Week in Core, August 16 – 23, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., covering changes [38274-38345]. Here are the highlights:

  • 72 commits
  • 40 contributors
  • 100 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 96 tickets closed

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

Code Changes

Administration

  • Allow for .nav-tab-wrapper class to be used on elements other than h3 to increase flexibility for custom settings pages. [38306] #37257

AJAX

  • add a new function, wp_doing_ajax(), which can replace… (wait for it…) DOING_AJAX checks via the constant. [38334] #25669

Bootstrap/Load

  • Include 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 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. via require_once. [38282] #37707

Cache

  • in WP_Object_Cache, $cache_misses is public, but $cache_hits is private. They should both be public, because they’re useful for debugging purposes. [38335] #37726

Comments

  • in wp_handle_comment_submission(), $_wp_unfiltered_html_comment is passed as part of $comment_data, but is not used locally. [38313] #37771
  • in WP_Comment_Query::fill_descendants(), continue if there is an empty array in the 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.. [38298] #37416
  • in WP_Comment_Query::fill_descendants(), compute count() in the first for expression so that it does not run on each iteration. [38297] #37416

Customize

  • Ensure a newly-added custom link nav menu item has the appropriate CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. class names. [38301] #37575

Database

  • WP_Network, WP_Network_Query, and WP_Site_Query call wpdb::_escape(), thus requiring it to be public. It previously had no access modifier. _ at the beginning of a method, believe it or not, does not enforce visibility constraints. [38314] #37771

Docs

  • Update jsdoc in customize-nav-menus.js to remove references to Menu 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. plugin. Also fix @param for updateAssignedLocationsInSectionTitle. [38300] #37520
  • Update outdated phpdocPHPDoc (docblock, inline docs) for WP_Customize_Manager::validate_setting_values() to reflect changes in [37942]. [38299] #37247, #37759
  • Correct usage examples for wpdb::prepare(), which should not be called statically. [38289] #37744
  • Fix typo in load_plugin_textdomain() parameter description. [38284] #37318

Embeds

  • In get_oembed_endpoint_url(), avoid inadvertent stomping of the $format parameter passed to oembed_endpoint_url 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.. [38321] #37751

External Libraries

  • Update minified version of jquery.masonry.js. Merge of [38276] and [38281] to the 4.6 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".. [38339] #37720, #37666
  • Update to Requests master (fb5b517) which corrects a logic inversion in the cURL transport checks. Merge of [38274] to the 4.6 branch. [38338] #37700
  • Fix jshint of Gruntfile.js. Introduced in [38276] [38281] #37720
  • Update Minified version of jquery.masonry.js [38276] #37720, #37666

General

  • remove variable set needlessly in wp_check_jsonp_callback(). [38308] #37771

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.

  • Standardize naming of dynamic hooks to use interpolation vs concatenation. [38307] #37748

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.

  • in WP_HTTP_Response, the @param declarations for $status and $headers were swapped. Let us correct this. [38315] #37771

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.

  • Add translator comments for strings in wp-includes/functions.wp-scripts.php. [38345] #37803
  • Add translator comments for strings in wp-includes/functions.php. [38344] #37802
  • Add translator comments for strings in wp-includes/deprecated.php. [38343] #37797
  • Add translator comments for strings in wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php. [38342] #37796
  • Add translator comments for strings in wp-includes/author-template.php. [38341] #37795
  • Add translator comments for strings in wp-includes/admin-bar.php. [38340] #37794
  • Remove unnecessary context for two strings on “Add New User” screen. [38329] #37784
  • Remove unnecessary context in wp_post_revision_title_expanded(). [38327] #37781
  • Use a consistent context for “Add New” submenu strings in adminadmin (and super admin) bar (Toolbar). [38326] #37780
  • Allow for WordPress Plugin/Theme Directory URLs to be localized. [38325] #37501
  • Replace unnecessary context with translator comments in wp_post_revision_title() and wp_post_revision_title_expanded(). [38324] #37778
  • Replace unnecessary context with a translator comment for %s Sites string in network_step1(). [38323] #37777
  • Replace unnecessary context with a translator comment for %s KB string on Networknetwork (versus site, blog) Settings screen. [38322] #37496
  • Add translator comments for Edit Site: %s string in network admin. [38320] #37776

LocaleLocale A locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English.

Login

  • retrieve_password() does not need to import 2 globals that it does not use. [38304] #37699

Mail

  • If post-by-email functionality is disabled, wp-mail.php should return a 403 Forbidden status code instead if 500 Internal Server Error. [38332] #37572
  • Don’t set Sender field when setting From. Merges [38286] to the 4.6 branch. [38287] #37736
  • Don’t set Sender field when setting From. [38286] #37736

Media

  • remove function_exists() call for ini_get() in _load_image_to_edit_path(). [38333] #37681
  • remove unnecessary variable assignment in gallery_shortcode(). [38309] #37771
  • add a function, wp_get_additional_image_sizes(), that wraps the retrieval of the global $_wp_additional_image_sizes. Removes 6 global imports. [38303] #37699
  • fix 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. after [38296].
  • use wp_get_attachment_metadata() instead of get_post_meta() where appropriate. [38296] #36246
  • wp_get_attachment_link() fails to output text for non-images if the attachment post doesn’t have a title and $text (argument #5) was not passed to the func. In this case, use the filename. [38295] #5, #37343
  • when calling pathinfo(), also pass a PATHINFO_* constant to avoid array notices for unset keys. [38294] #37608
  • Add some docs to media-gallery.js RIP. [38293] #37717

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

  • Fix copy/paste issue in id attribute for a dismissible message on Sites screen. [38305] #37764

Nav Menus

  • remove unnecessary variable assignment in wp_nav_menu_item_post_type_meta_box(). [38311] #37771

Query

  • use correct description in the docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) for $number in WP_Comment_Query, WP_Network_Query, and WP_Site_Query. [38336] #37621
  • Non-scalar and negative values for ‘p’ should always result in a 404. [38288] #33372
  • use composition for $db in WP_Date_Query, removes need to import global $wpdb in multiple methods. [38280] #37699
  • use composition for $db in WP_Query, removes need to import global $wpdb in multiple methods. [38279] #37699
  • add a protected field, $db, (composition, as it were) to WP_*_Query classes to hold the value for the database abstraction, instead of importing the global $wpdb into every method that uses it. Reduces the number of global imports by 32. [38275] #37699

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/.

  • remove unnecessary variable assignments in rest_handle_options_request(). [38310] #37771

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.

  • in get_terms(), do not assume that legacy args are being passed when the only params are top-level meta_* values. Add keys in WP_Term_Query::__construct(). Adds unit tests. [38337] #37568
  • remove unnecessary break in WP_Term::__get(). [38312] #37771
  • In is_object_in_term(), return error object rather than caching it. [38277] #32044, #36814, #37721
  • Allow attachment taxonomies to be fetched as objects. [38292] #37368

Tests

  • Fix incorrect variable name from [38330]. [38331] #37630
  • Attachment create() method should match signature of other create() methods. Legacy argument format continues to be accepted. [38330] #37630
  • Move some utility classes to their own files. [38285] #37523
  • skip checking the value in Tests_User:test_user_properties for db. Casting to array is not the most elegant thing here, and various versions of PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 key protected/private fields differently when objects are cast. [38278] #37699
  • Introduce tests for get_attachment_taxonomies(). [38291] #37368
  • Introduce tests for get_object_taxonomies(). [38290] #37368
  • Add wordpress-importer tests demonstrating slashed data behavior. [38283] #21007

TinyMCE

  • make sure the temporary id is removed when using the default image dialog and inserting an external image. [38328] #37467

Users

  • after [38317], use a @property annotation, instead of a public field. [38319] #37771
  • $user_level has been publicly-accessed on instances of WP_User since version 2.0, but is has never been declared. [38317] #37771

Widgets

  • $option_name and $alt_option_name have been used as members ever since WP_Widget became an object in 2.8, but never declared. [38318] #37771

Props

Thanks to @afercia, @Akeif, @azaozz, @bcole808, @boonebgorges, @Clorith, @codemovementpk, @danhgilmore, @danielbachhuber, @dd32, @deremohan, @dlh, @DrewAPicture, @flixos90, @fomenkoandrey, @Frank, @gma992, @henrywright, @iandunn, @imath, @JaworskiMatt, @jipmoors, @Jonnyauk, @jorbin, @JorritSchippers, @Klein, @kouratoras, @Mte90, @Presskopp, @ramiy, @rpayne7264, @sebastianpisula, @SergeyBiryukov, @swissspidy, @tivnet, @TJNowell, @tomdxw, @vishalkakadiya, @westonruter, and @wonderboymusic for their contributions!

#4-6, #week-in-core

Week in Core, August 9 – 16, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., covering changes [38239-38274]. Here are the highlights:

  • 35 commits
  • 38 contributors
  • 73 tickets created
  • 7 tickets reopened
  • 52 tickets closed
  • WordPress 4.6 released 🎉

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

Code Changes

Bootstrap/Load

  • Bootstrap/Load: Revert 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 Global restoration around advance-cache.php. [38251] [38252] #36819

Build/Test Tools

  • Build/Test Tools: Ensure PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 7.1 is tested on Travis.[38273] #37625

Export

External Libraries

General

  • Docs: Replace some more 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. links with 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.. [38239] #37622, #36993

Help/About

  • Add release video and move images to CDN. [38267] [38268] #37246
  • Third pass for 4.6. Adjust strings. Make strings translatable. Improve margin between copy and images. [38244] #37246
  • Enhance responsive images. [38257] [38258] #35030, #37246
  • Fix punctuation errors in two strings. [38248] [38249] #37246
  • Updates for 4.6. Merge of [38213], [38215], [38234], and [38244] to the 4.6 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".. [38245] #37246

Import

  • Update/Install error messages: do not escape from the template, escape the error message string before inserting it. [38240] [38241] #37623
  • Correct the documentation for the get_sample_permalink 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., and improve the documentation for the get_sample_permalink() function. [38272] #37682

Post Thumbnails,Post Thumbnails,Post Thumbnails

Script Loader

  • Fix protocol-relative URLs for the preconnect relation type. Props azaozz for review. [38255] #37652

Upgrade/Install

Users

Thanks to @afragen, @azaozz, @azaozz for testing and second sign off, @Clorith, @dd32, @dd32 for review, @dimadin, @DrewAPicture, @DrewAPicture for review, @flixos90, @helen, @hugobaeta, @Ipstenu, @ipstenu for research, @jeremyfelt, @jerrysarcastic, @JerrySarcastic, @joemcgill, @johnbillion, @johnpgreen, @jorbin, @macmanx, @MattyRob, @ocean90, @pento for review, @peterwilsoncc, @petya, @Presskopp, @RoseAppleMedia, @rosso99, @sebastian.pisula for the original patc, @SergeyBiryukov, @stephenharris, @swissspidy, @theMikeD for the initial 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., @voldemortensen, @westi for investigation, and @wonderboymusic for their contributions!

#4-6, #week-in-core

This Week in 4.6: August 15 – 21

This is the jump-start post for the seventeenth and last week of the WordPress 4.6 release cycle. This week is all about the final release of WordPress 4.6. 🚢

There is a release dry run today, Monday, August 15 at 16:00 UTC. The process for the final release starts tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16 at 16:00 UTC, with a release at Tuesday, August 16 at 19:00 UTC.

Priority tickets this week:

There are currently 4 tickets which need to be checked whether they’re blockerblocker A bug which is so severe that it blocks a release. for a release.

  • #37658Featured 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. on media files can not be changed (has-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., has-unit-tests)
  • #37666: Masonry update to v3.3.2 breaks backwards compatibility with isAnimated option (has-patch)
  • #37665: Font Natively: Google maps can change the active font (needs-feedback)
  • #37669: Shiny Updates: Cancelling the filesystem credentials when updating within the pop-up prevents updating again

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

#4-6, #jump-starts

Global overloading in advanced-cache.php

As a part of the 4.6 release, a change is made to the order of loading files during the bootstrap process. This change included an attempt to protect sites from the overloading of the hook related globals in advanced-cache.php. This change was reverted with [38251]. This means that the 4.5 behavior where if an advanced-cache.php sets one of the globals to an empty array, previously entered records will not exist.

This is a general reminder to not directly touch the globals in WordPress and to always use 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. functions. The format that the globals are in is not guaranteed to stay consistent from version to version. If you need to interact with the Plugins API in advanced-cache.php, as of 4.6, you can use the Plugins API (add_action(), add_filter(), etc.).

How to know if you are using advanced-cache.php

advanced-cache.php is a drop-in. If you are using any drop-ins, you will see “Drop-ins” at the top of wp-admin/plugins.php as one of the filtering options. If advanced-cache.php is listed and no warning is displayed, your site is using it. This file lives in your wp-content directory as a peer to plugins and themes. Updates to it are not made like updates to plugins. You will never see a notice that there is an update pending. If you did not write this code yourself, you are encouraged to keep up to date with upstream updates.

#4-6, #bootstrap-load, #dev-notes

4.6 Release Dry Run

In preparation for the release on Tuesday, August 16 at 19:00 UTC, we’ll do a dry run on Monday, August 15 at 16:00 UTC.

The dry run will include:

  • Testing various features, including Shiny Updates, native fonts, comment/site/networknetwork (versus site, blog) queries with and without a persistent object cache
  • Generally testing the adminadmin (and super admin) and common features using a multitude of devices and browsers
  • Running our usual unit tests including the specialty groups like 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, Ajax, and external 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.
  • Doing scratch installs and upgrades from a variety of older versions
  • Triaging any bugs reported against 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., most easily found at the top of report 40
  • Updating the credits 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.
  • Reviewing the Codex release page
  • Moving about page images to the CDN
  • Checking status of translations
  • Reviewing the release post

If you’d like to help out and participate, we’d love to have you. Please come prepared to test!

#4-6, #dry-run

Week in Core, August 2 – 9, 2016

Welcome back the latest issue of Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., covering changes [38181-38238]. Here are the highlights:

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

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

Code Changes

Help/ About

Boostrap/ Load

  • Improve forward compatiblity of 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 global backup methods [38223-38224] #17817, #17817, #36819

Customize

Dashboard

  • Don’t escape 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. titles in screen reader text [38225-38226] #37595, #37594

Docs

Embeds

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

Emoji

Formatting

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.

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

Media

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

Plugins

Requests

  • Merge handling for custom 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. methods [38191-38192] #37503

Taxononmy

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

Themes

Upgrade/ Install

Props

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

#4-6, #week-in-core

Weekly Dev Chat Agenda for August 10 — Sixteen Weeks Later

This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on August 10, 2016 at 20:00 UTC:

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda, please leave a comment below.

See you in the chat!

#4-6, #agenda, #dev-chat

This Week in 4.6: August 8 – 14

This is the jump-start post for the sixteenth week of the WordPress 4.6 release cycle. T minus 9 days until release day. ⏳

There was no second release candidaterelease 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). last week due to a high number 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. reports. 😞 We can only release a RC if there are no known issues.

The next slot for a release candidate is this Wednesday at 18:00 UTC. Our target until then is to get the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. count in the 4.6 milestone down to 0. To hit this goal we currently have to work on 0 open tickets. Depending on how fast the tickets are closed a RC can be released earlier.

(This post gets updated on ticket changes.)

Priority tickets this week:

  • Shiny Updates
    • #37563: On page updates: Bulk actions 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. dismissal issues (needs-review, needs-sign-off)
    • #37504: Update message displays unstyled in plugins list (needs-review, needs-sign-off)
    • #37598: Fix 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/theme delete/install success hook inconsistency (needs-review, needs-sign-off)
    • #37603. Missing visual feedback when deleting themes/plugins (needs-review)
    • #37623: Import screen: Success message contains escaped HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. (needs-commit)
  • Bootstrap/Load
    • #36819: Load plugin.php earlier in wp-settings.php (needs-sign-off)
  • Administration
    • #37594: Quick Draft 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. toggle button contains escaped HTML (needs-commit)
    • #37246: 4.6 About Page (needs-feedback)
  • Editor
    • #37481: TinyMCE: the inline toolbar position is off (needs-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.)
  • Canonical
    • #36602: Improvement to redirect_canonical with categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. permalink (needs-commit)
  • 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
    • #37607: get_site() does not return the current site when multisite is in a switched state (needs-commit)
  • Media
    • #37570: Parameter 1 to wp_handle_upload_error() expected to be a reference, value given (needs-feedback)
  • Test/Build Tools
    • #37625: Add PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 7.1 to tested versions in Travis (needs-discussion) (punted)
  • Upgrader
    • #37628: Wrong file name for WP_Automatic_Updater

4.6 status meetings:

From today on we’ll have a status meeting on each day (Monday-Friday) until the release of WordPress 4.6. Each meeting will be at 20:00 UTC 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/.. We’ll use these meetings to check report/6 for any issues and to discuss/prioritize/assign tickets if necessary.

The dates:

Committers, component maintainers and current ticket owners are encouraged to attend these meetings.

#4-6, #jump-starts

Dev Chat Summary: August 3, 2016

Current status of WordPress 4.6

  • The 4.6 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". was created this week.
  • RC2 was scheduled for today, but because https://core.trac.wordpress.org/report/6 has so many open tickets its being delayed by 24 hours.
  • The first draft of the About page was committed today. Please help review it to make it ✨ Shiny ✨
  • @hugobaeta is looking for feedback on the images he’s created for the About page. The feedback will be heard and discussed in the #design weekly chat on August 4th, 2016 at 20:00 UTC.

Schedule for the next 13 days

The schedule is as follows:

  • August 10 is RC3 with the hard string freeze. The about page must be finalized by then.
  • August 12 will be code freeze. Everything should be done by this date. Only version bumps and the video should committed after this.
  • August 15 is the dry run for WordPress 4.6. We’ll check everything, prepare w.org, do a dry run for release day, and with @davidakennedy and @karmatosed we’ll release the new versions of our default themes as well.
  • And well, August 16, 2016. WordPress 4.6!

About page

As already mentioned, a first pass is committed. Check your dashboard and let us know what you think. Maybe ask some friends who aren’t involved in the release since that’s our target group.

Call for volunteers

The call for future release leads has been published. Leading a release can be a rewarding challenge. If you have questions, feel free to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @jorbin or @helen. Everyone interested, please express it on the post, pinging @jorbin or @helen isn’t enough. They are more so available for answering questions. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2016/08/01/release-leads-call-for-volunteers/

Component announcements/updates and Open discussion

Currently the contributor handbook is lacking in documentation in regards to contributing via git. Core has supported git contributions for over 2 years. If you have a git work flow, use git, or have git knowledge in general, please consider looking over https://make.wordpress.org/core/handbook/contribute/ and adding docs where appropriate. Please remember that supporting git does not mean using GitHub.

Find full chat logs here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1470254406001902

#4-6, #dev-chat, #summary

Weekly Dev Chat Agenda for August 3 — Fifteen Weeks Later

This is the agenda for the weekly dev meeting on August 3, 2016 at 20:00 UTC:

If you have anything to propose to add to the agenda, please leave a comment below.

See you in the chat!

#4-6, #agenda, #dev-chat