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 the bug tracker.
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/ 11.6 has been released! This release includes a number of nice enhancements and as usual many 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. fixes.
Site Logo cropping and rotating within the editor
Before Gutenberg 11.6, the image used as the site logo had to be edited before being uploaded to your site. With the goal of providing a wide array of tools to adapt your logo without leaving the editor, it is now possible to crop, zoom, and rotate the image you choose for the site logo directly in the Site Logo 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.’s toolbar!
Locking control at block level
Alongside template level locking, now you can lock individual blocks to prevent moving or removing them; you can do this by adding a lock attribute on the block settings. Block-level lock takes priority over the templateLock feature and currently, you can lock moving and removing blocks.
The toolbar of locked blocks will have the movers hidden, and the Remove block option won’t be available either.
Query Pagination uses Flex Layout
Following previous releases bringing Flex Layouts to blocks, Gutenberg 11.6 improves the Query Pagination block to support the flex layout along with a justification option, for automatic best-fit.
Other Notable Highlights
The writing flow has also received some enhancements in this release: the Richtext format toolbar now shows a visual clue for hidden active items and, when using the quick inserter and clicking the Browse all button, your current filter value is now passed to the main inserter without the need to type it again, making this switch between inserters seamless.
Template Part Focus Mode refers to the view that lets you focus and work on a single template part, like a headerHeaderThe 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., and is available for any template part. This isolated template part editing is now accessible from the ellipsis menu in the Template Part toolbar. More Template Part Focus Mode improvements are coming soon, so make sure to check its tracking issue here.
Post Title block: Add typography formatting options. (31623)
Cover: Move cover min-height into dimensions panel via SlotFill. (34065)
Group Block: Add information about selected element types for Group Block. (33976)
Image Block: Create two-way data binding for ImageSizeControl. (34649)
Columns Block: Update block description of columns block. (34705)
Gallery block: Add toolbar button to convert old galleries to new format. (34606)
Format toolbar: Visual clue for hidden active items. (21892)
Increase Link UIUIUser interface search results to 10 on the Navigation Editor screen. (34808)
Inserter: Pass filterFilterFilters 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. value when clicking Browse All. (34912)
ColorPicker: Enhance the new color picker design. (34598)
ColorPicker: Add reset timeout to ColorPicker’s copy functionality. (34601)
Resize Handles: Fix stroke width of resize handles. (34949)
ServerSideRender: Improve ServerSideRender Component to retain preview of the component while it is loading new state. (28289)
ServerSideRender: Delayed loading state of ServerSideRender component. (35033)
Add a simple Global Styles preview to the sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.. (34991)
Update the Global Styles Icon and use it in the site editor’s panel. (34871)
Update the global styles sidebar to use a navigation component. (34885)
WidgetWidgetA 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. Group: Make title directly editable. (34799)
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.
Introduce lock control at the block-type level. (32457)
InspectorControls: Wrap block support slots in ToolsPanel. (34157)
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)
Improve file block accessibility by adding aria-describedby to download button. (28062)
Button Block: Add prefix to the description ID. (34900)
Remove .has-link-color class upon clearing the link color. (34700)
Rich Text: Fix arrow navigation with consecutive formats. (35014)
Rich Text: Also strip object replacement character when removing padding. (34851)
Writing flow: Fix focus trap on non-text input types. (32714)
Fix bug in the receiveBlocks action resulting in a broken block list. (35076)
HTMLHTMLHyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. block: Prevent external styling of editing UI. (34727)
Page List Block: Fix gap in vertical page list. (35026)
MediaPlaceholder: Fix media library button opening the file upload modal. (34894)
Clean theme data when switching themes in the customizerCustomizerTool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.. (34540)
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/.
Add missing field _invalid in menu item REST API. (34670)
Fix navigation editor missing appender not showing appender when no blocks selected. (34678)
Fix navigation editor undo button being active when editor loads. (34839)
Open link control if submenu parent is link. (34798)
Stop submitting Create Menu form in busy state. (34983)
Fix saving locations using the “Manage Locations” popup. (34714)
Site Editor – add basic 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 support. (34460)
Update documentation for ClipboardButton component. (34711)
Create Block: Remove wp-cliWP-CLIWP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ callout since not recommended and outdated. (34821)
Update the HooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. section in documentation. (35035)
Scripts: Add CHANGELOG entry for jest-dev-server upgrade. (34657)
i18ni18nInternationalization, 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.
Add a “translators:” comment in the core class used to implement a Block widget. (34840)
Test that add_theme_supports are loaded for themes without theme.json. (34998)
Storybook: Remove G2 prefix from the Components section. (34734)
Block Editor: Update react-spring to 9.2.4. (30979)
Move react-native-url-polyfill to dev dependencies. (34687)
Use Jest related rules only when the package is installed. (33120)
Ensure that all *.asset.php files are included in plugin.zip. (34875)
The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~36,000 words, ~1,000 blocks) over the last releases. Such a large post isn’t representative of the average editing experience but is adequate for spotting variations in performance.
KeyPress Event (typing)
Kudos to all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏