Add filter for post statuses when updating term count – #38843


  • Allow the role of users to be bulk changed to no role from the Users listing screen – #52238


Thanks to the 123 people (that’s HUGE) who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@hellofromTonya (12), @xkon (10), @TimothyBlynJacobs (7), @audrasjb (6), @paaljoachim (5), @peterwilsoncc (5), @mukesh27 (5), @dd32 (4), @SergeyBiryukov (4), @hedgefield (4), @garrett-eclipse (4), @sabernhardt (4), @afragen (3), @birgire (3), @whyisjake (3), @johnbillion (3), @Mista-Flo (3), @desrosj (2), @poena (2), @davidbaumwald (2), @knutsp (2), @estelaris (2), @noisysocks (2), @flixos90 (2), @adamsilverstein (2), @dlh (2), @afercia (2), @Clorith (2), @kurtpayne (1), @jaymanpandya (1), @anyssa (1), @sippis (1), @AmethystAnswers (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @lukecavanagh (1), @magicroundabout (1), @erichmond (1), @DrewAPicture (1), @Ipstenu (1), @nico_martin (1), @eventualo (1), @bduclos (1), @yannkozon (1), @wonderboymusic (1), @ericlewis (1), @joyously (1), @pento (1), @tinodidriksen (1), @markhowellsmead (1), @jrf (1), @ianmjones (1), @nacin (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @prettyboymp (1), @r-a-y (1), @ryan (1), @dimadin (1), @stevenkword (1), @jfarthing84 (1), @aristath (1), @7studio (1), @kara.mcnair (1), @swissspidy (1), @pbiron (1), @Howdy_McGee (1), @netweblogic (1), @burtrw (1), @megabyterose (1), @souri_wpaustria (1), @pixelverbieger (1), @e_baker (1), @scruffian (1), @iprg (1), @Joen (1), @viablethought (1), @GunGeekATX (1), @mkaz (1), @jeroenrotty (1), @ovidiul (1), @bonniebeeman (1), @magnuswebdesign (1), @hmabpera (1), @worldedu (1), @dbtedg (1), @bartosz777 (1), @nwjames (1), @roger995 (1), @tonysandwich (1), @ibiza69 (1), @archon810 (1), @hwk-fr (1), @naveen17797 (1), @GeekPress (1), @vandestouwe (1), @amolv (1), @justinahinon (1), @davecpage (1), @tomdxw (1), @herregroen (1), @ankitmaru (1), @jnylen0 (1), @jason_the_adams (1), @mayankmajeji (1), @karmatosed (1), @wesselvandenberg (1), @allendav (1), @iandunn (1), @TZ-Media (1), @azaozz (1), @joedolson (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @jadeddragoon (1), @geoffguillain (1), @jorbin (1), @antpb (1), @clorith (1), @ocean90 (1), @enricocarraro (1), @alinod (1), @epicfaace (1), @mallorydxw (1), @jrchamp (1), and @JoshuaWold (1).

And we also have a new Week in Core record! Please join me to say welcome to our 21 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 ♥️
@alinod, @jadeddragoon, @mallorydxw, @epicfaace, @hwk-fr, @enricocarraro, @geoffguillain, @nwjames, @GeekPress, @viablethought, @naveen17797, @ibiza69, @tonysandwich, @roger995, @bartosz777, @dbtedg, @worldedu, @hmabpera, @magnuswebdesign, @vandestouwe, and @bonniebeeman.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (14), @antpb (6), @desrosj (3), @timothyblynjacobs (3), @peterwilsoncc (3), @ryelle (2), @adamsilverstein (2), @whyisjake (2), @joemcgill (2), @ocean90 (1), @johnbillion (1), @jorbin (1), and @iandunn (1).

Please note: it only includes commits with proper props attribution.

#5-6-1, #5-7, #week-in-core