A Week in Core – August 2, 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 July 26 and August 26, 2021.

  • 24 commits
  • 24 contributors
  • 85 tickets created
  • 7 tickets reopened
  • 58 tickets closed

Pending the appointment of the WordPress 5.9 team, a number of tickets have been fixed, waiting for the next minor 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.(s). No release date is yet available for 5.8.1, but it should arrive in a couple of weeks.

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

Build/Test Tools

  • Post a message to #core in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. when a workflow fails – #52644
  • Remove the check for changes to version-controlled files in the Test Old Branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". workflow – #53799
  • Revert the test and coding standards changes in [51511]#52644
  • Split packages and blocks to their webpack configs – #53690

Bundled Themes

  • Remove extra trailing spaces from translatable strings in 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. patterns – #53774

Coding Standards

  • Apply some alignment fixes from composer format#53729
  • Coding Standards: Fix typo in the JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. function name for handling the password reset button – #53359
  • Code Modernization: Silence the deprecation warning for missing return type in JsonSerializable_Object#53635
  • Add missing documentation for the minute parameter of WP_Query#53399


  • Clarify the @return value for WP_Filesystem_Base::getnumchmodfromh()#53399
  • Correct @return type for WP_Filesystem_Base::getnumchmodfromh()#53793
  • Correct the documented allowed range for the minute and second parameters of WP_Query#53399
  • Document the $wpdb global in WP_Debug_Data::get_mysql_var()#53845
  • Fix typo in the WP_Upgrader::install_package() description – #53399
  • Replace $this in hook param docs with more appropriate names – #53457

Networks and Sites

  • Replace two remaining occurrences of “blogblog (versus network, site)” with “site” in user-facing strings – #53775

Site Health

  • Add some more MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. information to the Site Health Info screen – #53845

Site Health

  • Standardise site health check status message punctuation – #53594

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.

  • Pass correct default value for $post_id to wp_terms_checklist() in the posts list table – #43639


  • Add “Template Editing” to the list of WordPress theme features – #53556, #meta5802
  • Make sure get_theme_mods() always returns an array – #51423


  • Add files for 5.8 to the $_old_files list that were missed – #53702
  • Avoid creating nonce during installation – #53830
  • Skip any node_modules directories when removing Genericons example.html files on update – #52765
  • Store correct result when bulk updating plugins or themes – #53002


Thanks to the 24 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (3), @desrosj (3), @audrasjb (3), @jrf (2), @johnbillion (2), @donmhico (2), @mukesh27 (2), @afragen (2), @pbiron (1), @ocean90 (1), @WFMattR (1), @aristath (1), @youknowriad (1), @poena (1), @pwtyler (1), @tareiking (1), @bobbingwide (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @xknown (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @sanketchodavadiya (1), @swissspidy (1), @schlessera (1), and @ankitmaru (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 2 new contributors of the week! @pwtyler and @tareiking ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (15), @desrosj (5) and @johnbillion (4).

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