A Week in Core – July 24, 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 July 17 and July 24, 2023.

  • 44 commits
  • 83 contributors
  • 83 tickets created
  • 13 tickets reopened
  • 56 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


  • Add a missing closing span 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 column sorting indicators – #32170, #57839
  • Update dashboard welcome panel for 6.3 – #58545

Build/Test Tools

  • Remove outmoded jsvalidate task from Gruntfile – #58645, #26615

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Enable Dark Mode in the 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. editor iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser.#58835
  • Twenty Twenty-Three: Remove the perPage attribute where the query inherits from the global query. The global attribute should be used instead – #58581
  • Twenty Twenty-Three: Revert [55898]#58485

Code Modernization

  • Use str_contains() in a few more places – #58206

Coding Standards

  • Always use parentheses for class instantiation – #58831
  • Correct alignment in wp-includes/media.php#58831
  • Correct equals sign alignment in various files – #58831
  • Remove trailing tabs in wp-admin/about.php#58831, #58067
  • Use strict comparison for static strings in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php#32170, #57839


  • Add a missing word in maybe_create_table() description – #58841
  • Fix indentation issue in WP_REST_Global_Styles_Revisions_Controller class – #57840, #58524
  • Fix various incorrect @since mentions – #58834
  • Various docblocks corrections – #57840


  • Add test for context setting in Comment Template block – #58839
  • Fix a PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher notice appearing when adding a new template part – #57851
  • Fix abbreviations of “Example” in block-template-utils.php#58879
  • Fix bugbug A 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. where it was not possible to style custom block elements in theme.json#57868
  • fix popover positioning – #58847
  • load title on navigation fallback – #58557
  • update npm packages with bug fixes for 6.3 RC2 – #58804

External Libraries

  • Update deprecated jQuery code in Farbtastic lib – #57946


  • Commit changes after running precommit:css#57856, #58869
  • Rename wp_in_development_mode() to wp_is_development_mode()#57487

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.

  • Change wp infix in test classes to Wp#58899
  • Introduce minimal HTML Processor – #58517


  • Add illustrations to the Get Involved tab – #23348
  • String changes in the Contribute screen – #23348
  • Update the About page for 6.3 – #58067
  • Updates to About page – #58067

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 missing translator comment in WP_Upgrader::generic_strings()#58831


  • Adjust PDF upload handling to remove non-opaque alpha channels from previews – #39216
  • Fix Image rotation button overflow in translations – #58877
  • Fix height max value in image scaling – #50523
  • Stop using and deprecate set_imagick_time_limit(). Seems it causes more problems than it solves – #58202

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/.

  • Update Global styles 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. private methods to protected – #58846

Script Loader

  • Improve test coverage for wp_print_scripts()#58648


  • Add correct parameters to add_option in upgrade_630 – #58821


Thanks to the 83 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@costdev (11), @audrasjb (7), @joemcgill (7), @ramonopoly (6), @mukesh27 (6), @jrf (5), @peterwilsoncc (5), @azaozz (4), @flixos90 (4), @markoserb (4), @oglekler (4), @richtabor (4), @swissspidy (3), @spacedmonkey (3), @joedolson (3), @sergeybiryukov (3), @jorbin (2), @poena (2), @desrosj (2), @dmsnell (2), @dunhakdis (2), @huzaifaalmesbah (2), @westonruter (2), @peterwilson (1), @ryelle (1), @andrewserong (1), @gudmdharalds (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @oandregal (1), @TobiasBg (1), @Malae (1), @sabernhardt (1), @Presskopp (1), @mrinal013 (1), @Rahmohn (1), @mikachan (1), @robinwpdeveloper (1), @onemaggie (1), @dsar (1), @antpb (1), @hberberoglu (1), @mtxz (1), @densityapps (1), @ekazda (1), @matt_fw (1), @jameskoster (1), @soulseekah (1), @mikeschroder (1), @wildworks (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @annezazu (1), @saxonafletcher (1), @mwtsn (1), @hasanuzzamanshamim (1), @Ankit K Gupta (1), @get_dave (1), @scruffian (1), @nekojonez (1), @jordesign (1), @bhrugesh12 (1), @kebbet (1), @isabel_brison (1), @zieladam (1), @gitlost (1), @launchinteractive (1), @emirpprime (1), @ceer (1), @joen (1), @maysi (1), @madejackson (1), @6adminit (1), @crstauf (1), @james0r (1), @jpantani (1), @dansoschin (1), @mikinc860 (1), @priethor (1), @marybaum (1), @eidolonnight (1), @clarkeemily (1), @cbringmann (1), @meher (1), and @youknowriad (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 7 new contributors of the week: @mwtsn, @launchinteractive, @ceer, @maysi, @madejackson, @6adminit, @james0r ♥️

Core committers: @audrasjb (10), @sergeybiryukov (9), @isabel_brison (4), @ryelle (4), @bernhard-reiter (3), @joedolson (2), @davidbaumwald (2), @azaozz (2), @joemcgill (2), @desrosj (1), @antpb (1), @mikeschroder (1), @spacedmonkey (1), @flixos90 (1), and @kadamwhite (1).

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