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.
The 13.5 release comes with 12 enhancements and 15 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, with an improved featured imageFeatured imageA featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.UXUXUser experience, expanded design tools for the Post Navigation Link 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., a few solid 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) fixes, and some nice quality of life improvements.
Featured Images continue to play an important role on one’s site and this release seeks to make it even easier to take advantage of this high impact piece of your content.
Now when you use a featured image in a Cover block, a placeholder displays (41460). This helps give a clear visual indication of the changes you’re making and sets better expectations for what you’re customizing:
Tied to this, the option to use a featured image is exactly where you’d expect it to be with a move to the media replace flow (41476). Previously, this was a separate button in the block toolbar and this change helps create a more consistent user experience for interacting with media.
More design tools for the Post Navigation Link
Other Notable Highlights
Various fixes were merged to improve the accessibility of various interfaces:
Fix lack of context on action buttons and improve accessibility for the template action buttons Edit/New. (41615)
Fix focus trap on certain input types when using the left/right arrow keys to navigate interactive elements within a block. (41538)
Add label to Preview options dropdown menu. (41566)
The Date Picker now highlights today’s date, helping to orient folks and building on work done in 13.4:
In response to feedback after WordPress 5.9 where several layout utility classnames were removed, utility classnames have been added back to blocks that have layout attributes specified, rather than saving them to the serialized content. In the long run, this should be seen as an interim step ahead of the Styles Engine handling the addition of these classes.
FormTokenField: Added Padding to resolve close button overlap issue. (41556)
Tooltip: Fix jitter at edge of screen by enabling __unstableShift. (41524)
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.: Render replace button only if eligible patterns exist. (41690)
Comments Title: Plural has been used instead of single in 1st parameter. (41521)
Fix CSS Selectors rendered by theme.json duotone/filterFilterFilters 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. settings for blocks on public pages. (41335)
Webfonts: Increase priority of init hook to account for block reregistration. (41569)
Include theme’s templates in template list in post editor. (41630)
Theme variations UIUIUser interface: Ensure that equality check takes into account all default theme properties. (41591)
CSS & Styling
Add utility classnames back to blocks that have layout attributes specified. (41487)
Allow for zero values for CSS properties in the style engine. (41561)
Fix lack of context on action buttons and improve A11YAccessibilityAccessibility (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) for the template action buttons Edit/New. (41615)
Enhancements to TypeScript migrationMigrationMoving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. guidelines. (41669)
Extract 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. used in PostVisibility and PublishDateTimePicker to a new InspectorPopoverHeader component. (41362)
Package.json: Bump engines.node version to >=14. (41599)
Fixed failing DateTimePicker Unit testunit testCode written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression.. (41483)
Remove snapshot from Post Editor Template Mode test and target expected string instead. (41563)
Skip some of the Drag & Drop end-to-end on iOSiOSThe operating system used on iPhones and iPads.. (41529)
Add controlled unit test, use modern Testing Library features. (41668)
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 PRs were merged by first time contributors – thank you and congrats!