A Week in Core – August 16, 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 August 9 and August 16, 2021.

  • 33 commits
  • 31 contributors
  • 43 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 37 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).

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

  • Add schema reference to PHPUnit config files – #53363
  • Declare two TestCase classes as abstract – #53363
  • Enable running the tests on PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1 – #53891, #53635
  • Hard deprecate WP_UnitTestCase_Base::checkRequirements()#46149
  • Hard deprecate WP_UnitTestCase_Base::checkRequirements()#46149
  • Make the polyfills loading more flexible – #46149
  • Remove Unicode character from PHPUnit version check message – #53363
  • Revert [51602] for now to investigate test failures on PHPUnit < 7.0 – #46149
  • Simplify the PHPUnit test workflow – #53891
  • Add unit tests for the wp_nonce_ays() function – #53882
  • Fix failing i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. unit tests 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. metadata – Follow up for #53238
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/formatting/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Use correct comparison in do_enclose() tests – #53635

Code Modernization

  • Check the return type of _get_cron_array() in wp_schedule_event()#53635
  • Check the return type of parse_url() in WP::parse_request()#53635
  • Correct handling of null in wp_parse_str()#53635
  • Rename the readonly() function to wp_readonly()#53858
  • Replace strftime() and gmstrftime() usage in unit tests – #53897
  • Silence the deprecation warning for missing return type in phpunit/tests/compat.php#53635


  • Add a @see reference to the wp_mail_content_type filterFilter Filters 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. in wp_staticize_emoji_for_email()#53399
  • Add a @see reference to the xmlrpc_enabled filter in wp_xmlrpc_server::set_is_enabled()#53399
  • Correct @since version for the wp_parse_str filter – #53399
  • Fix typo in the get_block_editor_settings() description – #53922
  • Improve documentation for a few functions per the documentation standards – #53399
  • Synchronize documentation for wp_get_attachment_image_attributes filter callbacks in bundled themes – #53878


  • Preserve the original template keys when preparing a list of page templates – #53898
  • Add support for variations in block.json file – #53238


  • Restore (un-deprecate) the sanitize_url() function – #53876


  • Make sure the theme APIAPI An 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. response is not an error before operating on it in themes_api()#53913
  • Twenty Seventeen: Add support for wa.me links in Social Links menu – #51946
  • Twenty Twenty: Add support for wa.me links in Social menu – #50542


  • Update sodium_compat to v1.17.0 – #53907
  • Use consistent capitalization for “web host” in setup messages – #53926


Thanks to the 31 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @jrf (17), @SergeyBiryukov (7), @swissspidy (4), @hellofromTonya (4), @pbearne (3), @sabernhardt (3), @mukesh27 (3), @lucatume (2), @Ipstenu (1), @thomasplevy (1), @Toro_Unit (1), @aadilali (1), @Mamaduka (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @youknowriad (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @haosun (1), @jeherve (1), @desrosj (1), @schlessera (1), @gwwar (1), @pierlo (1), @ankitmaru (1), @bradparbs (1), @tmatsuur (1), @dkarfa (1), @carepsules (1), @macmanx (1), @pedromendonca (1), @iluy (1), and @knutsp (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 3 new contributors of the week! @aadilali, @carepsules, and @iluy ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (31), and @gziolo (2).

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