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.
“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-newtagtagA 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.)) are posted 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.
We are editing a template, either on site editor or post editor.
The inserter is at the root level.
The content being inserted is between other blocks (neither as the first 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. nor as the last one).
The template part (e.g. HeaderHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. / Footer / 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.) creation flow will now also show patterns, making it easier to create more advanced compositions than adding blocks one by one.
Work will continue improving the logic that decides to show a pattern or a block, so feel free to share your feedback in the Gutenberg repository!
Allow themes to highlight Patterns
Themes can now highlight specific patterns to their users!
Recommending patterns to the users is as easy as adding a pattern field to the theme.json file. When handling patterns from the Pattern Directory, you can find their slugs on the URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org when browsing them individually.
List View Improvements
Once more, the List View keeps getting better! Gutenberg 12.7 includes a few iterative improvements to improve the block editor experience.
Also, when you click on a block in the editor, the List View will expand to show the selected block for better visibility of the selection’s context within the block tree.
Changes to frontend HTMLHTMLHyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. when using layouts and image blocks
In order to add consistency to the block editor, we are removing some wrappers divs that were generated on the editor in order to add alignment to some blocks.
Keep in note that this div cleaning can affect themes that support layout and many blocks that have this alignment support. Many contributors helped with testing, but theme developers are encouraged to check their themes and leave any feedback they may encounter.
Other notable highlights
Gutenberg 12.7 provides a few other iterative enhancements worth highlighting.
Recognizing and celebrating contributors, both and new, becomes more efficient and effective! A contributor props list has been automated when creating the release and added to the changelog! Any user who merges a PR during a Gutenberg release cycle will be aknowledged.
Group Blocks: Add margin support (top/bottom). (37344)
Comment Template: Improve comment pagination with nested replies. (38187)
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.: Show placeholder comments on site editor. (38072)
Enable tooltip for the main dashboard button. (38790)
Lowered specificity of alignment rules for support layout so wide alignments work. (38947)
Remove data-align divs for themes that support layout. (38613)
Remove the div wrapper from the aligned image blocks. (38657)
Quick Inserter: Prioritize showing patterns instead of blocks. (38709)
Template Parts: Show existing template parts and a list of block patterns at creation flow. (38814)
Block Transforms: Fix Image and Video to Cover block transformations. (38959)
Cover: Fix gradient overlay (remove black background color) (38765)
File: Fix PDF file block full content fixture. (38725)
Latest Posts: Add missing class to post title. (38740)
Logo: Avoid division by zero in site logo. (38808)
Post navigation link: Use correct closing tag. (38976)
Query Loop: Display nothing if we want only sticky posts but no stickies exist. (38909)
Template Parts: Decode entities in labels. (38805)
Social Links: Only apply the social links block migrationMigrationMoving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. if there’s a need for a migration. (38561)
BackportbackportA port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. from coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.: Global styles duotone not rendering in post editor. (38897)
Block Editor: insertDefaultBlock should not trigger an error if the default block is not registered. (38886)
Inserter: Fix focus loss after closing patterns explorer from modal. (38884)
Multi-selection: avoid RichText instances becoming disabled after multi selection. (38821)
Rehabilitate drag gesture in LineHeightControl. (38930)
RichText: Fix wrong block merging when pressing delete consecutively. (38991)
Add site editor initial redirect error handling. (38655)
Core Data: CanUser resolver always use the OPTIONS method. (38901)
Dom: Avoid RangeError in findPrevious method. (38961)
Fix Custom Palette colors and support multiple origins and theme cache issues. (38417)
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)
Adds aria-label to the search button, as accessibility enhancementenhancementEnhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature.. (38136)
Avoid duplicate labels for “Save Draft” and “Save as pending” buttons. (38776)
RichText: Reverse disableLineBreaks to determine aria-multiline state. (38652)
TreeGrid: Add Home/End keys to jump to start/end of grid. (38679)
CSS & Styling
Use wp_unique_id() instead of uniqid() to generate CSS class names. (38891)
Improve point 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. documentation to include even more detail. (38631)
Increase support for experimental-link-color until WordPress 5.9 is the minimum version. (38711)
Links changed for Developer.wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ on block editor section. (38841)
Removing comma so that the code snippet of theme.json represents standard JSON. (38938)
theme.json Update version section docs to v2 (38937)
Update Getting Started with more granular options. (38682)
Add instructions on how to add new core blocks to block-library. (38868)
PostTrash: Call trashPost action with no arguments, rewrite to hooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.. (38615)
Packages: Automate cherry-picking to trunktrunkA directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. commits created during publishing. (38977)
Packages: Ensure that private packages do not update when publishing to npm. (38946)
Add end-to-end test for merging paragraphs and soft line break afterwards. (39009)
Post Visibility end-to-end test: Improve XPath selector to avoid reliance on DOM structure. (38717)
Replace no-shadow eslint rule with @typescript-eslint/no-shadow. (38665)
RichText: Add test for merging and then splitting paragraphs. (39007)
Site Editor Tests: Use REST APIREST APIThe REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. to delete templates and template parts. (38524)
TreeGrid: Add tests for callback functions. (38942)
Generate full release contributors list in release changelog. (38704)
Generate sourcemap for production 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 builds. (33718)
The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~36,000 words, ~1,000 blocks) over the last releases. Such a large post isn’t representative of the average editing experience but is adequate for spotting variations in performance.
Time to first block
Time to first block
Kudos to all the contributors that helped with the release! 👏