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.

206 open tickets in the Formatting component

206 open tickets defect (bug) enhancement feature request
49 10 0
6.6 2 0 0
Awaiting Review 75 29 8
Future Release 24 8 1

206 open tickets. Last 7 days: +0 tickets

44 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
  • #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 <
  • #46846  Tight comparisons and use of Yoda conditions are not consistent coding-standards
  • #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()
  • #54721  wptexturize caches the result of run_wptexturize preventing themes from using this if a pluginPlugin A 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party has already called get_plugin_data
  • #56656  Move accent removal from `sanitize_title_with_dashes()` to `remove_accents()`
  • #56774  Need more options on pre-existing blocks. ui javascript css template coding-standards
  • #57434  Extending the list of supported inline CSS properties allowed by safe_style_css
  • #58377  wp_kses filters custom 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. name with consecutive hyphens
  • #58616  Replace apostrophe with hyphen for slugs
  • #58666  added HTML tags in HTML block
  • #58872  wpautop not disabled when blocks are inserted dynamically template
  • #59275  PHP 8.1 Deprecated function: rtrim(): Passing null to parameter php-compatibility
  • #60124  Grouping a Quote Block turns the Quote to a Paragraph
  • #60191  Ampersand in non-entities such as &a; is not escaped
  • #60243  KSES: Allow encoded images
  • #60544  Allow individual blocks to be excluded from `excerpt_remove_blocks()`

2 tickets slated for 6.6

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  • #51019  convert_smilies() fails on large tags
  • #58902  add_query_arg() should esc_url_raw() REQUEST_URI

206 open tickets

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Open feature requests: 9 View list on Trac

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