A Week in Core – June 12, 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 June 5 and June 12, 2023.

  • 30 commits
  • 48 contributors
  • 67 tickets created
  • 3 tickets reopened
  • 44 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


  • Improve alignment in the Activity dashboard 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.#58114


  • Revert [55890]#57928
  • Avoid loading a theme’s functions.php when ! wp_using_themes()#57928

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-Three: Remove redundant px unit in a few inline styles – #58485

Coding Standards

  • Use strict comparison in wp-admin/options-writing.php#57839
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-walker-category.php#57839
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-walker-page-dropdown.php#57839
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-walker-page.php#57839
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-http-streams.php#57839
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-list-util.php#57839


  • Fix a few more typos in Docblocks – #58338, #57840
  • Improve various docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) in WP_Query class, as per docblock standards – #57840
  • Mark apply_filters() third parameter $args as optional – #58481, #57840
  • Various docblock improvements in Custom 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. Image related functions, as per docblocks standards – #57840


  • Improve the append_to_selector method – #58231
  • Skip file_exist check for core blocks – #58385


  • Add support for TikTok creator profiles – #55784

External Libraries

  • Update jQuery Migrate to version 3.4.1 – #58451

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.

  • Provide gettext context to disambiguate various translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. strings – #58424

Login and Registration

  • Grammar improvement on Sign-up user-facing strings – #58115


  • Fix CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. layout issues in Replace media dialog – #54395

Networks and Sites

  • Require a site title when a site is created – #54012


  • Display Auto-updates filters when the current view is “Must Use” or “Drop-in” – #54309


  • Allow queries by wp_dashboard_recent_posts() to be cached – #57055

Script Loader

  • Add a check to see in style is registered in wp_maybe_inline_styles – #58394
  • Improve performance of wp_maybe_inline_styles function – #58394


  • Replace file_exists checks with call to is_block_theme method in WP_Theme class – #58405


  • Improve WP_Upgrader strings rendering on small screens – #58477


  • Use type="hidden" for hidden input on User edit administration panel – #56776


  • Update RSD specification URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in XMLRPC library – #58503


Thanks to the 48 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @sergeybiryukov (8), @spacedmonkey (6), @afercia (6), @aristath (6), @poena (6), @audrasjb (5), @mukesh27 (5), @costdev (5), @flixos90 (3), @joemcgill (3), @kebbet (2), @sabernhardt (2), @ankitmaru (2), @sumitsingh (2), @hareesh-pillai (2), @NekoJonez (2), @ryokuhi (1), @pooja1210 (1), @chiragrathod103 (1), @dhrumilk (1), @nazmulhudadev (1), @hellofromtonya (1), @peterwilsoncc (1), @danielbachhuber (1), @nihar007 (1), @juzar (1), @bpayton (1), @pavanpatil1 (1), @siddhantwadhwani (1), @ashikurwp (1), @tushar284 (1), @Ankit K Gupta (1), @smit08 (1), @gilles66 (1), @gaeldenysiak (1), @ideag (1), @benjgrolleau (1), @alvitazwar052 (1), @anveshika (1), @mgol (1), @sstoqnov (1), @utsav72640 (1), @pbiron (1), @mamaduka (1), @oandregal (1), @wildworks (1), @dd32 (1), and @gonzomir (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 7 new contributors of the week: @nazmulhudadev, @juzar, @siddhantwadhwani, @ashikurwp, @gilles66, @gaeldenysiak, @anveshika ♥️

Core committers: @audrasjb (11), @sergeybiryukov (8), @spacedmonkey (5), @danielbachhuber (2), @swissspidy (1), @joedolson (1), @ocean90 (1), and @jorbin (1).

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