A Week in Core – January 18, 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 January 11, 2021 and January 18, 2021.

  • 18 commits
  • 41 contributors
  • 47 tickets created
  • 4 tickets reopened
  • 102 tickets closed

As we get closer to the first 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. of WordPress 5.7, the Core activity has started to increase again this 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.

Code changes

Administration

  • Update hover and focus states in adminadmin (and super admin) menu – #28599
  • 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): Remove <strong> tags from labels on 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 editor screens – #52232

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Remove duplicate CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. rules – #52158
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Remove leftover file from `build:rtl` task – #52293

Coding Standards

  • Improve code layout in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php#51014
  • Coding Standards: Fix WPCS issue in [49963]#52316

Customize

  • Update button label reference in themes help text to reflect the label introduced in [41626]#52271

Docs

  • Correct description for wp_slash() and wp_unslash()#51800
  • Docs: Clarify the instructions on starting the local environment for the first time – #52278

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 support for German (Austria) 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. in remove_accents()#52110
  • I18N: Add context for the Public string in site attributes list on Edit Site screen – #52309

Media

  • Use consistent method for instantiating an attachment author object in Media Library – #52030

Menus

  • Fix minor UIUI User interface issues on Edit Menus screen on smaller viewports – #49245, #51706

Posts, Post Types

  • Introduce a 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. paginate_links() output – #44018

Privacy

  • Use more consistent wording for strings related to personal data requests – #51849

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/.

  • Allow sending an empty array to delete multi 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. keys – #50790

Script Loader

  • Remove unused source file for wp-a11y.js which was replaced with the @wordpress/a11y package – #50093

Widgets

  • Implement TinyMCE on text widgets in Accessibility Mode – #52073

Props

Thanks to everyone who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@audrasjb (7), @mukesh27 (3), @afercia (3), @sabernhardt (2), @ibdz (2), @poena (1), @rianrietveld (1), @Boniu91 (1), @ravipatel (1), @jomisica (1), @accessiblejoe (1), @florianziegler (1), @hedgefield (1), @michaelarestad (1), @ryan (1), @yoavf (1), @chemiker (1), @paaljoachim (1), @estelaris (1), @SergeyBiryukov (1), @passoniate (1), @nonverbla (1), @pawki07 (1), @alexstine (1), @carloscastilloadhoc (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @garrett-eclipse (1), @re.ardestani (1), @laxman-prajapati (1), @hansjovisyoast (1), @MadtownLems (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @chrisvanpatten (1), @dariak (1), @xkon (1), @transl8or (1), @ovidiul (1), @johnbillion (1), @patopaiar (1), @antpb (1) and @justinahinon (1).

Please welcome our 8 new Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. of the week ♥️
@jomisica, @nonverbla, @pawki07, @carloscastilloadhoc, @reardestani, @dariak, @ovidiul and @patopaiar.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (11), @ocean90 (3), @ryelle (2), @joedolson (1) and @timothyblynjacobs (1)..

#5-6-1, #5-7, #week-in-core

A Week in Core – January 11, 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 January 4, 2021 and January 11, 2021.

  • 10 commits
  • 19 contributors
  • 64 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 41 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.

Code changes

Bootstrap/Load

  • Add missing <p> tags to error message in wp-load.php#52254

Customize

  • 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): Add an empty alt attribute to the <img> 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.) used as a hidden placeholder 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. preview when no logo is chosen – #51846

Docs

  • Correct description for wp_parse_list()#51800

Editor

  • Support filtering arguments in 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. type registration from metadata – #52138

Help/About

  • Accessibility: Use more descriptive link text for the Privacy Policy link on the Privacy screen – #52233

Login and Registration

  • Introduce the lostpassword_user_data 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. which allows for the user data object during a password reset request to be filtered – #51924

Posts, Post Types

  • Introduce the wp_list_table_show_post_checkbox filter which allows the visibility of the bulk edit checkbox on the post list table to be controlled separately from the edit_post capability of the current user – #51291

Privacy

  • Clarify the “Contact information” heading in default privacy policy content – #52272

Quick/Bulk Edit

  • Aaaand our best commit message of the week so far, by @johnbillion (read the full commit message here) 😂
    By the power vested in me, I hereby declare the top bulk actions and the bottom bulk actions joined forever in MatrimonyScript – #46872

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/.

  • Fix fatal error 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 when calling the single item 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 routes – #52205

Props

Thanks to everyone who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@audrasjb (4), @mukesh27 (2), @shital-patel (1), @marcelo2605 (1), @carike (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @pbiron (1), @garrett-eclipse (1), @subrataemfluence (1), @clayray (1), @sabernhardt (1), @swissspidy (1), @TylerTork (1), @laxman-prajapati (1), @alexstine (1), @coreyw (1), @oakesjosh (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1) and @johnjamesjacoby (1).

Please welcome our 2 new Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. of the week ♥️
@TylerTork and @coreyw.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (5), @johnbillion (3), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @and @gziolo (1).

#5-6-1, #5-7, #week-in-core

A Week in Core – January 4, 2021

🌟 Happy New Year! 🌟

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 28, 2020 and January 4, 2021.

  • 12 commits
  • 19 contributors
  • 39 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 46 tickets closed

As expected, Trac has been fairly quiet 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.

Code changes

App Passwords

  • Ensure the Add New button isn’t hidden on mobile – #51980
  • Correct authorize app action names and signatures – #52013
  • Only attempt auth if the username and password are set – #52003

Build/Test Tools

  • Change the frequency of code coverage reporting – #50401, #52141

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Make sure filtering attachment image attributes only affects front end and not the adminadmin (and super admin) area – #52212
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Remove extra brackets from :last-child CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. pseudo-class – #52176

Canonical

  • Check if the post type exists when attempting a canonical redirect – #40309

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/.

  • Move the WP_Query args 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. after the tax_query is setup – #42762
  • Only include the controller’s own 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 it’s schema – #51940
  • Properly display 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. encoding errors – #52106
  • Expose all themes in the themes controller – #50152

Site Health

  • Use a front-end URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org for loopback tests – #52097

Props

Thanks to everyone who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@johnbillion (3), @engahmeds3ed (2), @TimothyBlynJacobs (2), @mukesh27 (2), @jorbin (1), @munyagu (1), @Clorith (1), @technosailor (1), @atimmer (1), @iamfriendly (1), @MadtownLems (1), @vladytimy (1), @denisco (1), @Krstarica (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @bobbingwide (1), @lpawlik (1), @spacedmonkey (1) and @activecoder (1).

Please welcome our 3 new Core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. https://core.trac.wordpress.org. of the week ♥️
@engahmeds3ed, @vladytimy and @activecoder.

Core committers: @timothyblynjacobs (8), @sergeybiryukov (3) and @desrosj (1).

#5-6-1, #5-7, #week-in-core

DevChat meeting Summary – December 30th, 2020

@lukecarbis and @audrasjb led the weekly meetings of the WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team, respectively at 05:00 UTC and 20:00 UTC.

Announcements

The WordPress 5.7 Development Cycle has been posted. The core team is targeting a final release date of March 9, 2021. More information available on the milestone page.

@hellofromtonya published the incoming bug scrubs schedule for 5.7.

The FSE (Full Site Editing) Outreach Program has its first call for Testers, specifically designed to explore the interaction between the two editing experiences (post vs. template editing) to make sure it’s clear when users are editing each. If you’d like to help test and provide feedback, please comment on the related post.

Another Week in Core blogpost was published. Most of the tickets of that timeline relate to Twenty Twenty-One and Twenty Nineteen bundled themes. Core team reps added a new props section to highlight contributors who made their very first contribution to WordPress Core.

A weekly Gutenberg update was also published on Make/Core.

Twenty Twenty-One and Twenty-Nineteen bundled themes recently had version updates. @desrosj published a recap on Make/Core. Indeed, bundled themes can iterate independently from Core releases. Of course, WP Core next point releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. will ship these changes.

Upcoming WordPress releases

WordPress 5.7

Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. Lead @hellofromtonya shared some insights:

  • We’ve had 4 early scrubs in Dec: with one in APAC and the other for EMEA/AMER
  • Participation has been light due to the year end and holidays
  • In January, we’ll shift focus to early, high priority, features, and enhancements

And also TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. stats:

  • 200 tickets in the milestone
  • 33 closed tickets
  • 31 tickets marked early
  • 86 defects
  • 68 enhancements
  • 6 features
  • 18 tasks

200 tickets for a 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. is quite light. @hellofromtonya will be looking for other opportunities as well as talking with component teams/maintainers to see if there are other tickets we might be able to land in the milestone. @sergeybiryukov pointed out that with 4 releases a year instead of the usual 3, it’s expected that the number of tickets in each could be a bit lower. 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 is coming quickly. So the quantity of tickets needs to be balanced with time and capacity.

@hellofromtonya shared a link to tickets marked as early + needs-testing. Everyone is invited to test them and provide feedback.

WordPress 5.6.1

There is currently 49 tickets in milestone 5.6.1. 23 are already closed as fixed, mostly related to Bundled themes.

As WP 5.6.1 may probably be released around mid-January, it would be nice to schedule few 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. scrubs next week. Please get in touch with @audrasjb if you want to run a scrub. @marybaum, @metalandcoffee and @hellofromtonya raised their hands during the chat. An agenda will be published by the beginning of January.

Component maintainers updates

From @sergeybiryukov:

Build/Test Tools: Random 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. failures in 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/. 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 controller tests due to 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. request timeouts should now be resolved with [49913].

General: A second pass was made at replacing Codex URLs with a corresponding HelpHub or DevHub article in [49912].

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., Date/Time, Permalinks: No major news this week.

From @afragen:

Upgrade/Install: If you have access to a resource poor, shared hosting server we could use your testing experience on #51857. Specifically the goal is to determine if there might be a timeout issue for the zipping/unzipping processes.

@pbiron proposed to move #51928 to milestone 5.6.1. The attendees agreed to prioritize this ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. to get it ready for 5.6.1 release mid-January. @davidbaumwald raised some concern about moving an enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. to minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. milestone and about making final decision during devchat. The ticket was changed from enhancement to blessed task as this is not an enhancement for end-users but mostly something related 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/ Updates APIs. @audrasjb pointed out that changing the milestone and the type of a ticket is not a final decision. Final decision will be the commit action. @dd32 was also mentionned for final decision, as WP Lead Developer and Updates 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. maintainer.

#5-6-1, #5-7, #devchat