A Week in Core – October 25, 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 October 18 and October 25, 2021.

  • 14 commits
  • 9 contributors
  • 37 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 31 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.2) and major (5.9) releases 🛠

Worth noting that each feature slated to the 5.9 milestone has been validated, that the Twenty Twenty-Two Theme development is on the way, and the 5.9 bug scrub schedule has been published 🚀

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.

We can note that there has been a decrease in the number of commits. Hopefully this will increase again quickly.

Code changes

Build/Test Tools

  • Use the correct workflow name in notifications on workflow_run#53363
  • Restore SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. notifications for older branches – #53363
  • Add @ticket references for page_on_front canonical tests – #53363
  • Adjustments as a follow up to [51921] – #53363
  • Modify the Slack notifications workflow to be a reusable one – #53363
  • Fix syntax for passing secrets to a called workflow – #53363
  • Pass required secrets to the Slack notifications workflow – #53363

Coding Standards

  • Rename $theHeaders variable to $processed_headers in WP_Http_Curl::request()#53359
  • Rename the $arrHeaders variable to $processed_headers in WP_Http_Streams::request()#53359
  • Escape id attributes in WP_Customize_Control::render_content() and ::print_template()#54295
  • Improve escaping in wp_login_form()#54279
  • Improve escaping in wp-admin/theme-install.php#54277


  • Use sign-up & signup consistently in wp-signup.php#54041, #53399


  • Don’t output empty tags on Credits screen – #54275


Thanks to the 9 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (3), @sabbirshouvo (3), @mukesh27 (3), @jeffpaul (1), @henry.wright (1), @SergeyBiryukov (1), @sabernhardt (1), @afragen (1), and @sayedulsayem (1).

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (7), @desrosj (6), and @peterwilsoncc (1).

#5-8-2, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core