A Week in Core – May 17, 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 May 10 and May 17, 2021.

  • 28 commits
  • 90 contributors
  • 47 tickets created
  • 8 tickets reopened
  • 40 tickets closed

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 and/or focus.

Code changes


  • Have language in wp-config-sample.php better match install instructions – #37199
  • Boostrap/Load: Strengthen language in wp-config-sample.php – #37199
  • Bootstrap/Load: Improve docs for error reporting – #41902

Build/Test Tools

  • Update the several dependencies – #52624

Bundled Themes

  • Update twenty_twenty_one_password_form function to actually use a $post parameter – #53091

Coding Standards

  • Adds spacing so define() statements displayed when creating a networknetwork (versus site, blog)#53182


  • Update documentation in wp-config-sample.php per the documentation standards – #52628
  • Update help key documentation link in 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/. response – #53162
  • Miscellaneous DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) corrections – #52628
  • Update documentation in phpunit/includes/abstract-testcase.php per the documentation standards – #52628
  • Clarify the @since note for unlink-homepage-logo in get_custom_logo()#51075, #52628


  • Remove editor type specific filters for 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 configuration – #52920
  • Rename should_load_separate_core_block_assets for consistency – #50328
  • Some documentation and test improvements for loading separate assets for core blocks – #50328, #52620, #53180
  • Fix regressionregression A 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. introduced with loading separate block assets – #53180
  • Enqueue script and style assets only for blocks present on the page – #50328, #52620

External Libraries

  • Update the Requests library to version 1.8.0#53101


  • Allow calc() and var() values to be used in inline CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.#46197, #46498
  • Remove duplicate object-position property – #52991

Login, Users

  • Use a monospace font to display passwords – #40275

Network and Sites

  • Display site icons in the My Sites menu – #46657


  • Add support for Update URI headerHeader The 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.#14179, #23318, #32101

Post Thumbnails

  • Display the “Remove featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.” link in the classic editor in red color – #45198

Posts, Post Types

  • Enable revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. for the wp_block post type – #53072

Site Health

  • Remove status text indentation – #52966
  • Improve the appearance of Site Health Status 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.#52966


  • Reset box-shadow on links – #40594


Thanks to the 90 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@SergeyBiryukov (4), @dd32 (3), @desrosj (3), @rmccue (3), @audrasjb (3), @aristath (3), @jorbin (3), @sabernhardt (3), @joyously (3), @hareesh-pillai (2), @hedgefield (2), @schlessera (2), @mukesh27 (2), @hellofromTonya (2), @utz119 (1), @ryno267 (1), @benoitchantre (1), @chriscct7 (1), @monikarao (1), @robdxw (1), @florianbrinkmann (1), @kraftbj (1), @dougwollison (1), @gregorlove (1), @sasagar (1), @lev0 (1), @youknowriad (1), @TimothyBJacobs (1), @mcsf (1), @westonruter (1), @aduth (1), @johnjamesjacoby (1), @matveb (1), @joemcgill (1), @Clorith (1), @mblach (1), @afercia (1), @paulschreiber (1), @burhandodhy (1), @aspexi (1), @netweb (1), @justinahinon (1), @soulseekah (1), @ozh (1), @travisnorthcutt (1), @carlalexander (1), @skithund (1), @jrf (1), @GaryJ (1), @JeroenReumkens (1), @nhuja (1), @sean212 (1), @filosofo (1), @infolu (1), @dingdang (1), @grapplerulrich (1), @williampatton (1), @earnjam (1), @design_dolphin (1), @mweichert (1), @jamesbonham (1), @olafklejnstrupjensen (1), @displaynone (1), @poena (1), @DavidAnderson (1), @DrewAPicture (1), @markjaquith (1), @meloniq (1), @markparnell (1), @apedog (1), @mikejolley (1), @Ipstenu (1), @juliobox (1), @Rarst (1), @Otto42 (1), @gMagicScott (1), @mordauk (1), @knutsp (1), @TJNowell (1), @jb510 (1), @GeekStreetWP (1), @crazycoders (1), @miqrogroove (1), @afragen (1), @jdgrimes (1), @damonganto (1), @khromov (1), @georgestephanis (1), @joostdevalk (1), and @nvartolomei (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 18 (!!) new contributors of the week! @ryno267, @gregorlove, @sasagar, @lev0, @mblach, @aspexi, @carlalexander, @JeroenReumkens, @sean212, @infolu, @dingdang, @design_dolphin, @jamesbonham, @olafklejnstrupjensen, @displaynone, @gMagicScott, @GeekStreetWP, and @damonganto ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (11), @desrosj (4), @gziolo (4), @jorbin (3), @davidbaumwald (2), @ryelle (2), and @clorith (1).

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