A Week in Core – February 27, 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 20 and February 27, 2023.

  • 45 commits
  • 103 contributors
  • 50 tickets created
  • 7 tickets reopened
  • 64 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


  • Move wp-theme-plugin-editor script before – #57073


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

Build/Test Tools

  • Add test coverage for the get_posts_navigation() function – #55751
  • Remove duplicate DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) opening characters in tests/theme/wpTheme.php#56792

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Seventeen: Mark one more screen reader string with a translator comment – #29748
  • Twenty Twenty: Avoid PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher warnings in 8.1 due to incorrect usage of wp_add_inline_style()#57777

Coding Standards

  • Use strict comparison in bundled themes’ PHP files – #56791


  • Prevent replying to unapproved comments – #53962
  • Restore global $comment assignment in comment_form_title() – #53962


  • Remove the check for sitecategories table on Database Repair screen – #57762


  • Correct duplicate hook reference for notify_moderator#57808
  • Document default values for optional parameters in various DocBlocks – #56792
  • Fix erroneous since mention in wp_internal_hosts hook – #57796


  • Fix ‘wp-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.-library-theme’ style enqueue conditions – #57561
  • 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. parameters being passed to wp_register_style()#57771, #56990, #57688
  • Update the WP packages with fixes prior to WP 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. 3 – #57471


  • Add aspect-ratio tests for safecss_filter_attr()#57664


  • Add more error checking to WP_List_Util::pluck()#56650

HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. 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.

  • Fix finding bookmarks set on closing 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.) WP_HTML_Tag_Processor – #57787, #57575
  • Set $this->html to protected to support subclassing – #57575
  • Add fragment support to WP_Http::make_absolute_url()#56231


  • Avoid extra redirections on HelpHub Links – #57726
  • Avoid extra redirections on HelpHub Links – #57726
  • Restore the correct URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for Editing Files article on Edit Themes screen – #57726
  • Use a consistent capitalization for “Support forums” links across WP Adminadmin (and super admin)#57726
  • Use a consistent capitalization for “Support forums” links across WP Admin – #57726
  • Use the new /documentation/ URLs for HelpHub links in Bundled Themes – #57726
  • Use the new /documentation/ URLs for HelpHub links in WordPress Admin – #57726


  • Fix character encoding issues in 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/Theme background update emails – #56964


  • Add WP_Image_Editor_Imagick::set_imagick_time_limit() method – #52569

Networks and Sites

  • Fix the attributes for the email input field on the new networknetwork (versus site, blog) user screen – #38460
  • Remove confusing upper case for option names on Edit Site: Settings screen – #50572
  • Use consistent markup for admin notices – #39213

Posts, Post Types

  • Pass the post object to _update_posts_count_on_delete()#57023

RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.

  • Remove an unnecessary call to _doing_it_wrong() and corresponding new text string from the implementation of the new wp_save_post_revision_revisions_before_deletion 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.#57320

Site Health

  • Use PasswordHash API directly when validating keys – #56787

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.

  • Rename temporary variable in wp_queue_posts_for_term_meta_lazyload()#57150


  • Account for a numeric theme directory in WP_Theme::__construct()#54645
  • Add 3 and update 2 shadow presets in theme.json#57708, #57559


  • Update the URL for Documentation link in the admin bar – #57726


  • Introduce WP_Automatic_Updater::is_allowed_dir() method – #42619


  • Adjust the initialization of the $duplicated_keys array in wp_salt()#57121
  • Fix confirmation link for multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site users with no role – #57164


  • Match variable types in rss feedRSS Feed RSS is an acronym for Real Simple Syndication which is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. This is the feed. link filter – #57594


Thanks to the 103 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @sergeybiryukov (15), @costdev (12), @audrasjb (11), @sabernhardt (9), @hellofromTonya (5), @flixos90 (4), @mukesh27 (4), @dhrupo (3), @poena (3), @desrosj (3), @Ankit-K-Gupta (2), @afragen (2), @hellofromtonya (2), @dmsnell (2), @hasanmisbah (2), @sakibmd (2), @jrf (2), @afercia (2), @dd32 (2), @robinwpdeveloper (2), @afrin29 (2), @mamaduka (2), @scruffian (2), @ipajen (2), @johnbillion (2), @richtabor (1), @drzraf (1), @fabiankaegy (1), @priethor (1), @ajlende (1), @jameskoster (1), @oandregal (1), @mtias (1), @kellychoffman (1), @joen (1), @beafialho (1), @antpb (1), @adityaarora010196 (1), @skithund (1), @boniu91 (1), @sc0ttkclark (1), @dimadin (1), @bgin (1), @sannevndrmeulen (1), @ndiego (1), @jffng (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @mikachan (1), @milana_cap (1), @fasuto (1), @Chouby (1), @schlessera (1), @dshanske (1), @ellatrix (1), @ntsekouras (1), @roytanck (1), @calvinalkan (1), @paulkevan (1), @ocean90 (1), @joemcgill (1), @madhudollu (1), @sanketchodavadiya (1), @franz00 (1), @swissspidy (1), @meyegui (1), @markjaquith (1), @spacedmonkey (1), @hugodevos (1), @winterpsv (1), @alvastar (1), @lopo (1), @simongomes02 (1), @robin-labadie (1), @wildworks (1), @chrisbaltazar (1), @sun (1), @geisthanen (1), @joyously (1), @michelmany (1), @jongycastillo (1), @rahmohn (1), @arnolp (1), @pbiron (1), @zieladam (1), @benjgrolleau (1), @afshanadiya (1), @Mista-Flo (1), @adeltahri (1), @stalukder03 (1), @dilipbheda (1), @itsnikhilpatel (1), @paulamit (1), @paulschreiber (1), @zevilz (1), @joedolson (1), @obayedmamur (1), @aryamaaru (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @stevenkword (1), @marksabbath (1), @aristath (1), @chiragrathod103 (1), and @azaozz (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 21 (!!) new contributors of the week: @hasanmisbah, @sakibmd, @adityaarora010196, @fasuto, @calvinalkan, @meyegui, @winterpsv, @alvastar, @simongomes02, @robin-labadie, @chrisbaltazar, @sun, @geisthanen, @michelmany, @jongycastillo, @arnolp, @itsnikhilpatel, @paulamit, @zevilz, @marksabbath, @chiragrathod103 ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (15), @audrasjb (14), @hellofromtonya (4), @peterwilsoncc (3), @flixos90 (2), @joedolson (2), @johnbillion (2), @ocean90 (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), and @gziolo (1).

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