Formatting component

The Formatting component primarily consists of formatting.php in wp-includes. This file contains various escaping and sanitization functions, and other functions for both security and formatting text. This includes two infamous functions with storied WordPress histories, wpautop() and wptexturize(). Formatting also includes kses.php, WordPress’s HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. security filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of 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..

Changes to the Formatting functions generally require extensive unit testing and a consensus of lead developers.  This tends to happen with deliberation across two or more versions.  The easiest way to contribute to this component is to write 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. reports or unit tests for existing code.  Remember, all security matters should be reported according to the Security FAQ and are not part of the public Formatting information.

Projects for the 4.4 milestone will focus on supporting the ShortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. 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. Roadmap, which is deeply entwined with almost every facet of the Formatting functions. Large changes and many bug fixes are needed, and in some ways will also be made possible by the Shortcode plans.

Subcomponents: Emoji, Shortcodes, and Charset.

178 open tickets in the Formatting component

178 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request
51 11 0
6.0 2 1 0
Awaiting Review 51 25 4
Future Release 24 7 1
5.9 0 1 0

178 open tickets. Last 7 days: +2 tickets

34 tickets that have no replies

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  • #33553  Bug with Linebreak before figcaption, fixed and then revert to make a fix elsewhere javascriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser.
  • #34039  shortcode_parse_atts() no longer parses embedded html fragments
  • #36124  Format: Aside next to an embedded video, removes player and only displays URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL
  • #36397  add_query_arg doesn't work with numbered html entities
  • #36712  Paragraph tags removed from div elements if 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.) is present
  • #37077  Replacing one variable handler for another to ensure proper conditional check occurs 100%.
  • #39188  Wrapping paragraph tags around 'Read More' link stripped out of custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept.
  • #39190  RSS feedRSS Feed RSS is an acronym for Real Simple Syndication which is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. This is the feed. not valid: U+001A or 0x1a
  • #39636  Smilies not converted when directly followed by punctuation marks
  • #39674  Special characters are encoded in the database, for site settings options administration
  • #39724  Defining custom validation callbacks for tag/attribute values in wp_kses()
  • #39847  force_balance_tags not properly balancing < with <strong> and </strong> ui
  • #40045  HTML code entered using "Text" mode gets garbled
  • #40552  Calling wp_parse_args() early, with $args as empty string, may cause fatal error
  • #40569  next_post_link parameters $format and $link, have default values that produce awkward to use output
  • #42058  Unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression. for _autop_newline_preservation_helper()
  • #42182  esc_js must escape U+2028 and U+2029
  • #43155  Formatting bug with ampasands – WooCommerce Layered Nav
  • #43156  _walk_bookmarks(): please add the link id as HTML id attribute.
  • #43205  Allow filtering the list of characters to be replaced by wptexturize
  • #43785  wptexturize fails to skip JavaScript if code contains <
  • #43810  Aphostrophe issue
  • #46846  Tight comparisons and use of Yoda conditions are not consistent coding-standards
  • #47557  Sanitize Email Suggestion
  • #48873  CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. Selectors in style tags containing greater than signs are escaped
  • #49217  HTML error with the multi-level list in Classic Editor
  • #49492  wpautop inserted p tags inconsistently alter visual space
  • #49965  wptexturize should also work when using before hook after_theme_setup
  • #51482  wp_kses_post should filter javascript content as well as the <script> tags
  • #53023  _wp_json_convert_string type mismatch: returns string on success; false on failure docs
  • #53041  colors.css is using the old blue. css administration
  • #53096  Color Settings include alpha channel for transparency
  • #53160  PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 7.4 map_deep compatibility issue
  • #53815  safecss_filter_attr removes styles with min() max() and minmax()

4 tickets slated for 6.0

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  • #40875  Add a petabyte constant
  • #50855  sanitize_file_name function not working as expected if there is '%20' in filename
  • #54160  sanitize_key() / _wp_customize_include() is not able to handle non-scalar values
  • #54261  KSES: Allow PDFs to be embeded as objects

178 open tickets

Open enhancements: 45 View list on Trac
Open tasks: 0 View list on Trac
Open feature requests: 5 View list on Trac

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