A Week in Core – September 19, 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 September 12 and September 19, 2022.

  • 94 commits
  • 139 contributors
  • 53 tickets created
  • 2 tickets reopened
  • 71 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 🛠

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


  • Add new get_views_links method to WP_List_Table#42066

Build/Test Tools

  • Move the basic get_block_templates() test to the dedicated file – #55652
  • Rename the test for pre_option 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. to match the filter name – #37930
  • Rename the test for wp_guess_url() to match the function name – #36827
  • Replace the timezone used in date/time tests – #56468
  • Reset timezone-related options if the tests change them – #56468#55388
  • Simplify the data provider for testing whether KSES globals are defined – #55652
  • Update the test for respecting the post type in get_block_templates()#55881

Bundled Themes

  • Fifteen: Ensure border-bottom styles are applied to the Button 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.#55006, #55824
  • Nineteen: Define underline thickness for links – #45925
  • Seventeen: Ensure long text wraps correctly in the Button Block – #55783
  • Twenty-One: Add a missing HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. comment for CustomizerCustomizer Tool 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. notice control – #55725
  • Twenty-One: Fix Heading Block alignment when nested in Cover Block – #56050
  • Twenty-One: Remove WooCommerce related CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. selectors – #56366
  • Twenty-Two: Add “AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (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) Ready” tagtag A 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.) to theme in repository – #55172
  • Twenty: Correctly align Social Icons block in the editor – #55987
  • Twenty: Ensure Latest Posts block set to 2 columns displays accordingly in the Editor – #56175
  • Twenty: Ensure headings styles are consistent between editor and front-en – #56194
  • Twenty: Ensure link color is inherited from paragraph in the editor – #56214
  • Twenty: Fix Heading Block alignment when nested in Cover Block – #56049
  • Twenty: Fix Social Links widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. alignment – #56474
  • Twenty: Improve support for Post Title block alignment – #56167

Code Modernization

  • Add AllowDynamicProperties attribute to all (parent) classes – #56513, #56034
  • Fix autovivification from false to array in WP_Scripts::localize()#55656
  • Pass correct value to parse_url() in WP_Customize_Manager::get_return_url()#55656
  • Reduce CSS float usage in wp-adminadmin (and super admin) – Timezone settings – #55557
  • Remove -webkit-appearance CSS declarations – #38431
  • Replace deprecated string interpolation patterns – #55787

Coding Standards

  • Move WP_List_Table::get_views_links() to a more appropriate place – #42066
  • Remove unwanted spaces in the WP_Block_Type class
  • Replace double quote with single quote in test_if_failed_update()#55758
  • Various alignment fixes from composer format#39210, #55443, #56288, #56092, #56408, #56467, #55881


  • Make wp_required_field_indicator() and wp_required_field_message() output filterable – #56389, #54394
  • Remove aria-hidden="true" attribute for visible text in comment template – #55717


  • Add missing @since history in Gallery ShortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. function – #56206, #55646
  • Clarify documentation for the nav_menu_item_id filter – #56574, #55646
  • Clarify that get_page_template() doesn’t work on block themes – #56394, #55646
  • Clarify the $allowed_protocols default value in various KSES functions – #56580
  • Correct @return type for WP_Block_Parser::parse()#56581
  • Correct @return value for wp_get_http_headers()#54225, #55646
  • Correct @since tags for some block parser properties and methods – #56581
  • Correct the wording in wp_lostpassword_url() description – #55646
  • Revert the WP_Block_Parser documentation changes now – #56581
  • Typo correction in _load_textdomain_just_in_time() docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#55646
  • Update wp_rand docblock to clarify that it returns a non-negative number – #15089
  • Use third-person singular verbs in Media 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. function descriptions, as per docblocks standards – #55646
  • Use third-person singular verbs in Template Loading functions descriptions, as per docblocks standards – #55646


  • Add new render property in block.json for block types – #53148
  • Allow registering multiple items for all supported asset types – #56408
  • Backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. Style Engine API functions, classes and tests – #56467
  • Backport build_query_vars_from_query_block changes 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/ repository – #56467
  • Backport wp_theme_element_class_name() alias – #56467
  • Backport block supports (border, color, elements, spacing) from Gutenberg to WP 6.1 – #56467
  • Backport block supports filter callback, registrations and tests to 6.1 – #56467
  • Backport foundation for Layout block support refactor (part 1) – #56467
  • Backport foundation for Layout block support refactor (part 1) – #56467
  • Finalize the theme_json_get_style_nodes hook name – #56467
  • Fix function name case in wp_default_packages_inline_scripts()#56467
  • Fix get_block_templates() to get templates for a post type – #55881
  • Fix text zoom on link popup editor – #53174
  • Hide query loopLoop The 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. pagination link arrows from assistive technologyAssistive technology Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them. Assistive technology promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing, by providing enhancements to, or changing methods of interacting with, the technology needed to accomplish such tasks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assistive_technology#56067
  • Persist preferences in 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.#56467
  • Revert [54159] – #56467

External Libraries

  • Update the jQuery UIUI User interface library to version 1.13.2 – #56239
  • Update the jQuery library to version 3.6.1 – #56451


  • Add a set of fine-grained filters to disable the different types of feed links separately – #55904


  • Add a new filter for the_posts_pagination_args#53392
  • Correct path replacement regex in wp_guess_url#36827
  • Ensure admin notices are properly displayed on Site Health layout – #54624
  • Pass $action to nonce_life filter – #35188
  • Replace Codex links with their HelpHub counterparts – My Sites screen – #48987
  • Replace Codex with HelpHub in WordPress readme – #48987


  • Make translator comments version agnostic and make version translatable on the About page – #54741
  • Remove .hidden class when the Help Tab panel is displayed – #27697

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 tags from translatable strings in WP_List_Table::get_views_links()#42066

Login and Registration

  • Access improvements to networknetwork (versus site, blog) signup – #40361
  • Required fields in network registration – #54344

Options, Meta APIs

  • Add a new pre-option filter – #37930


  • Visually align pluginPlugin A 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 cards in Plugin Install screen – #55721, #55272

Posts, Post Types

  • Improve performance of the get_user_data_from_wp_global_styles method – #55392
  • Update new wp_post_class_taxonomies filter name for consistency – #37114

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/.

  • Add support for settings to specify their own additionalProperties – #56493


  • Add a new update_role function – #54572

Site Health

  • Adjust margins for the Site Health dashboard widget – #56369
  • Improve the description for Authorization 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. checks – #54508
  • Improve the details provided by the REST API checks – #54617
  • Add a check to wp_check_php_version() whether the current PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher version is lower than the next (desired) minimum version, Set the next desired minimum PHP version to 7.2, Use that check to update the warnings in the wp_dashboard_php_nag() widget, and on the Site Health screen – #56199
  • Add a menu bubble with the critical issues count to the Tools -> Site Health submenu – #56199

Text Changes

  • Remove self-reference (“we”) in WordPress Admin – #55758, #46057


  • Implement file description for theme.json#55325
  • Introduces block-based template parts for Classic themes – #56467


  • Add plugin URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org to the automatic update email – #53049
  • Remove _copy_dir() function as originally intended – #55712, #17173
  • Update sodium_compat to v1.18.0 – #56564


Thanks to the 139 (!!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (29), @costdev (25), @sabernhardt (18), @SergeyBiryukov (15), @bernhard-reiter (10), @mukesh27 (10), @jrf (8), @hellofromTonya (6), @peterwilsoncc (6), @Clorith (5), @joedolson (5), @aristath (4), @desrosj (4), @kajalgohel (4), @afercia (4), @poena (4), @kebbet (4), @tahmidulkarim (3), @joyously (3), @spacedmonkey (3), @zieladam (3), @ramonopoly (3), @andrewserong (3), @multidots1896 (3), @robinwpdeveloper (3), @scruffian (2), @isabel_brison (2), @aaronrobertshaw (2), @noisysocks (2), @mamaduka (2), @netweb (2), @neychok (2), @umesh84 (2), @mrfoxtalbot (2), @Chouby (2), @webcommsat (2), @smit08 (2), @fabiankaegy (2), @ironprogrammer (2), @azaozz (2), @ocean90 (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @NomNom99 (2), @dd32 (2), @Presskopp (2), @pbiron (2), @luisherranz (1), @juliemoynat (1), @harshvaishnav (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @markjaquith (1), @knutsp (1), @welcher (1), @grandeljay (1), @bhrugesh12 (1), @annezazu (1), @mikeschroder (1), @ryokuhi (1), @utz119 (1), @kjellr (1), @bph (1), @matveb (1), @kamig478 (1), @lopo (1), @robertghetau (1), @NathanAtmoz (1), @voldemortensen (1), @jdgrimes (1), @curdin (1), @petitphp (1), @flixos90 (1), @jamesckemp (1), @paragoninitiativeenterprises (1), @nidhidhandhukiya (1), @kmadhak (1), @kapilpaul (1), @pbearne (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @dlh (1), @afragen (1), @devtanbir (1), @mhkuu (1), @TobiasBg (1), @cfinke (1), @sharjeelkhanvmi (1), @chaton666 (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @JosVelasco (1), @tobiasbg (1), @mxbclang (1), @dingo_d (1), @rafiahmedd (1), @wparslan (1), @monolithon (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @Ipstenu (1), @ChrisHardie (1), @oliverstapelfeldt (1), @maksimkuzmin (1), @henrywright (1), @gziolo (1), @juhise (1), @Dharm1025 (1), @garrett-eclipse (1), @jonny-s (1), @jorbin (1), @DrewAPicture (1), @dwainm (1), @giuseppemazzapica (1), @marybaum (1), @johnjamesjacoby (1), @SteelWagstaff (1), @allisonplus (1), @maartenj (1), @haritpanchal (1), @danfarrow (1), @allancole (1), @bengreeley (1), @cbravobernal (1), @ntsekouras (1), @manfcarlo (1), @helen (1), @grabmedia (1), @dilipbheda (1), @armondal (1), @youknowriad (1), @hakre (1), @talldanwp (1), @oandregal (1), @aljullu (1), @andregal (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @rolfsiebers (1), @celloexpressions (1), @laurent22777 (1), @tobifjellner (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @westi (1), and @annabansaghi (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 18 (!!) new contributors of the week: @tahmidulkarim, @harshvaishnav, @jamesckemp, @kmadhak, @devtanbir, @mhkuu, @sharjeelkhanvmi, @monolithon, @oliverstapelfeldt, @maksimkuzmin, @jonnys, @dwainm, @giuseppemazzapica, @allisonplus, @maartenj, @grabmedia, @armondal, @laurent22777 ♥️

Core committers: @audrasjb (40), @sergeybiryukov (24), @davidbaumwald (9), @hellofromtonya (5), @joedolson (3), @desrosj (3), @clorith (3), @gziolo (3), @azaozz (2), @spacedmonkey (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1).

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