Two Weeks in Core – April 3, 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 March 20 and April 3, 2023. Sorry for not being able to publish a post last week, this one will cover two weeks!

  • 38 commits
  • 76 contributors
  • 120 tickets created
  • 19 tickets reopened
  • 86 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


  • Update dashboard welcome panel colors, remove broken link – #57759

Build/Test Tools

  • Fix issue with add method in object-cache.php – #57963
  • Add a@ticketreference forwp_list_pages()CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. classes test – #57841
  • Consistently sanitize expiration in the test suite’s Memcached implementation – #57841, #57963
  • Fix tests introduced in [55612]#57814
  • Improveget_pages()tests organization – #57841
  • Movewp_dropdown_pages()tests to their own file – #57841
  • Move thewp_list_pages()test for CSS classes to a more appropriate place – #57841
  • Rename test class and improve tests for wp_get_global_stylesheet() – #57841, #57958
  • Split the tests frompost/template.phpinto individual test classes – #57841

Code Modernization

Coding Standards

  • Apply various alignment corrections fromcomposer format#57994
  • Correct the closing PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 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.) placement in some adminadmin (and super admin) files – #58053
  • Escape some variables inwp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php#57110
  • Escape the whole attributes inwp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php#57110
  • Remove unused variable inWP_Plugins_List_Table::single_row()#55132
  • Use strict comparison inwp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php#57318
  • Use strict comparison inwp-admin/includes/user.php#57317
  • Use the correct variable – #57318


  • Use correct escaping function inget_cancel_comment_reply_link()#58025
  • Use wp_cache_get_multiple inWP_Comment_Query#57803



  • Add missing@returntag forWP_Automatic_Updater::is_disabled()#57680
  • Clarify the::hide_process_failed()return value 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party and theme installer – #57680
  • Document default values for optional parameters inwp_insert_attachment()#58043
  • Use typed array notation forsearch_columnsinWP_Query::parse_query()#57996



  • Remove Windows Live Writer manifest file – #41404

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.

  • Addhas_self_closing_flag()to Tag Processor – #58009


  • Add Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page. link – #57998
  • Make Field Guide link translatable – #57477
  • Updates to About page – #57477

Login and Registration

Options, 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. APIs

  • Improve the lazy loading meta API to include current object id – #57901

Posts, Post Types

  • Use WP_Query internally in get_pages – #12821

Script Loader

  • Return early in _wp_theme_json_webfonts_handler if theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. not present – #57814


  • Include the removed Windows Live Writer manifest in$_old_files#41404


Thanks to the 76 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @sergeybiryukov (9), @spacedmonkey (6), @costdev (6), @hellofromTonya (6), @jrf (5), @mukesh27 (4), @flixos90 (4), @peterwilsoncc (4), @audrasjb (3), @desrosj (3), @ocean90 (3), @patelmohip (2), @jenilk (2), @johnbillion (2), @sabernhardt (2), @davidbaumwald (2), @laurlittle (2), @richtabor (2), @akmelias (2), @sakibmd (2), @ankitmaru (1), @wlindley (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @azouamauriac (1), @mikeschinkel (1), @nacin (1), @scribu (1), @filosofo (1), @jane (1), @garyc40 (1), @markoheijnen (1), @grandslambert (1), @kevinB (1), @dbernar1 (1), @ryokuhi (1), @atimmer (1), @mdawaffe (1), @helen (1), @benjibee (1), @joemcgill (1), @andraganescu (1), @get_dave (1), @mamaduka (1), @ntsekouras (1), @scruffian (1), @talldanwp (1), @jhabdas (1), @ironprogrammer (1), @tillkruess (1), @francina (1), @chintan1896 (1), @zenaulislam (1), @javiercasares (1), @oglekler (1), @clorith (1), @eboxnet (1), @wpfy (1), @vladytimy (1), @reputeinfosystems (1), @Rarst (1), @priethor (1), @nekojonez (1), @markjaquith (1), @codingchicken (1), @cbringmann (1), @tmatsuur (1), @joostdevalk (1), @faisalahammad (1), @zieladam (1), @dmsnell (1), @wtranch (1), @polevaultweb (1), @azaozz (1), @Frank Klein (1), @antonvlasenko (1), and @thomask (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 8 new contributors of the week: @patelmohip, @akmelias, @wlindley, @grandslambert, @benjibee, @wpfy, @reputeinfosystems, @wtranch ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (20), @spacedmonkey (6), @hellofromtonya (6), @audrasjb (2), @ryelle (2), @bernhard-reiter (1), and @dd32 (1).

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