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.
Thanks to the 21 contributors of the past week, including 4 new contributors! Kudos to the 3 coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. committers of the week, too.
Next minor releaseMinor ReleaseA set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality.(s)
Next major releasemajor releaseA release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope.
Concerning the next major release —WordPress 5.9— a planning roundup was published some weeks ago.
@kjellr introduced the new bundled theme on Make/Core right before the devchat.
@chanthaboune wanted to clarify that the go/no go date was moved to October 14. It’s just for scheduling conflicts, there is not any worry over the release.
@audrasjb will run another 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. scrub on Thursday October 7, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.
Reminder: everyone is welcome to run a bug scrub on the #core Slack channel. If you are interested, please read this handbook post: Leading bug scrubs and get in touch with @audrasjb or @francina for details.
Last week, PHPUnit tests started failing on PHPPHPThe web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 5.6 due to a combination of an older OpenSSL version and the DST Root CA X3 certificate that expired on September 30, 2021. This is now resolved by running the tests on the latest patchpatchA special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. version of PHP 5.6 (5.6.40 at the moment), instead of 5.6.20. See ticketticketCreated for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.#54223 for more details.
HTTPHTTPHTTP 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.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. – @sergeybiryukov
The expired DST Root CA X3 certificate is now removed from the WP core certificate bundle to resolve issues with OpenSSL 1.0.2. See ticket #54207 for more details.
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. – @dlh
The Customize component could use a designer’s eye on #54211.
There have been issues with 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 installation/upgrade failures in plugins that have a large number of files. See #51857 (see comment 128 and below) and #54166.
@afragen thinks he have a solution in this pull request and would love some more testing and hopefully an early commit if appropriate.
Also, there are 2 different PRs for #22316 that take different approaches: PR1547 and PR1724.
It would be great to get feedback on which approach is preferred and work on getting that committed. Please test both and leave feedback.
@audrasjb noted that both PRs have detailed testing instructions. They are easy to test and any feedback is welcome.
The three tickets marked early about jQuery updates (37110, #51812, #52163) are almost ready to ship, so there are RCrelease candidateOne of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta).’s in for testing at least.
@annezazu wanted to encourage everyone to attend the Pattern Party call for testing for the #fse-outreach-experiment. All are welcome to join in and she is always open to feedback to make participating even easier.