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.
Depending on where you live, it’s the first day of Spring. Or Autumn. Or, if you live on Venus, just another season of sulphuric acid showers.
No matter where you are, 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/ 11.4 has been released with new features to brighten your mood including the refactored Gallery 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., duotone filters for featured images, and more block design tools!
Gallery Block now uses Image Blocks
The Gallery Block now acts as a wrapper for coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Image Blocks.
Individual gallery images will therefore feature all existing and future functionality of not only Image Blocks – for example, the ability to add custom links, filters, and styles – but also standard block behavior such as move, drag and drop, copy, and keyboard navigation.
For now, the new Gallery Block can be enabled on the Gutenberg Experiment page, but the plan is for the Gallery Block to ship with WordPress 5.9.
Theme and 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 authors can get wise about backward compatibility recommendations over in the Gallery Block Refactor Dev Note.
Duotone filters for featured images
Duotone filters were introduced to image and cover blocks in 10.6. By extending duotone filters to Post Featured ImageFeatured imageA 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. blocks, 11.4 enables us to set consistent effects across post and page templates, recent posts lists, and Query Block content.
Padding support for Button Blocks
As of 11.4, we can define padding for Button Blocks with the further option of linking padding values to vertical and horizontal axial sides.
The aim is to provide greater control as well as uniformity in the way we display button elements. We can still set a single padding value for all sides – adding extra vertical or horizontal padding just gives us that extra flexibility to create variations on our design patterns.
Support for block gap spacing
Having a consistent way to tweak the margin/gap between blocks has been a long-standing feature requestfeature requestA feature request should generally begin the process in the ideas forum, on a mailing list, as a plugin, or brought to the attention of the core team, such as through scope meetings held for each major release. Unsolicited tickets of this variety are typically, therefore, discouraged.. 11.4 introduces the groundwork for adding gap spacing control to blocks such as Buttons, Images, and Columns, opening up the possibility of more powerful and precise layout tools.
There’s work in progress to bring this to the editor so stay tuned for updates in upcoming releases!
An “early betaBetaA pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process.” feature has also made it into 11.4: the ability to expose a parent block’s toolbar controls to its child blocks. A use case would be changing the alignment of Buttons when editing a single Button. Keep an eye out for a request for feedback on this developing feature soon.
AccessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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)
Cover Block: Allow alt text in Cover blocks. (33226)
Add aria-describedby to custom select control component to describe currently-selected font size. (33941)
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.: update Post Template sub-block icon. (34204)
Convert Gallery block to use Image blocks. (25940)
Post Featured Image: add duotone block supports. (34113)
Post Featured Image: add contextual help text to the scaleproperty. (34158)
File block: update transform from image to use image filename if caption is empty. (34256)
Post date Block: add font weight support to the block. (34070)
Post terms: add font weight support to the block. (34142)
Button: update spacing support to use axial padding. (33859)
Add deprecated props adapter for ColorPicker. (34014)
Wrap SegmentedControl in a BaseControl with an added help property. (34017)
Combobox: update the current selection if the list of suggestions is filtered. (33928)
Post Title: use rich text hook and updating 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.) to h1 (31569)
Add layout default value support for blocks. (34194)
Dimensions Panel: add padding tool as default for blocks where this is a common setting. (34026)
Updates the “settings” icon, which toggles the display of additional controls in an interface. (34165)
Migrate post editor feature preferences to the interface package. (34154)
Migrate customize widgets feature preferences to interface package. (34135)
Refactor editor ‘feature’ preferences to interface package. (33774)
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.
Spacing/Dimensions Supports: separate spacing from dimensions for compatibility purposes. (34059)
Font-size adjustment for tablet and mobile device previews. (33342)
Fix single block selection by holding shift key. (34137)
Fix unwanted additional spaces added around pasted text on Windows. (33607)
Inserter: prevent non-deterministic order of inserter items. (34078)
Try: Fix multiselect toolbar indent and reformat BlockContextualToolbar(). (34038) (34173)
Latest Comments: use site localeLocaleA locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English. in the editor. (33944)
Navigation: fix vertical layout on the frontend. (34226)
Navigation: add z-index value to responsive menu overlay. (34228)
Navigation: enable flex on container to fix space between. (34258)
Post ExcerptExcerptAn excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox.: remove interactive formatting. (34083)
RichText: fix space key for button and summary elements. (30244)
Search Block: add space between generated border class names. (34025)
Webpack: Fix watch on .json and .php files. (34024)
Pin TypeScript dependency to a specific version to avoid pulling in breaking changes. (34422)
Block Editor: use groups for InspectorControls. (34069)
Add generic classnames to children of Navigation. (33918)
Add block spacing gap configuration to theme.json and add support for this CSS variable to the “flow/default” layout. (33812)
Unit Control: add unit tests for getValidParsedUnit utility method. (34029)
Rename SegmentedControl to ToggleGroupControl. (34111)
Dropdown Menu: remove min-width from the dropdown component and add whitespace rule to avoid wrapping (33995)
Allow passing store definitions to controls. (34170)
Remove extra DOM element used for template part overlay. (34012)
Automated Changelog: force group all documentation tasks under Documentation. (34042)
Automated Changelog: rename “Editor” grouping to “Post Editor” to avoid ambiguity with other editors. (34093)
Automated Changelog: sort feature groups by issue name. (34071)
Automated Changelog: use nested headings for feature groups instead of indenting lists. (34040)
Automated Changelog: remove UncategorizedheaderHeaderThe 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. in output and place items at top. (34037)
Add Typescript extensions to watched files. (34094)
Remove obsolete step that pushes tags in NPM publishing flow. (34114)
Release workflow: only commit modified changelogs. (34211)
Eslint plugin: use @typescript-eslint/no-duplicate-imports in TS projects. (34055)
GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Contributor Templates
Issue Forms: simplify the 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. report form template. (34007)
Hide deprecation logs under a console group. (34163)
Emulate reduced-motion in end-to-end tests. (34132)
Remove extra props from Cover deprecations. (34066)
Remove the ENVIRONMENT_DIRECTORY env variable that was added to the performance jobs. (34086)
Add snapshot test for changelog formatting. (34049)
Experiment with using 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/. in end-to-end tests to build up states. (33414)
KeyPress Event (typing)
Thanks to @critterverse for our release preview assets, @priethor for guiding the release, @noisysocks, @talldanwp, and @andrewserong for their help with the release build and deployDeployLaunching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors., and to all who contributed to this release. Thank you for your splendid work!