Dev Chat Summary: May 17th (4.8 week 3)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 17th (agendaSlack archive).

4.7.5 Release

  • 4.7.5 was released; six security issues and three maintenance fixes, thanks to everyone who pitched in to get that out!

4.8 Timing

  • Beta 1 went out on Friday, May 12th
  • Beta 2 is due out this Friday, May 19th; potentially shepherded by @matias between 16:00 and 18:00 UTC
  • Please plan anything important before Beta 2 in by Thursday evening, May 18th

4.8 Bug Scrubs

4.8 Dev Notes / Field Guide

Location identification in Events widget

General announcements

  • Anything outside Customize, Editor, REST API, and CLI has lower priority focus in 2017
  • Major work on other components will likely not be merged or considered

#4-7, #4-7-5, #4-8, #dev-chat, #summary

4.8 Bug Scrubs for RC 1

The following bug scrubs will help us drop to 0 tickets in the 4.8 milestone by RC1 on Thursday, May 25th:

Reminder that Thursday, May 25th is 4.8 Release Candidate 1.

As a refresher, here’s a post from the 4.7 release cycle answering questions about bug scrubs.

#4-8, #bug-scrub

Dev Chat Summary: May 10th (4.8 week 2)

This post summarizes the dev chat meeting from May 10th (agendaSlack archive).

4.8 Timing

  • Reminder of Beta 1 on Friday, the complete 4.8 schedule is on Make/Core
  • At this point we’re not trying to get anything in 4.8 besides the core media widgets, dashboard news upgrade, and the next version of TinyMCE (4.6.0)
  • Merge deadline goal to have the target features today (Wednesday, May 10th), and things generally closing on Friday, May 12th
  • Friday 8 PM UTC as pencils down and the beta packaging process / release to happen
  • We’ll schedule a post hoc debrief on our workflows to be more like Chrome, with frequent, major, auto-updates

4.8 Bug Scrubs

4.8 Dev Notes / Field Guide

  • Target to post Dev Notes shortly so they can be combined, published in, and communicated with the Field Guide when the Release Candidate ships around May 25th
  • Updated listing of Dev Notes needed and those responsible:
  • Per the Releasing Major Versions page, we should aim for Dev Notes around Beta 1 so let’s call that sometime next week as current focus is on actually getting to commit for Beta 1 this week

Customize, Editor, and REST API Updates

  • Customize: A general heads up to theme authors to please test the core medias widgets for compatibility issues. The sooner issues are identified the better to get them resolved before 4.8 ships.
  • Editor: They hope to tag a first pre-alpha release of the plugin this week, so keep your radars scanning for that notification to jump in to test and provide feedback there. If you’re curious how they’re building out the foundation of Gutenberg, then read “Editor: How Little Blocks Work“.
  • REST API: They would greatly appreciate any and all feedback on #38323, especially those of you familiar with meta. This isn’t crucial for 4.8, is crucial for many use cases and any help getting this into an upcoming release would be great.

#4-8, #core-customize, #core-editor, #core-restapi, #dev-chat, #media-widgets, #summary, #tinymce

Nearby WordPress Events

In an effort to grow awareness of WordPress community events like WordCamps and meetups, a group of us have been working to upgrade the WordPress News widget, adding WordCamps and meetups, as Matt mentioned in his recent post. We’ve created a plugin (background) called Nearby WordPress Events for testing and iteration. It turns the existing News widget on the Dashboard into WordPress Events and News, with a short list of upcoming nearby events above the usual news items.

WordPress Events and News widget

Why?

The community that has been created around WordPress is one of its best features, and one of the primary reasons for its success, but many users are still unaware that it exists, and aren’t taking advantage of all of the resources that it makes available to them.

Inviting more people to join the community will help to increase its overall health, diversity, and effectiveness, which in turn helps to ensure that WordPress will continue to thrive in the years to come.

We think that wp-admin is the perfect place to display these events, because that’s the place where almost all WordPress users are visiting already. Instead of expecting them to come to us, we can bring the relevant information directly to them.

How does it work?

In order to display events that are “nearby”, the plugin uses a determined location for the current user. If a site has multiple users, each one will be shown the events that are close to their individual location. The widget tries to automatically detect a user’s location, but they’ll also be able to enter any city they like.

The WordCamp and meetup event data for the plugin is provided by a new api.wordpress.org endpoint [source, documentation].

Feedback

We’ve solicited the Community team for testing and feedback and have made several improvements. Now we’d like to take it to the next level and get feedback from the Core team, in preparation for a proposal to merge it into Core, perhaps for WordPress 4.8.

Specifically, we’d like to get testing and feedback about:

  • UX: What is the user experience like? Is it easy to find a local event near you? Do you have trouble changing your location? Have we built the widget in an accessible way? (cc +make.wordpress.org/design)
  • Location detection: Does the widget accurately detect your location? If not, be sure to report your approximate location at the time you started using the plugin/widget.
  • City search: Does it find the city nearest to you with the name you searched? How well does it work when searching in languages other than English? Character sets other than Latin? (cc +make.wordpress.org/polyglots)

The best place to file issues is the GitHub repo.

 

Kudos to everyone who worked to make this a reality: @andreamiddleton, @azaozz, @camikaos, @coreymckrill, @chanthaboune, @courtneypk, @dd32, @iandunn, @iseulde, @mapk, @obenland, @pento, @samuelsidler, @stephdau, @tellyworth

#nearby-wordpress-events

Image Widget Merge Proposal


As part of this year’s Customization Focus, @westonruter, @obenland, @adamsilverstein, @timmydcrawford, @gonom9, and I have been working on creating an image widget for core. This new widget lets you quickly and easily add an image to your site’s widget areas.

You may have previously seen this come up as a media widget on Trac, before we decided to split the widget up into individual media-focused widgets. Having single widgets makes them more discoverable, and eases the way forward for similar blocks in the Editor. The image widget is the first in a series of media-focused widgets we’ll be introducing to core.

You can check out the widget on GitHub, install the plugin from WordPress.org, or check out the Trac ticket.

Why make an image widget?

People want to add images to their widget areas. Visit any subject blog across the internet and you’ll likely find images in the sidebars. People add photos of themselves along with bio blurbs, link to their books, promote upcoming events with graphics, partner with other blogs and exchange ads, and add call-to-actions using images.

The current process for adding an image to your widget areas is quite painful. You need to:

  1. Upload or select an image in your media library.
  2. Copy the image URL.
  3. Go to the widgets admin screen, or the widgets panel in the Customizer.
  4. Create a new Text widget.
  5. Add the image to the Text widget using HTML, which is often a barrier for new or non-technical site maintainers. (See #35243 for work to add a visual mode to Text widget.)

This is a huge barrier to what should be a relatively simple task. This new image widget makes it much easier to add an image to your widget areas by natively integrating with core’s media library.

How is it implemented?

There hasn’t been any new widget types added to core in a long time; the Custom Menu widget was the last widget added in WordPress 3.0—almost 7 years ago! (The core themes Twenty Eleven and Twenty Fourteen did include their Ephemera widgets since then.) Since widgets are a very old part of WordPress, widgets in core have been very much entirely built using PHP with some Ajax sprinkled on top. In the time since WP_Widget was introduced in 2.8, WordPress has made dramatic shifts toward developing interfaces in JavaScript, including with the Customizer in 3.4 and the Media Library in 3.5, and more recently with the focus on the REST API.

Given that the media widgets are naturally interfacing with the media library JS, it is necessary that the media widgets make use of JavaScript to construct their UI instead of relying on PHP. Initial groundwork for shimming JavaScript into widgets was added in 3.9 via the widget-added and widget-updated events. A more recent proposal for making JavaScript more of a first class citizen can be found in #33507 and the media widgets incorporate some of its patterns that were also prototyped in the JS Widgets plugin. The media widgets make use of a Backbone View to manage the widget control’s UI and a Backbone Model for reading and manipulating the widget instance data.

Another unique aspect of how the media widgets work is how instance data is sanitized. Normally widgets write procedural code to sanitize instances via a subclassed WP_Widget::update() method. The media widgets, however, make use of a REST API schema returned from WP_Widget_Media::get_instance_schema() to sanitize instances declaratively. The WP_Widget_Media::update() method iterates over the schema and uses it to sanitize and validate the instance properties. Adding schemas to the base WP_Widget class is also proposed in #35574.

Please test

Please test the image widget. For now, you can grab the latest version of the widget on GitHub. You can either check it out locally using Git, or download a zip by clicking “Clone or download” → “Download ZIP.” Alternately, you can download the nightly version of the plugin from the WordPress.org plugin directory.

#image-widget, #media-widgets

Week in Core, December 14th 2016 – January 3rd, 2017

Welcome back the latest issue issues (sorry) of Week in Core, covering changes [39599-39665]. Here are the highlights:

  • 67 commits
  • 56 contributors
  • 203 tickets created
  • 24 tickets reopened
  • 145 tickets closed

Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code Changes

Bootstrap/Load

  • Bootstrap: Re-initialize any hooks added manually by object-cache.php.
    Prior to 3.1 if a object cache dropin wanted to add actions, they needed to use $wp_filter directly. [39605] #39132

Build/Test Tools

  • Tests: Restore the database connection earlier when switching test groups. [39626-39627] #39327

Bundled Theme

  • Twenty Seventeen: Fix incorrect $content_width value in theme. [39635], [39650] #39272
  • Twenty Seventeen: Hardens the logic for calling featured image in header.php [39624] #39302
  • Twenty Seventeen: Ensure functions in customize-controls.js don’t count on Customizer sections always being present [39623] #39335
  • Twenty Seventeen: Improves code readability and code standards in files [39618] #39152

Comments

  • Ignore the ‘comment_order’ setting when determining comment pagination. [39663-39664] #31101, #39280
  • Fix placement of the wp_update_comment_data filter to safeguard filtered data from triggering a database error. [39640-39641] #39380

Customize

  • Fix visible edit shortcuts for wp_nav_menu() instances using the menu arg (such as in the Custom Menu widget) instead of the theme_location arg. [39622], [39653] #27403, #39101
  • Bump wp_custom_css_cb from running at wp_head priority 11 to 101 to ensure Custom CSS overrides other CSS. [39616], [39651] #35395, #38672, #39270
  • Prevent edit shortcut from losing event handler after selective refresh. [39606] #27403, #39100

Editor

External Libraries

Feeds

  • Replace the RSS2 lastBuildDate date field with the r date specifier. [39614] #39141
  • Do not translate the lastBuildDate field in RSS feeds. [39613] #39141

Filesystem API

  • Filesystem: Add return statement to WP_Filesystem_ftpsockets->rmdir [39644] #39405

General

  • Update copyright year to 2017 in license.txt. [39659], [39661] #39433
  • Docs: Misc corrections and additions to inline documentation. [39639] #39130
  • Use interpolation instead of concatenation for all dynamic hook names. [39600] #39148

Mail

  • Ensure that any phpmailerException exceptions generated by setFrom() are caught to avoid PHP Fatal errors. [39655] #25239, #39360

Media

  • Move a variable definition outside of conditionals to ensure it’s always available.
    This [39654] #39250
  • Allow PDF fallbacks filter to process custom sizes. [39617] #39231, #38594
  • This [39612] #39250
  • PDF Images: Avoid a PHP Warning when attempting to process a file without an extension. [39607] #39195

Posts, Post Types

  • Taxonomy: Eliminate redundant and inaccurate dupe check when creating categories from post.php. [39637] #16567
  • Ensure is_page_template() can only return true when viewing a singular post query. [39599], [39608] #39211

Query

  • Don’t double-escape terms payload in WP_Tax_Query::transform_query(). [39662] #39315
  • Improve documentation for orderby=relevance in WP_Query. [39636] #39336

REST API

  • Add missing assertions to the view and embed context response data for the Users Controller. [39660] #39399
  • Add the supports property to the Post Type response object. [39647] #39033
  • Remove errant annotation from test_get_items_pagination_headers() method. [39643] #39398
  • Allow schema sanitization_callback to be set to null to bypass fallback sanitization functions. [39642] #38593, #39042
  • Docs: Add and correct @since docs for a variety of functions and methods. [39638] #39343, #39357, #39344, #39130
  • Allow sending an empty or no-op comment update. [39628] #38700
  • Improve the rest_*_collection_params filter docs and fix the terms filter. [39621] #39300
  • Fix PHP warnings when get_theme_support( 'post-formats' ) is not an array. [39620] #39293
  • Do not include the password argument when getting media items [39610] #38977
  • Do not error on empty JSON body [39609] #39150
  • WP-API: JavaScript client – fix setup of models used by wp.api.collections objects. [39603-39604] #39070
  • Add support for filename search in media endpoint. [39598] #39092

Shortcodes

  • Clarify the docs for pre_do_shortcode_tag and do_shortcode_tag. [39665] #39294

Taxonomy

  • Redirect to current taxonomy when adding a term without AJAX. [39649], [39652] #39328
  • REST API: Merge similiar error message strings in the Terms Controller. [39648] #39176
  • Ensure that mods to query vars in pre_term_query callbacks have an effect. [39625] #39354
  • Restore the ability to use string-based $args in wp_get_object_terms(). [39611] #39215

Upgrade/Install

  • Updates: Show the Authentication key settings after selecting the SSH transport in both the modal, and also on the plugin/theme updates screen. [39657-39658] #39057
  • Updates: Remove a stray " from a tag. [39656] #39057

Thanks to @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @bcworkz, @boonebgorges, @chandrapatel, @ChopinBach, @chris_de, @davidakennedy, @dd32, @dhanendran, @dl, @dlh, @dots, @dreamon11, @dshanske, @garyc40, @gitlost, @iseulde, @jblz, @jesseenterprises, @jfarthing84, @jnylen0, @joemcgill, @johnbillion, @jorbin, @JPry, @keesiemeije, @keesiemeijer, @kkoppenhaver, @kovshenin, @laurelfulford, @MattyRob, @MikeHansenMe, @natereist, @Nikschavan, @obenland, @ocean90, @pento, @peterwilsoncc, @rachelbaker, @ramiy, @sanket.parmar, @sebastian.pisula, @SergeyBiryukov, @sfpt, @shazahm1hotmailcom, @sirbrillig, @sstoqnov, @stevenkword, @szaqal21, @thepelkus, @timmydcrawford, @tymvie, @tyxla, @voldemortensen, and @westonruter for their contributions!

#4-8, #week-in-core

Week in Core, December 7 – 13, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [39530-39598]. Here are the highlights:

  • 69 commits
  • 39 contributors
  • 143 tickets created
  • 29 tickets reopened
  • 100 tickets closed

Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code Changes

Administration

  • Remove the WordPress version number from readme.html. [39583] #35554
  • De-Emphasise the minor (x.y.Z) version in readme.html by including only the major version for the 4.7 branch. [39582] #35554
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Edit Categories and Edit Tags screens headings. [39553] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Edit Comments screen heading. [39552] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Network screens headings. [39551] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Menus screen heading. [39543] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the old Edit Media screen heading. [39542] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Widgets screen heading. [39541] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Edit User screen heading. [39538] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Link Manager screens headings. [39537] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Add Plugins screen heading. [39536] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Plugins screen heading. [39535] #26601
  • Accessibility: Remove inappropriate content from the Users screen heading. [39534] #26601

Bootstrap/Load

  • Bootstrap: Re-initialize any hooks added manually by object-cache.php.
    Prior to 3.1 if a object cache dropin wanted to add actions, they needed to use $wp_filter directly. [39565] #39132

Build/Test Tools

  • Facilitate SVN and Git being co-located in the same directory. [39577] #39245
  • Remove some more randomness. [39556] #37371
  • Reuse another fixture in the user capability tests. [39555] #38716
  • Remove commented out tests that have existed in an unimplemented state since the dawn of the test infrastructure. [39554] #38716

Comments

Customize

  • Prevent navigation in preview when clicking on child elements of preview links that have non-previewable URLs. [39584-39585] #39098
  • Prevent edit shortcut from losing event handler after selective refresh. [39581] #27403, #39100
  • Deprecate page_home nav menu item starter content in favor of home_link; replace usage in Twenty Seventeen. [39561], [39575] #38615, #38114, #39104
  • Allow (optional) url parameter to be omitted in intercepted calls to history.pushState() and history.replaceState() in customize preview. [39547], [39574] #39175
  • Trim whitespace for URLs supplied for external_header_video to prevent esc_url_raw() from making them invalid. [39560], [39573] #38172, #39125
  • Fix ability to shift-click on placeholder/pre-saved nav menu items in preview to focus on corresponding control. [39562], [39572] #39102
  • Use selected user language for edit shortcuts in preview instead of site language. [39545], [39571] #39009
  • Fix inability to delete nav menus by preventing preview filters from being added during customize_save admin ajax request. [39558], [39570] #30937, #39103
  • Prevent scrolling custom_css textarea to top when pressing tab. [39557], [39569] #38667, #39134
  • Use esc_url_raw() instead of wp_json_encode() to eliminate extraneous slashes when outputting background image URL in CSS url(). [39546], [39568] #22058, #39145
  • Prevent single quotes (apostrophes) in custom_css values from unexpectedly causing false positives for unbalanced character validation errors. [39559], [39567] #39218, #35395, #39198
  • Collapse available nav menu items panel when clicking outside over preview or over existing items. [39548] #38953

External Libraries

  • Libraries: Update zxcvbn from version 1.0 to 4.4.1 [39596] #31647

General

  • Correctly detect trailing newline when prepending. [39592] #37082
  • Remove most uses of create_function() [39591] #37082
  • Taxonomy: Correct the type for the first parameter of the the_category filter. [39530] #39130

Login and Registration

Media

  • PDF Images: Avoid a PHP Warning when attempting to process a file without an extension. [39580] #39195

Misc

  • Bump the version in package.json to 4.7.1 after [39576]. [39579] #
  • The 4.7 branch is now 4.7.1-alpha. [39576] #

Options, Meta APIs

  • Options: Prevent unnecessary SQL updates by update_option. [39564] #38903

Query

  • Docs: Correct param definition for WP_Query::query(). [39550] #38963

REST API

  • Add support for filename search in media endpoint. [39598] #39092
  • Allow sending an empty or no-op comment update. [39597] #38700
  • Do not include the password argument when getting media items [39595] #38977
  • Do not error on empty JSON body [39594] #39150
  • Treat any falsy value as false in ‘rest_allow_anonymous_comments’. [39566] #39010
  • Allow schema sanitization_callback to be set to null to bypass fallback sanitization functions. [39563] #38593, #39042

Role/Capability

  • Tests: Use wp_delete_user() during teardown to delete a single site’s user. [39590] #39065
  • Multisite: Replace is_super_admin() with manage_network in get_dashboard_url(). [39589] #39065, #37616
  • Multisite: Handle capability check for removing oneself via map_meta_cap(). [39588] #39063, #37616
  • Multisite: Replace is_super_admin() with update_core for update permissions. [39540] #39060, #37616
  • Multisite: Remove redundant is_super_admin() when checking for edit_others_posts. [39539] #39059, #37616

Taxonomy

  • Use get_term_link() instead of get_category_link() in get_term_parents_list(). [39593] #17069
  • Restore the ability to use string-based $args in wp_get_object_terms(). [39578] #39215
  • Introduce get_term_parents_list(). [39549] #17069

Themes

Toolbar

Users

  • Style the super admin message on the user editing screen as a notice, not a success message. [39531] #39131

Thanks to @afercia, @boonebgorges, @bradyvercher, @celloexpressions, @chandrapate, @Christian1012, @david.binda, @dd32, @flixos90, @Hristo Sg, @iaaxpage, @jblz, @jnylen0, @joehoyle, @johnbillion, @jorbin, @JPry, @kafleg, @keesiemeijer, @ketuchetan, @kkoppenhaver, @obenland, @ocean90, @pento, @peterwilsoncc, @rachelbaker, @rafaehlers, @rmccue, @rockwell15, @salcode, @SergeyBiryukov, @sgolemon, @Shelob9, @sirbrillig, @sstoqno, @tomdxw, @tyxla, and @westonruter for their contributions!

#4-7-1, #week-in-core

Week in Core, September 28 – Oct 5, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [38673-38735]. Here are the highlights:

  • 62 commits
  • 48 contributors
  • 57 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 77 tickets closed

Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code Changes

Accessibility

  • Remove target=_blank from the help tab links on several admin screens. [38725] #38145, #23432
  • Remove target=_blank from the Users and Widgets screens help tabs links. [38723] #38217, #23432
  • Remove target=_blank from the Plugins, Themes, Media, Update, and Tools screens help tabs links. [38722] #38215, #23432
  • Remove target=_blank from the Network screens help tabs links. [38721] #38159, #23432
  • Remove target=_blank from the Settings screens help tabs links. [38720] #38143, #23432
  • Remove target=_blank from the old custom background/header help tabs links. [38719] #38141, #23432
  • Remove target=_blank from the comment/edit-comments help tabs links. [38718] #38140, #23432
  • Editor, Publish meta box: remove a stray label and redundant CSS. [38700] #28411

Admin Bar

  • Remove unused ID ab-awaiting-mod from comment count. [38683] #37901

Build/Test

Comments

Customize

Editor

Embeds

Emoji

Docs

  • Improve description for term_exists() $term param. [38716] #37224
  • Correct default value for next_text in paginate_links(). [38701] #38212
  • Correct ‘Since’ version number for Cloudup in oembed_providers filter description. [38675] #38188

HTTP

HTTP API

  • Simplify wp_parse_url() to ensure consistent results. [38726] #36356
  • Add a $component parameter to wp_parse_url() to give it parity with PHP’s parse_url() function. [38694] #36356

I18N

Import

  • Fix plugin activation link after installing an importer on multisite. [38704] #37943

Media

Meus

Meta

  • Improve ID casting when getting, updating or deleting meta data. [38699] #37746

Multisite

Options

Plugins

  • Display ‘Less Than 10’ active installs of a plugin rather than ‘0+’ active installs. [38729] #37509
  • Fix odd typo introduced in [38703]. [38706] #37973
  • Fix checkbox selection when searching for installed plugins. [38703] #37973

Query

REST API

  • Add filters to allow creating REST API middleware plugins. [38689] #35590

Role/Capability

  • Add more complete capability and role assertions to existing user capability tests. Also reuses one more user account fixtures. [38732] #38236, #38235
  • Reuse some user account fixtures in the user capability tests. [38731] #38235
  • Introduce tests that assert the primitive and meta capability tests test the correct capabilities. [38697] #38191
  • Correct some meta capabilities that were incorrectly listed as primitive capabilities in the role and capability tests. [38696] #38191
  • Add explicit cases to map_meta_cap() for various meta capabilities that are used in core. This will allow more complete meta and primitive capability unit tests in #38191. [38695] #38191, #38201

Shortcodes

Taxonomy

  • Remove the popular tag cloud from edit-tags.php. [38735] #36964
  • Introduce more fine grained capabilities for managing taxonomy terms. [38698] #35614
  • Use WP_Term_Query in get_term_by(). [38677] #21760

Tests

Themes

  • Account for uppercase chars when managing themes. [38710] #37924

Toolbar

  • Be more strict about adding a ‘View Posts’ link to the toolbar. [38708] #34113

Unit Tests

  • Remove unused variable in Tests_oEmbed::dataShouldNotMatchOembedRegex(). [38714] #38187

wpLists

  • Pass the current element to process() to properly register event handlers. [38711] #38174
  • Add ‘urn’ to the list of URI protocols whitelisted by default. [38686] #37300
  • Add test for each whitelisted URI protocol in wp_allowed_protocols(). Move test from [25301] to the new file. [38685] #38198

Props

Thanks to @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @boonebgorges, @chrisjean, @dd32, @dlh, @DrewAPicture, @dshanske, @earnjam, @feedback, @flixos90, @for, @frankiet, @geekysoft, @gma992, @helen, @ipm-frommen, @iseulde, @jeremyfelt, @jnylen0, @joehoyle, @joelcj91, @joemcgill, @johnbillion, @johnjamesjacoby, @jorbin, @jrf, @Kenshino, @melchoyce, @mrahmadawais, @obenland, @ocean90, @ovann86, @pento, @peterwilsoncc, @Presskopp, @rachelbaker, @ramiy, @rianrietveld, @rmccue, @ryankienstra, @ryanplas, @SergeyBiryukov, @spacedmonkey, @sudar, @swissspidy, @truongwp, and @westonruter for their contributions!

Week in Core, September 7 – 20, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [38571-38636]. Here are the highlights:

  • 66 commits
  • 61 contributors
  • 171 tickets created
  • 15 tickets reopened
  • 106 tickets closed

Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code Changes

Administration

Bootstrap/Load

  • Docs: Use a third-person singular verb for wp_doing_ajax filter added in [38334]. [38607] #25669
  • Bootstrap: Use dirname() when loading class-wp-hook.php from plugin.php. [38589] #37707

Charset

  • Database: Fall back to utf8 when utf8mb4 isn’t supported. [38580] #37982

Customize

  • Add wp-util as a dependency for customize-controls. [38628] #38107
  • Remove IE8 access to customizer to discontinue support. [38627] #38021
  • Let static_front_page section be contextually active based on whether there are any published pages. [38624] #34923, #38013
  • Ensure nav menu items lacking a label use the title from the original object. [38618] #38015
  • CBetter hover/focus state for section titles and available widgets. [38602] #29158
  • Implement previewing of form submissions which use the GET method. [38587] #20714
  • Prevent widget previewing logic from building invalid jQuery selectors when sidebars are registered without a class name in before_widget. [38577] #37993

Database

  • Normalise index names in dbDelta(). [38591] #34874
  • Increase the size of wp_posts.post_password to 255 characters. [38590] #881

Formatting

  • Docs: Use a third-person singular verb for smilies filter added in [38504]. [38608] #35905
  • Update autop() to match wpautop(). [38594] #4857, #4857
  • Docs: Fix an outdated comment. [38593] #4857
  • Add an extra line break before block elements in wpautop(). [38592] #4857
  • Don’t send an HTTP status code in wp_send_json() by default. This avoids clobbering an HTTP status code that may have been set prior to calling this function. [38576] #35666

General

I18N

  • Correct context for Next/Previous strings in get_the_posts_pagination(). [38611] #37952

Media

Menus

Networks and Sites

  • Multisite: Show always domain and path when deleting a site. [38633] #37309
  • Multisite: Use get_networks() in get_main_network_id(). [38632] #37218
  • Multisite: Provide $join as a possible SQL clause to the sites_clauses filter. [38631] #37922
  • Multisite: Add annotations for extended WP_Site properties. [38630] #37932
  • Docs: Synchronize docblocks for WP_Site_Query::__construct() and get_sites() after the changes in [37735], [38008], [38103], and [38336]. [38596] #38039
  • Docs: Correct description for domain and path arguments in WP_Network_Query::__construct(). [38595] #32504

Options, Meta APIs

  • Options: Build out register_setting like register_meta. [38635] #37885

Permalinks

  • Ensure Pending Review Posts permalink posts link to the draft [38572] #37423

Plugins

  • Style the primary action link in the non-js “Installing Plugin” page. [38617] #36430
  • Tests: Use add_filter() when it’s available. [38582] #17817
  • Docs: Fix minor formatting for inline docs in WP_Hook following its introduction in [38571]. [38573] #17817
  • Hooks: Add the new class WP_Hook, and modify hook handling to make use of it. [38571] #17817

Posts, Post Types

REST API

Shortcodes

Taxonomy

  • Docs: Correct the description of {$taxonomy}_term_new_form_tag hook, making it more consistent with other *_form_tag hooks. [38629] #38104
  • Pass taxonomy name to actions in term-relationship CRUD functions. [38621] #38006
  • Query: Eliminate unnecessary wp_list_filter() call in get_queried_object(). [38586] #37962
  • Query: Avoid PHP notice in get_queried_object() when query contains NOT EXISTS tax query. [38585] #37962

Themes

  • Docs: Correct two references to plugins in the $args parameter description for themes_api(). [38623] #37939
  • Docs: Use a third-person singular verb for {$type}_template_hierarchy filter added in [38385]. [38609] #14310
  • Docs: Use a third-person singular verb in the DocBlock summary for get_theme_file_uri(), get_parent_theme_file_uri(), get_theme_file_path(), and get_parent_theme_file_path(), introduced in [38578]. [38606] #18302
  • Docs: Use a third-person singular verb for theme_file_uri, parent_theme_file_uri, theme_file_path, and parent_theme_file_path filters added in [38578]. [38605] #18302
  • Add the non-encoded form of the queried item slug to the template hierarchy when the slug contains non-ASCII characters. [38583] #37655
  • Taxonomy: Revert accidental changes introduced in [38578]. [38579] #18302
  • Improve child theme file inheritance by introducing functions for locating and fetching the URL or path to files within child and parent themes. [38578] #18302

Toolbar

  • Add a ‘View Posts’ link to the toolbar when on the post listing screen. [38634] #34113

Upgrade/Install

  • Docs: Correct a comment and @return entry in WP_Upgrader::create_lock(). [38622] #38089
  • Automatically log users in after installation. [38619] #34084

XML-RPC

  • Avoid a PHP notice in ::pingback_ping() if page title was not found. [38620] #36727
  • Check the minimum number of arguments in ::wp_getUsersBlogs() and ::blogger_getUsersBlogs(). [38600] #29750

Thanks to @aaroncampbell, @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @akibjorklund, @DMing, @BjornW, @boonebgorges, @celloexpressions, @curdin, @danielpietrasik, @dd32, @DrewAPicture, @eliorivero, @enshrined, @ericlewis, @FlorianBrinkmann, @folletto, @georgestephanis, @gma992, @helen, @hideokamoto, @hugobaeta, @ian.edington, @iandunn, @jbrinley, @jeremyfelt, @joehoyle, @joemcgill, @johnbillion, @johnjamesjacoby, @jorbin, @karmatosed, @kitchin, @knutsp, @markshep, @MaximeCulea, @melchoyce, @monikarao, @nacin, @nazgul, @obenland, @ocean90, @paulwilde, @pento, @peterwilsoncc, @RedSand, @rmccue, @rnoakes3rd, @rommelxcastro, @ryankienstra, @ryanplas, @SergeyBiryukov, @skippy, @spacedmonkey, @swissspidy, @Takahashi_Fumiki, @websupporter, @welcher, @westonrute, @westonruter, and @wonderboymusic for their contributions!

#4-7, #week-in-core

Week in Core, August 2 – 9, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in Core, covering changes [38181-38238]. Here are the highlights:

  • 58 commits
  • 47 contributors
  • 76 tickets created
  • 10 tickets reopened
  • 53 tickets closed

Ticket numbers based on trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component.

Code Changes

Help/ About

Boostrap/ Load

Customize

Dashboard

Docs

Embeds

  • Fix copy/paste error in WP_oEmbed::_add_provider_early() description. [38230] #37602

Emoji

Formatting

I18N

  • Correct the documented return types of get_translations_for_domain(). [38198] #32246

Media

Multisite

Plugins

Requests

Taxononmy

  • Set WP_Term_Query::terms when returning terms from the cache in WP_Term_Query::get_terms() [38212], [38214] #37591
  • Add unit that shows that WP_Term_Query is broken when the query is read from the cache. [38211] #37591

Themes

Upgrade/ Install

Props

Thanks to @adamsilverstein, @afercia, @Ankit, @azaozz, @boonebgorges, @celloexpressions, @cmillerdev, @dd32, @DrewAPicture, @endocreative, @fliespl, @flixos90, @gitlost, @Gupta, @hugobaeta, @iamfriendly, @Ipstenu, @ivantedja, @jbrinley, @jeremyfelt, @joemcgill, @johnbillion, @jorbin, @juhise, @K, @karmatosed, @macmanx, @mapk, @michael-arestad, @mikeschroder, @nacin, @obenland, @ocean90, @olarmarius, @ovann86, @pento, @peterwilsoncc, @petya, @rahulsprajapati, @ramiy, @rosso99, @SergeyBiryukov, @swissspidy, @vishalkakadiya, @westonruter, @wonderboymusic, and @zetaraffix for their contributions!

#4-6, #week-in-core