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 the 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 10.9 introduces rich URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org previews for Link Control, the ability to expand/collapse nested blocks in List View, and a new name for the Query LoopLoopThe Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop.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. — Post Template. The release also includes enhancements and 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. fixes for Widgets Editor.
Rich URL Previews
When clicking on links in the editor, it’s now possible to see a rich preview of a URL including site title, meta description, icon and image. This is the first feature to take advantage of the new `url-details` endpoint, the enhanced form of which was shipped in 10.8. Currently, rich previews are only enabled for links which point to external URLs and then only for rich text blocks that utilize the coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. link format library. In the near future however, we expect to extend this to provide previews of internal URLs and to roll out support to more areas of the software.
List View Enhancements
This release brings a new feature to the List View. It’s now possible to expand and collapse nested blocks, which helps users navigate complex block structures. For example, users can collapse the content in sibling columns to concentrate on that hierarchy level and expand a single column to focus on it.
A new home for the Block Manager
The Block Manager has been moved from the Tools menu, and is now integrated with the new Preferences modal under the Blocks section, consolidating all editor-related preferences in the same modal.
Updated template creation modal
This modal has been polished, including an improved welcome guide, to make creating new templates a breeze.
Renamed Query and Query Loop blocks
With the Query and Query Loop blocks becoming stable and coming to WordPress 5.8, they have been renamed to increase clarity about their functionality. The Query Loop block has been renamed to Post Template to better represent its purpose within Query, whereas the Query block label now refers to it as Query Loop.
UnitControl: Reduce code duplication for defined units. (32731)
BoxControl: Add support for grouped directions (vertical and horizontal controls). (32610)
Notice: Added onDismiss option in createInfoNotice. (32338)
Latest Posts: Limit latest-post authors dropdown to users with published posts. (32662)
Legacy 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.: Move block to @wordpress/widgets. (32501)
Enhance link control UIUIUser interface with rich URL previews. (31464)
List View: Allow expanding and collapsing of nested blocks. (32117)
Editor Breadcrumb: Add a rootLabelText prop. (32528)
Remove snapshots from tests for LinkControl. (32592)
Update border support to allow non-pixel units. (31483)
Inserter: Fix insertion point displaying when there are no inserter items. (32576)
Drop indicator: Show around dragged block and show above selected block for file drop. (31896)
Fix vertical scroll in horizontal toolbar. (32655)
Fix block multi selection in nested blocks. (32536)
Fix block toolbar overlap with 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.. (32424)
Avoid keeping the same client ID when transforming blocks. (32453)
Allow themes to add inline styles for all blocks when using lazy styles loading. (32275)
Don’t show widgets in menu without theme support. (32420)
Fix inspector opening on click outside widget area. (32450)
Legacy Widget: Don’t display “No preview” when widget has image tags. (32605)
Prevent locking users in saving state when saving 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. boxes fails. (32485)
Header Toolbar: UseCallback to avoid unnecessary rerenders. (32406)
Promote Scrollable component to a full export. (32446)
Promote Surface component to a full export. (32439)
Allow presets to provide an empty set of values. (32679)
Allow theme authors hook into the preset classes generated by global styles. (32627)
Update WP_Theme_JSONAPIAPIAn 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. so presets are always keyed by origin. (32622)
Make syntax errors in theme.json visible to users. (32404)
Enqueue global styles in editor only once. (32377)
Enqueue core and theme colors by using separate structures per origin. (32358)
Do not migrate the old typography support if core already did it. (32487)
Generate classes and custom properties for global styles in the same way the post editor does. (32766)
Full Site Editing:
Template resolution for new posts and pages. (32442)
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:
Copy wp_should_load_separate_core_block_assets function from core. (32611)
Fix the add milestone githubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ action. (32691)
Use a different cache key for the PR automation workflow. (32588)
Improvements to NPM package caching across workflows. (32458)
Limit when release artifacts are built on forks: Pt. 2. (32494)
Load .min.js files even in dev mode, output unminified assets only in prod. (32621)
Upgrade husky package to the latest version. (32077)
Generate minified .min.js and unminified .js files for GB js entry points when building. (31732)
Include Legacy Widget block files in the plugin build. (32803)
End to End Tests:
Update mentions tests to use toMatchInlineSnapshot. (32727)
Add more user auto-completer (mentions) coverage. (32697)
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! 👏