Dev Chat Agenda, April 1, 2015

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

  • 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 was tagged last week as scheduled and we’re heading toward tagging Beta 4 this week.
  • The soft string freeze is targeted to coincide with tagging Beta 4 this week, so we need to wrap any tickets with string changes (save for the About page).

Time/Date: Wednesday 21:00 UTC 2015:

DST reminder: The dev chat time has moved up an hour to 20:00 UTC following the European DST change.

Agenda

  1. Congrats if you got ’em for @obenland and @wonderboymusic, release leads for WordPress 4.3 and 4.4!
  2. Task/Enhancements Review [List]
    • #31651 – Change Twemoji CDN to W.org – @pento
    • #28784 – Improve the Customize experience on mobile – @ocean90
    • #31233 – Dismissable adminadmin (and super admin) notices – @helen
    • #31234 – Update wp-admin default colors – @helen
    • #31289CustomizerCustomizer 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.: theme switcher navigation streamlining – @ocean90
    • #31769 – Prevent navigating away while plugins are updating via shiny updates – @johnbillion
    • #31770 – Better feedback after bulk updating plugins via shiny updates – @johnbillion
    • #31819 – Shiny updates: more sophisticated locking – @jorbin
    • #31832 – Add an Emoji section to the Help tab on post edit screen – @pento
    • #27115HTTPSHTTPS 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. links to wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/@johnbillion
  3. String Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. Scrub [List]
    One string:
    • #29958 – collapse menu keyboard 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)
    • #31233 – Dismissable admin notices
    • #31769 – Prevent navigating away while plugins are updating via shiny updates
    • #31836 – Press This: Clean up text on tools.php

    Two or more strings:

    • (2) #31144 – Options general screen, accessibility improvements
    • (2) #31770 – Better feedback after bulk updating plugins via shiny updates
    • (3) #31722 – Shiny Updates: the aria-label should be updated to reflect the current status

    Various string changes:

    • #26600 – Search installed themes input has no submit button – New help text, one string split into two, new strings
    • #31832 – Add an Emoji section to the Help tab on post edit screen – New help text, replaced string
    • #27115 – HTTPS links to wordpress.org – Strings adjusted for links, may not need re-translating

No Open Floor this week – Due to time constraints, we won’t be holding an open floor period during the regularly-scheduled dev chat this week. If you have a ticket on the 4.2 milestone you’d like to get dev feedback on, leave a note in the comments.

Testing Stages Progress
  • Beta 1
    • Puntpunt Contributors sometimes use the verb "punt" when talking about a ticket. This means it is being pushed out to a future release. This typically occurs for lower priority tickets near the end of the release cycle that don't "make the cut." In this is colloquial usage of the word, it means to delay or equivocate. (It also describes a play in American football where a team essentially passes up on an opportunity, hoping to put themselves in a better position later to try again.)/convert all non-essential enhancements to tasks
  • Beta 2 (120 tickets on Report 6)
    • Get first run of FTPFTP FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol which is a way of moving computer files from one computer to another via the Internet. You can use software, known as a FTP client, to upload files to a server for a WordPress website. https://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients. credentials modal in trunktrunk A directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.
  • Beta 3 (90 tickets on Report 6)
    • Start finishing up tickets with string changes
    • Start About page
  • Beta 4 (50 tickets on Report 6)
    • Soft string freeze (all string changes completed save for the About page)
    • Start finishing up the About page
  • RC 1 (0 tickets on Report 6)
    • About page finished
    • Hard string freeze

#4-2, #agenda

This Week in 4.2: March 30 – April 5

This is the jump-start post for the eleventh week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. Posted just a little bit late this week, sorry folks.

We entered the Beta 3 stage of development last week. We need to wrap up any tickets with string changes and transition to 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. 4 this week.

Thrice-weekly scrubs will continue this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday using Report 6.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Meetings this week:

Core meeting times have been adjusted following the DST change in Europe over the weekend. No joke!

Priorities this week:

General

  • Committers: please take a look at the list of tickets you own. Many of those tickets are simply waiting for you to follow up on commit or 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. feedback and are stalled without it.
  • #31794 – Theme Switcher: Improve mobile experience – Needs a patch based on feedback

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)

  • #30468 – wplink modal accessibility
  • #31722 – Shiny Updates: the aria-label should be updated to reflect the current status
  • #31233 – Dismissable adminadmin (and super admin) notices
  • #26601 – Inappropriate content in headings on admin screens

Make Flow:

  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile.
  • #31611 – Scroll bleed in the attachment details modal on iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  • #31609 – Scroll bleed through and scroll position loss in the view 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 details modal on iOS
  • #31612 – Scroll bleed in the link modal on iOS

Recent posts seeking feedback

Notable updates from the last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts

Screen Reader Text in output of comments_popup_link

As of WordPress 4.2, the output of comments_popup_link now uses .screen-reader-text in themes using the default strings in calls to comments_popup_link. The 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) team has put together a post on hiding text for screen readers that includes sample code to use in your themes.

I recommended that all themes include the .screen-reader-text class. This change was announced by the on the theme team blog in January. In the future, there may be more changes to output that relies upon the presence of the .screen-reader-text class.

Related Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.:
#26553

#4-2, #dev-notes

WordPress Core Weekly

Hi Everyone!

It’s time for another run-down of what’s going on in WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. This edition covers March 20, 2015 [31845] through March 28, 2015 [31915].

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

This week’s highlight is WordPress 4.2 Beta 3, which was released on Thursday. There were many 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) and emoji improvements and 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. Also, shiny installs functionality was removed.

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.

  • Improve newly added strings for i18n. [31905] #31776
  • Remove <code> tags from translatable strings. Uncomment deprecation notice for get_bloginfo( 'text_direction' ). [31899] #30614

Customize

  • Theme Switcher: Opening themes details modal shouldn’t require two clicks on touch devices. [31914] #31794
  • Theme Switcher: Reset font size of theme names in overlay. Apply left position only to themes section. [31892] #31303
  • Theme Switcher: Don’t hide action buttons on narrow screens. [31912] #31794
  • Use proper preview URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for Live Preview links. [31911] #31782
  • Avoid SecurityErrors when 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. is embedded in an origin other than wp-adminadmin (and super admin). [31885] [31893] #31687
  • Use responsive button styles if screen is max-width 640px. [31913] #31794, #28784

Emoji

  • [31864] changed emoji image’s inline style from height to max-height. Unfortunately, anything using feedparser.py (for example, NewsBlur) strips out max-height, which gives us massive emoji in feeds. This re-adds height, and also reminds us why we can’t have nice things. [31909] #31719
  • When we’re replacing emoji with <img>s in email, we can only do that if the Content-Type is text/htmlHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. – otherwise, they’ll show up in the email as the HTML string. [31860] #31720
  • Instead of loading the emoji JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. files automatically, we now include a small JS shim in the 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 test if the user’s browser needs Twemoji. It then loads the emoji JS files only if they’re needed. [31875] [31877] [31879] #31701
  • Set the emoji image protocol with set_url_scheme(), instead of defaulting to 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.. [31861] #31735

Press This

  • Remove role="application" from the Categories list wrapper. This doesn’t make it work better in screen readers. [31907] #31443
  • On sites that support oEmbed, if the user has selected some text, quote it below the embed. [31894] #31763
  • Fix the links on inserted images to point to the source site. Fix inserting of images above the blockquote when the editor has not been focused. [31868] #31745

Upgrade/Install

  • Fill $plugins['upgrade'] with extra info for use in list table [31872] #31738
  • Remove Shiny 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 Installs [31897] [31900] [31901] #31773, #29820
  • When creating a temporary working directory, strip off .tmp as well as .zip incase we end up using that directory as the items main directory. [31863] #30945

General

  • Remove ambiguity in the time display format in core, switches to using 24hr notation where am/pm isn’t specified. [31862] #31121
  • Comments List: Don’t let “Quick Edit” break on smaller screens. [31889] #31482
  • Admin menu: Revert [31720] for swipe open/closed. This is problematic on any device that uses swipe for history navigation, particularly iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.. [31910] #31187
  • Do not output empty name and id HTML attributes in get_submit_button(). [31880] #31749
  • When altering the admin URL to reflect the canonical location, keep the existing hash (if present) in the URL. [31882] #31758, #23367
  • WordPress 4.2-beta3 [31902] [31903]

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.

  • When saving post, ensure that non-hierarchical taxonomy input is defined before attempting to parse it. [31895] #30859
  • Taxonomy List Tables: On mobile devices, hide the slug column, to avoid cramping the action links into two rows. [31865] #29992
  • Supplement hook documentation for the get_terms_fields 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 more clearly explain the expected consequences of using it to modify the fields to select in a terms query. [31855] #31174

TinyMCE

  • Make sure the editor is not completely empty before checking if the user clicked above or below a wpView. [31888] #31765
  • Pad empty paragraphs with <br> in Chrome to stop it from inserting non-breaking spaces in them. [31878] #31255
  • Fix error and PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 warning when adding more than one instance in RTL mode. [31874] #31578
  • Fix the icon for the wp_code button. [31858] #31733
  • When pasting an URL, check if the node it is pasted at is empty and remove any empty inline child elements. [31856] #31158

Script Loader

  • Avoid a PHP notice in wp_enqueue_script() if $handle is an array. Calling wp_enqueue_script() with an array as the first argument is a “hidden feature” and should be avoided. Use dependencies instead. [31887] #31636, #14488

Widgets

  • Text 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.: Use !empty() for checking if the filter setting is set. [31886] #31690
  • Trigger _doing_it_wrong() if register_sidebar() is not passed an id. [31850] #31675

Login and Registration

  • Implement an aria-describedby attribute for login screen errors, and improve the “Forgot password?” anchor text. [31871] #31143

Media

  • Introduce attachment_url_to_postid filter to let plugins manage the uploads location better. [31867] #31717
  • Show filename instead of extension in the list table. [31857] #30943

Bundled Theme

  • Update editor styles to better display images and captions in small screens. [31849] #31250

Build/Test Tools

Thanks to @A5hleyRich, @afercia, @aferica, @atimmer, @azaozz, @boonebgorges, @Cheffheid, @dd32, @dkotter, @DrewAPicture, @ericlewis, @extendwings, @HarishChaudhari, @helen, @ianmjones, @iseulde, @jacklenox, @janhenckens, @johnbillion, @johneckman, @jorbin, @kraftbj, @lamosty, @lancewillett, @magicroundabout, @maimairel, @markjaquith, @mattheu, @mattwiebe, @MikeNGarrett, @nerrad, @obenland, @ocean90, @pento, @ramiy, @rianrietvel, @SergeyBiryukov, @sorich87, @stephdau, @swissspidy, @tschutter, @tyxla, @valendesign, @valendesigns, and @westonruter for their contributions!

#4-2, #week-in-core

Dev Chat Agenda, March 25, 2015

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

» 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. 2 was tagged last week as scheduled and we’re heading toward tagging Beta 3 this week.

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

Reminder for those on Daylight Saving Time – If you’re already on Daylight Saving Time, the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat will be an hour later for you until next week, though still 21:00 UTC. The above time link should give you the correct time and date for your local timezone.

Agenda

  1. Decisions
    • Shiny Updates: Auto-activation behavior
    • wpLink modal: Behavior for working links lacking source text
    • Pursue or Puntpunt Contributors sometimes use the verb "punt" when talking about a ticket. This means it is being pushed out to a future release. This typically occurs for lower priority tickets near the end of the release cycle that don't "make the cut." In this is colloquial usage of the word, it means to delay or equivocate. (It also describes a play in American football where a team essentially passes up on an opportunity, hoping to put themselves in a better position later to try again.): #26601 – Inappropriate content in headings on adminadmin (and super admin) screens
    • About page highlights
    • Make/Core Posts – Ideas: Schema change, query class changes, TinyMCE views changes, twemoji front-end loader, update on HTML5 widgets revert, etc.
  2. Upcoming Milestones overview
    • Beta 3 (90 tickets on Report 6)
      • Start finishing up tickets with string changes
      • Start About page
    • Beta 4 (50 tickets on Report 6)
      • Soft string freeze (all string changes completed save for the About page)
      • Start finishing up the About page
    • RC 1 (0 tickets on Report 6)
      • About page finished
      • Hard string freeze
  3. Open Floor – Looking for dev feedback on a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker.? Use this part of the meeting to let us know!

#4-2, #agenda

This Week in 4.2: March 23 – 29

This is the jump-start post for the tenth week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle.

We entered the Beta 2 stage of development last week. We should transition to 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 and try to wrap up enhancements/tasks this week.

Thrice-weekly scrubs will continue this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday using Report 6.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Meetings this week:

4.2 Feature Chats this week:

Priority tickets this week:

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)

  • #30468 – wplink modal accessibility
  • #28820 – Focus isn’t clear when previewing an oEmbed from Add Media Panel
  • #31143 – Login error handling accessibility improvements
  • #31326 – Edit comment screen: misplaced-missing labels

Mobile:

  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile
  • #29991 – Comment action links are quite cramped on small screens
  • #29993 – Media action links are cramped on small screens
  • #31609 – Scroll bleed through and scroll position loss in the view 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 details modal on iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  • #31610 – Scroll bleed in the session expired log in modal on iOS
  • #31611 – Scroll bleed in the attachment details modal on iOS
  • #31612 – Scroll bleed in the link modal on iOS

Notable updates from last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts

WordPress Core Weekly

Hi Everyone!

It’s time for another run-down of what’s going on in WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., directly from WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. London. This edition covers March 13, 2015 [31765] through March 20, 2015 [31844].

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

This week’s highlight is definitely WordPress 4.2 Beta 2, which was released on Thursday. Make sure to check it out!

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.

  • Use bold Arial for RTL headings. [31843] #30807
  • Make dates in 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 site and user list tables translatable. [31833] #22302

Bundled Themes

  • After [31453], replace `current()` with `reset()`, which is guaranteed to be the first item. [31842] #31259, #31260
  • Replace array_shift() with reset() where appropriate for performance. [31829] [31841] #31259, #15459
  • Add documentation for new onResizeARIA function. [31814] #31527
  • Twenty Fourteen: add ARIA attributes to search toggle. See #31527. [31794] #31527
  • Twenty Thirteen: add ARIA attributes to menu toggle. See #31527. [31785] #31527
  • Twenty Fourteen: add ARIA attributes to menu toggle. See #31527. [31784] #31527
  • Use SSLSSL Secure Sockets Layer. Provides a secure means of sending data over the internet. Used for authenticated and private actions. for theme and author URIs. [31839] #31699, #27115
  • Add trailing slashes to theme URIs to avoid a redirect. [31840] #31839

Canonical

  • If the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org being visited has non-breaking spaces at the end of it, they were probably inserted by an errant URL copy/paste. Instead of showing a 404 for no obvious reason, let’s just trim them. [31838] #31499

Press This

  • Check if the URL is to embeddable content on a site that supports oEmbed. Then insert only the URL in the editor. It will trigger a wpView with the embedded content. [31827] #31637
  • Prepend the site domain to root-relative URLs. Reject other relative URLs. [31818] #31645
  • Ignore site descriptions that end with an ellipsis. These are most likely auto-generated. [31810] #31639
  • Change the Publish button text to Submit for Review for contributors (like on the Edit Post screen). [31798] #31658
  • Increase the number of 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 we check in the bookmarklet to 200. Sometimes there are empty meta 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.) nodes (no attributes) in some browsers. [31778] #31373
  • Simplify and restyle the categories drop-down, remove the checkboxes and use JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. to get the selected categories on submitting the form. [31765] #31443

Plugins

Embeds

  • Revert stripping of tags from pasted URLs on beforeSetContent [31817] and [31819]. Clean up URLs on `pastePreProcess`. [31832] #31158
  • Small cleanup for stripping of tags from pasted URLs. See #31158. [31819] #31158
  • Strip tags from pasted URLs before testing if they are embeddable. [31817] #31158

Upgrade/Install

  • Ensure that we target the correct 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 row for update updates [31831] #31621
  • Request FTPFTP FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol which is a way of moving computer files from one computer to another via the Internet. You can use software, known as a FTP client, to upload files to a server for a WordPress website. https://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients. and SSHSSH Secure SHell - a protocol for securely connecting to a remote system in addition to or in place of a password. credentials when needed during shiny updates [31811] #31528

General

  • WordPress 4.2-beta2 [31835]
  • Remove duplicate label on Add New User screen. [31777] #31131
  • Don’t try to call wp_clean_plugins_cache(); twice in wp_clean_update_cache(). [31825] #31503
  • List tables: Go back to inserting quick edit rows after, as some plugins rely on that assumption. Results are the same. [31820] #26060

Emoji

  • Move a comment to match the restructure in [31779], and add an extra comment explaining how emoji rendering support is detected. [31788] #31242
  • Fix few typos. See #31242. [31787] #31242
  • Add the styling for the replacement images to the adminadmin (and super admin) CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. and revert to using .emoji as replacement image class. [31786] #31242
  • Smilies: The new smilies added in [31733] and [31745] are larger than the old smilies. By adding a little bit of inline style to them, we get pleasingly sized smilies everywhere. 🙂 [31781] #31242
  • Yet another update for Twemoji, to 1.3.2. See #31242. [31773] #31242
  • TinyMCE emoji: fix highlighting of selected replacement images in Chrome. [31822] #31628

Posts, Post Types

  • Add WP_Posts_List_Table::is_base_request() to determine if the current “view” is the “All” (default) view. [31828] #24869

Widgets

Toolbar

  • Protect against Firefox font rendering interference by themes. [31824] #30021

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.

  • Edit Terms: Show error messages actually as error messages. [31823] #31241
  • Ensure that the $exclusions parameter of list_terms_exclusions 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. is always a string. [31813] #31681

Comments

  • Move HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. tags for screen reader text into translatable strings. [31821] #26553
  • Improve method consistency in WP_Comment_Query. These changes bring WP_Comment_Query syntax closer to that of WP_Query. [31793] #24826
  • Restore line breaks before comment text in comment notification emails. [31770] #31508

Filesystem 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.

  • Change WP_Filesystem_FTPext::exists() and WP_Filesystem_ftpsockets::exists() to return true for empty directories. [31815] #30815

Build/Test Tools

Formatting,Taxonomy

  • In wp_insert_term(), allow a term with an existing name if a unique $slug has been provided. [31792] #17689 #31328

Database

  • HHVM doesn’t support passing a DB link to mysqli_get_client_version(). While we usually pass a DB link to every ext/mysqlMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. and mysqli function call, we don’t really need to do that here, as there’s no way for the client library to change mid page load.[31783] #31644

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#4-2, #week-in-core

Dev Chat Agenda, March 18, 2015

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

» 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. 1 was tagged last week as scheduled and we’re heading toward tagging Beta 2 this week.

Time/Date: March 18 2015 21:00 UTC:

Reminder for those on Daylight Saving Time – If you’re already on Daylight Saving Time, the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. dev chat will be an hour later for you for the next few weeks, though still 21:00 UTC. The above time link should give you the correct time and date for your local timezone.

Agenda

  1. Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. Ownership
    • New TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. report, Tickets I Own, primarily for committers
    • Review milestoning best-practices in the testing stages
  2. Bug Scrub/Commit Sprint

No Open Floor this week – Due to time constraints, we won’t be holding an open floor period during the regularly-scheduled dev chat this week. If you have a ticket on the 4.2 milestone you’d like to get dev feedback on, leave a note in the comments.

#4-2, #agenda

This Week in 4.2: March 16 – 22

This is the jump-start post for the ninth week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle.

We entered the Beta 1 stage of development last week. We should transition to 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. 2 later this week.

Thrice-weekly scrubs will continue this week on Tuesday (bugs), Wednesday (tasks), and Friday (Report 6).

For those following the Press This feature, the 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/. channel has been renamed from #feature-pressthis to #coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-pressthis and will be used for general Press This component maintenance and discussion going forward.

Core Meetings this week:

4.2 Feature Chats this week:

Priority tickets this week:

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)

  • #30556 – Modern widgets default wrapper
  • #31527 – Bundled themes: Add ARIA attributes to menu toggle
  • #30468 – wplink modal accessibility
  • #31546 – Press This and adminadmin (and super admin) 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.) 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.-box: use aria-describedby to improve accessibility

Mobile:

  • #31187 – Allow swiping the admin menu open and closed on touch devices
  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile
  • #31233 – Dismissable admin notices

Posts seeking your feedback:

Notable updates from last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts