Dev chat summary, September 8, 2021

@audrasjb led the chat on this agenda. You can also read the Slack logs.

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Worth mentioning

Thanks to the 61 contributors of the past week, including 7 new contributors! Kudos to the 7 coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers of the week, too

A Week in Core – September 6, 2021


  • WordPress 5.8.1 release team ran into an issue with GitHubGitHub GitHub 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. that required a chunk of manual work. WordPress 5.8.1 went out few hours after the chat.
  • The Polyglots TeamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. is currently organizing the 2021 edition of the WordPress Translation Days.
  • Work on the jquery upgrade is rolling on now, @azaozz is working on the PR

Component maintainers

Build/Test Tools

Work has continued on adding missing @covers tags to unit tests for more accurate coverage. See ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #39265 for more details.


Work has continued on:

  • #51553 – Fixing parameter name mismatches for parent/child classes for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8 named parameter support.
  • #53635 – Making various compatibility fixes for PHP 8.1. Thanks @jrf and @hellofromtonya


Open Floor

The attendees briefly discussed #53784 – Additional review welcome.

@annezazu reminded everyone about the FSE Program Exploration: Help with the future of Block Theme Switching

#5-8-x, #5-9, #dev-chat, #summary