A Week in Core – July 11, 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 July 4 and July 11, 2022.

  • 40 commits
  • 64 contributors
  • 65 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 72 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope., WP 6.1 and on the next minor, WP 6.0.1 🛠

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

Build/Test Tools

  • Add @covers tags to the taxonomy and category test groups – #39265
  • Add @covers tags to the url test group – #39265
  • Add @coversNothing tags to the tests for some content in documentation and settings files – #39265
  • Add and fix @covers tags to the attachments and 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.-supports test groups – #39265
  • Remove @uses tags from the test suite – #39265
  • Remove duplicate testcase test_get_privacy_policy_url_should_return_empty_when_privacy_policy_page_not_set() from Tests_Url_GetPrivacyPolicyUrl#39265
  • Separate the tests in basic.php for clarity – #39265, #55652

Coding Standards

  • Apply some alignment fixes after composer format#55674
  • Escape the home URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in the “Background updated. Visit your site” message – #56133
  • Escape the home URL in the “HeaderHeader The 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. updated. Visit your site” message – #56132
  • Simplify the logic for setting DB host and port in wpdb::parse_db_host()#54877, #55647


  • Use more appropriate escaping functions in class WP_Comments_List_Table#56101

Cron APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.

  • Make wp-cron non-blocking for LiteSpeed LSAPI – #54668


  • Ensure MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. port numbers are numeric in wpdb#54877


  • Add missing docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) description for install_themes_upload()#55646
  • Add missing function descriptions in wp-admin/includes/update.php#55646
  • Convert “Application Passwords” to lowercase in WP_Application_Passwords docblocks, for better consistency – #55646
  • Correct the type of the $number parameter in ngettext* filters – #56187
  • Improve description for wp_plugin_update_rows() and wp_theme_update_rows()#55646
  • Misc. docblock enhancements in WP_REST_Menu_Items_Controller class, as per docblock standards – #55646
  • Typo correction in WP_Application_Passwords docblocks – #56155, #55646
  • Update the version in which Meetup.com was removed as an oEmbed source – #55997
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_Comments_List_Table class, as per docblock standards – #55646


  • Include user’s name in the wp_refresh_post_lock() response – #56197
  • Update block editor packages for WordPress 6.0.1 – #56058
  • Update block editor packages for WordPress 6.0.1 – #56058
  • Block Patterns: Update the value used for keywords – #56126

External Libraries

  • Update the Moment library to version 2.29.3#56031
  • Update the Underscore library to version 1.13.4#56030


  • Properly escape home_url() links in wp_page_menu()#56148


  • Add help tab info for the “Send password reset” row action on Users screen – #55801


  • Add tests for wp_img_tag_add_decoding_attr()#53232
  • Deprecate wp_get_attachment_thumb_file() and Make wp_get_attachment_thumb_url() an alias of wp_get_attachment_image_url()


  • Use more appropriate escaping functions in class Walker_Nav_Menu_Edit#56108

REST APIREST API The 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/.

  • Consolidate menu item type_label schema declaration – #56072

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.

  • Retain default term option when unregistering taxos – #54472


  • Properly escape home_url() when changing and updating themes – #56145
  • Register the block-templates theme feature – #55681
  • Revert the change of theme preview width on Add Themes screen – #56097. – #54764


  • Automate backporting core blocks from GutenbergGutenberg The 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/ to Core – #56179


  • Prime user 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. in WP_User_Query class – #55594


Thanks to the 64 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @costdev (10), @SergeyBiryukov (7), @antonvlasenko (4), @ironprogrammer (4), @hellofromTonya (4), @pbeane (4), @zieladam (3), @audrasjb (2), @TimothyBlynJacobs (2), @dilipbheda (2), @johnjamesjacoby (2), @dlh (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @rudlinkon (2), @jrf (2), @hztyfoon (2), @maximej (1), @sabbirmc (1), @Presskopp (1), @christinavoudouris (1), @grantmkin (1), @chintan1896 (1), @addiestavlo (1), @bernhard-reiter (1), @tobifjellner (1), @jakariaistauk (1), @tushar284 (1), @aniketpatel (1), @sajjad67 (1), @robinwpdeveloper (1), @kebbet (1), @Spacedmonkey (1), @johnbillion (1), @mehulkaklotar (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @furi3r (1), @superbthemescom (1), @nathan.noom (1), @ryelle (1), @nacin (1), @markhowellsmead (1), @mukesh27 (1), @csesumonpro (1), @mikeschroder (1), @killua99 (1), @joemcgill (1), @mashukushibiki (1), @mfgmicha (1), @swissspidy (1), @romulodl (1), @JoshuaAbenazer (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), @wonderboymusic (1), @lonnylot (1), @azaozz (1), @obayedmamur (1), @hurayraiit (1), @shraboni (1), @msnewas (1), @im_niloy (1), @cyrillbolliger (1), @azouamauriac (1), @chaion07 (1), and @afragen (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 16 (!) new contributors of the week: @maximej, @sabbirmc, @christinavoudouris, @tushar284, @superbthemescom, @nathannoom, @mashukushibiki, @mfgmicha, @romulodl, @lonnylot, @obayedmamur, @hurayraiit, @shraboni, @msnewas, @im_niloy, @cyrillbolliger ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (15), @audrasjb (8), @azaozz (6), @desrosj (5), @peterwilsoncc (4), @gziolo (1), and @spacedmonkey (1).

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