A Week in Core – December 20, 2021

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between December 13 and December 20, 2021.

  • 31 commits
  • 44 contributors
  • 57 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 42 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next major release, WordPress 5.9, and the beta 3 was released last week 🛠

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers are based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component and/or focus.

Code changes

Build/Test Tools

  • Reduce the use of unnecessary randomness in tests – #37371
  • Remove the assertion in filter_rest_url_for_leading_slash()#54661
  • Add an assertion to test the WP_REST_Server::add_site_logo_to_index() method – #53516, #53363
  • Add unit tests for theme features that blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes should support by default – #54597
  • Fix typo in a data provider name – #53363
  • Fix typo in a test method name – #53363
  • Mock the HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. request response in download_url() tests – #54420, #53363
  • Move the tests for theme features that block themes should support by default to a more appropriate place – #54597
  • Use shared fixtures in block theme tests – #53363

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Sync updates from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ for BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 – #54318
  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Sync updates from GitHub for Beta 4 – #54318

Customize

  • Customize: Overlay incompatible banner for block themes – #54549

Database

  • Correct and improve documentation for properties and parameters in wpdb#53399

Docs

  • Capitalize “ID”, when referring to a widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. ID or sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. ID, in a more consistent way – #53399
  • Typo correction in TinyMCE related JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. file – #53399
  • Typo correction in wp_dropdown_languages() DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#53399
  • Use generic references to “Database” in wp-config-sample.php#54610

Editor

  • Activate missing default theme features for block themes – #54597
  • Add “Featured” patterns from pattern directory to Patterns in block inserter – #54623
  • Update @wordpress packages – #54487
  • FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. custom block templates with PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher#54335

External Libraries

  • Update the SimplePie library to version 1.5.7 – #54659

Formatting

  • Use is_scalar() in sanitize_key()#54160

Media

  • Fix selections in Media Library Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. modal on open – #53765

Posts, Post Types

  • Add missing translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. context on FSE related post types labels – #54611

REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.

  • Add block theme support for valid non-alphanumeric characters in theme’s directory name – #54596
  • Ensure that the get_theme_item method should respect fields param – #54595
  • Ensure that the parent link, uses the rest_get_route_for_post function – #53656

Script Loader

  • Fix deprecated usage of passing null to explode()#53635

Site Health

  • Typo correction in Site Health help tab – #54656

Themes

  • Rename public static functions in WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver to remove custom_post_type references – #54517

Props

Thanks to the 44 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @hellofromTonya (11), @costdev (6), @noisysocks (4), @youknowriad (4), @SergeyBiryukov (4), @audrasjb (3), @peterwilsoncc (3), @ocean90 (2), @oandregal (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @jffng (2), @desrosj (2), @jrf (2), @kjellr (2), @sabernhardt (2), @pedromendonca (1), @mamaduka (1), @Ov3rfly (1), @schlessera (1), @williampatton (1), @wppunk (1), @shaunandrews (1), @poena (1), @joyously (1), @bernhard-reiter (1), @johnillo (1), @scruffian (1), @joen (1), @szaqal21 (1), @onemaggie (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1), @benitolopez (1), @justinahinon (1), @joedolson (1), @mkaz (1), @ryelle (1), @circlecube (1), @danielbachhuber (1), @ignatggeorgiev (1), @PieWP (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), @dariak (1), and @Spacedmonkey (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 3 new contributors of the week: @wppunk, @johnillo, @ignatggeorgiev ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (10), @audrasjb (6), @hellofromtonya (5), @johnbillion (3), @jffng (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @noisysocks (2), and @isabel_brison (1).

#5-9, #core, #week-in-core

What’s new in Gutenberg 12.0 ( 24 November)

“What’s new in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.)) are posted following every Gutenberg release on a biweekly basis, discovering new features included in each release. As a reminder, here’s an overview of different ways to keep up with Gutenberg and the Full Site Editing project.


It’s the end of November and Gutenberg 12.0.0 has been released! With contributor efforts being geared towards preparing for WordPress 5.9, this release is more maintenance-focused but still offers a few new features as well as many bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes.

Table of Contents

BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Styles Preview

Until this release, Block Styles appeared in both the block’s toolbar and in the editor’s sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.. These previews, although rather small, added to the overall height of the sidebar accordion. Gutenberg 12.0 moves the sidebar previews so they only appear when the style is hovered or has keyboard focus. This reduces the overall sidebar footprint and also puts more emphasis on the style’s name.

Before this release, the Featured Image block did not provide a clear representation during its placeholder state, displaying a selection box with a fixed height. With Gutenberg 12.0 the block’s placeholder state is a better representation of how it would look when using real images, as it displays a placeholder image that respects both the height and width settings.

Paragraph block combined typography controls

As of 12.0.0, the Drop Cap setting for the paragraph block has been moved from its own section in the Block Settings sidebar into the Typography section. This change keeps all Typography related controls together for the block to provide a consistent experience.

Site Editor Welcome Guide

In preparation to stabilize and release the block theme Editor in WordPress 5.9, a new welcome guide has been added to help users get started with both the Editor and the Styles sidebar.

Site editor welcome guide modal.

Official JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. Schema updates

Official schemas for block.json and theme.json were introduced with Gutenberg 11.9.0. This release provides some updates as well as new URLs to easily access them:

The URLs above redirect to the latest version of the schema but as WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. versioned are released, they can also target specific versions of WordPress starting with WordPress 5.9!

Theme.json example.

New Developer Experience section in the Changelog

Recently, contributors have been putting an even bigger focus on improving the developer experience, and there is more to come. So much so, that we are introducing a new section for it in the changelog. This speaks to the commitment from contributors to not only create a great experience for users of Gutenberg but also those that extend it. To keep updated or contribute to the discussion, you can check the recent GitHub discussions on Developer Experience.

Changelog

Enhancements

Block Library

  • Move WP_REST_Block_Navigation_Areas_Controller from Gutenberg to Core. (36374)
  • Change all the uses of “website” to “site”. (36220)
  • Featured Image: Let Featured Image block inherit dimensions, look like a placeholder. (36517)
  • Navigation: Enable Previews for Navigation Link Blocks. (36412)
  • Navigation: Apply i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. functions to Nav block menu drops when selecting existing Menu. (36301)
  • Navigation: Refactor and simplify setup state. (36375)
  • Navigation: Rename fse_navigation_area to wp_navigation_area. (36460)
  • Navigation: Return wp error from wp_insert_post. (36483)
  • Paragraph: Merge text settings into typography panel. (36334)
  • Remove textdomain from calendar block. (36500)

Site Editor

  • Add welcome guide. (36172)
  • Update back button URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org. (36313)
  • Improve compatibility with menu endpoints WordPress 5.9. (36372)
  • ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. to any errors coming up in gutenberg_migrate_menu_to_navigation_post. (36461)
  • Change edit links for templates and template parts. (36294)
  • Update site editor title truncation. (36436)
  • Add template_type guards. (36318)

Block APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.

  • Update schema to require either a type or an enum. (36267)
  • Add _wp_array_set and _wp_to_kebab_case to 5.8 compat. (36399)

Design Tools

  • Letter spacing: Update label copy. (36385)

Style

  • Add block icon next to blocks list. (36520)
  • theme.json: Adds a setting property that enables some other ones. (36246).
    • This was incorrectly added to the 12.0.0 milestone.
  • Block Styles: Show style preview when hovered or focused. (34522)

Icons

  • Add the missing comment edit link icon. (36565)
  • Remove hard coded color from query pagination icons. (35837)
  • Remove hard-coded values on icons. (36564)

Components

  • ToolsPanel: Allow additional props on ToolsPanel. (36428)
  • Typography Panel: Make letter spacing jsDoc and prop use consistent. (36367)

Bug Fixes

Block Library

  • Fix background colours in nested submenus. (36476)
  • Fix colour rendering in Navigation overlay. (36479)
  • Fix duplicate custom classnames in navigation submenu block. (36478)
  • Fix submenu justification and spacer orientation. (36340)
  • Group – Fix overzealous regex when restoring inner containers. (36221)
  • Hide visilibility and status for navigation posts. (36363)
  • Nav block menu switcher – decode HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. entities and utilise accessible markup pattern. (36397)
  • Navigation: Fix click-button size, submenu directions, scrollbars. (36215)
  • Page List block: Fix space before href attribute. (36505)
  • Page List: Use core entities instead of direct apiFetch. (36531)
  • Post Comments Form: Ensure typography styles are applied to child elements. (36425)
  • Post title block default CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.: Add a break-word rule by default. (35703)

Block API

  • Use firstChild and lastChild when parsing lists from MS Word. (36019)

Full Site Editing

  • Add the ability to opt-out of Core color palette V2. (36492)
  • Fix layout shift in core/post-featured-image block with isLink enabled. (36552)
  • Template Part Block: Add some guards. (36324)
  • Chore: Add rewrite false to global styles CPT. (36273)
  • Revert “theme.json: Adds a setting property that enables some other ones”. (36477)
  • Update more references to __experimental menu endpoints to make them stable. (36386)

Site Editor

  • Fix site editor reset styles in WP 5.9. (36390)
  • Site Editor – prevent loading state from showing the adminadmin (and super admin) menu. (36455)

Global Styles

  • Replace get_theme_file_path in theme_has_support. (36398)
  • Chore: Fix small typos on the rest endpoints. (36272)

Block Editor

  • Strip metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. tags from pasted links in Chromium. (36356)
  • Add webp extension in filePasteHandler and getPasteEventData. (36361)
  • Fix mobile horizontal scrollbar. (36567)
  • Polish metaboxMetabox A post metabox is a draggable box shown on the post editing screen. Its purpose is to allow the user to select or enter information in addition to the main post content. This information should be related to the post in some way. container. (36297)

CSS & Styling

  • Update theme styles for the code block. (36282)

Documentation

Handbook

  • “npm install” suggestion provides a better learning experience. (36217)
  • Added specific links to agenda and notes posts related to core editor meetings. (36199)
  • Schemastore – $schema is VS Code-specific. (36179)
  • Update GIF image in documentation with wp.org schema URL. (36456)
  • Update Versions in WordPress to include 5.9. (36156)
  • Update theme.json schema to refer to wp.org URL. (36332)

Components Package

  • Update combobox-control component readme. (36413)
  • Update wordpress/components changelog. (36448)

Developer Experience

  • Add block.json schema definition to core blocks. (35900)
  • Add pattern to name key in block.json Schema. (36343)
  • Update schema URL to wp.org domain. (36316)
  • Allow block.json attribute type to be an array. (36295)
  • Fix schema to allow for custom blocks in theme.json. (36341)

Code Quality

  • Change @Package to WordPress in block-library. (36494)
  • postcss-themes: Fix PostCSS 8 deprecation warning. (36284)
  • Data: Clean up registerGenericStore param names. (36300)
  • Prepare navigation php code for core patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing.. (36336)
  • Add comment to Remove filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to allow WP variables after min version is 5.8. (36281)
  • Update: Centralize safe_style_css usages. (36280)
  • DEWP: Fix deprecation warning. (36285)

Tools

Testing

  • E2E: Add more Cover block tests. (36321)
  • Fix Performance CI tests and make them always use the latest major as base branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch".. (36463)
  • Fix failing tests and compatibility with 5.9. (36368)
  • Add integration tests with core blocks schema validation. (36351)
  • Skip flaky image block test. (36446)
  • Theme switch on the global styles rest apiREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. unit testunit test Code written to test a small piece of code or functionality within a larger application. Everything from themes to WordPress core have a series of unit tests. Also see regression.. (36277)

Build Tooling

  • Add TypeScript for builds and tests. (36260)
  • stylelint-config: Widen the acceptable version range for the ‘stylelint’ peerDependency. (36518)
  • Update Babel packages to 7.16 version. (36244)

Fix not transforming logical assignments for packages. (36484)

Performance  Benchmark

VersionTime to Render First BlockKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 12.06.18s39.99ms
Gutenberg 11.95.89s40.75ms
WordPress 5.86.56s49.54ms

Thank you to @shaunandrews for the assets included in this post, @priethor for coordinating the release process and proofreading, @vcanales for the moral support and answering questions about the release process, and to all those who contributed to this release!

#block-editor, #core-editor, #gutenberg, #gutenberg-new

A Week in Core – November 22, 2021

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between November 15 and November 22, 2021.

  • 76 commits
  • 138 contributors
  • 48 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 73 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next major release, WordPress 5.9 🛠

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers are based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component and/or focus.

Code changes

Administration

  • Restores “Customize” menu item for non-blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes and moves for block themes – #54418

Build/Test Tools

  • Add the ruleset file to the cache key for PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS. and PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher compatibility scans – #54425
  • Cache the results of PHP_CodeSniffer across workflow runs – #49783
  • Restore the httpsHTTPS HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for browserify-aes – #54337
  • Update all 3rd party GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ actions to the latest versions – #53363

Bundled Themes

  • Update the “Tested up to” headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. to 5.9#53797
  • Twenty Nineteen: Apply coding standards fix from running composer format#54392
  • Twenty Sixteen: Correctly align columns within table blocks as configured in the editor – #54317
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Check if anchor exists before triggering in-page navigation – #53619
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Correct description of Dark Mode in the CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.#53892
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Prevent notice thrown in twenty_twenty_one_get_attachment_image_attributes()#54464
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Remove RSS feedRSS Feed RSS is an acronym for Real Simple Syndication which is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. This is the feed. widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. icon link – #52880
  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Import the latest changes from GitHub – #54318
  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Sync updates from GitHub – #54318

Coding Standards

  • Wrap some long lines in js/_enqueues/admin/post.js per the JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. coding standards for better readability – #53359

Comments

  • Change new comment required text class – #16206
  • Don’t output “cancel comment reply link” if comments aren’t threaded – #37267
  • Fix PHP Notice “trying to get property of non-object” in comments_open() and pings_open()#54159

Commit Standards

Database

  • Check if the $args[0] value exists in wpdb::prepare() before accessing it – #54453

Docs

  • Add missing null allowed type for the $id parameter of wp_set_current_user()#53399
  • Add missing parameters in in_plugin_update_message-{$file} filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.#40006
  • Corrections relating to types used in inline documentation for comment ID and site ID proprties – #53399
  • Improve the documentation for registering block patterns and block pattern categories – #53399
  • Remove instances of the “eg.” abbreviation in favor of “example” or “for example” – #53330
  • Restore [51733], accidentally reverted in [52212]#40006
  • Update documentation for the $plugin_data parameter of various hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.#53399
  • Various corrections and improvements relating to types used in inline documentation – #53399

Editor

  • Add missing label to new-post-slug input on Classic Editor – #53725
  • Check the correct post type support property for initial_edits#53813
  • Do not provide initial_edits for properties that are not supported by the current post type – #53813
  • Fix fatal call to add_query_args() – #54337
  • Fix how the Site Editor is linked to – #54337
  • Fix incorrect access of ID field – #54337
  • Load iframed assets in Site Editor – #54337
  • Update wordpress packages – #54337

External Libraries

  • Update the regenerator-runtime package to version 0.13.9#54027

Formatting

  • Add additional support for single and nestable tags in force_balance_tags()#50225

HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.

  • Remove empty ? when only anchor remains in add_query_arg()#44499

KSES

  • Use correct global in wp_kses_xml_named_entities()#54060

Login and Registration

  • Wrap long usernames in login error message – #54168
  • auto-focus the reset password field – #40302

Media

  • Add support for v1 and v2 gallery block in get_post_galleries()#43826
  • Featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. modal loads only selected image – #42937
  • Featured image modal loads only selected image – #53765
  • Move dismiss upload errors button after errors – #42979
  • Revert media uploader input change in [52059]#42937
  • improve error message for failed image uploads – #53985
  • Add audible notice on menu item add or remove – #53840

Posts, Post Types

  • Increment post_count option value during blogblog (versus network, site) creation – #54462, #53443
  • Increment post_count option value only on multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site installations – #54462
  • Multisite: Decrement post_count option value when a post is deleted – #53443
  • Use global post as the default for wp_get_post_parent_id()#48358

Query

  • Correct and standardise the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. query documentation – #53467

REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.

  • Make the templates controller follow core REST patterns – #54422
  • Remove experimental block menu item types – #40878

Script Loader

  • Document path as an accepted value for $key in wp_style_add_data()#53792

TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.

  • Allow get_*_*_link() and edit_term_link() functions to accept a term ID, WP_Term, or term object – #50225
  • Clarify the taxonomy labels for customizing the field descriptions on Edit Tags screen: – #43060

Themes

  • Check both parent and child themes for a theme.json file – #54401
  • Force a scrollbar on the Themes page to prevent visual shake on hover – #53478

Toolbar

  • Refine “Edit site” link.php – #54441

Upgrade/Install

  • Add timezone info to last checked update time – #53554
  • Correct the weekly cron event for clearing the temp-backup directory: – #51857
  • Deactivate the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party if its version is 11.8 or lower – #54405
  • Differentiate en_US version strings from localized ones – #53710
  • Improve the accuracy of the auto_update_{$type} filter docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#53330
  • Remove 5.8 function and fix deactivate Gutenberg plugin version compare < 11.9 – #46371

Users

  • Prevent infinite loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. when using capability checks during determine_current_user on multisite – #53386

WPDB

  • Call wp_load_translations_early() in wpdb::_real_escape()#32315
  • Call wp_load_translations_early() in wpdb::query() and wpdb::process_fields()#32315
  • Capture error in wpdb::$last_error when insert fails instead of silently failing for invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. data or value too long – #37267

Widgets

  • Wraps long widget titles in classic Widgets screen – #37451

Props

Thanks to the 138 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @hellofromTonya (20), @sabernhardt (16), @audrasjb (13), @costdev (10), @sergeybiryukov (7), @johnbillion (7), @desrosj (6), @poena (5), @afercia (5), @SergeyBiryukov (4), @peterwilsoncc (4), @davidbaumwald (4), @birgire (4), @jeffpaul (3), @dilipbheda (3), @henry.wright (3), @pbearne (2), @TimothyBlynJacobs (2), @swissspidy (2), @shaunandrews (2), @glendaviesnz (2), @antpb (2), @kjellr (2), @talldanwp (2), @pento (2), @ramonopoly (2), @manishamakhija (2), @melchoyce (2), @dlh (2), @jrf (2), @dd32 (2), @chaion07 (2), @hareesh-pillai (2), @joedolson (2), @anthonyeden (1), @anandau14 (1), @asif2bd (1), @dpegasusm (1), @datainterlock (1), @mnelson4 (1), @ovann86 (1), @dlt101 (1), @xkon (1), @sabrib (1), @pankajmohale (1), @ianhayes94 (1), @hitendra-chopda (1), @gkloveweb (1), @drewapicture (1), @bravokeyl (1), @fpcsjames (1), @nettsite (1), @galbaras (1), @henrywright (1), @TobiasBg (1), @chrisvanpatten (1), @sourovroy (1), @jorbin (1), @szaqal21 (1), @PieWP (1), @danielbachhuber (1), @benitolopez (1), @ocean90 (1), @soniakash (1), @rachelbaker (1), @jigneshnakrani (1), @zoiec (1), @jdgrimes (1), @woodyhayday (1), @travisnorthcutt (1), @skunkbad (1), @richardfoley (1), @psufan (1), @procodewp (1), @nlpro (1), @david.binda (1), @lukecarbis (1), @lucasw89 (1), @liammitchell (1), @kwisatz (1), @justindocanto (1), @mista-flo (1), @celloexpressions (1), @Mamaduka (1), @kafleg (1), @umesh84 (1), @robertghetau (1), @musabshakeel (1), @rixeo (1), @marybaum (1), @felipeloureirosantos (1), @tmatsuur (1), @hasanuzzamanshamim (1), @wetah (1), @ravipatel (1), @mukesh27 (1), @westonruter (1), @mjaschen (1), @saju4wordpress (1), @otto42 (1), @joen (1), @flixos90 (1), @clucasrowlands (1), @beafealho (1), @luminuu (1), @netweb (1), @richtabor (1), @ovidiul (1), @h71 (1), @andy-schmidt (1), @mkaz (1), @noisysocks (1), @pbiron (1), @wparslan (1), @zieladam (1), @hellofromtonya (1), @benjaminanakenam (1), @webcommsat (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @tellyworth (1), @takahashi_fumiki (1), @russhylov (1), @lynk (1), @youknowriad (1), @donmhico (1), @tobiasbg (1), @danielpost (1), @nacin (1), @alexislloyd (1), @vdwijngaert (1), @ComputerGuru (1), @benjamingosset (1), @Presskopp (1), @thimalw (1), @dufresnesteven (1), @kingkero (1), @clorith (1), and @spacedmonkey (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 8 new contributors of the week: @robertghetau, @musabshakeel, @mjaschen, @saju4wordpress, @clucasrowlands, @russhylov, @lynk, @danielpost ♥️

Core committers: @hellofromtonya (14), @audrasjb (13), @desrosj (12), @joedolson (10), @sergeybiryukov (9), @noisysocks (6), @johnbillion (3), @jffng (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @davidbaumwald (1), @peterwilsoncc (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @ryelle (1), and @timothyblynjacobs (1).

#5-9, #core, #week-in-core

A Week in Core – November 8, 2021

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between November 1 and November 8, 2021.

  • 60 commits
  • 115 contributors
  • 45 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 35 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.2) and major (5.9) releases 🛠

Worth noting that each feature slated to the 5.9 milestone has been validated, that the Twenty Twenty-Two Theme development is on the way, and the 5.9 bug scrub schedule has been published 🚀

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers are based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component and/or focus.

Code changes

Administration

  • Make dashboard widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. control submit button text more clear – #54229
  • reword some “we” usages – #46057

Application Passwords

  • display guiding text & link in user-edit.php when unavailable – #53658

Build/Test Tools

  • Add end-to-end (e2e) tests for edit posts page – #49507
  • Add missing @covers and visibility for Tests_Admin_includesMisc#39265
  • Add missing @covers tags for Tests_Admin_includesFile#39265
  • Add missing @covers tags for Tests_Admin_includesListTable#39265
  • Introduce local visual regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. testing – #49606
  • Pass workflow outcome to SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. Notifications – #53363
  • Restore changes to package.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML.#54054
  • Restore the https URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for browserify-aes#54054
  • Remove polyfills from blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. view scripts – #53690
  • Clean up the $_REQUEST superglobal in WP_UnitTestCase_Base::clean_up_global_scope()#53363
  • Correct @covers tags in WP_Comments_List_Table tests – #39265
  • Split WP_Posts_List_Table and WP_Comments_List_Table tests into two separate files for clarity – #53363

Bundled Themes

  • TwentySixteen – correct invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. font-style value – #46807
  • Add privacy policy link to Twenty Twenty footer – #53446
  • Ensure logo displays in CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. previewer – #51337
  • Remove the “role” attribute on HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. elements with a default landmark role – #54079

Code Modernization

  • Pass correct default value to http_build_query() in get_core_checksums() and wp_version_check()#54229

Coding Standards

  • Add public visibility to methods in tests/phpunit/includes/#54177
  • Add visibility to methods in tests/phpunit/tests/#54177
  • Consistently escape attribute in wp-admin/themes.php#54256
  • Fix some WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core. errors and warnings in wp-admin/user-edit.php#53658
  • Move wp-includes/class-http.php to wp-includes/class-wp-http.php#54389, #53359
  • Rename the $strResponse argument to $str_response in WP_Http::processResponse()#53359

Comments

  • Add noopener noreferrer to author links in list table – #40916
  • Avoid reparenting during post deletion – #37703
  • Mark comment text field as required – #16206
  • remove bespoke truncation from search string HTML – #17636
  • attempt to clarify intent of “Default post settings” section – #54300

Customize

  • Fix focus() to collapse child panels and show parent panel – #34436
  • Make range controls full width – #54329

Docs

  • Clarify the path usage register_block_type_from_metadata – #53806
  • Fix some docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) syntax errors and add a missing canonical reference – #53399, #52867, #38942, #53668
  • Various docblock improvements and corrections – #53399

Editor

  • Update structure of title element for editing – #52314

External Libraries

  • Update the Iris color picker to version 1.1.1 – #54224

General

  • Remove the svn:executable property from wp-admin/_index.php#54321

Help/About

  • Improve the Welcome text in wp-admin/_index.php#54321
  • Improve typography in the Welcome to your WordPress Dashboard! text – #54321
  • Simplifies WordPress version in “Help” sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.#47848
  • add WordPress version to contextual “Help” sidebar area – #47848

Media

  • Add filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. for post thumbnail id – #23983
  • Add filter for post thumbnail url – #40547
  • Adjust alt text info link text – #48939
  • Remove security messaging in media upload failures – #53626
  • Use WP_Query::get() method to retrieve the posts_per_page value in wp_ajax_query_attachments()#54129

Menus

  • Include 960 exact pixel width in collapse measurements – #54210

Permalinks

  • Sanitize non-visible characters inside sanitize_title_with_dashes()#47912

Posts/Post Types

  • Add filter to is_post_type_viewable()#49628

REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.

  • Add URL Details endpoint – #54358
  • Allow sidebars and their widgets to be public – #53915
  • Improve translations, comments, and readability in URL Details endpoint – #54358
  • Support subdirectory themes in the Themes controller – #54349

Site Health

  • Add the constant WP_ENVIRONMENT_TYPE for debug data – #54340
  • Site Health: Update the icon used when no issues are reported – #53980

Themes

  • Introduce get_header_image_tag_attributes hook – #38942

Widgets

  • Add filter to disable RSS widget icon – #52224
  • Remove unused CSS breaking wp_text_diff layout – #54140

Props

Thanks to the 115 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (15), @hellofromTonya (14), @sabernhardt (14), @costdev (8), @sergeybiryukov (6), @jrf (6), @peterwilsoncc (5), @justinahinon (4), @johnbillion (4), @andraganescu (4), @mukesh27 (4), @joedolson (3), @sabbirshouvo (3), @hareesh-pillai (3), @marybaum (3), @pbearne (3), @SergeyBiryukov (3), @johnjamesjacoby (2), @swissspidy (2), @youknowriad (2), @talldanwp (2), @hellofromtonya (2), @knutsp (2), @azaozz (2), @isabel_brison (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @webcommsat (2), @dlh (2), @karmatosed (2), @afercia (2), @antpb (2), @desrosj (2), @iluy (2), @mai21 (2), @tobifjellner (1), @danfarrow (1), @mnelson4 (1), @donmhico (1), @noisysocks (1), @netweb (1), @shaunandrews (1), @obenland (1), @ocean90 (1), @retrofox (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @domainsupport (1), @xknown (1), @marekhrabe (1), @ipstenu (1), @jakubtyrcha (1), @get_dave (1), @webaxones (1), @lukecavanagh (1), @tobiasbg (1), @wpweaver (1), @abesell132 (1), @junaidbhura (1), @chaion07 (1), @shital-patel (1), @mamaduka (1), @aduth (1), @ashfame (1), @davidwebca (1), @beaulebens (1), @poena (1), @kevin940726 (1), @paaljoachim (1), @dhanendran (1), @Ankit K Gupta (1), @aristath (1), @westonruter (1), @alexvorn2 (1), @deepaklalwani (1), @jackreichert (1), @ibenic (1), @joemcgill (1), @rzen (1), @leogermani (1), @sebastianpisula (1), @gilbitron (1), @engelen (1), @kapilpaul (1), @strider72 (1), @rianrietveld (1), @solarissmoke (1), @infected (1), @Boniu91 (1), @mikeschroder (1), @circlecube (1), @Presskopp (1), @melchoyce (1), @powerbuoy (1), @ryelle (1), @celloexpressions (1), @ryokuhi (1), @malae (1), @Cybr (1), @mattwiebe (1), @Clorith (1), @erayalakese (1), @adam3128 (1), @cybr (1), @coreyw (1), @craigfrancis (1), @acosmin (1), @hilayt24 (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @Mte90 (1), @zieladam (1), @generosus (1), @kraftbj (1), @bjorsch (1), @bgoewert (1), @boniu91 (1), @mt8.biz (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 12 (!) new contributors of the week: @iluy, @domainsupport, @webaxones, @abesell132, @davidwebca, @gilbitron, @infected, @adam3128, @hilayt24, @generosus, @bjorsch, @bgoewert ♥️

Core committers: @hellofromtonya (19), @sergeybiryukov (12), @johnjamesjacoby (9), @joedolson (5), @antpb (4), @johnbillion (2), @clorith (2), @timothyblynjacobs (2), @gziolo (2), @peterwilsoncc (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @desrosj (1).

#5-8-2, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core

Editor Chat Summary: 29th September 2021

This post summarises the weekly editor chat meeting (agenda here) held on 2021-09-29 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @get_dave.

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party releases

WordPress 5.9 “Go, no go” date and priorities

  • The “go, no go” review date for WordPress 5.9 is coming up on October 12, 2021.
  • Gutenberg 11.6.0 was the final full release of the Gutenberg Plugin prior to that date (although we’ll have an RCrelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). for 11.7.0 on the 6th October which can be used for the “go/no go”).
  • The main goal for 5.9 is getting full site editing to all WordPress users.
  • The key “candidate” features are listed in the suggested roadmap.

Updates based on the scope for Site Editing projects

Updates were requested for the key projects:

Global Styles

@youknowriad provided an async update on the agenda:

  • We’re making some good practice hoping to be in a good shape for 5.9.
  • We’ve been iterating on the designs proposed in this overview issue.
  • We’ve landed the drill down Navigation in the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. and we are iterating on the different panels and components. (you can follow the updates on the issue)

Also related to this, @mciampini provided an update from the folks working on the components package:

Shipping:

In Progress:

  • We’re now moving to use the NavigatorProvider components in other contexts in Gutenberg, including the preferences modal.
  • This will help us to validate the APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. of the component and reduce overlap with the existing Navigation components that specifically render the “W” sidebar in the full site editor.

Template Editor

No one was available to provide an update. I asked around and @kevin940726 let me know of progress on the Template Part Focus Mode:

  • Merged #34679 to add the “Edit template part” button in ellipsis menu.
  • Merged #34732 to add the back button in the focus mode (isolated template part mode)
  • Rob is working on #35170 to show the ellipsis menu in the list view
  • I just merged #35202 and opened #35239 to add template areas to top bar and the inspector

Patterns

No one was around at the time of the meeting, but having asked around, @ntsekouras provided an update for us:

Navigation Editor

@get_dave provided the update:

  • Discussion is ongoing on the best way to ensure interoperability and compatibility between Nav blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. and Nav Editor.
  • Proposal to utilise a new classic Menu block in the Nav Editor continues. Any feedback welcomed.
  • Folks (particularly @spacedmonkey / @Jonny Harris) have been working hard on backwards compatibility. Any more feedback on this Issue would be a great help.
  • Lots of bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes continue to roll in for the Editor. Great work by everyone involved.

Would particular like to highlight the need to provide feedback on the ongoing discussion regarding the proposal to utilise a dedicated classic Menu block in the Editor.

Navigation Block

@joen provided the update:

  • Working on navigation things around improving the setup state for url-less menu items (ultimately to help enable nav block patterns).
  • Continuing with light navigation related things such as URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org dialog improvements for the basic mode of the menu, and mockups for transforms to switch to advanced building.

Block based Widgets Editor

No one was around to provide an update but one improvement I’m aware of is that you can now edit the title of the Widget Group block directly.

Seems like a small change but it really helps improve the flow of a block which is critical for solid backwards compatibility.

Native Mobile Team

@antonisme provided the update:

Shipped

  • Embed block improvements and fixes
  • Use tarball instead of git tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) for reactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/.-native-editor forked dependencies
  • Added native version of Dashicon component for mobile

Fixes:

In Progress:

  • Launching soon a way to contact support from inside editor
  • Additional Embed block improvements
  • GSS Font size, line height, colors

Task Coordination

The following items were shared by folks to update us on what work is in progress or where help is needed:

@shaunandrews:

  • I’m working up a some designs around block controls (like height, width, border, background, etc) and their groupings (dimensions? shape? layout?).
  • Check out the #design channel for some more info. I hope to write up some thoughts this week.

@mamaduka:

  • Helping with PR reviews/testing.
  • Worked on a few small PRs of my own.
  • I’ve PR that should fix editor crash when dragging multiple blocks into innerBlocks. I’m not very familiar with this part of the code, and I would appreciate extra eyes on it.
  • Also started working on useSelect call optimizations because of missing dependencies across the codebase.

@annezazu:

  • Still working through feedback on the current exploration on block theme switching.
  • Shipped a YouTube video about the Query Loop block.
  • Kicked off a post that I hope turns into a wider conversation about an approach for adopting FSE features.
  • Helped with the latest / News post.
  • Cleared unlabelled issues backlog.
  • Working on the next call for testing for the outreach program.
  • Midway through a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. editor improvement post on accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) improvements.

@welcher:

@get_dave:

@mciampini:

  • I will continue refining the Navigator* components and the ItemGroup and Item components.
  • Helping with PR reviews around the @wordpress/components package.
  • Helping Riad with the updated Global Styles sidebar.

Open Floor

Adding locking capabilities to Reusable Blocks

  • @paaljoachim explained that at the moment it is too easy to make an accidental change to a Reusable block.
  • We soon should get a lock mechanism in place as per the overview Issue on locking.
  • @johnstonphilip queries whether locking is enough to ensure that the user understands the action they are taking is destructive across other pages.
  • @get_dave noted that the Update/Publish flow now separates out changes to the current Post vs Reusable Blocks (similar to how the Site Editor handles saving template parts).
  • @get_dave recommend raising an Issue to suggest having a more explicit warning inline on the Reusable Block to flag that you are making changes to a global entity.

Getting useInnerBlockProps and LinkControl out of “experimental” status

  • @fabiankaegy brought up two tickets related to features that are currently marked as __experimental which he thinks are at the point where they can be moved out of the experimental state.
  • @get_dave responded re: <LinkControl> to say:
    • There are still a number of items I’d like to see ticked off the tracking issue prior to merging (help with these appreciated).
    • It is quite powerful, but we should look at reducing the complexity of the component itself before committing to it.
    • Due to look at the architecture soon to see what improvements can be made – @youknowriad has mentioned this in the past.
  • @get_dave noted that @ellatrix has a PR to stablise useInnerBlocksProps and that more reviews and input are needed to get this to land.
  • It was agreed that given how long the components have been around that we should look to standardise both.

Wrap up

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting!

#core-editor, #core-editor-summary, #meeting-notes, #summary

Core Editor Improvement: Cascading impact of improvements to featured images

When a new feature is added, it’s easy to see what the feature does right now rather than the many things it allows you to do, particularly when combined with other tools. This is especially true as design tools continue to evolve! This post offers a quick dive into how improvements to the Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. lead to more possibilities for content creation. 

Greater control of posts layout

Thanks to some recent changes to the Featured Image block, the Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. block just got even more powerful. As a reminder, the Query Loop block is an advanced block that allows you to display posts based on various parameters and was released in WordPress 5.8. Within the Query Loop block, different blocks, like the Featured Image block, can be placed within it to show the Featured Images for each post listed. While you’ve been able to control the general placement of the Featured Image, until GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 11.3, you couldn’t control the basics of the resulting image. This came up a few times during testing with the FSE Outreach Program as a pain point with folks wanting deeper customization options. Now, you can control the sizing and scale of the image to your liking opening up the beginnings of a new world of layout options!

Video showing the new Featured Image Block options within the Query Loop block.

More options when creating templates

This change also impacts anyone using the Template Editor as you can now customize how the Featured Image shows up in a template you created. This is just a start too with more size tooling planned for the Featured Image block. Most recently too, the ability to add duotone filters to spruce up your images with endless color options was included in Gutenberg 11.4. Just like with the Query Loop block example above, this allows you to add a Featured Image block with a duotone filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. added and then apply that to any post or page you’d like so all posts have the same duotone shading:

Video showing the new Featured Image Block options within the Template Editor.

Thank you @shaunandrews for the design assist & @kellychoffman for help with the copy.

#core-editor, #core-editor-improvement

A Week in Core – July 5, 2021

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between June 28 and July 5, 2021.

  • 64 commits
  • 52 contributors
  • 65 tickets created
  • 16 tickets reopened
  • 67 tickets closed

Please note that the WordPress Core team released WordPress 5.8 RC 1 last week. Everyone is welcome to help testing the next major releasemajor release A release, identified by the first two numbers (3.6), which is the focus of a full release cycle and feature development. WordPress uses decimaling count for major release versions, so 2.8, 2.9, 3.0, and 3.1 are sequential and comparable in scope. of WordPress 🌟

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers are based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component and/or focus.

Code changes

Build/Test Tools

  • Add the 5.8 branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". to the workflow for testing branches
  • Add the artifacts directory to svn-ignore and .gitignore#53549
  • Replace assertInternalType() usage in unit tests – #53491, #46149
  • Revert [51259-51256,51265] – #53397
  • Split packages and blocks to their webpack configs – #53397

Bundled Themes

  • Correct @since tags for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. patterns – #52628, #53461
  • Remove mention of “FSE” in Core – #53497
  • Twenty Seventeen: Avoid JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. errors when displaying legacy widgets – #53512
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Add missing documentation for some filters – #52628, #53461
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Ensure Duotone images are displayed correctly in Dark Mode – #53531
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Ensure the dropdown arrow displays for <select> elements when focused – #53560
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Improve documentation per the documentation standards: – #52628, #53461
  • Twenty Twenty: Add missing documentation for some filters – #52628, #53461

Coding Standards

  • Add missing visibility keywords to WP_Theme, WP_Theme_JSON, and WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver tests – #52627
  • Apply an alignment fix after composer format#53375
  • Remove redundant type casting to array in WP_Query::get_posts()#53359

Documentation

  • Add @since tags for WP_Theme class properties – #53399
  • Add @ticket references to some WP_Theme_JSON tests – #52628, #53461
  • Add and correct examples of common names for various dynamic hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.#53581
  • Add missing @since tags for some REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. methods added in 5.8 – #52628, #53461
  • Add missing @since tags for some WP_Theme_JSON methods
  • Adjust wp_dashboard_browser_nag() DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) per the documentation standards – #52628, #53461
  • Correct @see references for hooks in the get_option() description – #52628, #53461
  • Correct @since annotation for WP_Block_Type->view_script#53397
  • Correct description for the $image parameter of the wp_save_image_file filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.#53399
  • Correct description for the upgrader_pre_install filter – #53546
  • Correct documentation for rest_{$post_type}_query and rest_{$taxonomy}_query filters – #53568
  • Corrections and improvements to types used in docblocks for symbols, properties, and filters – #53399
  • Descriptive improvements and corrections for various docblocks – #53399
  • Document common names for dynamic hooks relating to metadata – #53581
  • Document the globals used in WP_REST_Widget_Types_Controller and WP_REST_Widgets_Controller#52628, #53461
  • Document the globals used in some REST API methods – #53399
  • Fix the documentation for the $tests parameter of the site_status_tests filter – #53399, #46573
  • Further Improve documentation for wp_should_load_separate_core_block_assets() – #53505
  • Further type corrections and improvements for various docblocks – #53399
  • Improve documentation for wp_should_load_separate_core_block_assets()#53505
  • Improve documentation for optional parameters in WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver methods per the documentation standards – #52628, #53461
  • Improve documentation for optional parameters in WP_Theme_JSON methods per the documentation standards – #52628, #53461
  • List the expected type first instead of WP_Error in some REST API methods added in 5.8 – #52628, #53461
  • Miscellaneous docblock improvements – #53399
  • Miscellaneous formatting corrections for docblocks – #53399
  • Remove an empty line between @param and @return tags in some newly added REST API methods, per the documentation standards – #52628, #53461
  • Undo the accidental revert of [51299] made in [51300]#53399
  • Update documentation for WP_Widget_Block per the documentation standards – #52628, #53461
  • Update syntax for multi-line comments per the documentation standards – #52628, #53461
  • Update the IRCIRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on irc.freenode.net. link from Freenode to Libera.chat – #53590

Editor

  • Ensure global styles are loaded in the footer when loading core assets individually – #53494
  • Ensure the Query block pattern categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. is translatable – #53577
  • Prevent block stylesheets from loading when they do not exist – #53375
  • Remove the experimental experimental-link-color feature – #53175
  • Include the latest fixes targetted for 5.8 RC1 – #53397
  • Package updates including fixes from GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ for WordPress 5.8 RC1 – #53397
  • Remove unnecessary function_exists check in get_the_block_template_html – #53578, #53176

Help/About

  • WordPress 5.8 About Page – #52775

Query

  • Check each post-type’s capabilities when querying multiple post-types – #48556

REST API

  • Allow multiple widgets to be deleted in a single batch request – #53557

Script Loader

  • Add file block assets to the svn-ignore list – #53397
  • Fix PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher notice caused by the viewScript for the core/file block – #53397
  • Revert [51267] – #53397
  • Use the provided block version when registering styles – #53507

Security

  • Add 5.8 to the list of versions receiving security updates

Site Health

  • Improve readability of site titles – #53535

Upgrade/Install

  • Notify users of deactivated plugins during upgrade – #53432
  • Widgets REST API: Fix non-multi widgets not appearing in wp_inactive_widgets – #53534

Props

Thanks to the 52 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @desrosj (9), @walbo (6), @aristath (5), @jorbin (5), @SergeyBiryukov (4), @audrasjb (3), @peterwilsoncc (3), @hellofromTonya (3), @gziolo (3), @nosolosw (2), @swissspidy (2), @isabel_brison (2), @zieladam (2), @pbiron (2), @nalininonstopnewsuk (1), @meher (1), @yvettesonneveld (1), @femkreations (1), @oglekler (1), @alanjacobmathew (1), @milana_cap (1), @courane01 (1), @annezazu (1), @matveb (1), @shaunandrews (1), @javiarce (1), @ryokuhi (1), @Jorbin (1), @Clorith (1), @Boniu91 (1), @ryelle (1), @empatogen (1), @melchoyce (1), @noisysocks (1), @pbearne (1), @jrf (1), @dd32 (1), @ilovecats7 (1), @mcsf (1), @poena (1), @dlh (1), @andraganescu (1), @marybaum (1), @leogermani (1), @jeffpaul (1), @ipstenu (1), @azaozz (1), @youknowriad (1), @chanthaboune (1), @cbringmann (1), @webcommsat (1), and @timothyblynjacobs (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 5 new contributors of the week! @femkreations, @courane01, @javiarce, @empatogen, and @ilovecats7 ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (26), @desrosj (20), @johnbillion (8), @youknowriad (3), @jorbin (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @ryelle (1), @clorith (1), and @noisysocks (1).

#5-8, #week-in-core

Core Editor Improvement: Improve your workflow with List View

As blocks increase, patterns emerge, and content creation gets easier, new solutions are needed to make complex content easy to navigate. List View is the latest and greatest to add to your toolbox when it comes to jumping between layers of content and nested blocks. It’s currently visible in the Top Toolbar and will remain open as you navigate through your content. This makes it easy to bounce between the exact pieces of content you want to alter, whether that’s an individual Paragraph blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. at the very end of a post or a Columns block that contains a beautiful selection of products to choose from. Think of it as the ultimate tool to navigate block complexity, select exactly what you need, and easily view all of the blocks that make up your content at once. Better yet, you can toggle it on/off as you need. Check out how it works in action in the video below: 

Video showing someone selecting various blocks with the List View and making changes.

Going a step further, if a block has an ID/anchor set, it’s displayed in List View so it’s easier to distinguish between other blocks and reference as you want. Here’s an example with a portfolio anchor:

While it was originally imagined for the Site Editor where you’re dealing with even more layers of content, it quickly became apparent that the Post Editor would benefit from this tool too and it was incorporated into GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 10.7. Keep in mind that more improvements are planned and you’ll have access to this feature in WordPress 5.8, so stay tuned and get excited!

Thank you to @shaunandrews and @cbringmann for helping with this post!

#core-editor-improvement, #gutenberg

A Week in Core – May 31, 2021

Welcome back to a new issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Let’s take a look at what changed on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. between May 24 and May 31, 2021.

  • 65 commits
  • 98 contributors
  • 48 tickets created
  • 11 tickets reopened
  • 83 tickets closed

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. numbers are based on the Trac timeline for the period above. The following is a summary of commits, organized by component and/or focus.

Code changes

Administration

  • Improve the message about installing the Link Manager pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to use legacy Links screen – #52669

BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor

  • Load the classic layout stylesheet conditionallty – #53175
  • Add the layout block support – #53175
  • Declare the wp_template post type as built-in – #53176
  • Only load the WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver class once – #53175, #51104
  • Add support for the pattern directory – #53246
  • Fix logic to enable custom colors, gradients, and font sizes – #53175
  • Update the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". used to launch Gutenberg e2e tests – #52991
  • Update packages and backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. the latest Gutenberg fixes – #52991
  • Introduce block templates for classic themes – #53176
  • Load theme resolver class in script loader – #53175

Build/Test Tools

  • Update the several dependencies – #52624
  • Minimize the chances of signature conflicts for assertEqualsWithDelta()#52625
  • Use deterministic module ids in webpack for media – #53192
  • Remove the ::append_to_selector() method from Tests_Theme_wpThemeJson#52991
  • Use the Composer-installed version of PHPUnit for Grunt tasks – #53015
  • Use hashed module IDs for minified files – #53192

Bundled Themes

  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Fourteen – #51103
  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Fifteen – #51102
  • Update the “Tested up to” value – #53276
  • Introduce block patterns for Twenty Twelve – #51105
  • Twenty Thirteen: Fix missing translations in block patterns, add image credits – #51104

Coding Standards

  • Move assignment out of condition in phpunit/includes/speed-trap-listener.php#52625
  • Further update the code for bulk menu items deletion to better follow WordPress coding standardsWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core.#21603
  • Apply some minor coding standards fixes – #21603
  • Simplify a condition in wp-admin/admin-footer.php#53306
  • Use strict comparison in wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php#52627
  • Apply some minor coding standards adjustments – #41683, #53156, #53175

Comments

  • Include a “View Post” link on the Comments screen for a single post – #52353

Documentation

  • Improve documentation for get_option(). Clean up, clarify the returned types and the exceptions, and add few
  • Improve documentation for the wp_resource_hints filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output.#52842
  • Document that has_block() does not check reusable blocks – #53140
  • Improve documentation for wp_list_filter() and wp_filter_object_list()#52808
  • Use a duplicate hook reference for widgets_admin_page in wp-admin/widgets-form-blocks.php#51506

External Libraries

  • Update two polyfill libraries to their latest versions – #52854
  • Update the phpass library to version 0.5#51549

Formatting

  • Add ‘main’ tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) to kses – #53156
  • Introduce the document_title filter – #51643

General

  • Correct the inline code examples for _wp_array_get() and _wp_array_set()#53264
  • Avoid a PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher warning when checking the mbstring.func_overload PHP value – #53282
  • Pass the scheme to the *_url filters – #52813

Media

  • Replace basename() usage on media upload screen with wp_basename() for better multibyte filenames support – #51754
  • Add button in media upload page for copying the media url – #51754

Menus

  • Add bulk delete for menu items – #21603

Posts, Post Types

  • Improve post_exists() query – #34012
  • Speed cached get_pages() calls – #51469
  • Remove some unused strings from built-in post type declarations – #53176

Site Health, Privacy

  • Combine shared CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. for Site Health & Privacy Settings – #52429

Themes

  • Display the number of available theme updates in the adminadmin (and super admin) menu – #43697

Toolbar

  • Prevent username from wrapping when avatars are disabled – #26933

Upgrade/Install

  • Update sodium_compat to v1.16.1 – #53274

Users

  • Pass on the user data received by wp_insert_user() to related hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same.#53110

REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.

  • Update “object” strings to use the appropriate nouns – #40720
  • Add widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. endpoints – #41683
  • Revert widget endpoints – #41683
  • Add widget endpoints – #41683
  • Add support for modifying the term relation when querying posts – #41287
  • Remove WP_Test_REST_Widgets_Controller tests – #41683
  • Re-introduce WP_Test_REST_Widgets_Controller tests – #41683
  • Remove duplicates in the widget types endpoint – #53305

Widgets

  • Adds the widgets block editor to widgets.php and customize.php – #51506
  • Ignore CSS files in legacy widgets block – #51506
  • Perform ‘widgets_admin_page’ action in block widget editor – #51506
  • Remove unnecessary enqueue of ‘format-library’ assets – #51506

Props

Thanks to the 98 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@SergeyBiryukov (7), @peterwilsoncc (7), @audrasjb (6), @melchoyce (6), @isabel_brison (5), @TimothyBlynJacobs (5), @onemaggie (4), @desrosj (4), @nosolosw (4), @kjellr (4), @johnbillion (3), @mukesh27 (3), @kevin940726 (3), @noisysocks (3), @youknowriad (2), @ayeshrajans (2), @jnylen0 (2), @gziolo (2), @francina (2), @lukecarbis (2), @talldanwp (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @beafialho (2), @andraganescu (2), @hareesh-pillai (1), @dd32 (1), @tw2113 (1), @joen (1), @ocean90 (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @david.binda (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @zieladam (1), @paaggeli (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @dragunoff (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @otto42 (1), @maxpertici (1), @wphound (1), @paragoninitiativeenterprises (1), @chaion07 (1), @vladytimy (1), @trejder (1), @lephleg (1), @ryelle (1), @oxyrealm (1), @carlomanf (1), @welcher (1), @bernhard-reiter (1), @boniu91 (1), @sabernhardt (1), @5um17 (1), @bhwebworks (1), @paaljoachim (1), @iandunn (1), @jamil95 (1), @joyously (1), @jeffikus (1), @boonebgorges (1), @apokalyptik (1), @ntsekouras (1), @djbu (1), @thomasplevy (1), @akabarikalpesh (1), @ribaricplusplus (1), @jffng (1), @DrewAPicture (1), @poena (1), @vyskoczilova (1), @Rahmohn (1), @vanyukov (1), @imath (1), @azaozz (1), @ReneHermi (1), @brettshumaker (1), @MikeHansenMe (1), @sannevndrmeulen (1), @Mista-Flo (1), @Boniu91 (1), @pixolin (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @joedolson (1), @shaunandrews (1), @claytoncollie (1), @antpb (1), @ryokuhi (1), @whyisjake (1), @anotia (1), @clorith (1), @notlaura (1), @xkon (1), @sebbb (1), @Clorith (1), @earnjam (1), @dlh (1), and @jrf (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 13 new contributors of the week! @dragunoff, @wphound, @trejder, @lephleg, @oxyrealm, @carlomanf, @bhwebworks, @jamil95, @djbu, @brettshumaker, @sannevndrmeulen, @anotia, and @sebbb ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (22), @ryelle (8), @desrosj (8), @noisysocks (7), @youknowriad (6), @peterwilsoncc (6), @timothyblynjacobs (2), @joedolson (2), @azaozz (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @antpb (1), and @jorbin (1).

#5-8, #week-in-core

Editor chat Summary: 12th August, 2020

This post summarizes the weekly editor chat meeting agenda. Held on 2020-08-12 14:00 UTC in Slack. Moderated by @paaljoachim.

WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 was released on 11th August.

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 8.7

The latest release of Gutenberg, version 8.7 was released 5th of August.

The Monthly Priorities

The monthly plan for August.

Navigation blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. chat.

Scroll back to Navigation block chat.

Task Coordination

@zebulan

@youknowriad

  • I’ve been working on the server-side support for Block APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. support flags.
  • Upgrading some libs (ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/., lodash)
  • I’m planning to focus more deeply on the “Editor controlling APIs”
  • I’ll probably spend some time on the forums to check 5.5 feedback and issues.

@aristath

  • This week I’ve been working on prep work regarding block styles and FSE/Global-Styles: Removing hardcoded colors from block-styles, separating editor & front-facing styles, converting absolute units to relative etc.

@ntsekouras

@zieladam

@mapk

  • Accordion block. I’ll have some style variations up this week.
  • Topbar labels for icons with @tellthemachines.
  • New icons for Post blocks.
  • WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.-block editor designs (Figma file).

@annezazu

@joen

  • Catching up and reviewing. Always happy to review.

@mcsf

  • Helped @ntsekouras land his changing of Embed blocks to block variations.
  • Been reviewing PRs such as refactors or Global Styles-related items.
  • Triaging issues.
  • Team support.

@shaunandrews

@sageshilling

@q

  • Focus on experiments on evolving the Editor UI.
  • Taking a deep look into wordpress/components, and seeing how it can be improved to address many pain-points + missing features we have today, and setting up the UIUI User interface layer for success for the future. One of the many drivers for this is my involvement in improving editor Design Tools, which relies very heavily on the UI layer. I’ve started sharing some of these updates with folks via Zoom sessions, GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ posts, and most recently, a dedicated blogblog (versus network, site) (published yesterday) https://g2components.wordpress.com/
  • I’m planning on hosting another collab Zoom session today.

@noahtallen

  • Working on moving Global Styles forward and how that looks/feels within the editor (will be getting these into an issue soon) [Full Site Editing]
  • Moving the first iteration of Multi-Entity Saving forward with engineering [Full Site Editing]

Comment by @paaljoachim

  • Let’s be sure that any Full Site Editing UI adjustments are also reflected back to the regular Gutenberg content creation where it is applicable to do so.

Open Floor

From the agenda post.
@zebulan brings focus to the work done by @aristath on the usage of relative units (rem, em) in relation to block styles in themes and removing hardcoded colors. PRs.
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pulls/aristath

@psykro
Getting workshops up on learn.wordpress.org. One of the workshops is a beginners guide to block development, following by a group discussion. It would be helpful to have Gutenberg developers present. We need feedback. The group discussion details (including date and time) are on the meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. event – https://www.meetup.com/learn-wordpress-discussions/events/272503390, the actual workshop you can watch any time on learn.wordpress.org.

@aristath
Supporting prefers-color-scheme queries.
Gutenberg has no option to set a Dark scheme in relation to user preference and a11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) issues. Discussion: prefers-color-scheme media-query
@paaljoachim
Check the experimental design tools by @q as color schemes is one of the areas he is experimenting with.

@mkaz
“Remove Embeds for Facebook and Instagram”
https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/pull/24472
Basically Facebook is changing the FB and Instagram embeds on Oct 24, so older embeds will no longer work. So at what point should we remove from WP?
@paaljoachim
Brought up the above issue during the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Dev chat in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. Link to discussion: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RQBWTW/p1597265852021400

@itsjusteileen
Andrei are there notes or follow up on the Nav meetings?
@andraganescu
Not yet.
@itsjusteileen
The idea being theme authors need to look at building progressive enhancements, and keeping up with this feature even if it is exploratory would have benefit to FSE and communicating with the theme team. I can take a look at today’s meeting then and go from there.
@paaljoachim
Back scroll link to Navigation meeting held in #core channel on Slack.

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