A Week in Core – February 19, 2024

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 February 12 and February 19, 2024.

  • 23 commits
  • 43 contributors
  • 81 tickets created
  • 13 tickets reopened
  • 88 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

Build/Test Tools

  • Ignore src/wp-content/fonts from version controlversion control A version control system keeps track of the source code and revisions to the source code. WordPress uses Subversion (SVN) for version control, with Git mirrors for most repositories.#60337
  • Remove more unnecessary direct dependencies – #59658
  • Remove unnecessary direct dependencies – #59658
  • Update several dependencies – #59658
  • Use assertSame() in WP_Query tests involving ::$max_num_pages property – #58683, #59655
  • Use assertSame() in get_comment_pages_count() tests – #58683, #59655

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Nineteen: Update selectors used to change the primary color in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.#59922
  • Twenty Twenty-Four: Increase the color contrast of the Ember style variation – #60459
  • Support pullquote 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. typography options in Twenty Twenty-One – #57854


  • Limit post types searched by redirect_guess_404_permalink()#59795
  • Rename admin_canonical_url filterFilter Filters 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. to wp_admin_canonical_url#59545

Coding Standards

  • Allow $newlineEscape parameter in WP_Text_Diff_Renderer_inline::_splitOnWords()#59650


  • Various improvements and corrections to inline documentation – #59651


  • Check PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1.12 for woff/woff2 mime types in WP_Font_Utils – 60536
  • Merge uses_context defined by block bindings sources with block types – #60525
  • Prevent PHP warning when parsing duotone hue values – #59496
  • Interactivity 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.: Skip instead of bail out if HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. contains SVG or MATH#60517
  • Interactivity API: Use string instead of object in data-wp-interactive attribute – #60542, #60356


  • Consistently cast return value to int in functions that use ceil()#58683
  • Further improve language in SimplePie code comments – #60247

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.

  • Prevent incorrect language dropdown entries when there are .l10n.php files – #59656, #60553


  • Replace media icon images with SVG – #31352

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/.

  • Clarify documentation for methods and filters relating to REST API search endpoints – #59651


Thanks to the 43 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac: @costdev (3), @shailu25 (3), @gziolo (3), @poena (3), @huzaifaalmesbah (3), @peterwilsoncc (2), @cbravobernal (2), @swissspidy (2), @sabernhardt (2), @jacobcassidy (1), @rahmohn (1), @mukesh27 (1), @westonruter (1), @dmsnell (1), @crstauf (1), @audrasjb (1), @manfcarlo (1), @francescocarlucci (1), @rajinsharwar (1), @Anlino (1), @richtabor (1), @itpathsolutions (1), @santosguillamot (1), @czapla (1), @thekt12 (1), @ironprogrammer (1), @afercia (1), @iseulde (1), @melchoyce (1), @joemcgill (1), @wonderboymusic (1), @ocean90 (1), @karmatosed (1), @boemedia (1), @bosskhj (1), @joedolson (1), @faisal03 (1), @ashikur698 (1), @kafleg (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @darshitrajyaguru97 (1), @harshgajipara (1), and @skyakash12 (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 3 new contributors of the week: @jacobcassidy, @francescocarlucci, @skyakash12 ♥️

Core committers: @swissspidy (8), @sergeybiryukov (5), @desrosj (3), @johnbillion (2), @hellofromtonya (2), @peterwilsoncc (1), @gziolo (1), and @joedolson (1).

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