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 our bug tracker.
Two weeks have passed since the last 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/ release, which means the time has come for a new version! Gutenberg 10.6 introduces Duotone 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. supports, 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. Pattern suggestions in placeholders, colors, and borders for Table Blocks and a bunch of enhancements to Full Site Editing. Work on new features like Global Styles, 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. Editing and Navigation editing continues at a steady but firm pace.
Last but not least, support for Internet Explorer 11 has been dropped as of this release.
Support for Duotone filters block supports
Experimental support for applying a duotone filter to a block (or part of a block) has been added to the block supports. Check out the Image and Cover blocks for a demonstration.
It is now possible to display suggestions for Block Patterns in the placeholder area of a newly created block. This opens up a world of opportunities to inspire the user with block patterns showcasing creative ways of making the most out of the created block. An excellent example of how this feature can be leveraged has been added to the Template Part block.
The original placeholder view can still be accessed from the ‘Start blank’ option.
Table Block enhancements
In this release, a couple of enhancements have been added to the styling capabilities of the Table Block. It is now possible to have fine-grained control over both the colors being used and the table border. The latter has been made possible thanks to the new useBorderProps hook.
Full Site Editing continues to mature
Working towards inclusion of Full Site Editing features in coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., a lot of work has been done behind the scenes to stabilize and mature experimental features.
The theme.json configuration file has now reached stability level and work on its structure change has been completed.
A couple of dozen blocks related to Site and Template editing have now also been promoted to stable blocks.
To make the editor more accurately resemble the front end, the template editor now opens inside of an iframe.
Dev notedev noteEach important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include:
a description of the change;
the decision that led to this change
a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change.
Promote ui/Flex and deprecate isReversed prop. (31297)
Promote VisuallyHidden from ui into full components. (31244)
Core Data: Add experimental util to allow fetch remote URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org data from REST APIREST APIThe 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/.. (31085)
Rename “Modes” to “Tools” in the headerHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes.. (31430)
Update “trashTrashTrash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days.” icon. (31463)
Patterns: Suggest block patterns in block placeholder states. (29602)
Check whether the data is loaded. If the data is loaded and the template is still unknown, give appropriate feedback. (30664)
A11yAccessibilityAccessibility (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): Constrain tabbing inside them multi-entity save panel. (31136)
Verify if php template exists for a hybrid/universal theme with a block-based parent. (31123)
Template Editing Mode: Use a darker frame for template mode and previews. (31044)
Core Data: Add batched variants for start and finish resolution actions. (31005)
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 “array of attributes to be compared” for isActive property in block variations. (30913)
Fix 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. with color picker input state for falsy values. (30799)
Fixed imports that resulted in build failing. (31106)
Stop auto-memo antipattern and remove senseless default values. (31246)
Compose: Fix parameter name typo in useRefEffect. (30597)
Remove tools dropdown menu from medium viewport when text labels mode is active. (31431)
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:
Call deprecated hooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. only when new filters not present. (31027)
Render out HTMLHTMLHyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. characters in post and categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. titles. (30661)
Make the entire sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. have a white background. (31492)
Target global styles to the body element instead of :root. (31302)
Themes: only split block styles loading for block themes. (31309)
Correctly display menu used on location text. (31500)
Fix issue with missing styles for Page List in navigation. (31368)
Fix navigation screen collapsing 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.. (31228)
Organize and update block theme documentation. (31167)
Packages: Drop suppport for IE 11 and non-LTS Node.js versions. (31270)
Remove broken links to gutenberg-core team. (31161)
Update Versions in WordPress to include 5.7.1 & 5.8. (31439)
Update contributing documentation with callout notice usage. (31202)
Add a deprecation notice to metaMetaMeta 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. block attribute sources. (31389)
General Interface: Fix typo – toogle / toggle. (31225)
Fix linting warnings for core/block-editor store. (31146)
Update lodash to the latest patchpatchA special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. version. (31686)
end-to-end Site Editor: Evaluate getEditedPostContent on the page. (31121)
Fix entity saving intermittent test failure. (31157)
Fix tests failing on expected site tagline snapshot. (31473)
Fix not getting correct computedName with labels in chromium 91. (31175)
Fix snapshots broken in trunktrunkA directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.. (31247)
wp-env: fix can’t checkout git repositories of a specific 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.). (31271)
Moves hermes and react-native mirror to S3. (31441)
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! 👏