WordPress 5.7.1 RC 1

WordPress 5.7.1 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). 1 (RC1) is available for testing!

Here are two ways to test WordPress 5.7.1 RC1:

  • Use the WordPress Beta Tester 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 (select the 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. nightlies option)
  • Download the release candidate here (zip)

What’s in this release candidate?

5.7.1 Release Candidate 1 features 23 bug fixes on CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., as well as 8 bug fixes for the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor.

Fixed Core tickets from TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress.:

  • #52787 – Empty array for non-single post 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. breaks post save through 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/.
  • #52822 – PHPMailer change in WordPress 5.7 breaks working sites
  • #52670Adminadmin (and super admin) pointer arrow border color darker than pointer content
  • #52713 – Reverse logic in wp_robots function and 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.
  • #52743 – Hardcoded SVG image URLs on WP 5.7 About screen
  • #52750 – WP 5.7 colors inconsistent in get_option( 'admin_color' ) since color contrast changes
  • #52751UIUI User interface issue on Privacy Policy Guide page
  • #52756 – Duplicate video URLs on WP 5.7 About screen
  • #52758 – 5.7 About Page: Image comparison doesn’t work on first load on some browsers
  • #52760 – Color not 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) for AA
  • #52764 – Classic editor adding empty tags in some media embed situations
  • #52768 – WordPress post URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org oEmbed rendering blocked by iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. lazy-loading
  • #52783 – Health Check mis-reports 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. functionality in certain situations
  • #52789 – Gallery layout block adds all media items when changing an image
  • #52816 – Post metaboxMetabox A post metabox is a draggable box shown on the post editing screen. Its purpose is to allow the user to select or enter information in addition to the main post content. This information should be related to the post in some way. style Twenty Seventeen has a border
  • #52826 – New wp_getimagesize() causing unexpected failures
  • #52834 – Reset password screen: improve buttons layout for better 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.
  • #52891 – Privacy: print screen reader text message
  • #52894 – The wp_sanitize_script_attributes function added in version 5.7 does not escape attributes in some cases
  • #52932 – Rest Api enum validation does not work correctly WordPress 5.7
  • #52961 – Add ‘object-position’ as an allowed CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. attribute
  • #52981 – Twenty Twenty-One: Update IE specific editor stylesheet

Fixed Block editor issues from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/:

  • PR30218 – Core Data: Use getAuthors for showCombobox
  • PR30524 – Editor: Revert (#27717) save editors value on change
  • PR30122 – Gallery: Set addToGallery prop to false when images don’t have IDs
  • PR29809 – Revert: Show empty paragraphs on fronted
  • PR29860 – Try: Fix gallery item clicking
  • PR29920 – Fix sibling block inserter displaying at end of block list
  • PR30125 – Block Editor: Ensure that uncategorized block types are properly handled
  • PR30243 – Add object-position to allowed inline style attributes list

What’s next?

The dev-reviewed workflow (double committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. sign-off) is now in effect when making any changes to the 5.7 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"..

As per the proposed WordPress 5.7.1 schedule, the final release is expected on Wednesday April 14, 2021 around 23:00 UTC. Please note that this date/time can change depending on possible issues after RC1 is released.

The 5.7.1 release is being lead by @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb.

#5-7, #5-7-1, #minor-releases, #releases

WordPress 5.7.1 maintenance release schedule

Since the release of WordPress 5.7 a small number of bugs have been identified will benefit from a maintenance release.

Now, it’s time to merge these changes into a new WordPress 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. and to address the other tickets that have appeared in the meantime.

The following release schedule is being proposed:

  • 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).: Wednesday 7 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC
  • Final release: Wednesday 14 April, 2021 around 23:00 UTC

At the time of writing, 18 tickets have been identified for the 5.7.1 milestone and 48 tickets submitted since March 9 are awaiting review.

In line with the trial for consistent minor release leads for each major 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"., the release leaders for the 5.7.x releases will be:

  • Release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.: @peterwilsoncc
  • Deputy Lead: @audrasjb

#5-7, #5-7-1

A Week in Core – March 15, 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 March 8 and March 15, 2021.

  • 12 commits
  • 17 contributors
  • 63 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 70 tickets closed

There has been a low activity this week, as WordPress 5.7 was released last week.

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

Code changes

Administration

  • 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): Use a darker color for post dates in the Activity and Quick Draft dashboard widgets – #52760

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Seventeen: Remove extra space around post editor – #52816

Site Health: Use a singular string in 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. if there is only one critical issue or recommendation – #52521
Docs: Correct unregister_block_style param for $block_name#52795

Coding Standards

  • Consistently format opendir() calls in get_plugins()#44250

Docs

Editor

  • Make 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 aware of variations – #52688
  • Classic Editor: Make sure word count is hidden if JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. is disabled – #52662

Help/About

  • Run image comparison script after all assets have loaded – #52758
  • Use absolute URLs for inline images on About pages – #52743
  • Correct the WebM video URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org on About page – #52756

Props

Thanks to the 17 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@audrasjb (4), @sabernhardt (3), @vladytimy (1), @jeremyfelt (1), @mihdan (1), @subrataemfluence (1), @TobiasBg (1), @Otshelnik-Fm (1), @gwwar (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @joyously (1), @kraftner (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @Presskopp (1), @joseeyoast (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), and @mukesh27 (1).

Please join me to say welcome to 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 ♥️
@Otshelnik-Fm and @joseeyoast

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (6), @ryelle (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @davidbaumwald (1), and @gziolo (1).
Shout out to @davidbaumwald for his first commit 🌟

Please note: it only includes commits with proper props attribution.

#5-7, #week-in-core

Dev Chat Agenda for March 10, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: March 10, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and March 10, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Announcements

Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page.

In case you missed it, through the Field Guide for a full breakdown of everything you need to know about WordPress 5.7.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

Blog posts that need feedback

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to our standard list above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you, accordingly.

This meeting happens in the #core channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Making WordPress Slack.

#5-7, #agenda, #dev-chat

A Week in Core – March 8, 2021

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

  • 20 commits
  • 42 contributors
  • 64 tickets created
  • 9 tickets reopened
  • 81 tickets closed

You might have noticed that the activity on Core is still pretty high this week, as we are very close to release WordPress 5.7.

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

Build/Test Tools

  • Ensure the test_php_and_js_shortcode_attribute_regexes_match() test can run when testing using either the src or build directory – #51734
  • Pin SHA versions to the remaining 3rd party actions – #52625
  • Generalize the NPM test workflow – #52658
  • Add path detection when running GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Actions on pull_request#52667
  • Change the cancel-workflow-action version to a SHA value – #52625
  • Pin the welcome-action to a specific commit SHA – #52625

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Make text readable when dark background is selected for the Media & Text 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.#52702
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Correct inner container background color for Cover Blocks – #52676
  • Twenty Fifteen & Twenty Sixteen: Remove extra space around post editor – #52646

Docs

  • Add a @since note to wp_admin_bar_edit_menu() about the “View Post” link on Comments screen for a single post – #42366

Editor

  • Classic Editor: Make sure word count is hidden if JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. is disabled – #52662
  • Block Editor: Fix color support for dynamic blocks – #52709

Help/About

  • Clarify two strings – #52347
  • Clarify a string about lazy-loading iframes – #52347
  • Iterate on the 5.7 About Page – #52693

Roles/Caps

  • Return same result from current_user_can and user_can()#52076

Site Health

  • Do not store 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. request error messages in an option – #52484

Upgrade/Install

  • Display version number on the “Update now” button on WordPress Updates screen – #52513
  • Upgrade/Install: Invalidate OPcache for version.php during update – #36455

XML-RPC

  • Pass an empty array to the xmlrpc_call action in methods that have no arguments – #52524

Props

Thanks to the 42 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@johnbillion (6), @audrasjb (3), @SergeyBiryukov (3), @paaljoachim (3), @hellofromTonya (3), @desrosj (3), @sabernhardt (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @davidbaumwald (2), @marybaum (2), @pbiron (2), @flixos90 (1), @tmatsuur (1), @tikifez (1), @lukecarbis (1), @dianeco (1), @mikeschroder (1), @kjellr (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), @cenay (1), @antonlukin (1), @krstarica (1), @stodorovic (1), @francina (1), @clorith (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1), @melchoyce (1), @sarahricker (1), @youknowriad (1), @rafhun (1), @nosolosw (1), @mukesh27 (1), @johnjamesjacoby (1), @ryelle (1), @poena (1), @jdy68 (1), @dd32 (1), @alexstine (1), @munyagu (1), @janak007 (1), @afragen (1), and @felipeelia (1).

Please join me to say welcome to 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 ♥️
@tikifez, @cenay, and @rafhun.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (6), @desrosj (6), @ryelle (4), @johnbillion (1), @peterwilsoncc (1), @noisysocks (1), and @mikeschroder (1).

Please note: it only includes commits with proper props attribution.

#5-7, #week-in-core

WordPress 5.7 Release Candidate 3

In preparation for the final release of WordPress 5.7 on March 9th 2021, a 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). 3 has been packaged and released 🎉

The following were late-discovered blocking issues:

  • Twenty Fifteen & Twenty Sixteen: Remove extra space around post editor ([5046852646)
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Correct inner container background color for Cover Blocks ([5046952676)
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Make text readable when dark background is selected for the Media & Text 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. ([5049452702)
  • XML-RPC: Pass an empty array to the xmlrpc_call action in methods that have no arguments ([5050052524)
  • Block Editor: Fix color support for dynamic blocks ([5048952709)
  • Block Editor: Drop zone: fix media lib duplicate issue ([5049752718)
  • Block Editor: Fix cover block content position not migrating correctly from deprecated version ([5049752718)
  • Block Editor: Fix solid-color only cover has small gray border in the editor only ([5049752718)
  • Block Editor: Add z-index to gallery fig caption to make sure it is still selectable over absolute positioned border ([5049752718)
  • Block Editor: Cover: Add missing align attr to deprecation ([5049752718)

A special thanks to the reporters of these issues for bringing them to light.

You can test the WordPress 5.7 release candidate in two ways:

  • Try the WordPress Beta Tester 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 (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and 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./RC Only” stream options)
  • Or download the release candidate here (zip).

If you think you’ve found a 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., you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

Props to @hellofromtonya for compiling all of the issues and to @audrasjb and @davidbaumwald for their peer revision.

___________________________

RC here, RC there…
RCs are everywhere
Because we must prepare!

#5-7

Dev Chat Agenda for March 3rd 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: March 3rd, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and March 3rd, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Announcements

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page.

In case you missed it, the WordPress 5.7 Field Guide is out! Read through it for a full breakdown of everything you need to know about WordPress 5.7.

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to our standard list above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you, accordingly.

This meeting happens in the #core channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Making WordPress Slack.

#5-7, #agenda, #dev-chat

A Week in Core – March 1st, 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 February 22 and March 1st, 2021.

  • 27 commits
  • 44 contributors
  • 92 tickets created
  • 7 tickets reopened
  • 85 tickets closed

You might have noticed that the activity on Core is still pretty high this week, as we entered the WordPress 5.7 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). cycle.

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

  • Revert the change to click event handler for fly-out submenus – #52638

Bootstrap/Load

  • Check if the error_reporting() function exists in wp-load.php#52226

Build/Tests Tools

  • Add missing `@covers` tags for files in phpunit/tests/load/#39265
  • Add missing `@covers` tags for files in phpunit/tests/link/#39265
  • Split the PHPUnit tests for PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher versions below 7.0 in half, allowing them to run in parallel and reduce the overall test run duration
  • Avoid attempting to redeclare the origin remote prior to sending the test results to the test reporting 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.#51734
  • Switch back to running the PHPUnit test suite against the src directory instead of build#51734
  • Prevent the NPM/Composer caches in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Actions from snowballing – #52660
  • Disable fail-fast for PHPUnit testing – #52612
  • Reset current screen after setting it to dashboard in add_submenu_page() tests – #52607
  • Introduce a CONTRIBUTING.md file – #33043
  • Stop running the restapi-jsclient tests separately – #52608
  • Add a missing word to the CONTRIBUTING.md file – #33043
  • GitHub Actions – #52645

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty-One: Improve transparent PNG logo visible on focus – #52257

Docs

  • Use correct variable in the style_loader_tag 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. DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#52673
  • Improve documentation for WP_Block_Type properties – #48640

External Libraries

  • Install jQuery via NPM – #52647
  • Further fix jQuery deprecations in WordPress core – #51812
  • Correct click event handling in the Thickbox library – #52618

Help/About

  • Remove extra space in the 5.7 About page copy – #52632
  • WordPress 5.7 About Page – #52347

Security

  • move Content-Security-Policy script loaders – #39941

Script Loader

  • Prevent wp_localize_script() warnings – #52534

Users

  • Use localized site title for password reset emails – #52605
  • Only include the IP address in password reset email if the user is not logged in – #34281
  • Ensure reset password emails are in the receiving user’s 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.#52605
  • Relocate the Password Reset feature to the Account Management section – #52597

Props

Thanks to the 44 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week:

@peterwilsoncc (9), @audrasjb (6), @johnbillion (5), @SergeyBiryukov (4), @desrosj (3), @hellofromTonya (3), @jrf (3), @sephsekla (2), @chouby (2), @kraftbj (2), @johbillion (2), @adamsilverstein (2), @hedgefield (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @metalandcoffee (1), @noisysocks (1), @netweb (1), @melchoyce (1), @ad7six (1), @francina (1), @marybaum (1), @lukecarbis (1), @boonebgorges (1), @meher (1), @sarahricker (1), @ediamin (1), @webcommsat (1), @Ipstenu (1), @aristath (1), @Clorith (1), @gmariani405 (1), @carike (1), @ryelle (1), @sabernhardt (1), @poena (1), @tobifjellner (1), @jorbin (1), @gziolo (1), @iandunn (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @fijisunshine (1), @rima1889 (1), and @mukesh27 (1).

Please join me to say welcome to 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 ♥️
@fijisunshine and @rima1889.

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (12), @desrosj (7), @johnbillion (3), @peterwilsoncc (3), and @ryelle (1).

Please note: it only includes commits with proper props attribution.

#5-7, #week-in-core

Dev Chat Agenda for February 24th 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: February 24th, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and February 24th, 2021 at 20:00 UTC.

Announcements

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights

Developer notes

Field GuideField guide The field guide is a type of blogpost published on Make/Core during the release candidate phase of the WordPress release cycle. The field guide generally lists all the dev notes published during the beta cycle. This guide is linked in the about page of the corresponding version of WordPress, in the release post and in the HelpHub version page.

The WordPress 5.7 Field Guide is out! Read through it for a full breakdown of everything you need to know about WordPress 5.7.

Components check-in and status updates

  • Check-in with each component for status updates.
  • Poll for components that need assistance.

Open Floor

Do you have something to propose for the agenda, or a specific item relevant to our standard list above?

Please leave a comment, and say whether or not you’ll be in the chat, so the group can either give you the floor or bring up your topic for you, accordingly.

This meeting happens in the #core channel. To join the meeting, you’ll need an account on the Making WordPress Slack.

Props @desrosj for proof reading.

#5-7, #agenda, #dev-chat

Changes to block editor components and blocks

URLInput component

In previous versions the URLInput component available on the @wordpress/components package and script had the autoFocus prop set to true by default. The main reason for this was that the component was used as the first input in different modals/popovers (link, inserter) but most third-party usage had to explicitly disable that behavior (in blocks for instance). In WordPress 5.6, that prop is false by default. It’s a better choice for most use-cases as auto-focus is often an 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) 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., but consider checking your components if you previously relied on this behavior.

Written by @youknowriad.

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. supports

Following the initial work done for WordPress 5.6 to automatically support style properties for blocks and expose UIUI User interface controls for users, in WordPress 5.7 this mechanism has been expanded to new blocks. Themes may want to review if their styles need to adjust their specificity to accommodate the user choices.

User have now the ability to update the font size of the following blocks via the inspector panel:  core/codecore/listcore/preformattedcore/verse.

Written by @nosolosw.

Empty paragraph changes

In #27995 the default behavior of a published empty paragraph (<p></p>) changed. Before, the 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.) would collapse to zero width and zero height, and be inconsistent with what users saw in the editor. Now an invisible space character is output in empty paragraphs, ensuring linebreaks in the editor correspond to linebreaks on the frontend.
There is a chance of empty paragraphs accidentally published, which will now take up space. If that is the case, it is easily fixed by deleting the empty paragraphs.

Written by @joen.

Cover Block

As of #25171, the cover block now uses an img element instead of using CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. background-image for images that are not using fixed or repeated backgrounds. This means that, when rendering the post, a srcset attribute will be applied with the various generated image sizes, saving bandwidth by loading smaller images when possible.

Written by @ajlende.

Button block

The buttons block now provides justification options for its inner button blocks (Justify items left, Justify items center, Justify items right, Space between items).

To implement this feature, the block’s <div> element is now a flexbox container (display: flex)—previously it was display: block. It’s recommended that theme developers check that the buttons block still displays correctly for users for the various alignment and justification options it now provides.

The left and right alignment options for the buttons block have now been deprecated. Users can achieve the same results using a combination of a full alignment and left or right justification. Any buttons blocks that were already added to posts with left and right alignment will be migrated (via the block deprecation system) to use justification in this way when a post is loaded—users should see no change in the visual appearance of buttons.

Written by @talldanwp.

#5-7, #block-editor, #dev-notes