A Week in Core – February 20, 2023

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 February 13 and February 20, 2023.

  • 58 commits
  • 88 contributors
  • 74 tickets created
  • 10 tickets reopened
  • 69 tickets closed

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


  • Close adminadmin (and super admin) menu when focus moves to body – #53587
  • Fix JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. test failure – #53587


  • Check that either mysqli_connect() or mysql_connect() is available – #51988

Build/Test Tools

  • Fix inaccurate coverage in Tests_Functions_wpListPluck::set_up() – #56706
  • Fix invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. styles data type PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher Warning in REST_Block_Type_Controller_Test::test_get_item_invalid() – #57706
  • Improve devcontainer setup for non-Codespaces usage – #57187
  • Add missing @covers 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.) for a wp_update_comment() test – #56793
  • Declare the $post_id property in wp_comments_personal_data_exporter() tests – #56793
  • Merge file-level and class-level DocBlocks in various unit testunit test Code 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. files – #57099
  • Move PasswordHash test file to a more appropriate place – #56340
  • Move wp_comments_personal_data_eraser() tests to their own file – #56793
  • Move wp_comments_personal_data_exporter() tests to their own file – #56793
  • Rename the html tests directory to html-api#56793

Bundled themes

  • Fix row variation nested in group 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.#56226
  • Recommit generated files following [55329]#56226
  • Twenty Twelve: Properly reflect text color changes in Table block – #56466
  • Twenty Twenty: Properly reflect text color changes in Quote and Pullquote block – #55990

Coding Standards

  • Improve variables names in post and comment page link functions – #57746
  • Rename $post_ID variable to $post_id in various files – #57692
  • Rename the remaining $cat_ID variables to $cat_id#56754
  • Replace strval() with (string) type casting in wp_nav_menu()#57169


  • Use correct orderby parameter name in personal data exporter and eraser – #57700


  • Revert mysql2date changes in [55343]#57705
  • Save a call to wp_timezone in mysql2date – #57705


  • Add www. prefix to some PHP manual links in code comments – #56792
  • Add a @since note about Twenty Twenty-Three for WP_Theme::$default_themes#57714
  • Improve code comments in some sanitizing functions – #57712
  • Replace HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. with HTTPSHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. in PHP Manual links located in WP_Privacy_Policy_Content class – #56792, #57017
  • Replace HTTP with HTTPS in PHP Manual links located in wp-load.php#56792
  • Update the wording for the Update Services link on Writing Settings screen – #48987
  • Use correct 6.2.0 since version in multiple docblocks – #56792
  • Use third-person singular verbs for WP_Meta_Query related function descriptions, as per docblocks standards – #56792
  • Various improvements in XML-RPC Class function descriptions, as per docblocks standards – #56792


  • Fix ‘wp-block-library-theme’ style enqueue conditions – #57561
  • Prevent KSES stripping global layout style properties – #57321
  • Remove missing postType and postId query args Site Editor redirect – #57716
  • Restores file block button styles for classic themes – #57688
  • Update wordpress packages for 6.2 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2 – #57471

External Libraries

  • Prevent a PHP 8.1 deprecation notice in PasswordHash::gensalt_blowfish()#56340


  • Fix various typos in MagpieRSS – #57102

Filesystem 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.

  • Use trailingslashit( $path ) instead of $path . '/'#57516


  • Add aspect-ratio as valid CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. property in KSES – #57664

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.

  • Add new strings to about.php for use with end-of-life updates – #57216
  • Check that $wp_locale global is set before calling its methods – #56698

Login and Registration

  • prevent registering with username that matches previous user email – #57394


  • Enhance logic to determine LCP image in block themes and avoid lazy-loading it – #56930


  • Test creating parent after a child doesn’t throw an error – #57122


  • Properly escape strings in Permalinks Settings screen – #57143

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/.

  • Normalize WP_REST_Server::dispatch() to return a response object – #56566
  • Only use Latin characters in test filenames – #57329, #57761
  • Remove ‘Invalid user ID’ error in WP_REST_Users_Controller::update_item() – #56662


  • Remove local() from @font-face styles in _wp_theme_json_webfonts_handler() – #57430
  • Use add_action for pre_get_posts hook in _add_template_loader_filters()#57097


  • Update available theme updates count when a theme si deleted – #57183


  • Correct the error code in wp_insert_user() when login matches an existing email – #57394


Thanks to the 88 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @costdev (12), @sergeybiryukov (9), @mukesh27 (7), @robinwpdeveloper (6), @hellofromTonya (6), @audrasjb (5), @mamaduka (4), @poena (4), @ntsekouras (4), @sabernhardt (4), @peterwilsoncc (3), @tanjimtc71 (3), @desrosj (3), @jrf (3), @ironprogrammer (2), @riccardodicurti (2), @nithins53 (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @kapilpaul (2), @scruffian (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @hellofromtonya (2), @codemonksuvro (1), @petitphp (1), @swissspidy (1), @anantajitjg (1), @kebbet (1), @ace100 (1), @youknowriad (1), @jamilbd07 (1), @andrewserong (1), @wojtekn (1), @hztyfoon (1), @arafatjamil01 (1), @mmtr86 (1), @jaedm97 (1), @mikachan (1), @shraboni (1), @kmadhak (1), @hanshenrik (1), @faguni22 (1), @nidhidhandhukiya (1), @wetah (1), @ehtmlu (1), @aristath (1), @luehrsen (1), @rafinkhan (1), @sapayth (1), @james-roberts (1), @devtanbir (1), @kajalgohel (1), @abirhasandipu (1), @manfcarlo (1), @reduanmasud (1), @shahidul95 (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @flixos90 (1), @wildworks (1), @smeunus (1), @thelovekesh (1), @dhusakovic (1), @ryokuhi (1), @kaneva (1), @joedolson (1), @kraftbj (1), @dalirajab (1), @shamimmiashuhagh (1), @ajayver (1), @roytanck (1), @dunhakdis (1), @buutqn (1), @rahmantasnia (1), @nazmulhasan103 (1), @felipeelia (1), @DaveFX (1), @mahekkalola (1), @azaozz (1), @sc0ttkclark (1), @ipajen (1), @dimadin (1), @bgin (1), @sannevndrmeulen (1), @ndiego (1), @jffng (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @afragen (1), @samruddhikhandale (1), and @ajlende (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 14 new contributors of the week: @tanjimtc71, @codemonksuvro, @ace100, @jamilbd07, @arafatjamil01, @dalirajab, @shamimmiashuhagh, @ajayver, @dunhakdis, @buutqn, @rahmantasnia, @nazmulhasan103, @mahekkalola, @bgin.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (19), @audrasjb (15), @hellofromtonya (8), @peterwilsoncc (5), @joedolson (2), @gziolo (1), @danielbachhuber (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @azaozz (1), @helen (1), @spacedmonkey (1), @davidbaumwald (1), and @flixos90 (1).

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