A Week in Core – September 6, 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 30 and September 6, 2021.

  • 23 commits
  • 61 contributors
  • 41 tickets created
  • 12 tickets reopened
  • 52 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.1) and major (5.9) releases.

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

  • Double escape quotation marks() for 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/. “messages” – #52644
  • Clean css/dist as part of the webpack build step – #53719
  • Add missing @covers tags for Tests_Admin_IncludesComment#39265
  • Add missing @covers tags for Tests_Admin_wpCommunityEvents#39265
  • Add missing @covers tags for actions’ tests – #39265

Code Modernization

  • Code Modernization: Fix parameter name mismatches for parent/child classes in WP_List_Table::column_default()#51553
  • Apply coding standards on CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.#53866


  • Add wp-embed-responsive class to body if using widgets 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 – #53609


  • Correct the post_submitbox_minor_actions hook description – #54045
  • Fix typo in a comment in WP_Customize_Manager::get_return_url()#53399
  • Improve documentation in wp-signup.php#41566
  • Move @since notes from the safe_style_css 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. to the safecss_filter_attr() function – #53731
  • Provide a more accurate description for a few script and style functions – #54044
  • Сlarify that term_id is a valid value for the $field parameter of get_term_by()#54065


  • Update block editor packages for WordPress 5.8.1 – #54052, #52818


  • Remove documentation detailing specific edge cases in the image_editor_output_format filter – #53955
  • Apply the wp_editor_set_quality filter not only when loading an image in the editor but also when saving an converted image, after the mime-type of the output image has changed – #53667
  • Media: fix showing of the “Filter Media” filds when replacing an image from the media modal – #53833

Site Health

  • Remove 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/. query cache size from the Site Health Info screen – #53845


  • Pass correct context to get_block_categories() calls – #53757
  • Rename and soft deprecate retrieve_widgets()#53811
  • Show title and media select fields in AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (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) Mode – #53641


Thanks to the 61 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (8), @hellofromTonya (5), @pbearne (4), @jrf (4), @azaozz (4), @sabernhardt (4), @desrosj (3), @zieladam (2), @walbo (2), @kevin940726 (2), @johnbillion (2), @andraganescu (2), @netweb (2), @sergeybiryukov (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @mukesh27 (2), @circlecube (2), @zodiac1978 (1), @noisysocks (1), @antonvlasenko (1), @terraling (1), @dariak (1), @vladytimy (1), @bedas (1), @ramonopoly (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @mikeschroder (1), @mkaz (1), @mhuntdesign (1), @hudson-atwell (1), @mark-k (1), @alexstine (1), @Enchiridion (1), @mt8biz (1), @westonruter (1), @jayupadhyay01 (1), @joen (1), @aristath (1), @toro_unit (1), @juanmaguitar (1), @gazchap (1), @tmatsuur (1), @muhammadfaizanhaidar (1), @ankitmaru (1), @pbiron (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @oandregal (1), @gziolo (1), @ntsekouras (1), @jblz (1), @talldanwp (1), @ribaricplusplus (1), @youknowriad (1), @paaljoachim (1), @kreppar (1), @ellatrix (1), @ajlende (1), and @mamaduka (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 7 (!) new contributors of the week! @terraling, @bedas, @hudson-atwell, @Enchiridion, @juanmaguitar, @gazchap, and @muhammadfaizanhaidar ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (8), @hellofromtonya (5), @desrosj (4), @azaozz (2), @ryelle (1), @noisysocks (1), and @peterwilsoncc (1).

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