A Week in Core – January 31, 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 January 24 and January 31, 2022.

  • 16 commits
  • 30 contributors
  • 126 tickets created
  • 19 tickets reopened
  • 71 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next minor releaseMinor Release A 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., WP 5.9.1, and on the next major, WP 6.0 🛠

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


  • Add a top margin to Mail Server Port field on small screens – #50177

Build/Test Tools

  • Switch to some more appropriate assertions – #54725

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Replace 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/ with .org link in Theme URI – #55018
  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Optimize the assets/images/ducks.jpg image – #54911


  • Add a comment to clarify the username_exists() check in wpmu_validate_blog_signup()#54326
  • Fix incorrect type in translations_api and translations_api_result docblocks – #54959
  • Increase the specificity of types in various inline documentation – #54729

External libraries

  • Update jQuery Color to 2.2.0 – #55016, #51405
  • Update jQuery UIUI User interface to 1.13.1 – #54902


  • Remove inaccurate reference to the link_updated field from the wp_insert_link() DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#54880


  • Remove target blank attribute from media uploader edit links – #54945, #23432

Options, MetaMeta Meta 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. APIs

  • Correct some inline docsinline docs (phpdoc, docblock, xref) for update_post_meta and delete_post_meta#54835


  • Correct the documented accepted types for the capability argument of WP_User_Query#16841, #54729


  • Correct the width of theme preview on Add Themes screen – #54764


  • Make sure the “Show hidden updates” button is visible and works as expected – #54886
  • Prevent warnings upgrading cron array – #54906, #53940


  • Return a WP_Error from wp_insert_user() if the user_url field is too long – #44107


Thanks to the 30 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (7), @kafleg (2), @kapilpaul (2), @sabernhardt (2), @thelovekesh (1), @utz119 (1), @volodymyrkolesnykov (1), @kebbet (1), @sumitsingh (1), @costdev (1), @shreyasikhar26 (1), @mgol (1), @linux4me2 (1), @blogaid (1), @audrasjb (1), @thimalw (1), @tszming (1), @afercia (1), @pravinparmar2404 (1), @rehanali (1), @mkox (1), @jffng (1), @kjellr (1), @swissspidy (1), @joyously (1), @henry.wright (1), @chrisvanpatten (1), @dharm1025 (1), @dshanske (1), and @malinevskiy (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @thelovekesh, @shreyasikhar26, @blogaid, @malinevskiy ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (5), @audrasjb (4), @johnbillion (3), @clorith (2), @davidbaumwald (1), and @peterwilsoncc (1).

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