WordPress 5.7.1 RC 1

WordPress 5.7.1 Release Candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 1 (RC1) is available for testing! Here are two ways to test WordPress 5.7.1 RC1: Use the WordPress Beta Tester pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software […]

WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release schedule

Since the release of WordPress 5.7 a small number of bugs have been identified will benefit from a maintenance release. Now, it’s time to merge these changes into a new WordPress minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for […]

WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate 3

In preparation for the final release of WordPress 5.7 on March 9th 2021, a Release Candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 3 has been packaged and released 🎉 The following were late-discovered […]

Test scrub for WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate 2 and office hours

As part of the 5.7 release, we’ll be hosting an RC 2 focused test scrub on  in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. In particular, we will focus on user testing and highlighted tickets to ensure there are no regressions. Highlighted Tickets:https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52702https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52676https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52638https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52646https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52326https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/52605https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/50025https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/34281https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/43890 […]

WordPress 5.7 Field Guide

WordPress 5.7 brings you the best features and enhancements to help start 2021 on a positive note! A small and experienced release squad lead the development of new features and resolved defects that benefit users and developers alike. As a user, you’ll see a refined blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units […]

REST API Changes in WordPress 5.7

The following is a snapshot of some of the changes to the 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 […]

Introducing script attributes related functions in WordPress 5.7

WordPress 5.7 adds a handful of new functions that enables passing attributes, such as async or nonce, to both regular and inline script 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.) […]

Standardization of WP-Admin colors in WordPress 5.7

This is the first part of a larger project in cleaning up WordPress adminadmin (and super admin) CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.. In WordPress 5.7, all colors used in the CSS is collapsed to one of 12 blues, greens, reds, and yellows, 13 grays, pure black, and pure white. This new streamlined color palette collapses all […]

Miscellaneous developer focused changes in WordPress 5.7

In WordPress 5.7, a large handful of developer-focused changes were made that deserve to be called out. Let’s take a look! Post statuses when counting term posts The _update_post_term_count() function is responsible for querying the database for the number of objects belonging to a given term and updating the count property for that term in […]

Enhancements to the Import/Export feature in WordPress 5.7

In WordPress 5.7, two main changes affected the WordPress built-in import/export feature. A new export specific 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 […]