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-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.
It’s been a busy time in WordPress. The first WCEU since 2019 was held just a few days after the WordPress 6.0 “Arturo” release. Similarly, Gutenberg doesn’t rest and keeps bringing us goodies every other week! The 13.4 release comes with 25 enhancements and nearly 30 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. fixes.
To make the most of this change, blocks like the Buttons, Search, Post Comments, and File blocks now make use of the new CSSCSSCascading Style Sheets. class wp-element-button to support button elements in theme.json.
Axial spacing in Gallery 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.
Block spacing is a very useful design tool for the Gallery block, but what if you wanted to set different horizontal and vertical gaps? Well, you can now do that by opting in to the new axial spacing available in the Gallery block’s dimension panel.
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. design updates
The Color UIUIUser interface gets its share of improvements, too. The color-picking interface has been unified and now uses the ToolsPanel introduced in Gutenberg 12.6. This change comes with a few quality of life improvements, too, such as when pasting a hexadecimal color, the # gets automatically stripped for a smoother workflow.
Block deprecations: Provide context when blocks.registerBlockType is applied to deprecations. (36628)
File Block: Makes the button an element button. (41239)
Gallery: Opt-in to axial (column/row) block spacing controls. (41175)
Gallery block: Update the gallery gap to load styles in the 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. for block themes. (41015)
Add support for button elements to theme.json. (40260)
Button Element: Add support to Site Editor. (41246)
Button Element: Update the button element selector. (41240)
Unify color UI. Refactor panel color gradient settings to use a tools panel. (41091)
Full Site Editing
Site Editor: Update single default template copy. (41302)
FSE Templates: Add info to templates created from wp suggestion. (41387)
Move the visible blocks state to the block editor store. (41104)
Fix 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. block toolbar after popover refactor. (41312)
Get_style_nodes should be compatible with the parent method. (41217)
Columns: Add default fallback gap value in block.json, and set it to 2em for Columns blocks. (41098)
Cover: Fix duotone when the background is set to fixed. (40554)
Gallery: Lower the priority of the gallery gap CSS so it loads after the block layout CSS. (41423)
Gallery: Support gaps that define column/row gaps to avoid PHPPHPThe web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher Warning/Fatal. (41125)
Group: Check variation is registered before displaying it in the toolbar. (41305)
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. Sidebar: Fix vertical alignment of rows in navigation panel. (40883)
Persist new template’s description on creation. (41281)
Block support docs: Update blockGap notes. (41225)
Change ‘author’ to ‘categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.’ in onCategoryChange. (41299)
TextareaControl: Convert component to TypeScript. (41215)
jest-console: Add types directory to “files”. (41386)
Scripts: Convert file extension to js in block.json during the build. (41068)
Scripts: 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-zip to include root path files. (41439)
Limit TimothyBJacobs codeowners to the 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/.. (41411)
Remove explicit git branchbranchA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". fallbacks for wp-env and update readme. (41043)
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 the first block
KeyPress Event (typing)
Time to the first block
KeyPress Event (typing)
The following contributors merged PRs in this release: