The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority.?Create a ticket in the bug tracker.
“What’s new in GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new tag) are posted following every Gutenberg release on a biweekly basis, showcasing new features included in each release. As a reminder, here’s an overview of different ways to keep up with Gutenberg and the Site Editor project (formerly called Full Site Editing).
The latest version of the Gutenberg pluginPluginA 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 includes small quality of life enhancements and many bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes. The new experimental Details blockBlockBlock 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. is introduced early for community feedback, and more presets come to coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks for spacing and border controls. In the Site Editor, a theme’s style variations are now also available in the left sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. to enable faster updates. Gutenberg 15.6 includes a total of 112 PRs, authored by 45 contributors, 7 of which were new contributors!
Occasionally, you want to hide content until the reader is ready to receive it. This could be spoiler content in a movie review, the transcript of a podcast episode, or a video recording in a blogblog(versus network, site) post. With the new Details block, you can now publish hidden content that opens with a click on the arrow. It’s the first version of the block, and it is behind an experimental feature flag. To test this new functionality, visit Gutenberg → Experiments screen in the WordPress adminadmin(and super admin) and enable the Details block option. This block is still being worked on, and it might change before coming out of experiments. Feedback is encouraged.
Spacer Block gets spacing presets
Spacing presets were added to Dimension controls in WordPress 6.1 to make controlling space in a theme easier and provide a simplified user experience. This functionality also allows theme developers to employ fluid spacing.
Since the introduction of spacing presets, it became clear from community feedback that spacing presets should also be available for the Height control in the Spacer block. This enhancementenhancementEnhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. in 15.6 gives theme developers much more flexibility over how spacing is applied throughout a site and enables fluid Spacer blocks!
With Gutenberg 15.6, the theme’s style variations are now accessible from the left menu in the Site Editor, together with templates, template parts, and navigation menuNavigation MenuA theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. items. This change makes it easier to access style variations and pick your favorite. Clicking “Edit style” opens the editor with the Styles panel active, providing quick access to the additional style controls like typography and color.
Other notable highlights
With 15.6, the Cover block includes all border-related design tools. This was a much-requested enhancement by theme developers, which reduces the need for custom block styling.
Now, when the Global Styles panel is open in the Site Editor, clicking on any block in the canvas will automatically open the design tools for the corresponding block in the Styles panel. This enhancement will help speed up your workflow and provide fast access to design tools.
AccessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (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)
Add missing focus style to start template options previews. (49334)
Consistent labels for the WP logo and back links. (49659)
Image block: Fix image size control percentage selection. (49628)
Post Featured ImageFeatured imageA featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.:
Don’t display the scale control when the aspect ratio is original. (48894)
Show all controls when in context without postId. (49609)
Post ExcerptExcerptAn excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox.: Ensure the postId from the block context is used to get_the_excerpt. (49495)
ShortcodeShortcodeA 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.: Prevent external styling of editing UI. (49723)
Time To Read: Fix untranslated on the front end. (49704)