A Week in Core – January 3, 2022

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 December 27, 2021 and January 3, 2022.

  • 17 commits
  • 21 contributors
  • 34 tickets created
  • 1 tickets reopened
  • 23 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next major release, WordPress 5.9 🛠

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

Build/Test Tools

  • Update PHPCompatibilityWP to version 2.1.3 – #54711

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Sync updates from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ for RCrelease candidate One 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). 1 – #54318

Coding Standards

  • Use strict comparison in wp-admin/options-reading.php#53359
  • Use strict comparison in wp-admin/options.php#53359


  • Further corrections and improvements to the inline documentation for wpdb#53399, #54610
  • Miscellaneous inline documentation improvements – #53399


  • Update wordpress packages for WP 5.9 RC 1 – #54487

External Libraries

  • Update jQuery hoverIntent to version 1.10.2 – #54722, #51812


  • Bump the recommended MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. and MariaDB versions in readme.html#41490, #meta5999
  • Happy New Year! 🎄 – Update copyright year to 2022 in license.txt and bundled themes

Login and registration

  • Rename login_language_switcher_args to login_language_dropdown_args#54696
  • Rename two filters related to language dropdown for better consistency – #54696


  • Escape the WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ pluginPlugin A 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 page URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in the Plugin Installation modal – #54362

RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.

  • Improve _set_preview for case when autosave is missing – #54708


  • Add a unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. for the recommended MariaDB version in readme.html#41490
  • Correct the check for the recommended MySQL version in readme.html#41490


  • Use the “Posts” post type general name to contextualize the string used in Users posts count column label – #54712


Thanks to the 21 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (4), @audrasjb (3), @hellofromTonya (2), @titsmaker (1), @henrywright (1), @dimadin (1), @Presskopp (1), @chintan1896 (1), @JavierCasares (1), @jrf (1), @jdy68 (1), @richtabor (1), @kjellr (1), @faisal03 (1), @Clorith (1), @mukesh27 (1), @kebbet (1), @Mamaduka (1), @walbo (1), @adamsilverstein (1), and @aezazshekh (1).

Congrats and welcome to our new contributor of the week: @titsmaker ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (8), @audrasjb (5), @johnbillion (2), @noisysocks (1), and @hellofromtonya (1).

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