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.
WordPress 6.4 “Shirley” became available earlier this week. Despite this significant milestone, 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 continues to iterate with a new version: Gutenberg 17.0. This release focuses on maintenance with improvements in performance and 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), along with a few new features.
Command Palette: improved contextual suggestions when editing patterns
The popular Command Palette keeps getting better! Since this release, editing patterns inside the site editor will suggest pattern-related commands that adjust better to the context, such as renaming and duplicating the pattern. Small quality-of-life changes like this are what make the Command Palette a joy to use, and future iterations will surely bring us many more improvements in this direction!
DropdownMenu: a glimpse into the next generation of WordPress components
As part of the ongoing efforts to refine the components that power the 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. Editor, Gutenberg 17.0 brings a new, alternative implementation of the DropdownMenu component based on the Ariakit open-source library. This implementation, although still experimental, offers a good glimpse at what the future of WordPress components holds.
When searching through the LinkControl, new Block and Home icons are added next to results related to the home and front pages, respectively. These visual cues intend to make finding what you’re looking for easier.
Iterating on Accessibility and Performance
As usual, this Gutenberg release provides a few iterative performance and accessibility improvements.
On the accessibility side of things, it’s worth noting the Autocomplete Voiceover now announces suggestions, among other a11yAccessibilityAccessibility (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) enhancements to the Navigation block and Query LoopLoopThe Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. block. Regarding performance, some controls like duotone, layout, and alignment have been optimized.
Full changelog available here
Add blogblog(versus network, site) icon to the blog home page in LinkControl search results. (55610)
Add home icon to the front page in LinkControl results. (55606)
Block Theme Preview
Block Theme Preview: Display loading state when activating. (55658)
Adjust the padding of the categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. item to make it visually balanced. (55598)
Suggest commands when editing pattern in site editor. (55332)
Fix autocomplete trigger character detection. (55301)
Image block: Wrap images with hrefs in an A tagtagA 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.). (55470)
Image: Improve focus management in lightbox. (55428)
Image: Update default fullscreen icon for lightbox trigger. (55463)
Navigation block: Remove browser default padding from the two submenu buttons. (50943)
Query Loop: Disallow “enhanced pagination” with core blocks that may contain third-party blocks. (55539)
Query: Require queryId for enhanced pagination to prevent PHPPHPThe web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher notices. (55720)
Update label for lightbox editor UIUIUser interface. (55724)
[Block] File: Fix embedded PDF files in Safari. (55667)
Fix 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. with authors and contributors not seeing user pattern categories. (55553)
List all users in author filterFilterFilters 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.. (55723)
Remove default dimensions controls from core/avatarAvatarAn avatar is an image or illustration that specifically refers to a character that represents an online user. It’s usually a square box that appears next to the user’s name.. (55596)
Fix server processing of an empty data-wp-context directive. (55482)
Make duotone support compatible with enhanced pagination. (55415)
Make layout support compatible with enhanced pagination. (55416)
Fix duotone not showing in site editor style block level styles. (55361)
Navigation block: Change aria-haspopup to dialog. (55466)
Autocomplete: Fix Voiceover not announcing suggestions. (54902)
Query Loop: Update modal role and focus first element. (54507)
Add useSettings hook for reading multiple settings at once. (55337)
Start logging site editor metrics in codevitals. (55759)
useAvailableAlignments: Avoid useSelect subscription when alignments array is empty. (55449)
TrashTrashTrash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days. Data View: Use trash icon. (55771)
[Try] HTTPHTTPHTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. based PHP signaling server for colaborative editing. (53922)
Adds a few grammar fixes to block-registration documentation. (55663)
Docs: 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. Block editor handbook – create-block before wp-scripts. (55534)
BackportbackportA port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. updates from Core during the 6.4 release cycle. (55703)