A Week in Core – October 4, 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 27 and October 4, 2021.

  • 11 commits
  • 21 contributors
  • 31 tickets created
  • 4 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


  • Enable first and last page buttons in WP_List_Table::pagination()#42763

App Passwords

  • Remove placeholder from the app password name input field – #54047

Coding Standards

  • Remove duplicate assignment from a ternary operator in WP_MS_Sites_List_Table::site_states()#38296
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-http.php#53359
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php#53359


  • Improve documentation for WP_Admin_Bar methods – #54191

HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. APIAPI An 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.

  • Remove the DST Root CA X3 certificate expired on September 30, 2021 – #54207, #50828

REST APIREST API The 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/.

  • Sort 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. types by their id – #53303

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Keep the closing </span> tagtag A 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.) in footer links – #54209
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Remove duplicate class name from localized font-family elements – #54196
  • Twenty Twenty: Remove duplicate class name from localized font-family elements – #54196


Thanks to the 21 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (4), @sabernhardt (3), @hellofromTonya (2), @mukesh27 (2), @aezazshekh (2), @tmatsuur (2), @rehanali (2), @joelcj91 (1), @SergeyBiryukov (1), @yagniksangani (1), @joedolson (1), @bradleyt (1), @seedsca (1), @fierevere (1), @Pillai (1), @Hareesh (1), @knutsp (1), @ronakganatra (1), @wp_kc (1), @spacedmonkey (1), and @desrosj (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @rehanali, @yagniksangani, @Pillai, and @wp_kc ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (8), @hellofromtonya (2), and @timothyblynjacobs (1).

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