A Week in Core – March 15, 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 March 8 and March 15, 2021.

  • 12 commits
  • 17 contributors
  • 63 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 70 tickets closed

There has been a low activity this week, as WordPress 5.7 was released last week.

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): Use a darker color for post dates in the Activity and Quick Draft dashboard widgets – #52760

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Seventeen: Remove extra space around post editor – #52816

Site Health: Use a singular string in dashboard widgetWidget A 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. if there is only one critical issue or recommendation – #52521
Docs: Correct unregister_block_style param for $block_name#52795

Coding Standards

  • Consistently format opendir() calls in get_plugins()#44250



  • Make 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. type aware of variations – #52688
  • Classic Editor: Make sure word count is hidden if JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. is disabled – #52662


  • Run image comparison script after all assets have loaded – #52758
  • Use absolute URLs for inline images on About pages – #52743
  • Correct the WebM video URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org on About page – #52756


Thanks to the 17 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@audrasjb (4), @sabernhardt (3), @vladytimy (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @mihdan (1), @subrataemfluence (1), @TobiasBg (1), @Otshelnik-Fm (1), @gwwar (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @joyously (1), @kraftner (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @Presskopp (1), @joseeyoast (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), and @mukesh27 (1).

Please join me to say welcome to our 2 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 ♥️
@Otshelnik-Fm and @joseeyoast

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (6), @ryelle (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @davidbaumwald (1), and @gziolo (1).
Shout out to @davidbaumwald for his first commit 🌟

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

#5-7, #week-in-core