A Week in Core – March 29, 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 22 and March 29, 2021.

  • 27 commits
  • 41 contributors
  • 60 tickets created
  • 13 tickets reopened
  • 51 tickets closed

Reminder: WordPress 5.7.1 is planned for April 14, 2021, so we are currently in the development cycle of the next point releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality..

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


  • Use a darker gray color for various adminadmin (and super admin) UIUI User interface items – #52760

Build/Test Tools

  • Remove explicit puppeteer dependency – #52843
  • Update some devDependencies#52624
  • Run code coverage workflow when the file is updated – #52786
  • Run code coverage workflow using parallel jobs – #52923
  • Do not checkout the Importer 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 in the Code Coverage workflow – #52625
  • Fix code coverage reporting to generate report from src#52786, #51734
  • Run test workflows on old branches on a schedule – #52653
  • Disable fail-fast for the NPM testing workflow – #52625

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twelve: Change theme version back to 3.3#52704


  • Spell “non-existent” in a consistent way – #52628
  • Fix description for $htmlhint argument in code editor settings – #52628


  • Add image default size to 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. editor settings – #52896
  • Add new theme categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. for block types – #52883


  • Check if the _export_data_grouped post metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. is an array when generating a personal data export file – #51423
  • Correct expected data type for WP_User_Search::$page property – #51423

Login and Registration

  • Restore the “Error:” prefix for the “Unknown username” message – #52914, #52915
  • Add the “Error:” prefix to some password reset messages – #52914
  • Prevent button misalignment on login screen – #52834
  • Prevent button misalignment on password reset screen – #52834


  • Conditionally pass 2nd parameter to getimagesize()#52826

Posts, Post Types

  • Remove / from non-self-closing “clear” div tags – #52878


  • Print screen reader text for the “Copy suggested policy text…” action button – #52891
  • Privacy: Wrap text in buttons on privacy policy guide – #52751


  • Consistently include a space in parentheses in WP_Meta_Query::get_sql_for_clause()#49279

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/.

  • Prevent database error when deleting meta data – #52787


  • Remove contradictory directive check in wp_robots()#52713

Script Loader

  • Escape HTML5 boolean attribute names – #52894

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.

  • Use a consistent check for the $rewrite['hierarchical'] parameter – #52882


Thanks to the 41 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@SergeyBiryukov (7), @sabernhardt (5), @audrasjb (5), @jrf (3), @hellofromTonya (2), @mukesh27 (2), @ryelle (2), @johnbillion (2), @dd32 (2), @xknown (2), @whyisjake (2), @Mamaduka (1), @grapplerulrich (1), @Tkama (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @flixos90 (1), @jaymanpandya (1), @Cybr (1), @paaljoachim (1), @palmiak (1), @joyously (1), @BrechtVds (1), @goaroundagain (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1), @sumitsingh (1), @akabarikalpesh (1), @tmatsuur (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @kaavyaiyer (1), @jillebehm (1), @pavelvisualcomposer (1), @terriann (1), @RogerTheriault (1), @rinatkhaziev (1), @peterwilsoncc (1), @Mista-Flo (1), @hellofromtonya (1), @azaozz (1), @desrosj (1), @isabel_brison (1), and @matveb (1).

Please welcome our 5 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 ♥️
@BrechtVds, @sumitsingh, @kaavyaiyer, @jillebehm, and @pavelvisualcomposer.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (9), @desrosj (8), @peterwilsoncc (6), @davidbaumwald (4), @gziolo (2), and @ryelle (1).

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