A Week in Core – March 28, 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 21 and March 28, 2022.

  • 34 commits
  • 39 contributors
  • 49 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 40 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


  • Remove a duplicate sentence after [52980]#38913
  • Rephrase some sentences after [52978]#38913
  • Replace contracted verb forms for better consistency – #38913

Build/Test Tools

  • First pass at a .git-blame-ignore-revs file – #55422
  • Make comment cache group persistent in object-cache.php – #54725

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Nineteen: Override flex order in comment form – #46600

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-ftp.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-theme-upgrader.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-debug-data.php#55327

Coding Standards

  • Remove a one-time $pieces variable in wp-includes/class-wp-*-query.php#54728
  • Simplify some long conditions in wp-includes/class-wp-term-query.php#55352, #54728
  • Use multi-line strings for the $this->request property in wp-includes/class-wp-*-query.php#54728
  • Wrap the $this->request property in wp-includes/class-wp-*-query.php#54728


  • Adjust documentation in get_post_galleries() tests per the documentation standards – #54725, #54729
  • Adjust the term_exists_default_query_args 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. docs per the documentation standards – #55439
  • Correct the documented return types for date and time related functions and filters – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-admin/includes/theme.php and wp-admin/includes/theme-install.php, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/rewrite.php, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/taxonomy.php, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/template.php, per the documentation standards – #54729


  • Optimize preload paths for post and site editors – #55337

External Libraries

  • Update Jcrop to version 0.9.15 – #54035


  • Improve cache priming in the wp_get_nav_menu_items function – #55428
  • Improve padding on bulk action labels for small screens – #54855

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

  • Rephrase the description of the “Avatars” section – #32998


  • Avoid stomping of some variables in wp-settings.php#55432


  • Ensure that sticky post query returns all sticky posts – #36907
  • Query: Improved sticky post query – #36907

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.

  • Introduce term_exists_default_query_args filter – #55439


  • Remove some unused variables in phpunit/tests/filters.php#54725


  • Use a more descriptive name for the sticky posts test that verifies the parameters from the main query – #36907


  • Fix the docs for the default value of $clear_working in WP_Upgrader::run#55450
  • Update sodium_compat to v1.17.1 – #55453


Thanks to the 39 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (10), @peterwilsoncc (7), @jrf (7), @audrasjb (4), @Spacedmonkey (4), @aristath (4), @poena (4), @justinahinon (4), @azouamauriac (3), @sabernhardt (3), @helen (2), @costdev (2), @uday17035 (1), @Presskopp (1), @socalchristina (1), @aandrewdixon (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @francina (1), @JeffPaul (1), @paulkevan (1), @sumitsingh (1), @ryokuhi (1), @priyank9033 (1), @rehanali (1), @noisysocks (1), @Chouby (1), @paragoninitiativeenterprises (1), @karpstrucking (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @garrett-eclipse (1), @jsnajdr (1), @webcommsat (1), @GaryJ (1), @netweb (1), @johnjamesjacoby (1), @ocean90 (1), @joyously (1), @stevegrunwell (1), and @pbiron (1).

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

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (13), @audrasjb (12), @spacedmonkey (5), @davidbaumwald (2), @helen (1), and @johnbillion (1).

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