A Week in Core – September 20, 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 September 13 and September 20, 2021.

  • 21 commits
  • 42 contributors
  • 31 tickets created
  • 0 tickets reopened
  • 23 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.2) 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

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

  • Cache global stylesheet by theme key – #53175

Build/Test Tools

  • Expect an absolute path in WP_TESTS_PHPUNIT_POLYFILLS_PATH constant – #46149
  • Improve messaging when PHPUnit Polyfills cannot be found – #46149
  • Improve messaging when PHPUnit Polyfills do not comply with version requirements – #46149
  • Make WP_TESTS_PHPUNIT_POLYFILLS_PATH more flexible – #46149
  • Reworks Tests_Option_Option::test_bad_option_names() into data provider – #53635

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Eleven: Set a fixed height for search form when headerHeader The 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. image is added – #40398
  • Twenty Seventeen: Make blogblog (versus network, site) header margin more specific on front page – #43628
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Add missing escaping for the “Secondary menu” label – #54127

Coding Standards

  • Code Modernization: Fix “passing null to non-nullable” deprecation notice in WP_Comment_Query::get_comment_ids()#53635
  • Rename the $arrURL variable to $parsed_url in WP_Http::request()#53359
  • Rename the $arrURL variable to $parsed_url in WP_Http_Cookie::__construct()#53359
  • Rename the $arrURL variable to $parsed_url in WP_Http_Streams::request()#53359
  • Rename the $processedHeaders variable to $processed_headers in WP_Http::request()#53359
  • Use strict comparison in wp-inclues/class-wp-http-cookie.php#53359


  • Update description for the $wp_version global – #53413


  • Add Pinterest as a trusted oEmbed provider – #53448


  • Add a translator comment to clarify the “Block HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers.” string in the Block widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. settings form – #54110


  • Fix $content parameter default value in img_caption_shortcode()#53635

Options, MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. APIs

  • Fix “passing null to non-nullable” deprecations to (get|add|update|delete)_option()#53635


  • Create a temporary backup of plugins and themes before updating – #51857


Thanks to the 42 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @hellofromTonya (9), @jrf (8), @lucatume (4), @schlessera (4), @jeherve (4), @sabernhardt (3), @mukesh27 (3), @SergeyBiryukov (3), @pbearne (2), @azaozz (2), @dd32 (2), @muhammadfaizanhaidar (2), @NekoJonez (1), @Amieiro (1), @knutsp (1), @johnbillion (1), @namith.jawahar (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @laurelfulford (1), @hirofumi2012 (1), @jainnidhi (1), @mai21 (1), @fedepia (1), @Soean (1), @francina (1), @a2hosting (1), @Boniu91 (1), @richards1052 (1), @galbaras (1), @KZeni (1), @pento (1), @mikeschroder (1), @audrasjb (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1), @poena (1), @pbiron (1), @afragen (1), @aristath (1), @joedolson (1), @oandregal (1), @teucrium (1), @lukecavanagh (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 7 new contributors of the week: @NekoJonez, @Amieiro, @namith.jawahar, @mai21, @richards1052, @KZeni, and @teucrium ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (11), @hellofromtonya (8), @pento (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1).

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