WordPress 5.8.2+ Release Schedule

Thanks to everyone that helped release 5.8.1 on September 9th! It’s time to look ahead to 5.8.2, and other 5.8.x releases (if necessary).

Like the 5.8.1 release, these releases are following the strategy of having a consistent minor release squad for all 5.8.x releases.

5.8.2

The following schedule is proposed for a 5.8.2 release:

  • RC: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
  • Final release: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

As of the publish date of this post, 19 open tickets are currently in the 5.8.2 milestone for consideration. Please head over and check out that list to help contribute to the release.

5.8.3 (if necessary)

For the 5.8.x release cycle, a 5.8.3 release will be pursued only if necessary. Below is the proposed schedule for 5.8.3:

  • RC: Tuesday November 2, 2021
  • Final release: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

These dates also take into account the 5.9 release cycle, which will be approaching 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. release at this time.

Release coordination

Because the 5.8.x releases are part of 5.8 by extension, all coordination and conversation related to the 5.8.x releases are held in the #5-8-release-leads SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel. This channel will be archived when WordPress 5.9 is released.

Props @desrosj & @audrasjb for peer review.

#5-8, #5-8-1, #5-8-2, #5-8-3, #5-8-x

Dev Chat Agenda for Sept 8, 2021

Here is the agenda for this week’s developer meeting to occur at September 8, 2021, at 20:00 UTC.

Blogblog (versus network, site) Post Highlights and announcements

Bringing to your attention some interesting reads and some call for feedback and/or volunteers:

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 the usual agenda items 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.

#5-8-1, #5-9, #agenda, #core, #dev-chat

A Week in Core – September 6, 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 August 30 and September 6, 2021.

  • 23 commits
  • 61 contributors
  • 41 tickets created
  • 12 tickets reopened
  • 52 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.1) and major (5.9) releases.

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

Code changes

Build/Test Tools

  • Double escape quotation marks() for 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/. “messages” – #52644
  • Clean css/dist as part of the webpack build step – #53719
  • Add missing @covers tags for Tests_Admin_IncludesComment#39265
  • Add missing @covers tags for Tests_Admin_wpCommunityEvents#39265
  • Add missing @covers tags for actions’ tests – #39265

Code Modernization

  • Code Modernization: Fix parameter name mismatches for parent/child classes in WP_List_Table::column_default()#51553
  • Apply coding standards on CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets.#53866

Customize

  • Add wp-embed-responsive class to body if using widgets 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 – #53609

Documentation

  • Correct the post_submitbox_minor_actions hook description – #54045
  • Fix typo in a comment in WP_Customize_Manager::get_return_url()#53399
  • Improve documentation in wp-signup.php#41566
  • Move @since notes from the safe_style_css filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. to the safecss_filter_attr() function – #53731
  • Provide a more accurate description for a few script and style functions – #54044
  • Сlarify that term_id is a valid value for the $field parameter of get_term_by()#54065

Editor

  • Update block editor packages for WordPress 5.8.1 – #54052, #52818

Media

  • Remove documentation detailing specific edge cases in the image_editor_output_format filter – #53955
  • Apply the wp_editor_set_quality filter not only when loading an image in the editor but also when saving an converted image, after the mime-type of the output image has changed – #53667
  • Media: fix showing of the “Filter Media” filds when replacing an image from the media modal – #53833

Site Health

  • Remove MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. query cache size from the Site Health Info screen – #53845

Widgets

  • Pass correct context to get_block_categories() calls – #53757
  • Rename and soft deprecate retrieve_widgets()#53811
  • Show title and media select fields in 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) Mode – #53641

Props

Thanks to the 61 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @audrasjb (8), @hellofromTonya (5), @pbearne (4), @jrf (4), @azaozz (4), @sabernhardt (4), @desrosj (3), @zieladam (2), @walbo (2), @kevin940726 (2), @johnbillion (2), @andraganescu (2), @netweb (2), @sergeybiryukov (2), @peterwilsoncc (2), @mukesh27 (2), @circlecube (2), @zodiac1978 (1), @noisysocks (1), @antonvlasenko (1), @terraling (1), @dariak (1), @vladytimy (1), @bedas (1), @ramonopoly (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @mikeschroder (1), @mkaz (1), @mhuntdesign (1), @hudson-atwell (1), @mark-k (1), @alexstine (1), @Enchiridion (1), @mt8biz (1), @westonruter (1), @jayupadhyay01 (1), @joen (1), @aristath (1), @toro_unit (1), @juanmaguitar (1), @gazchap (1), @tmatsuur (1), @muhammadfaizanhaidar (1), @ankitmaru (1), @pbiron (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @oandregal (1), @gziolo (1), @ntsekouras (1), @jblz (1), @talldanwp (1), @ribaricplusplus (1), @youknowriad (1), @paaljoachim (1), @kreppar (1), @ellatrix (1), @ajlende (1), and @mamaduka (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 7 (!) new contributors of the week! @terraling, @bedas, @hudson-atwell, @Enchiridion, @juanmaguitar, @gazchap, and @muhammadfaizanhaidar ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (8), @hellofromtonya (5), @desrosj (4), @azaozz (2), @ryelle (1), @noisysocks (1), and @peterwilsoncc (1).

#5-8-1, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core

WordPress 5.8.1 RC 1

WordPress 5.8.1 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!

Some ways you can help testing WordPress 5.8.1 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
    • as this is a minor RC release, 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. channel and the Nightlies stream. This will be the latest build including the RC and potentially any subsequent commits in trunk).
  • Use WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ to test: wp core update https://wordpress.org/wordpress-5.8.1-RC1.zip
  • Directly download the 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 version (https://wordpress.org/wordpress-5.8.1-RC1.zip)

What’s in this release candidate?

5.8.1 Release Candidate 1 features 41 bug fixes on CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., as well as 20 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.

The following core tickets from TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. are fixed:

  • #52818 – Ordering metaboxes broken in WP 5.7
  • #53556 – Add a new template-editing tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) to the Theme 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.
  • #53562 – Widgets Editor in CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. doesn’t load with E2E tests + 0ms Animations
  • #53609 – Responsive widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. block embeds not showing in the customizer
  • #53616 – Registered block styles should only be rendered when the block exists on a page
  • #53641 – Can not configure image widget (and others) in widget accessability mode
  • #53654 – Menus: Hide bulk-select options when no menus exist
  • #53667 – Support wp_editor_set_quality for both loaded and saved mime_types
  • #53668 – Generated images for one file can be overwritten by another with the same name when mapping mime types for generated images
  • #53679 – The media library looks broken on mobile
  • #53680 – Correct inline documentation about IMAGETYPE_WEBP and IMG_WEBP
  • #53696 – wp_add_iframed_editor_assets_html() not checking for block editor
  • #53697 – Possible Regressionregression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. – Border settings not displaying for Button Block
  • #53702 – Four css files removed between 5.7.x and 5.8 were not included in $_old_files
  • #53713 – Bounce underscore.js version in script-loader
  • #53714 – Bounce jquery.form.js version in script-loader
  • #53715 – Bounce hoverIntent.js version in script-loader
  • #53716 – The “/” missing at the end of image tag
  • #53719grunt clean:css does not clean the css/dist folder
  • #53738 – Broken 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. in WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver
  • #53752 – Twenty Ten: Block patterns file causes error in child themes
  • #53757 – Widget editor calls get_block_categories() with incorrect arg type
  • #53762 – Replace the remaining references to wp.editor with wp.oldEditor
  • #53769 – Bundled themes: block-patterns.php file should use get_template_directory_uri instead of get_stylesheet_directory_uri
  • #53773 – /wp-adminadmin (and super admin)/includes/ajax-actions.php file line 3006 is creating divide by zero error
  • #53777 – Bump bundled theme versions for
  • #53799 – Remove version-controlled files check from Test Old Branches workflow
  • #53803 – Customizer: Radio button on background image position selector visible on focus
  • #53820 – Build doesn’t support Docker Compose V2
  • #53827 – Increase number of media items displayed when clicking button to “Load More”
  • #53830 – Default filters try to create nonce during installation before options table exists
  • #53833 – ‘Replace image’ Media Modal is missing select fields under 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. media due to css issues
  • #53877 – Menus: Selected display locations for new menus aren’t saved
  • #53898 – Duplicated 404 templates in the TemplatePanel
  • #53922Docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) in get_block_editor_settings function
  • #53932 – Media grid view doesn’t show all media elements
  • #53936 – Output of serialize_block_attributes does not match equivalent GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ function
  • #53955 – Fix and improve the docs for the image_editor_output_format filter
  • #54030 – Pressing esc in Widgets Editor closes panel in customizer
  • #54036 – PclZip throwing errors on PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8 – previously merged 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. is incomplete
  • #54052 – Block editor package updates for 5.8.1

The following 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/ are fixed:

  • PR33384 – Fix API docs for data reference guides
  • PR33381 – Docs: use markdown headings instead of links for API declarations
  • PR33498 – Docs: Run Prettier after updating API in documentation
  • PR33549 – Use tabs instead of spaces in block transform doc example
  • PR30617 – Fix 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. reordering
  • PR32083 – Block editor: move layout styles to document head (instead of rendering inline)
  • PR33814 – Widgets: Allow HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. tags in description
  • PR33457 – Editor: Set ‘hide_empty’ for the most used terms query
  • PR33482 – Update widget editor help links to point to the new support article
  • PR33621 – Fixed that the block is selected instead of the title when using the select all shortcut.
  • PR33699 – Writing flow: select all: remove early return for post title
  • PR33618 – Call onChangeSectionExpanded conditionally
  • PR33679 – FontSizePicker: Use number values when the initial value is a number
  • PR33739 – Fix justification for button block when selected
  • PR33771 – Add error boundaries to widget screens
  • PR33802 – Fix insertion point in Widgets editors
  • PR34280 – Default batch processor: Respect the batch endpoint’s maxItems
  • PR34314 – Fix button block focus trap after a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org has been added
  • PR34076 – Text for dropdown fields within legacy widgets in the Customizer is off centered
  • PR32935 – Add a SearchControl component and reuse accross the UIUI User interface(class change in tests)

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 5.8 branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch"..

As per the proposed WordPress 5.8.1 schedule, the final release is expected on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Please note that this date can change depending on possible issues after RC1 is released. Coordination will happen in the 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/ 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/. #5-8-release-leads channel.

A special thanks to everyone who helped test, raised issues, and helped to fix tickets. With this release candidate testing continues, so please, help test!

The 5.8.1 release is being led by @desrosj and @circlecube.

Props @webcommsat and @desrosj for peer review.

#5-8, #5-8-1, #minor-releases, #releases

A Week in Core – August 30, 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 August 23 and August 30, 2021.

  • 33 commits
  • 34 contributors
  • 63 tickets created
  • 11 tickets reopened
  • 49 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next point (5.8.1) and major (5.9) releases.

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

Code changes

Administration

  • Remove a misleading pointer cursor from list items in the adminadmin (and super admin) menu – #51551

Build/Test Tools

  • Install the Composer package dependencies within the Docker environment as part of the local development environment installation and testing processes – #53945
  • Preserve text within backticks in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. notifications – #52644
  • Remove shell: bash from PHPUnit test workflow – #53363
  • Remove shell: bash from code coverage workflow – #53363
  • Use list format when defining environment variables in Docker compose file – #53820
  • Remove css/dist in grunt clean command – #53719
  • Improve bootstrap error message for when ABSPATH folder does not exist
  • Move wp_list_filter() tests to their own file – #53363, #53987
  • Move wp_list_pluck() tests to their own file – #53363, #53987
  • Move wp_list_sort() tests to their own file – #53363, #53987
  • Remove duplicate wp_list_pluck() tests – #53363, #53987
  • Rename the test file and class for wp_filter_object_list() tests – #53363, #53987

Coding Standards

  • Add missing visibility keywords for wp_filter_object_list() and wp_list_pluck() tests – #53363, #53987
  • Fix WPCSWordPress Coding Standards A collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) to validate code developed for WordPress. It ensures code quality and adherence to coding conventions, especially the official standards for WordPress Core. issue in [51682]#54030
  • Fix indentation and remove ignore annotation in wp_privacy_send_personal_data_export_email()#53359
  • Make ignore annotation more specific in WP_Site_Health_Auto_Updates::test_vcs_abspath()#53359
  • Remove redundant ignore annotation in populate_options()#53359
  • Update the config for WordPress.PHP.FileName in PHPCSPHP Code Sniffer PHP Code Sniffer, a popular tool for analyzing code quality. The WordPress Coding Standards rely on PHPCS. ruleset – #53359
  • Update the config for WordPress.PHP.NoSilencedErrors in PHPCS ruleset – #53359
  • Use static closures when not using $this#53359
  • Pass correct default value to http_build_query() in WP_Sitemaps_Provider::get_sitemap_url()#53635

Customize

  • Prevent collapsing expanded panel/section/control when Esc is pressed on a 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 instance – #54030
  • Respect prefers-reduced-motion media query in CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. animations – #53542

Documentation

  • Add missing @since tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.) for the $check_signatures parameter of WP_Upgrader::run()#53399
  • Clarify a comment in WP_Upgrader::run()#53399

Editor

  • Ensure block attribute serialization in PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher matches the 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/. equivalent – #53936

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

  • Make sure to only call fread() on non-empty files in PclZip::privAddFile()#54036

Media

  • Fix wp_unique_filename() to check for name collisions with all alternate file names when an image may be converted after uploading. This includes possible collinions with pre-existing images whose sub-sizes/thumbnails are regenerated – #53668

Menus

  • Save display locations for new menus – #53877

Plugins

  • Display a message on Plugins list table if a 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 requires a higher version of PHP or WordPress – #53990

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/.

  • Correct the description for the last_updated property in the block-directory endpoint – #53595

Security

  • Correct the inline docsinline docs (phpdoc, docblock, xref) for the wp_kses_allowed_html 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.#53597

Toolbar

  • Provide a CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. custom property for the admin bar height – #52623

Props

Thanks to the 34 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @jrf (10), @hellofromTonya (8), @SergeyBiryukov (6), @desrosj (5), @johnbillion (3), @dlh (2), @azaozz (2), @netweb (2), @sabernhardt (1), @pbearne (1), @swissspidy (1), @youknowriad (1), @nico23 (1), @ocean90 (1), @pbrearne (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @kevinfodness (1), @peterwilsoncc (1), @mikeschroder (1), @mamaduka (1), @TacoVerdo (1), @zieladam (1), @isabel_brison (1), @kevin940726 (1), @earnjam (1), @gwwar (1), @opurockey (1), @ryelle (1), @kurudrive (1), @circlecube (1), @DavidAnderson (1), @mukesh27 (1), @andraganescu (1), and @ianmjones (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 2 new contributors of the week! @kevinfodness and @kurudrive ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (12), @hellofromtonya (7), @desrosj (5), @johnbillion (4), @peterwilsoncc (2), @mikeschroder (1), @ryelle (1), and @azaozz (1).

#5-8-1, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core

WordPress 5.8.x release team and 5.8.1 schedule

8/25/2021 @ 18:40 UTC: Added the “Release coordination” section to detail where release related communication will take place – @desrosj

The 5.8.x releases will follow the same consistent minor release leads strategy as the 5.7.x releases did. For the 5.8.x releases, the release leads will be:

  • Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.: @desrosj
  • Release Deputy: @circlecube

5.8.1 proposed schedule

The following schedule is being proposed for 5.8.1:

  • RC: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
  • Final release: Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

As of the publish date of this post, 24 tickets have already been fixed and backported to the 5.8 branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". to be included in 5.8.1. 38 additional open tickets are currently in the 5.8.1 milestone for consideration. Please head over and check out that list to contribute to the release.

Release coordination

During the 5.8 release, a new, #5-8-release-leads channel was created in 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/. for the release squad to have all 5.8 related conversations. Because the 5.8.x releases are part of 5.8 by extension, all coordination and conversation related to the 5.8.x releases will also be held here before the channel is archived when WordPress 5.9 is released.

Props @circlecube and @chanthaboune for peer review.

#5-8-1

A Week in Core – August 23, 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 August 16 and August 23, 2021.

  • 27 commits
  • 21 contributors
  • 58 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 43 tickets closed

Pending the appointment of the WordPress 5.9 team, a number of tickets have been fixed, waiting for the next minor and 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.(s).

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

Code changes

Build/Test Tools

  • Include the commit short summary in 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/. messages – #52644
  • Move loading the PO class to set_up_before_class()#53363
  • Move loading the WP_Community_Events class to set_up_before_class()#53363
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/admin/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/editor/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/error-protection/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/feed/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/formatting/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Use a better return type check for parse_url() in do_enclose() tests – #53635

Code Modernization

  • Check the input type in validate_file()#53635
  • Check the return type of parse_url() in WP::parse_request()#53635
  • Check the return type of parse_url() in download_url()#53635
  • Check the return type of parse_url() in ms_cookie_constants()#53635
  • Check the return type of parse_url() 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 – #53635
  • Correct handling of null in wp_parse_str()#53635
  • Only set auto_detect_line_endings in PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher < 8.1 – #53635
  • Pass correct default value to http_build_query() in WP_Sitemaps_Provider::get_sitemap_url()#53635
  • Silence the deprecation warning for auto_detect_line_endings#53635

Customize

  • Hide native control on background position field – #53803

Editor

  • Replace the remaining references to wp.editor with wp.oldEditor#53762

External Libraries

  • Restore the phpcs:ignore statements in PHPMailer – #53953
  • Upgrade PHPMailer to version 6.5.1 – #53953

Media

  • Check the return type of _get_cron_array() in WP_Media_List_Table::prepare_items()#53949
  • Fix layout of media library modal on narrow screens – #53679
  • Increase number of media items displayed per page – #53827

Privacy

  • Add space below page selector – #53782

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 trailing slashes when preloading requests and add unit tests for it – #51636

Toolbar

  • Limit the icon transition style to color only – #43423

Props

Thanks to the 21 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @jrf (10), @SergeyBiryukov (9), @hellofromTonya (8), @mukesh27 (4), @sabernhardt (3), @joedolson (2), @zieladam (2), @audrasjb (2), @earnjam (1), @moch11 (1), @desrosj (1), @andraganescu (1), @wb1234 (1), @walbo (1), @antpb (1), @AlGala (1), @ravipatel (1), @antonvlasenko (1), @johnjamesjacoby (1), @guillaumeturpin (1), and @lucatume (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 5 new contributors of the week! @moch11, @wb1234, @AlGala, @antonvlasenko, and @guillaumeturpin ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (19), @peterwilsoncc (3), @azaozz (2), @ryelle (2), and @desrosj (1).

#5-8-1, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core

A Week in Core – August 16, 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 August 9 and August 16, 2021.

  • 33 commits
  • 31 contributors
  • 43 tickets created
  • 5 tickets reopened
  • 37 tickets closed

Pending the appointment of the WordPress 5.9 team, a number of tickets have been fixed, waiting for the next 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.(s).

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

Code changes

Build/Test Tools

  • Add schema reference to PHPUnit config files – #53363
  • Declare two TestCase classes as abstract – #53363
  • Enable running the tests on PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 8.1 – #53891, #53635
  • Hard deprecate WP_UnitTestCase_Base::checkRequirements()#46149
  • Hard deprecate WP_UnitTestCase_Base::checkRequirements()#46149
  • Make the polyfills loading more flexible – #46149
  • Remove Unicode character from PHPUnit version check message – #53363
  • Revert [51602] for now to investigate test failures on PHPUnit < 7.0 – #46149
  • Simplify the PHPUnit test workflow – #53891
  • Add unit tests for the wp_nonce_ays() function – #53882
  • Fix failing 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. unit tests for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. metadata – Follow up for #53238
  • Rename classes in phpunit/tests/formatting/ per the naming conventions – #53363
  • Use correct comparison in do_enclose() tests – #53635

Code Modernization

  • Check the return type of _get_cron_array() in wp_schedule_event()#53635
  • Check the return type of parse_url() in WP::parse_request()#53635
  • Correct handling of null in wp_parse_str()#53635
  • Rename the readonly() function to wp_readonly()#53858
  • Replace strftime() and gmstrftime() usage in unit tests – #53897
  • Silence the deprecation warning for missing return type in phpunit/tests/compat.php#53635

Documentation

  • Add a @see reference to the wp_mail_content_type 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. in wp_staticize_emoji_for_email()#53399
  • Add a @see reference to the xmlrpc_enabled filter in wp_xmlrpc_server::set_is_enabled()#53399
  • Correct @since version for the wp_parse_str filter – #53399
  • Fix typo in the get_block_editor_settings() description – #53922
  • Improve documentation for a few functions per the documentation standards – #53399
  • Synchronize documentation for wp_get_attachment_image_attributes filter callbacks in bundled themes – #53878

Editor

  • Preserve the original template keys when preparing a list of page templates – #53898
  • Add support for variations in block.json file – #53238

General

  • Restore (un-deprecate) the sanitize_url() function – #53876

Themes

  • Make sure the theme 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. response is not an error before operating on it in themes_api()#53913
  • Twenty Seventeen: Add support for wa.me links in Social Links menu – #51946
  • Twenty Twenty: Add support for wa.me links in Social menu – #50542

Upgrade/Install

  • Update sodium_compat to v1.17.0 – #53907
  • Use consistent capitalization for “web host” in setup messages – #53926

Props

Thanks to the 31 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @jrf (17), @SergeyBiryukov (7), @swissspidy (4), @hellofromTonya (4), @pbearne (3), @sabernhardt (3), @mukesh27 (3), @lucatume (2), @Ipstenu (1), @thomasplevy (1), @Toro_Unit (1), @aadilali (1), @Mamaduka (1), @jorgefilipecosta (1), @youknowriad (1), @ayeshrajans (1), @haosun (1), @jeherve (1), @desrosj (1), @schlessera (1), @gwwar (1), @pierlo (1), @ankitmaru (1), @bradparbs (1), @tmatsuur (1), @dkarfa (1), @carepsules (1), @macmanx (1), @pedromendonca (1), @iluy (1), and @knutsp (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 3 new contributors of the week! @aadilali, @carepsules, and @iluy ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (31), and @gziolo (2).

#5-8-1, #5-9, #core, #week-in-core