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  • Pascal Birchler 3:37 pm on March 13, 2015 Permalink
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    WordPress Core Weekly 

    Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of WordPress Core Weekly – covering March 5 2015 [31621] through March 13, 2015 [31764].

    If you want to write the next WordPress Core Weekly summary, check out the schedule over at make/docs and get in touch in the #core-weekly-update Slack channel.

    WordPress 4.2 Beta 1

    In case you missed it, the first beta of WordPress 4.2 was released yesterday! Read the announcement post for a quick overview of all features (emojis! 🎉🎉) and be sure to test it extensively.

    Code Updates



    • Abstract the code for creating floating toolbars. Introduce editor.wp namespace to hold exported methods from our plugins. [31725] #30619
    • Hide TinyMCE help button on mobile. [31718] #31161
    • Update TinyMCE to 4.1.9. [31700] #31551
    • TinyMCE: when pasting an URL over a selection, insert a link with the URL instead of replacing the selection with it. [31691] #31571
    • In the modal state for Embed previews, only show the Title field when the preview fails. [31632] #29476


    • Shiny Updates: Disable body scrolling when filesystem request modal is open. [31753] #31607
    • Shiny Updates: Don’t translate an error code string. [31751] #31606

    Posts, Post Types

    • Allow is_page_template() to accept an array, as many other conditional tags do. [31754] #31271
    • Introduce a new algorithm for displaying a hierarchical list of post objects in the WP_Posts_List_Table. This reduces processing time, reduces database queries, and substantially reduces memory use on sites with a high number of Pages. [31730] #15459

    Press This

    • Remove obsolete help tab in Settings -> Writing. [31743] #26794
    • update _limit_url(), use esc_url_raw(). [31737] #31373
    • Filter and select the content on the PHP side. Then pass only the needed data to JS. [31693] #31373
    • Add preview functionality. Opens the preview in a new window or a tab next to the source tab. [31654] #31458


    • EXIF/IPTC captions should populate Caption (post_excerpt) on upload, not Description (post_content). [31694] #22768
    • Introduce a function, wp_attachment_is( $type, $post = 0 ), to collapse the logic for determining whether an attachment is an image, audio, or video. [31645] [31670] #25275



    External Libraries


    • Plugin details: Ensure banner image doesn’t repeat. [31719] #30773



    • Return the original value when filtering theme mods/options and the current blog has changed. [31707] #31428
    • Prevent a race condition when attempting to publish too soon after updating widget form fields with multiple edits. [31706] #31501
    • Fix previewing and applying widgets when previewing another theme. [31705] #31484
    • Introduce WP_Customize_Media_Control, a new base class for all Customizer media controls. [31698] #29215
    • Add loading indicators for the Customizer preview. [31697] #31196
    • Add audio/video previews for upload controls. [31661] #30850


    • Improved customizability for the Submit button in comment_form(). [31699] #15015
    • Comments: Show more identifying information for moderation and editing. [31641] [31695] #23988


    • Screen Options: Improve items per page option label. Add a default label “Number of items per page:” to WP_Screen->render_per_page_options() and remove all the existing one-word labels. [31696] #31349, #15576
    • Theme Details: Hide admin toolbar on smaller screens. [31702] #31381
    • Star ratings: Use a yellow color across the board. Keying these to color schemes originally turned out to be weird. [31747] #31424
    • Remove single-use URL parameters and create canonical link based on new URL. [31736] #23367
    • Allow swiping of the admin menu on touch devices. [31720] #31187
    • Restore <title> tag on Posts and Pages screens after [31696]. [31709] #31349
    • Replace flagrant instances of .html(”) with .empty(). [31690] #27034
    • Nav menus: Return to calling links “Custom Links”. [31748] #31344

    Networks and Sites

    • Introduce delete_site meta capability. [31673] #30470
    • Return HTTP status code 403 in network admin when access is forbidden. [31658] #31422
    • Return HTTP status code 500 by default in ms_not_installed() [31657] #30002



    • Improve experience when deleting users from a multisite network. [31656] #18132

    Bundled Theme

    Thanks to @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @azaozz, @batmoo, @beaulebens, @bendoh, @boonebgorges, @celloexpressions, @codix, @coffee2code, @craig-ralston, @dd32, @doublesharp, @DrewAPicture, @elliottcarlson, @ericlewis, @Fab1en, @HarishChaudhari, @helen, @hugobaeta, @iandunn, @Idealien, @iseulde, @jeremyfelt, @jesin, @jipmoors, @joen, @johnbillion, @jorbin, @kraftbj, @lancewillett, @LeoPeo, @mattheu, @mattheu, @MattyRob, @Michael-Arestad, @MikeHansenMe, @miqrogroove, @morganestes, @morpheu5, @mkaz, @nacin, @netweb, @ninnypants, @nofearinc, @obenland, @ocean90, @OriginalEXE, @pavelevap, @pbearne, @pento, @peterwilsoncc @podpirate, @rachelbaker, @rodrigosprimo, @scott.gonzalez, @seanchayes, @senff, @SergeyBiryukov, @SergeyBiryukov, @stephdau, @stevenkword, @swissspidy, @thaicloud, @thomaswm, @tyxla, @valendesigns, @westonruter, @wonderboymusic, and @yo-l1982 for their contributions!

  • Morgan Estes 1:37 pm on March 6, 2015 Permalink
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    WordPress Core Weekly 

    Howdy, and welcome to this week’s installment of WordPress Core Weekly – covering February 26, 2015 [31545] through March 4, 2015 [31620].

    If you want to write the next WordPress Core Weekly summary, check out the schedule over at make/docs and get in touch in the #core-weekly-update Slack channel.

    Let’s start with a warm welcome to our new Component Maintainers, who play an important role in the development process.

    Build/Test Tools: @voldemortensen
    Comments: @rachelbaker
    Editor – Press This: @Michael-Arestad, @stephdau
    General: @SergeyBiryukov
    I18N: @SergeyBiryukov
    Options, Meta APIs: @MikeHansenMe
    Themes – Customize: @voldemortensen
    Users: @justinsainton

    These maintainers are vital to keeping WordPress development running as smoothly as possible. They triage new tickets, look after existing ones, spearhead or mentor tasks, pitch new ideas, curate roadmaps, and provide feedback to other contributors.

    Dev Chat Notes

    This week’s Dev Chat was a lively one, with updates on the Customizer and Press This (with an emphasis on accessibility, hooray!), Shiny Updates (needs helping hands, see the todo list), Emoji (not just for smiles), and Accessibility (revisiting the age-old a vs button question).

    If you missed the meeting, or need a reminder of what was discussed, take a few minutes to read the transcripts.

    A couple of reminders: we’re a week away from Beta 1, and Daylight Saving Time is coming so make sure to check the time of next week’s Dev Chat so you won’t miss it!

    Tickets needing a look:

    • #5305: permalinks broken when article name is numeric
    • #31349: Screen options posts/pages/etc. per page label
    • #17817: do_action/apply_filters/etc. recursion on same filter kills underlying call
    • #29820: Smooth installation and updating of plugins and themes

    Code Updates

    It’s been a busy week with lots of commits, so let’s get into the ticket overview:


    • Allow inline editing of width and height parameters while previewing an embed in the media modal. [31620] #31139
    • Media modules: set $ to Backbone.$, instead of jQuery, so fewer globals are imported. [31618] #28510
    • When viewing media in List mode, auto-submit the form for attachment filters when the value of a <select> changes. This makes it behave similar to Grid mode and “feels” more performant, even though it is a full page load. [31582] #30333
    • Allow attachments to be detached from their parent in media grid and list modes. [31619] #6820
    • In the Insert From URL state of the Post frame, add the necessary CSS for focus styles for images. [31585] #28820
    • Build: Let RTLCSS handle swapping the codes for right/left arrows from Dashicons. [31579] #31478
    • Support GIMP files in the Media Library. We already support Photoshop files. [31578] #31146
    • In the ->multi_resize() method of the WP_Image_Editor subclasses, when looping through potential crops, we need to make sure the crop isn’t the exact same dimensions as the original image before copying it as a new crop. [31576] #31296
    • Make a new function, wp_delete_file(). Use it. [31575] #17864
    • Improve get_media_embedded_in_content() so that it returns the media it finds in the same order that it appears in the content. [31574] #26675
    • Customize Widgets: Don’t return undefined items in getWidgetFormControls method. [31570] #31465
    • CSS: Move relevant #sidemenu rules into deprecated-media.css and remove the cruft. [31564] #27956
    • Persist search terms across grid/list modes. [31562] #30583


    • Respect comment_date and comment_date_gmt params in wp_new_comment(). [31615] #14279
    • In get_next_comments_link(), ensure proper pagination when no ‘cpage’ query var is found. [31617] #20319
    • wp_insert_comment() should be checking and setting $compacted, not the non-existent $post_data. [31553] #21212



    • decode HTML entities before trying to insert view markers. [31612] #31412
    • introduce getText() and remove() methods, improved getInstance(), better docs. [31559] #31412
    • Better structure; simpler “view” registration; better extensibility; better inline documentation; don’t show a placeholder for pasted link until we know the link is “embeddable’. [31546] #31412
    • Remove the (obsolete) get/setViewText methods. Update stopping/pausing of multiple ME media players. [31548] #31412



    • Autocomplete: Update CSS based on both jQuery UI and general visual changes. [31611] #31427
    • Add wp.a11y.speak() for audible alerts/updates in screen readers. [31594] #31368
    • Remove the once-placeholder-esque “tag hint”, which has not worked in quite some time. [31607] #31485
    • When sanitizing a URL to redirect to, UTF-8 characters can be URL encoded, instead of being removed. [31587] #31486
    • Introduce get_object_terms filter in wp_get_object_terms(). [31581] #18828
    • In get_avatar_data() and get_avatar(), allow height and width to be specified separately (both default to size). Also allow arbitrary attributes on the <img> via the extra_attr arg. [31561] #31469
    • Permalinks: In wp_get_attachment_url(), convert to HTTPS when possible. [31614] #15928

    Posts, Post Types

    • List tables: Display front and posts page indicators. [31610] #30190
    • Hide irrelevant UI and display a message when editing the page for posts. [31550] #17470

    Press This

    • Add missing access modifiers to WP_Press_This. [31552] #31456
    • Add press-this.css to the list of stylesheets that are minified and to list of RTL styles. [31547][31572] #31373
    • Make sure buttons.css is loaded before press-this.css. [31597] #31373
    • Use correct URL for update bookmarklet link. [31556] #31461
    • Go back to loading the minified bookmarklet content with file_get_contents(). Add Grunt task to minify bookmarklet.js on precommit and update it in /src. [31545] #31373
    • Improve handling of the data, both from the bookmarklet and from server-side parsing. [31609] #31373
    • Remove unneeded passing of post formats strings to JS. Set the currently selected post format name with jQuery. [31589] #31373

    [31601] #31493

    • Remove classes from suggested HTML for the editor.
    • Improve the filter, pass an associative array as param.
    • Use <em> instead of <cite>.

    [31595] #31373

    • Simplify getSuggestedContent() and helpers. No need to override the global data.
    • Replace the press_this_source_string and press_this_source_link filters with press_this_suggested_html that allows filtering of the link and the wrapper HTML tags.

    [31588] #31373

    • Backwards compatibility enhancements.
    • Add missing actions for printing styles/scripts.
    • Since $hook_suffix is null, hardcode press-this.php.
    • Restore body classes, add filter.
    • Use wp_json_encode().
    • Update docs for filters in script-loader.php.


    • TinyMCE: set ‘directionality’ and add the LTR button when in RTL. [31580] #31474
    • RTL improvements: [31577] #31478, #31474
    • Fix and update buttons styles. [31598] #31498
    • When there is a protocol mismatch (http vs. https), use server-side media detection instead of submitting a form as it triggers “Unsafe data” warning in some browsers. [31584] #31468
    • Fix selecting a post format (radio buttons) with the keyboard. [31583] #31440
    • Accessibility enhancements [31566] #31449
    • Enable scrollbars in Firefox, remove overflow-x: hidden from the html element. [31565] #31455
    • Fix notices/errors classes. [31549] #31456


    • Fix a typo in the $args parameter hash notation description for add_settings_field(). [31593] #28975
    • Nav menus: Better JS performance on initial load of edit screen. [31604] #25698
    • Themes: Avoid jumping when selecting a feature in the feature filter on Add Themes screen. [31603] #31497

    External Libraries


    • Settings API: Allow passing a class to add_settings_field() via the $args array. [31560] #30168, #28975

    Build/Test Tools

    • RTL CSS generation: Switch from CSSJanus to RTLCSS. [31573] #31332
    • Run unit tests on Travis CI with PHP nightlies. With PHP7 in active development, this will help us identify issues there. [31558] #31454
    • Update grunt-patch-wordpress to 0.3.0. [31557] #31466

    Thanks to @abhishekfdd, @afercia, @alexkingorg, @atimmer, @azaozz, @boonebgorges, @couturefreak, @doublesharp, @DrewAPicture, @floriansimeth, @GrahamArmfield, @HarishChaudhari, @helen, @ipm-frommen, @iseulde, @joemcgill, @jorbin, @kopepasah, @kraftbj, @Michael-Arestad, @MikeHansenMe, @miqrogroove, @MomDad, @morganestes, @nacin, @ocean90, @kadamwhite, @oso96_2000, @pento, @postpostmodern, @rodrigosprimo, @scribu, @SergeyBiryukov, @sevenspark, @solarissmoke, @stephdau, @swissspidy, @valendesigns, @welcher, @westonruter, and @wonderboymusic for their contributions!

  • Drew Jaynes 12:00 pm on February 25, 2015 Permalink
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    Dev Chat Agenda, February 25, 2015 

    Here’s the agenda for Wednesday’s Dev Chat in the #core channel on Slack.

    Time/Date: February 25 2015 21:00 UTC:

    1. Feature Plugins – The Customizer Theme Switcher and Press This were merged into core on Tuesday. Please test and create new tickets for any issues you find
    2. Component Updates
      1. Accessibility – @afercia
      2. Mobile – @ryan
      3. Components – All the news that is news with @nacin
    3. Enhancements Deadline Reminder – Beta 1 is 2 1/2 weeks away. Need to start wrapping up enhancements.
    4. Open Floor – Looking for dev feedback on a ticket? Use this part of the meeting to let us know
  • Morgan Estes 9:50 pm on February 19, 2015 Permalink
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    WordPress Core Weekly 

    Hello everyone, and welcome to this installment of the WP Weekly Roundup! This edition covers February 11th, 2015 [31411] through February 18h, 2015 [31478].

    Right at the top of the list: the release of 4.1.1 rolled out Wednesday. You can read the changelog for full details, but here’s the overview.

    WordPress 4.1.1

    • Tag 4.1.1 [31478]
    • Bump $tinymce_version in the 4.1 branch. [31477]
    • Remove errant string. [31475]
    • About: Add changelog for 4.1.1. [31474]
    • Add SVN eol-style = native where missing. [31471]
    • Add eol-style property and normalize EOLs. [31470]
    • Bump 4.1.1 version numbers & dates. [31431]


    • Revert [31198] from the 4.1 branch, as it is an incomplete fix that introduces more problems than the tiny issue it was attempting to solve. [31468] #30725
    • Don’t try to read a non-existent Exif:Title tag in wp_read_image_metadata(), as it’s not a part of the Exif standard. [31462] #31043
    • Fix the display of Audio and Video in the Media Library when using IE8 and below. [31444] #31058
    • Prevent IE9 and lower displaying the download file dialogue when attempting to upload using the html4 Plupload handler. [31429] [31430] #31037


    • Fire nodeChanged when an embedded iframe is resized so we can adjust the editor height and other UI components. Props iseulde, [31466] #30646
    • Ensure the image toolbar stays visible when the image is much wider than the editor. Merges [31362] to the 4.1 branch. [31437] #30696
    • Select the iframe element by id. Needed as some browser extensions insert extra elements in the page. Merges [31180] to the 4.1 branch. [31436] #30785

    Bundled Themes


    • Add inline documentation to clarify the reasoning behind the various conditions that control how WP is loaded. [31463] #30935
    • Improve ‘orderby’ syntax for WP_Comment_Query[31467] #31045, #30478, #31265
    • Replace hardcoded usage of comment-page with the comment pagination base. [31459] #18084
    • Respect ‘default_option’ filters during early sanity checks in add_option() and update_option()[31473] #31047
    • Add $expiration as a parameter to the pre_set_transient_{$transient}filter. [31414] #30576
    • Restore PHP 5.2 to Travis CI. [31472] #31244
    • Return a WP_Error if an empty name is provided when registering a post type. [31450] #31134
    • Posts list table: Add a filter to disable the months dropdown. [31438] #30254
    • In paginate_links(), don’t override custom format arguments when setting up default ‘add_args’. [31433] #30831
    • Avoid a PHP Warning when add_args is passed as false to paginate_links(). [31432] #30831


    • Remove margin for hidden controls. [31460] #31330
    • Don’t focus new widgets if they are added programmatically. [31428] #31295
    • Escape Customizer links in the admin menu. Fix usage of add_query_arg(). [31427] #30952
    • Restore showing a login form inside the previewer if an user is logged out. Broken since [31370]. [31421] #31294
    • Widgets: Add return param for widgets admin page to the “Manage in Customizer” link. [31420] #30888
    • Improve [31252] to show the move-widget buttons only if there is more than one rendered sidebar. [31419] #30690


    • More careful type conversion in WP_Query is_*() methods. [31458] #24674
    • Add tests for some of WP_Query‘s sticky post logic. [31439] #27282


    • Remove title attributes from ‘About WordPress’, ‘Add New’, and ‘My Account’ items. [31456] #31324
    • Add a label for search field on front-end. [31455] #31323
    • Use require_once() to prevent a fatal error if _wp_admin_bar_init() is called twice. [31411] #31287


    • Provide a secondary sort order for wp_get_archives() when type=postbypost[31452] #30480
    • Update the default admin color scheme for more unity and refinement.
      This removes the red channel from blues and cools the grays a bit for a more cohesive and purposeful color scheme. [31422] #31234


    • Return a WP_Error if an empty name is provided when registering a taxonomy. [31449] #31135
    • Split shared taxonomy terms on term update.
      When updating an existing taxonomy term that shares its term_id with another term, we generate a new row in wp_terms and associate the updated term_taxonomy_id with the new term. This separates the terms, such that updating the name of one term does not change the name of any others. #5809

    Networks and Sites

    • Use get_admin_url() to get the correct My Sites URL without calling switch_to_blog() directly. [31448] #31314
    • Create the My Sites URL in the context of a user’s primary site.
      Switch to the user’s primary (or active) site before creating the My Sites URL. This previously linked to the current site’s dashboard, even if a user was not a member of that site. [31445] #31314


    • Use correct default values for some admin template functions. [31446] #31308
    • Rename unused argument and remove obsolete global in iframe_header(). [31443] #31309
    • _list_meta_row() should always return a string. [31442] #31310
    • Terminate JS statements in two admin files. [31440] #31311
    • Move the (recently added) .notice admin notices below the first H2, same as the .updated and .error notices. Merges [31023] to the 4.1 branch. [31434] #30885
    • Admin menu: Ensure top level menu item keeps hover color when hovering over or focusing on the submenu. [31424] #31275
    • Introduce a logout_redirect filter so the redirect destination can be changed when a user logs out. [31417] #27617


    • Use RegEx instead of DOMDocumentwhen protecting <pre> tags in WP_oEmbed::_strip_newlines(). It is incredibly difficult to maintain character encoding and whitespace when parsing viaDOMDocument. [31423] #31214
    • After [31415], make sure str_replace() only occurs once for each matched tag to avoid overwriting until <pre>s. [31416] #31214
    • Protect <pre> tags when parsing oEmbed responses in WP_oEmbed::_strip_newlines() in DOMDocument is available. [31415] #31214
    • oEmbed discovery fails on encoded link URLs: decode HTML chars in the HTML-encoded URLs that are returned. [31413] #31213

    Dev Chat Notes

    The merge period for Feature Plugins has opened. The two candidates, Customizer Theme Switcher and the revamped Press This were both approved and will be “shepherded” in over the next week.

    Also discussed were the possible switch in build tools from CSSJanus to RTLCSS (#31332), using the button element for buttons (instead of <a href="#">) and recruiting release leads for 4.3 and 4.4, with a reminder that this isn’t necessarily a developer position.

    Yeah, so, the leads are already thinking about who might lead 4.3 and 4.4. The goal was always to announce these ahead of time, and hopefully see overlap with releases, but if nothing else, the release lead for next major +n can be looking at feature plugins, tracking them, pushing them, etc.

    With 4.3 starting development in less than 3 months, now would be the time to throw your hat into the ring. I think, ideally, there is an announcement before 4.2 hits beta. This wouldn’t be about doing nothing for the next 3 months, but already getting started in terms of laying the groundwork.

    If you are interested in leading a release in 2015, now would be the time to say something. Same if you are interested in helping to lead a release in 2015.

    Tickets needing a look

    These tickets were specifically mentioned by developers looking for assistance or an extra set of eyes:

    • #31218: nav-menu.js menu item added event
    • #27282: WP_Query returns more results when there are sticky posts
    • #17817: do_action/apply_filters/etc. recursion on same filter kills underlying call
    • #31332: RTL CSS generation: Switch from CSSJanus to RTLCSS
    • #23367: Remove message parameters from admin URl’s in the browser address bar
    • #31233: Dismissable admin notices
    • #31251: Show username in wp_dropdown_users when deleting users, not display name
    • #22768: EXIF/IPTC captions should populate caption/post_excerpt on upload, not description/post_content

    Thanks to @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @azaozz, @barrykooij, @boonebgorges, @boonebgorges, @clifgriffin, @cweiske, @danielbachhuber, @dd32, @dlh, @DrewAPicture, @GregLone, @helen, @herbmillerjr, @hugobaeta, @Idealien, @ipm-frommen, @iseulde, @jdgrimes, @jeremyfelt, @johnbillio, @johnbillion, @johnjamesjacoby, @jorbin, @lancewillett, @mattheweppelsheimer, @mboynes, @melchoyce, @mgibbs18, @MikeHansenM, @morganestes, @nacin, @netweb, @norcross, @nunomorgadinho, @obenland, @ocean90, @r-a-y, @SergeyBiryukov, @simonwheatley, @sippis, @stevehickeydesign, @tywayne, @tyxla, @webord, @westonruter, and @wonderboymusic for their contributions!

  • Jeremy Felt 5:50 am on February 18, 2015 Permalink

    Multisite Objective: Defining Network Types 

    We’ve been having a rolling conversation about the concept of different network types for a long while. @nacin covered it as part of the potential roadmap for multisite in 2013 and described two sections—“Registration and Open Networks” and “Trusting Users in a Closed Network”—that describe the overall intent of this conversation pretty well.

    At WCSF this year, we covered the topic a few times during the contributor days, trying to really nail down what “open” and “closed” meant or if “trusted” and “untrusted” were better words. We even committed wp_is_trusted_network() to core for about a month in #30145 as a guess at starting to figure out what it should do. :)

    This repeating conversation has usually started as one of confusion. We have different meanings for open/closed, so we can’t use that. We have different meanings for trusted/untrusted, so we can’t use that.

    How do we figure out what we’re talking about?

    While all of this discussion has been happening, we’ve been exploring the different ways of phrasing things. A use case discussion for network types on GitHub. A breakdown of open/closed network functionality. A categorization of every is_multisite() use in core.

    During our office hours today, we made some great progress.

    We’re going to skip our attempts at binary classification. The future we’re looking at is one in which installing a network is the choice of a pre-configured network type.

    Long winded intro aside—this thread you are reading is a place to have this discussion. We need to work out answers to a few questions so that we can move forward:

    • What network types are there?
    • Which of these should be pre-configured in core?
    • What are possible ways of managing these network types?
    • What kind of experience can we introduce during network installation that makes this simple.

    I’d encourage you to read some of the previous discussions linked above, especially today’s #core-multisite logs, and then refocus the discussion in the comments here. This will be our main topic in next week’s multisite office hours, so brainstorm away! The more input the better.

    • ivanblagdan 11:07 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Im a developer on a few long term corporate multisite projects, and I’d just like to add my two cents here, even if it might be a little off track and late.
      To start off, I’d state that in my experience, multisite installations easily spiral out of control in terms of complexity. They require more effort and consideration, than in non-multisite, to corral client requests into something that doesn’t end up a mess to be maintained down the road. I’m talking about growing, long term site networks rather than a network of private blogs.

      Most of these have their blogs created by network admins, and in some cases allow user registration on specific sites for various capabilities (commenting, or uploading files, RVSPs etc.).
      Some of these networks are groups of site localizations that share 99% of configuration.

      I think that the use case for preset network options is rather weak and that a certain level of technical ability is to be expected from the person setting up/running the network. I’d rather see this get more flexible, but from the ground up on a API level.

      A few weak spots I encounter:

      • Media asset management, sharing and editorial permissions among specific sites.
      • General user and permission management
      • Configuration management of various sites.
      • Content/data exchange between sites

      All of these are certainly possible, and to a degree mitigated by a few great plugins, but in all honestly it always feels like hacking around something, not actually extending it.
      I feel much of the discussion here should trickle down to API requirements and modularization of these underlying mechanisms and allow flexibility to grow from there, in form of either replacing them by third parties completely or by plugin extensions.

      I also feel that looking at the code, this duality of WordPress in terms of blog/multisite is really apparent and disruptive to the overall architecture, and it would be made worse by introducing another fork in this code path with things like wp_get_network_type().

    • joesell89 10:27 am on February 19, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      First off, I am not a developer, but I do use multisite. I thought it may be useful to just contribute how I use multisite. Just to add to the mix :-)

      We use multisite to link websites and blogs within our company. We have a membership site a blog and an internal team website. Blog creation is closed but registration is open.

      In the future we would love it if when someone was given a role on one site and had it everywhere else on the network.

      Having a multisite network makes sense because it is easier to setup and configure a new or temporary site and many of the plugins and themes we use are shared anyway.

      Hope this point of view is helpful.

    • faospark 10:18 am on February 19, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “What network types are there? ”

      -Maybe we should start from what we have.
      In the network settings page, particularly the registration settings. right from there we can start to see of what is an example of Open Network and a Closed Network.
      the first two options in the registrations settings (i.e. disabled registrations and user accounts may be signed up ) essentially constitutes an example of a Closed Network while the two succeeding ones constitutes (i.e. users may sign up new sites, sites & user accounts can be Sign uped.)an Open Network.

      For the purpose of discussion i will refer to the default blog on multisite as the parent network and subdomains or sub directories as child sites or sibling sites.

      Closed Network Examples: Organizational Type/ Collaborative Type and Task Oriented Type
      In a Closed Network. what essentially fundamental to it is that everything that is happening is intrinsically from the Parent Network and the identity of the child sites is almost always attached to the Parent Network or its Sibling sites. In real world example the best way for you to visualize this is how an Organization with Chapters work. the chapters almost always has to collaborate with the parent org. will call this example as Organizational Type of Network or Collaborative Type.
      Furthermore. Child sites of Closed network can also Task oriented. where in by which a child site performs a very specific task. Examples are customer support on a sub domain,general forums on sub-domain. user account management on a subdomain. I would call this example as Task Oriented Type of Network
      The key thing about Closed Networks is that the creation of child sites is influenced by factors intrinsic to the parent network and the maturation of child sites does not necessitate of it being mapped on own domain.

      Open Network: Open Showcase and Moderated Showcase
      in comparison Closed Networks, in an Open Network, the creation of child sites is more influenced by an external factor. The main function of the parent network is a showcase site of its children sites.
      its only a matter whether it would moderated or free brawl. in an open Network, The maturation of child sites is very likely and child sites is almost independent content wise from its parent network and sibling sites.

      Summary :
      2 main network types : 1)Open 2)Closed
      Closed Network Examples: Organizational Type/ Collaborative Type and Task Oriented Type
      Open Network: Open Showcase and Moderated Showcase

      “Which of these should be pre-configured in core?”
      -I think we already have based from what i said above , but it would be a lot better if we make multisite installs by default a closed network type;

    • Fabien Quatravaux 9:23 am on February 19, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I agree with @bueltge and @gmays : what I like the most in WordPress is that the admin UI is very simple (not so many options, all options are easily understandable), and real power is hidden for non-developers. For example, there is not UI to create new Post Types, taxonomies, or shortcodes, but that’s what make WordPress so flexible.

      We could write an infinite list of different network types and still missing some cases. So let’s just list the discrete options that should be available. Later, we could chose 3 or 4 network types to be present in core to ease the installation of popular network types.

      Here is my list of options :
      1. Allow new users to register (already available)
      2. Moderate new user registration requests
      3. Allow approved user to create a new site (already available)
      4. Moderate new site creation (with the option to automatically allow site creation for some user, the same way comments are moderated)
      5. Allow site admins to manage their site users (already available)
      6. Each theme can be provided to each site independently (already available)
      7. Each plugin can be provided to each site independently
      8. Site access restriction : public OR only to logged-in users OR only to site admin OR completely offline OR in construction (today only public OR completely offline options exist, and they are managed by super-admin not by the site admin)
      9. Add some filters to customize the `wp-admin/network/site-info.php` page : adding some site options, adding or removing tabs, …
      10. Allow access to admin area for each role (typical use case : subscribers will be able to log-in but won’t have access to admin area)

      And here is what the API could look like:

      register_network_type( ”,
      ‘allow_new_users’ => ‘always’, // always, moderate or never
      ‘allow_new_sites’ => ‘always’, // always, moderate or never
      ‘admins_can_manage_users’ => true,
      ‘wp_admin_access’ => array( // list of roles
      ‘admin_menu’ => array( // list of default available menus
      ‘themes’ => array(‘twentyfifteen’), // list of default available themes
      ‘plugins’ => array(‘akismet’), // list of default available plugins
      ‘sites_options’ => array( // list of options available in the sites admin UI
      ‘label’ => ‘A site option’,
      ‘type’ => ‘checkbox’,
      ‘default’ => ‘checked’,
      // this part could be similar to the settings API ?

    • rosyteddy 2:21 am on February 19, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      “‘Traditional’ Network – One super admin, each site admin has all the access they have today. They can run any plugin that’s installed and any theme that’s active. This is what we have today.”

      This is so true and it holds good. And is so much needed and so much used.
      However, we need one more : one network plugin or network feature that lets any wordpress site using wordpress downloadable from wordpress.org do the following :
      1) login to wordpress site 1 with wordpress site 2 credentials, provided the sites have mutually enabled this plugin to be ON. (Drupal used to have this type of plugin)
      2) we can follow or befriend anyone on wordpress site1 even if I am a member of wordpress2
      for example:
      friends of userA@worpresssite1 : userA@worpresssite2, userA@worpresssite3, userA@worpresssite4…
      You get the idea
      3) userA@worpresssite1 can comment on a blogpost by userA@worpresssite2 on his site as userA@worpresssite1
      http://gnu.io/social/ diaspora and others already let you do this, same thing can be done if you have logged in using wordpress.com login and other sites also use wordpress.com login
      Just extend that from wordpress.com login to any wordpress site login
      4) Same about “likes”
      For example: This blog post has been liked by userA@worpresssite1, userA@worpresssite2

      Note: userA@worpresssite1 and userA@worpresssite2 are completely different users – the similarity in name is just coincedental :)

      If this can be done it will be a potentially useful and popular network, even larger than FB but only if implemented right now without the years of delay that Buddypress has done.

    • Frank 9:38 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I see much benefits of the network types for different scenarios on real world examples, there I develop, create for customers. My idea is, that we not get a network type solution with settings ui and confining possibilities.
      I think a small solution like post types, taxonomies to register a custom network type is much easier to create and useful for a lot of scenarios.
      I think is not helpful for the default multisite to have much more settings, ui elements. Network types is sure a helpful type for custom solutions, in the first way for developers. I would see this feature in the core, but not visible on default and usable via the register network type functionality, like post type – no options, decisions.

      • Jeremy Felt 4:31 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Completely agree! I think we can decide on a few defined network types and provide ways for plugins to register new types.

    • Gabriel Mays 4:57 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Regarding network types, I guess it comes down to how different are the network types from each other? I think we should only add a new network type if they are different enough that we believe it’d be complicated for a user to select the options pertaining to that particular type. If we don’t filter then in some way we’ll end up with too many.

      Additionally, just like the admin color schemes plugin there’s nothing preventing people from creating their own network types and letting others use them.

      • Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) 8:44 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        In my head, the ‘types’ would pre-fill certain options. So for the wizard you’d pick what you want from the pre-defined ones, or click on ‘customize’ and be a wizard yourself. Or an elf.

        • Gabriel Mays 9:29 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I agree, but why would the “customize” option have to be on the wizard? If the user dismisses the wizard couldn’t we just assume they want to roll their own?

          And the “network type choice isn’t final, it’s just a set of options, which they can change anytime or “reset” to see the wizard (ahem, elf) again. And whether or not they choose a network type I think we expect them to customize at least something, whether it’s the network title, upload quota, welcome message, etc.

          As I understand it, all “customize” means is that at some point they decide to change a setting instead of using the install or network type defaults, which I believe is inevitable. The goal of the network types wizard is just to get them 80% of the way without researching what every option does, right?

          To make it more intuitive we could just call it “Multisite Quick Start” or something since they’re just bundles of recommended settings.

          • Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) 9:39 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

            Customize clicks you out of the wizard.

            As much as I hate to say it, I worry because of the NUX headaches with the Welcome Panel. Do you know how many people leave it alone? We need to make sure it’s ‘used’ or dismissed, and making an alternate to pick-a-setting may help.

        • Jeremy Felt 4:30 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          I’m wary of having a customizer wizard of sorts. I can see several plugins springing up to allow other network types to be registered, but it would be nice to avoid managing a lot of options.

    • Gabriel Mays 4:54 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      For the starter wizard, here’s an idea of what it might look like along with the network settings (originally posted in slack): http://imgur.com/PCnU4rZ

      Idea with tabs is that it’s easy to add more settings in the future, i.e. a domain mapping tab, etc.

      Where the network types are just “bundles” of individual options. But I def think user reg settings and site reg settings should be separated, they’re combined now which is a bit confusing/limiting.

    • Paal Joachim Romdahl 4:39 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      It seems we need a starter wizard that covers the most basic options when the user activates a new multisite. Options that also later can be adjusted.

    • Mike Schinkel 4:29 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Regarding the “Social Network” type proposed by JJJ on GitHub, if we ignore that Multisite is a requirement for BuddyPress then nothing about a social network actually requires Multisite (other than potentially allowing them their own blog.) Thus it would be great is there is anything added that is not Multisite-specific to support the Social Network use-case would also be applied to Single site.

    • Mike Schinkel 4:25 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Another Network Type that I’ve seen is what I’d call the “Shared Server” network type. This is a network of completely unrelated sites, often developed by completely different people, but hosted on a single multisite because of a misguided opinion that this makes sense.

      I do not advocate this use-case and have even actively fought against it, but it seems there are business consulting firms recommending to IT shops at at least one Fortune 100 company the use of Multisite as a way to have one server host multiple WP sites in part so they can then bill out for IT services to each department that needs a site (in this particular case all sites were intranet sites.)

      I have also seen numerous people in forums, on mailing lists and at meetups advocating the use of a single Multisite for hosting all their unrelated clients sites. And I can only assume it is because they don’t understand the pros and cons of multisite. Ugh.

      So I would either like to see this made easier (i.e. by being able to export and elsewhere import a single site’s data and being able to have plugin that are limited to one site) or better yet, make changes in core that somehow make this use-case impossible in future versions and thus force new installations to use multiple single sites and an admin console instead of one multisite.

      • Jeremy Felt 4:18 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        While I agree generally that this is a misguided use of multisite, there may still be validity in helping to define boundaries for these types of networks. I don’t think it’s a network type that we should account for by default, but it could be cool to see someone create a plugin that helps to nail down problem areas.

        able to have plugin that are limited to one site

        This does need to happen. A+++++ I would like to see #14569 in 2015. :)

    • Mike Schinkel 4:24 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Following up on what Ipstenu said on Guithub, it seems that all these presumed “Network Types” are simply a collection of potential (programmer level) configuration options (so as not to violate the “Decisions, not Options” principle.) If we looked at all potential types, envisioned and not yet envisioned, we would come up with a finite list of (new?) configuration options.

      It would seem the first step then would be to identify and document all these potential configuration options at an atomic level. From there we could then “map” Network Types to their associated configuration settings.

      Even better, Network Types could then be registered just like how Post Types, Post Statuses and Taxonomies are registered which would make missing out on an important use-case in core much less problematic.

      With this proposed approach everyone both pro and con network types can get their cake and get to eat it too.

      • MartyThornley 4:38 pm on February 20, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        You beat me to it! +100 for this. Core could define a few then plugins could create new types or option sets. I think of it as comparable to user roles and capabilities. There are network types which are like roles and options which are basically defining what that type is capable of.

      • Gabriel Mays 9:37 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I agree. We could spend a lot of time thinking about different permutations that could exist, we’re better off just making it flexible.

        Each network type is just a collection of options with their corresponding values that make that network type unique. So as new popular use cases arise it’d be fairly simple to add new ones or let people add their own (i.e. import network type via XML).

      • Fabien Quatravaux 8:37 am on February 19, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        That’s a really great idea ! Let’s put power into the right hands (the developer ones).

      • Jeremy Felt 4:12 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        I think the concept of “registering” network types rather than defining all of the possible permutations is appropriate. We can decide on 2 or 3 very specific configurations that meet the “blogging network” vs “utility network” vs …. and then provide an easy way to filter that list of network types—through register_network_type() or something similar.

    • Ipstenu (Mika Epstein) 4:23 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What network types are there?

      Today we have a loosely connected set of blogs that share a common potential user base, common possible plugins and themes.

      The ones I see people wanting the most (excluding the ‘shared media/posts’ which I think is out of scope, and yes that includes a multi-network-store site) would be as follows.

      • ‘Traditional’ Network – One super admin, each site admin has all the access they have today. They can run any plugin that’s installed and any theme that’s active. This is what we have today.
      • Blog Network – Same as traditional, starts with allowing new users AND users to create blogs. Sites would be unrelated. This is the WPCOM option :)
      • Sole Admin Network – One person running multiple different sites. Generally they have to log in as the super-admin all the time to get things done. Functionally this may be the same as traditional, but all registration etc would be locked down.
      • Company/School Network – Each site has it’s own admin, but the admin has limited rights. They cannot mess with plugins that may not be network activated (think plugins acting like themes do – network activated or available on a per-site basis).
      • Private ‘Family’ Network – Less restrictive than the company site, you make a network for your group of people and you maintain it, but you have closed registrations and limit things.
    • John James Jacoby 1:56 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Functionally, this could start off using some global array of keys and values used to filter pre_option_ and pre_site_ calls the way bbPress currently allows.

      This gives us the opportunity to write some code as a plugin first, touch options directly, and create some predefined groups of them to later turn into “network types.” This exercise should help us determine what type of interface would be most useful for the type of user who will most likely be interacting with it.

      • Jeremy Felt 4:05 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Your mention of wp_get_network_type() above brought me to thinking about a series of network_supports() checks throughout core that checked the current network type for its support of a concept.

        I like the idea of hooking in early with a plugin to test the concepts out.

    • John James Jacoby 1:39 pm on February 18, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for getting this started Jeremy.

      As far as network types go, the original (and current) vision for WordPress multisite was for it to easily enable anyone to create and manage a network of blogs, for blogging. The more modern use case for WordPress multisite is as a utility for managing multiple sites using one installation, sites that may-or-may-not be related to one-another. There are a few assumptions we can make about the differences:

      • Blogging networks likely have open registration & blog creation. Utility networks likely have closed registration & blog creation.
      • Blogging networks assume an untrusted user might “own” a site. Utility networks assume a trusted staffer, employee, or client are using a site on your network.
      • Blogging networks likely limit upload space. Utility networks likely should not be limited.
      • Blogging networks likely will have very few users on each site. Utility networks likely will have several to many. (Both installations could have millions of users in general.)
      • Blogging networks may-or-may-not allow access to control plugins. Utility networks likely have plugins and themes locked down.
      • Blogging networks mean relinquishing site control to your users. Utility networks mean a trusted group is likely in control of each site, and site-administrators provide as-needed access to wp-admin areas.

      You’ll see lots of “likely” and “may-or-may-not” here. This is because most of us have architected installations and designed experiences around some common directions, but have also deviated far and away from any beaten path for anything from intranets and social networks to complete application frameworks using sites only to store and retrieve data.

      As Jeremy eluded to, what to do about multisite has been a years long thought process, and our current conclusion is approximately as follows:

      • Define at least two network “types” – one being the blogging network we currently have.
      • Define future-proof verbiage for related functionality. wp_get_network_type() and such.
      • Maybe provide constant or UI for installing multisite and picking between network types.
      • Maybe provide API for registering network types as a “package” of predetermined network and site settings.

      Another thing to consider, is if what we are talking about is a “network” type or an “installation” type. Because WordPress multisite supports multiple networks (swoon) is one of our goals to allow each network to operate with its own unique restrictions? WordPress.org is kind-of like this now, with several different networks running on global user tables. I *think* the answer to this question is “yes” but I also think it’s a decision worth being more confident about.

      • Jeremy Felt 4:02 am on February 24, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Blogging networks mean relinquishing site control to your users. Utility networks mean a trusted group is likely in control of each site, and site-administrators provide as-needed access to wp-admin areas.

        This is an interesting duality of sorts. I agree with this statement, though I’ll also point out that users of a utility network will often have a higher expectation of immediate capability than users of a blogging network. So, relinquishing mediated control of the full site (blogging network) and allowing full control of a mediated site (utility network). Maybe?

        Define at least two network “types” – one being the blogging network we currently have.

        My current thought is that 3 would be a perfect number. :)

        Maybe provide constant or UI for installing multisite and picking between network types.

        Tools -> Network Setup -> “Select Network Type”, done.

        Another thing to consider, is if what we are talking about is a “network” type or an “installation” type.

        I think network type is the way forward. At least in my multi-network use case, I have a handful of different types I could define at the moment.

  • Pascal Birchler 3:31 pm on February 11, 2015 Permalink
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    WordPress Core Weekly 

    Hi Everyone!

    It’s time for another run-down of what’s going on in WordPress core. This edition covers February 3rd, 2015 [31332] through February 11th, 2015 [31410].

    Quick info: If you’re interested in helping out with these updates, comment below, or ping @mike on Slack! There’s a dedicated #core-weekly-update channel and you can even use a super cool script to parse the logs.

    Without further ado:


    • Improve the Customize experience on mobile. [31384] #28784
    • Introduce an API to create WP_Customize_Settings for dynamically-created settings. [31370] #30936


    • Replace $.post() calls with wp.ajax.post(), and clean up a bunch of the now unnecessary code. [31409] #29820
    • Use a positive wording for translations update notice. [31368] #28199
    • If the current user is not allowed to install/update plugins, we should return a JSON error, so it can be used by the JS handlers. [31335] #29820
    • Add capability checks to the ajax callbacks, to ensure the current user is allowed to install/update plugins. [31334] #29820
    • Add ajax-y updates to the plugin list page, and ajax-y updates and installs to the plugin card page. [31333] #29820
    • Updates: Display plugin update rows even for plugins which are not hosted by WordPress.org or the HTTP request times out on. [31382] #29583, #30767


    • oEmbed discovery fails on XHTML head links, adjust the regex to not match /. [31407] #31212



    • Replace generic “Dear user” greeting in email notifications with a more personalized one. [31403] #31217
    • Update body class when switching between admin color schemes. [31400] #30488
    • Avoid inadvertent stomping of the original $args parameter passed to plugins_api_result and themes_api_result filters in plugins_api() andthemes_api(), respectively. [31363] #29079


    • Switch to a string placeholder, as number_format_i18n() returns a string. [31402] #26553
    • Use _n() in comments_popup_link() when setting the default string to display if there are more than one comment. [31401] #26553
    • Use screen reader text instead of a title attribute in comments_popup_link. [31388] #26553


    • Don’t parse empty tax_input keys in edit_post(). [31392] #30615
    • Remove unnecessary array_shift() usage in get_terms() for better performance. [31365] #31182
    • Parse non-hierarchical tag input into term IDs before sending to wp_insert_post(). [31359] #30615
    • Update the DocBlock for wp_dropdown_categories() to reflect that the entire $args parameter array is optional instead of individual arguments. [31357] #30306
    • Use field-specific sanitization in WP_Tax_Query::transform_query(). [31346] #27810


    • WPDB: If a site is using the utf8 charset, and their version of MySQL supports utf8mb4, auto-upgrade them to utf8mb4. [31349] [31351] [31354] [31358] [31391] #21212
    • WPDB: The mysqli_query() call in wpdb::set_charset() had the parameters the wrong way around. [31374]


    • Add orderby=meta_value_num support to WP_User_Query. [31369] #27887
    • Remove leading space from the definition of a global cache group. This only applied in a rare situation during the switch_to_blog() process where no global groups were currently defined. [31348] #31243
    • Add useremail and userslugs as global cache groups. [31347] #31243


    • Editor: prevent errors in editor-expand when the Text editor is not used. [31361] #31163
    • Fix displaying long tag names in the Tags postbox. [31332] #18946
    • MCE views: Always refresh the view after updating a gallery. This allows things like caption changes to be synced, as they are tied to the attachment and not the shortcode. [31343] #31239
    • TinyMCE: ensure the image toolbar stays visible when the image is much wider than the editor. [31362] #20696

    Build/Test Tools

    • Update Travis-ci Slack notification token [31352] #30755
    • Temporarily (I hope) remove PHP 5.2 from tests being run on Travis-ci. Travis-ci has disabled PHP 5.2. This has happened before when 5.2 didn’t compile and then was restored when that was fixed. #31244

    Posts & Pages

    • Introduce 'value_field' parameter to wp_dropdown_pages(). This parameter allows developers to choose the post field that will be used to fill in the ‘option’ attribute of the generated dropdown markup. [31338] #30306, #12494
    • Always pass back the custom classes get_post_class() was called with, even if the post was not found. [31408] #22271

    Thanks to @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @ArminBraun, @azaozz, @boonebgorges, @bswatson, @Bueltge, @celloexpressions, @ChriCo, @Corphi, @cweiske, @dd32, @dlh, @DrewAPictur, @DrewAPicture, @ericlewis, @F J Kaiser, @Funkatronic, @genkisan, @helen, @hissy, @ipm-frommen, @Ipstenu, @iseulde, @jfarthing84, @joedolso, @johnbillion, @jorbin, @lgladdy, @lgladdy for the initial patch, @nacin, @netweb, @obenland, @ocean90, @pento, @SergeyBiryukov, @siobhan, @tyxla, @valendesigns, @Veritaserum, @VolodymyrC, @vortfu, @westonruter, and @wonderboymusic for their contributions!

  • Ryan Boren 10:24 pm on February 4, 2015 Permalink

    Dev Chat Summary, February 4th 



    Chat Archive


    Decisions, Announcements

    • @drew will lead a NUX working group during the 4.2 cycle. The first chat will be held in #core-flow next Tuesday at 19:00UTC / 2:00 pm EST.
    • @ryan (hey, that’s me) will attempt to be UX lead for 2015. :-)


    Links Mentioned


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  • Pascal Birchler 10:41 am on February 4, 2015 Permalink
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    WordPress Core Weekly 

    Hi Everyone!

    It’s time for another run-down of what’s going on in WordPress core. This edition covers January 25th, 2015 [31282] through February 3rd, 2015 [31331]. If you’re interested in helping out with these updates, comment below, or ping @mike on Slack! There’s a dedicated #core-weekly-update channel and you can even use a super cool script to parse the logs. Without further ado:


    • Allow version number in the overlay to be selected. [31330] #31205
    • Remove a Chrome workaround that causes theme screenshots to look too crisp and no longer appears to be relevant. [31316] #26584
    • Twenty Fifteen: move RSS icon style rule lower to prevent it from being overridden by other social icon rules. [31283] #31129


    • Ensure that WP_Customize_Setting::value() returns default value for setting if not dirty.
    • Allow WP_Customize_Manager::post_value() to accept a second $default argument.
    • Introduce WP_Customize_Manager::unsanitized_post_values()for accessing previously-private member variable _post_values.
    • Do require_once instead of require for Customizer classes.
    • Add unit tests for WP_Customize_Manager and WP_Customize_Setting. [31329] #28580, #30988

    Script Loader

    • Separate the tests for IE conditional comments support in WP_Scripts. [31317] #16024
    • jQuery UI: Add jquery-ui-core as dependency forjquery-ui-progressbar. [31322] #31208

    Upgrade / Install

    • WP_Upgrader: Remove references to non-existant variables that have never existed. [31327] #29087
    • Remove duplicate label on installation screen. [31282] #31131


    • Plugins: Remove an unused parameter on install_plugins_upload(). [31326] #28964
    • Widgets: Add widget_nav_menu_args filter for Custom Menu widget arguments. [31325] #29463
    • Menus: Don’t display “Move” text without direction if there is only one menu item. [31320] #30765
    • HTTP API: Fix an issue where the limit_response_size parameter wasn’t working properly with large documents and the cURL transport. [31290] #31172
    • i18n: Exclude wp-includes/class-pop3.php in wp_frontend() to prevent having 25 unused translations. [31315] #31179
    • i18n: Tabs, not spaces for indentation. [31314]
    • Switch to a 403 response code in places where it is more appropriate than a 500 due to permissions errors. [31300] #30927
    • Update readme recommendations. [31291] #31173


    • When using WP_Query’s fields => ids (or fields => id=>parent), make sure the returned result is always an array of integers. [31324] #31194, #27252
    • When querying for a specific post, allow posts with a non-public status to be returned as long as that status is specified.
      This makes it possible to, for example, retrieve a specific post using the p parameter of WP_Query, even if the post is in the Trash, by including the post_status=trash parameter. [31321] #29167
    • Improve support for ordering WP_Query results by postmeta.
    • WP_Meta_Query clauses now support a name parameter. [31312] #31045


    • In get_sample_permalink(), override future status before generating permalink. [31323] #30910
    • In get_adjacent_post(), return private post if the current user has the capacity to read it. [31302] #30911, #30287


    • Introduce show_in_quick_edit parameter + filter for register_taxonomy(). Setting show_in_quick_edit to false when registering a custom taxonomy will hide the taxonomy when editing posts using Quick Edit. [31307] #26948
    • Don’t use term IDs for array indexes when caching object terms. Uncached results pulled from wp_get_object_terms() are zero-indexed (ie 0, 1, 2…). As a result, get_the_terms() was returning a strictly different array when pulling from the cache and when the cache was empty. [31287] #31086
    • Ensure that hierarchical is respected in get_terms() when multiple taxonomies are passed. [31285] #31118
    • Ensure that pad_counts is not discarded when the first of multiple taxonomies passed to get_terms() is non-hierarchical. [31284] #31118


    • Rename $instances to $instance in wp_audio_shortcode() and wp_video_shortcode() for consistency with gallery_shortcode() and wp_playlist_shortcode(). [31305] #31151
    • Pass the current shortcode instance ID to post_gallery and post_playlist filters. [31304] [31309] #31151

    Build / Test Tools

    • Introduce setExpectedDeprecated() and setExpectedIncorrectUsage() methods to WP_UnitTestCase. [31306] #28486
    • Improve organiation of tax_query and meta_query unit tests. [31286] #26999
    • Add basic unit tests for get_page_of_comment(). [31289] #11334
    • Add unit tests for show_option_all behavior of wp_list_categories(). [31301] #21881
    • Add tests for get_category_parents(). [31299] #30415
    • Add a unit test that expects wp_parse_args() to treat true and false in a query string as strings. [31310] #30753


    • Accessibility: remove remaining instances of accesskey. [31331] #29715
    • Help/About: Don’t display the Help tab reference in Page Attributes meta box if Help tab was removed. [31303] #31164
    • Add New User: Remove trailing whitespace from button labels. [31298] #31175
    • Login: Reduce the size of the WordPress logo tap target on log in screen on mobile, to avoid unexpected redirect away from the form. [31318] #31185

    Thanks to @afercia, @Ankit K Gupta, @azaozz, @bananastalktome, @boonebgorges, @bswatson, @cyman, @dd32, @dmchale, @DrewAPicture, @ebinnion, @ericlewis, @Funkatronic, @garyc40, @helen, @hlashbrooke, @iamtakashi, @ipm-frommen, @jdgrimes, @jeremyfelt, @johneckman, @joshlevinson, @justincwatt, @kucrut for initial patch, @lancewillett, @meloniq, @michalzuber, @mzak, @nacin, @ninnypants for the initial patch, @ocean90, @prasoon2211, @rmarks, @SergeyBiryukov, @tomdxw, @tyxla, @valendesigns, @voldemortensen, and @westonruter for their contributions this week!

  • Ryan Boren 7:32 am on January 29, 2015 Permalink
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    Dev Chat Summary, January 28th 





    • Jumpstart posts will be posted every Monday.
    • Weekly bug scrubs will occur on Fridays at 16:00 UTC in #core.
    • Each feature plugin will have a core mentor.


    • @drew will post a Jumpstart to make/core on Monday.
    • @mark will be the core mentor for Customizer Theme Switcher.
    • @azaozz will be the core mentor for Press This.
    • @boone will relay term splitting doc plans to the docs team this week.
    • @pento will post a Shiny Updates update post to make/core by the weekend.
    • @ryan will post to make/core about contributing to mobile flow improvements.

    Links Mentioned


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  • Scott Taylor 8:55 pm on January 28, 2015 Permalink  

    Trac Tickets – the band’s taking requests 

    At the beginning of the past few releases or so, we’ve put a call out for community priority tickets. There are over 3000 tickets in Trac. If there’s a ticket you feel is neglected or should have light shined upon it: leave a comment here with a link so we can triage it. Help us help you.

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