A Week in Core – July 18, 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 11 and July 18, 2022.

  • 17 commits
  • 24 contributors
  • 52 tickets created
  • 3 tickets reopened
  • 57 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 🛠

WordPress 6.0.1 was released last week!

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


  • Audible messages on AJAX error cases – #54483

Build/Tests Tools

  • Use a consistent way of setting the Administrator role in Ajax tests – #56203

Coding Standards

  • Improve readability of wp-admin/options-permalink.php#55647
  • Missed space in code indentation in [53707]#54483
  • Rename the $user_id parameter of get_user_locale() to $user for accuracy – #55647
  • Use MINUTE_IN_SECONDS where appropriate – #55647
  • Use a single input array on Permalink Settings screen – #55647, #55498
  • Improve consistency of punctuation in some strings – #56027


  • Correct @since tags introduced in WordPress 6.0.1 – #56225
  • Document that allowed_tags() is no longer used in core as of WordPress 4.4 – #55646

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.

  • Remove code from a translatable string in wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php#56216

Login and Registration

  • Explicitly associate errors with input fields – #54483


  • Add a guiding paragraph on the Permalink Settings screen – #55947
  • Label and describe permalink settings fields – #55498
  • Use home_url() to set the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org base on Permalink Settings screen – #56235

Posts, Post Types

  • Standardize on $post parameter name where appropriate – #56243, #55647


  • Allow conditional supression of the email notifications that are sent when a new user account is registered – #54874


Thanks to the 24 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @afercia (3), @sabernhardt (2), @costdev (2), @kebbet (2), @SergeyBiryukov (1), @audrasjb (1), @janthiel (1), @pratiweb (1), @hztyfoon (1), @weboccults (1), @Presskopp (1), @NekoJonez (1), @martinkrcho (1), @aristath (1), @poena (1), @johnbillion (1), @tommusrhodus (1), @rishishah (1), @rollybueno (1), @patrickgroot (1), @alexstine (1), @mukesh27 (1), @hasanuzzamanshamim (1), and @peterwilsoncc (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 5 new contributors of the week: @pratiweb, @weboccults, @tommusrhodus, @rollybueno, @patrickgroot ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (12), @joedolson (4), and @johnbillion (1).

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