A Week in Core – March 21, 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 March 14 and March 21, 2022.

  • 40 commits
  • 53 contributors
  • 49 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 44 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 5.9.3, 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 media_date_column_time filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to the media list table date column – #42942

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-custom-image-header.php#55327

Coding Standards

  • Escape the comment post URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in _wp_dashboard_recent_comments_row()#54728
  • Remove a one-time $pieces variable in wp-includes/class-wp-*-query.php#54728
  • Rename the $bodyStarted variable to $body_started in WP_Http_Streams::request()#54728
  • Rename the $cat_ID argument to $cat_id in get_the_category_by_ID()#54728
  • Rename the $headerValue variable to $header_value in WP_Http_Streams::request()#54728
  • Rename the $requestPath variable to $request_path in WP_Http_Streams::request()#54728
  • Rename the $strHeaders variable to $headers in WP_Http_Streams::request()#54728
  • Rename the $strResponse variable to $response in WP_Http_Streams::request()#54728
  • Rename the $theBody variable to $body in WP_Http_Curl::request()#54728
  • Simplify some long conditions in wp-includes/class-wp-term-query.php#55352, #54728
  • Use esc_url() instead of esc_attr() for some URLs – #54728
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-http-curl.php#54728
  • Wrap the $this->request property in wp-includes/class-wp-*-query.php#54728


  • Disable “close on escape” for inline replies when using an IME – #54548


  • Add a @since note about Twenty Twenty-Two for WP_Theme::$default_themes#54729
  • Correct variable references in get_category_feed_link() and get_term_feed_link() @return tags – #54729
  • Misc. fixes in wp-includes/post-template.php and wp-includes/post-thumbnail-template.php#54729


  • Add blockTypes argument to WP_Block_Patterns_Registry::register() docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#55303, #54729
  • Fix broken asset URLs when using WP outside of the regular directory – #55311
  • Add WP_Block_Editor_Context::$name – #55301


  • Add support for formatting sizes as PB, EB, ZB, and YB – #40875

I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.

  • Don’t register empty localeLocale A locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English. data objects – #55250
  • Avoid translating wp_locale strings several times – #54564


  • Add support for ruby and related elements – #54698
  • Allow lang, xml:lang, dir attributes globally – #54699

Login and Registration


  • Improve padding on bulk action labels for small screens – #54855


  • Convert apply_filters() into a proper variadic function – #53218
  • Move the introduction text from install_dashboard() to display_plugins_table()#55389

TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.

  • Consider HTML5 input types when resetting form values after adding a new tagtag A 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.)#48030
  • Increase cache hits in WP_Term_Query#55352


  • Include special characters in term names for wp_set_term_objects()#53152, #54725


  • Add version to theme screenshot URL for better browser cache handling – #53370
  • Add version to theme screenshot URL in WP_Themes_List_Table#53370
  • Allow blockBlock Block 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. themes to be activated without index.php#54272
  • Use esc_url() for theme screenshots on the Themes screen – #53370
  • Use pointer when hovering on theme details button – #54971


  • Check maximum length of user_nicename after filters are applied – #54987


Thanks to the 53 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @azouamauriac (9), @SergeyBiryukov (7), @audrasjb (7), @sabernhardt (3), @mukesh27 (3), @ravipatel (2), @andraganescu (2), @poena (2), @Presskopp (2), @kebbet (2), @ryokuhi (2), @upsuper (2), @jrf (2), @sabbirshouvo (1), @rehanali (1), @vlad.olaru (1), @multidots1896 (1), @alkesh7 (1), @talldanwp (1), @gziolo (1), @sumitsingh (1), @scruffian (1), @manfcarlo (1), @overclokk (1), @pgpagely (1), @Mamaduka (1), @kapacity (1), @costdev (1), @jsnajdr (1), @sabbir1991 (1), @justinahinon (1), @rafiahmedd (1), @aristath (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @priyank9033 (1), @pbiron (1), @spacedmonkey (1), @Chouby (1), @henry.wright (1), @muhammadfaizanhaidar (1), @csesumonpro (1), @stevegrunwell (1), @mauriac (1), @desrosj (1), @johnbillion (1), @BettyJJ (1), @alexstine (1), @konradyoast (1), @afercia (1), @ivanlutrov (1), @lopo (1), @codente (1), and @kapilpaul (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 8 new contributors of the week: @upsuper, @alkesh7, @kapacity, @sabbir1991, @csesumonpro, @ivanlutrov, @lopo, @codente ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (20), @peterwilsoncc (6), @audrasjb (4), @davidbaumwald (4), @johnbillion (3), @noisysocks (1), @gziolo (1), and @ocean90 (1).

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