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 our bug tracker.
“What’s new in 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/…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new tag) are published following every Gutenberg release on a biweekly basis, discovering new features included in each release. As a reminder, here’s an overview of different ways to keep up with Gutenberg and the Full Site Editing project.
This release contains fewer contributions than usual due to the holiday season that took place in some parts of the world in the last two weeks. However, it still has many important contributions, which is an excellent reminder of WordPress’ contributor diversity. Let’s dive into some of them.
Author Name 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.
More atomic author-related blocks will follow in the future, like Author AvatarAvatarAn avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name. or Author Bio.
They are the counterparts of the Next Page, and Previous Page blocks of the Query Loop, but built for the Comments Query LoopLoopThe Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop.. They display links to navigate the comments forward and backward when not all of the comments are shown on the current page.
With the release of these two blocks, we conclude all the planned inner blocks for the Comments Query Loop. However, work on the Comments Query Loop blocks has not finished yet: more improvements are in the works.
More controls to customize
Blocks keep getting more powerful and this release is no exception.
The Group block can now use the new Gap support, which adds the ability to choose the distance between the children items of the block.
This new gap setting is also available in the Row variation (added in Gutenberg 11.5), except that the gap is added horizontally instead of vertically. This allows you to have even more options to customize the layout to your liking.
Typography was added to the Group/Row blocks. This can come in handy when you need to define the typography settings for a whole section, like a 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., and you don’t want to duplicate the same typography settings over multiple blocks.
Set your site icon using the Site Logo block
There is now a new option in the Site Logo block settings to sync the site icon* to the Site Logo image. When the toggle is switched on, any updates made to the Site Logo block image are also applied to the site icon. This is an important flow that allows for parity between the Site Editor experience and 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..
* Site icons are what you see in browser tabs, bookmark bars, and within the WordPress mobile apps.
Restrict Navigation MenuNavigation MenuA theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. creation for non-adminadmin(and super admin) users
When non-admin users add a Navigation block, they will now see a warning telling them they do not have permission to create Navigation Menus and instead will be presented with the option to select an existing one. This allows folks to still add navigation to their content in line with broader WordPress permissions.
CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Blocks Reference
These are all the changes included in this release.
Add class name to post author on edit post sidebar. (36269)
Update save panel’s cancel button from icon to visible text. (37310)
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)
Latest Posts: Add aria-label to featured links. (36251)
Restrict Navigation permissions and show UIUIUser interface warning if cannot create. (37454)
Ensure the overlay menu works when inserting navigation block patterns and that inner blocks are retained. (37358)
Post Content/Title: Reflect changes when previewing a post. (37622)
Post ExcerptExcerptAn excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox.: Specify paragraph as post excerpt tagtagA 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.) name. (37412)
Parse shortcodeShortcodeA shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. blocks outside the content. (37545)
Editor: Focus when navigation toggle receives state false. (37265)
Navigation: Only add dialog role when modal is open. (37434)
Fix flaky Navigation block end-to-end test by mocking out URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org details endpoint to avoid 404. (37501)
Multi-entity saving: Allow publishing a post while not saving changes to non-post entities. (37383)
ToolsPanel: Allow items to register when panelId is null. (37273)
Make block support tools panels compatible with multi-selection. (37216)
Add a link to metaMetaMeta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.-block example in gutenberg-examples repo. (37633)
Fix parameter type in the render function of file block. (36262)
Add changelog entry for __experimentalIsRenderedInSidebar gradient components flag. (37457)