A Week in Core – May 2, 2022

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 April 25 and May 2, 2022.

  • 72 commits
  • 55 contributors
  • 43 tickets created
  • 8 tickets reopened
  • 65 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next 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., WP 6.0, and released BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 and Beta 4 🛠

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

  • Trigger a notice for incorrect add_menu_page() parameter – #40927

Bootstrap/Load

  • Avoid a PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher warning when setting the $pagenow global in wp-includes/vars.php#54700
  • Move some more administration-related hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. to admin-filters.php#54795
  • Move administration related hooks to admin-filters.php#54795

Build/Test Tools

  • Update the NPM dependencies to the latest versions – #54727
  • Reduce file size of About page texture – #48703
  • Add unit tests for wp_fuzzy_number_match()#54239
  • Add unit tests for some XML-RPC functions – #53490
  • Ignore EOL differences in Webfonts 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. tests – #54725

Bundled Themes

  • Note visually hidden text for translators – #55591
  • Update NPM dependencies for default themes – #54727
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Make translator comments referencing the post title consistent – #55564
  • Twenty Twenty-Two: Add three style variations – #55433

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-comment-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-network-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-site-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-term-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class.wp-scripts.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class.wp-styles.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/comment-template.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/deprecated.php#55327

Coding Standards

  • Remove extra alignment level in the data provider for wp_validate_boolean() tests – #54725, #54728
  • Remove extra spaces in docblocks of the Walker_PageDropdown class – #54728

Comments

  • Avoid DB error in comment 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. queries – #55218

Docs:

  • Add missing documentation for WP_*_Query::get_search_sql() method parameters – #54729
  • Adjust comments in Gruntfile.js per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Clarify the name and description of some parameters in the Walker class – #54729
  • Correct alignment for the customize_nav_menu_available_items 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)#54729
  • Correct parameter types for serialize_block() and serialize_blocks()#55648, #54729
  • Corrections and improvements to docblocks for function and hooks relating to fatal error handling – #54729
  • Docblock adjustements in the Walker class – #54729
  • Formatting corrections for various docblocks – #54729
  • Further clarify a comment for the main part of wp-login.php#54746
  • Improve plugin_install_action_links filter’s docs – #55480
  • Improve documentation of the walker argument for various functions – #54729
  • Make the @return 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 Translation_Entry::key() more precise – #55640
  • Remove @return void from various DocBlocks – #54729
  • Remove double spaces in tests/phpunit/README.txt#55637
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in Core Comment API and Comment template functions – #54729
  • Various docblock corrections – #54729
  • Various docblock corrections and improvements for changes introduced in 6.0 – #54729
  • Various docblock improvements – #54729

Editor

  • Fix core ‘Featured’ pattern categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. registration – #55567
  • Register ‘lock’ attribute for every 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. on the server – #55567
  • Show comment previews in the Comment Query 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.#55634
  • Update WordPress packages for 6.0 Beta 3 – #55567
  • Update WordPress packages for 6.0 Beta 4 – #55567

External Libraries

  • Update the underscore library to version 1.13.3#55547

Mail

  • Improve the docblocks for actions and functions related to the parsing of authentication cookies – #54729

Media

  • Ensure wp_crop_image() returns correct file type – #55403
  • Ensure wp_read_image_metadata filter returns array for $iptc and $exif#54637
  • Validate track number ID3 tags before use – #55204

Plugins

  • Improve plugin_install_description filter’s docs – #55480

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 schema for the wp/v2/block-directory/search endpoint – #53621
  • Fixes /wp/v2/pattern-directory/patterns endpoint response for slug parameter – #55617

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.

  • Increase cache hits in WP_Term_Query when using include and exclude parameters – #55352

Themes

  • Add internal-only theme.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.’s webfonts handler (stopgap) – #55567, #46370
  • Remove ‘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/’ as translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. context in _wp_theme_json_webfonts_handler()#55567, #46370

Tools

  • Further automate backporting from Gutenberg to Core – #55642

Upgrade/Install

  • Prevent DB errors caused by web fonts API – #55632

Users

  • Validate WP_User_Query‘s fields argument – #53177

Widgets

  • Fix Classic Widgets screen toggle response on small screens – #48896

Props

Thanks to the 55 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (20), @aristath (15), @justinahinon (14), @poena (14), @jrf (14), @costdev (8), @peterwilsoncc (6), @zieladam (5), @hellofromTonya (4), @audrasjb (3), @sabernhardt (2), @hellofromtonya (2), @desrosj (2), @mamaduka (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @dlh (2), @darerodz (2), @ndiego (2), @pbiron (2), @afragen (2), @manooweb (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @pbearne (2), @kebbet (1), @kjellr (1), @azouamauriac (1), @inc2734 (1), @jffng (1), @gziolo (1), @bph (1), @jonoaldersonwp (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @kmix39 (1), @Boniu91 (1), @genosseeinhorn (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), @mat-lipe (1), @mjkhajeh (1), @felipeelia (1), @mukesh27 (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1), @johnbillion (1), @ntsekouras (1), @grandeljay (1), @Spacedmonkey (1), @chouby (1), @konradyoast (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @volodymyrkolesnykov (1), @sumitsingh (1), @mikeschroder (1), @bernhard-reiter (1), @czapla (1), @janh2 (1), and @azaozz (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @kmix39, @genosseeinhorn, @mjkhajeh, @grandeljay, @janh2 ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (32), @peterwilsoncc (10), @johnbillion (8), @audrasjb (7), @gziolo (5), @hellofromtonya (3), @desrosj (3), @spacedmonkey (1), @mikeschroder (1), @jffng (1), and @davidbaumwald (1).

#6-0, #core, #meta6273, #week-in-core

Dev Chat Summary, April 27, 2022

Notes from the weekly WordPress developers chat held in the #core 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/. of Making WordPress.

Start of the meeting in Slack

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary from April 20, 2022 meeting

The agenda followed for April 27, 2022

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0 Beta 3 released on April 26, 2022. This represented the soft string freeze for this release.

Status of Webfonts API for inclusion in WordPress 6.0 (April 22, 2022)

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

A Week in Core – April 25, 2022 – thanks to @audrasjb

An update on Preferred Languages Project – thanks to @swissspidy for the post (April 27, 2022) on the 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 plans for users to be able to select multiple preferred languages in settings. The post includes a call for contributions to development and testing. For background, more than half of all WordPress sites in the world use a language other than US English.

Exploration to enable better dev and visitor experiences with blocks (April 27, 2022)

4. Upcoming releases

Next major: WordPress 6.0

Updates from Release Co-coordinators and members of the squad.

a) @annezazu: from the co-release coordinator side, 6.0 is moving along with 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 planned for next week:

  • some questions around the post comments query blocks work to resolve this week
  • lots of excellent work around preparing dev notesdev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include: a description of the change; the decision that led to this change a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change. Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase. and the 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. by the docs folks
  • the modified and private approach for webfonts API has shipped in beta 3: I will leave a comment on that post for good measure as an update.

b) @costdev: For those who haven’t seen it yet, there is a new TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. keyword, changes-requested. Slack reference

c) Shared by @dansoschin as an update on the about page for 6.0, earlier in the marketing meeting:

  • there’s work on a short video overview to accompany the release, to drop on release day
  • the About Page, which is part of the release package, will be more-or-less finalized in copy form and design form at the end of this week. The purpose of this file, as currently established, is to provide a brief update of what’s in the release and provide links to resources where you can find more information.

d) Update via @abhanonstopnewsuk: she is collecting information to share with Documentation, Training, CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. on what extra information/ steps would be useful for non-devs to take part in testing the release. 

Some other useful resources on 6.0

5. Open floor

a) @costdev: As we approach RC1 and branching off for 6.1, I wanted to propose an early focused meeting on Mondays.

This would be similar to 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. scrub, but instead of trying to get through as many tickets as possible, it would be about targeting 3-4 tickets per meeting, discussing the proposal/bug, and updating the ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. with opinions/findings. For some tickets that require investigation, some of the investigation might be possible during the meeting, otherwise we could schedule a date/time for contributors to get together to do any necessary deep-dives (either in chat, or via mob programming). This would allow for early tickets to get the attention they need, without disrupting dev chat/bug scrubs. I’m happy to run these meetings.

What does everyone think?

  • comments from the meeting were largely in agreement with the idea of this meeting
  • this would clash with the current About Page/ Help Page and Quick Edit/ Bulk Edit regular scrub, which maintainers would look at the options to move to another time slot.
  • @costdev: is happy to start them as soon as we 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". for 6.1 then and I’ll see about getting them set up as recurring at that stage. Update: alternative date for the early-focused meeting, Mondays 18:00 UTC

b) @webcommsat: From the release documentation team, we are reaching out to component maintainers about dev notes for 6.0. Please look out for a message from @bph.
@bph: thanked maintainers who had already replied.

c) @marybaum: Dev Chat summary volunteers needed to help with compiling items for the agenda and drafting the summary. @webcommsat has kindly been persuaded to do the dev chat summary again this week. Please do think about volunteering for a future week.

Props to: @webcommsat for dev chat summary and @marybaum and @costdev for review.

#6-0, #dev-chat, #summary

Dev Chat Agenda, April 27, 2022

This has been published later than normal due to the availability of contributors. Thank you for understanding.

This weekly meeting takes place in the #Core channel of the Make WordPress 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/. on Wednesday April 27, 2022 at 20:00 UTC. All welcome.

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary from April 20, 2022 meeting

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0 Beta 3 released on April 26, 2022. This represented the soft string freeze for this release.

Status of Webfonts API for inclusion in WordPress 6.0 (April 22, 2022)

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

A Week in Core – April 25, 2022 – thanks to @audrasjb

An update on Preferred Languages Project – thanks to @swissspidy for the post (April 27, 2022) on the 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 plans for users to be able to select multiple preferred languages in settings. The post includes a call for contributions to development and testing. For background, more than half of all WordPress sites in the world use a language other than US English.

4. Upcoming releases

Next major: WordPress 6.0

Updates from Release Co-coordinators and members of the squad.

Useful resources/ calls for testing

5. Open floor

If you have any items for Open Floor, please add them in the comments below.

If you are a component maintainer and wish to raise a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. in dev chat or give an update, you can also add information in the comments section.

Could you help with the summary from this week’s meeting? Comment below or message @marybaum and @audrasjb in the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Slack channel.

Props to: @webcommsat and @marybaum for working on the agenda and @desrosj for review.

#6-0, #agenda, #dev-chat

A Week in Core – April 25, 2022

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 April 18 and April 25, 2022.

  • 44 commits
  • 50 contributors
  • 34 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 36 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next 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., WP 6.0 🛠

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

Autosave

  • Compare heartbeat intervals in same unit – #54825

Build/Test Tools

  • Test PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher and WP compatibility functions – #54257
  • Typo correction in rss2 unit tests – #47968
  • Update the constant used to remove experimental 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/ code – #55567
  • Improve version compatibility tests – #54257
  • Add missing unit tests to Comment Template 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.#55567
  • Update Gallery block unit tests to new gallery format – #55571
  • Update the test for wp_install() signature – #55327

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Fifteen: Use #page height instead of body height in sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. scroll calculation – #40492
  • Twenty Twenty-One: Correct translator comment in twenty_twenty_one_continue_reading_text#55564

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in swp-includes/class-wp-customize-setting.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/plugin.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/template.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/install-helper.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/atomlib.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/block-supports/border.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-includes/class-wp-customize-widgets.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp_die_*_handler filters – #55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in bundled themes – #55327
  • Fix reported undefined $script_uri variable notice – 55567

Comments

  • Improve accuracy of get_comment_count() docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#19901

Docs

  • Correct the expected parameter type for WP_Customize_Manager::remove_preview_signature()#54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/blocks.php and wp-includes/script-loader.php, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Misc fixes and improvements in the Administration Media 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. docblocks, as per documentation standards – #54729
  • Typo correction in wp-includes/ms-functions.php docblock – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in Multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site WordPress API, as per docs standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_Theme Class, as per docs standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_User_Query Class, as per docs standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/capabilities.php, as per docs standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/ms-load.php, as per docs standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-includes/nav-menu.php, as per docs standards – #54729

Editor

  • Add default comment status to discussion settings – #55567
  • Correctly register the dynamic Cover block – #55580
  • Fix Comment Query block isn’t lazy loading 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. data – #55567
  • Fix styles for nested elements (link color) – #55567
  • Include the PHP file for the Cover block – #55580
  • Move wp_enqueue_block_style() to wp-includes/script-loader.php, for better consistency – #55182, #55148
  • Update WordPress packages for 6.0 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 2 – #55567

Feeds

  • Use latest comment date for the Last-Modified headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. of comments feed – #47968

Media

  • Remove attachment_fields_to_save filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. and deprecate image_attachment_fields_to_save()#39108
  • Use correct parameter in _wp_nav_menu_meta_box_object()#55327

Posts, Post Types

  • Fix option validation in stick_post()#55176

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/.

  • Add inserter field to the schema of Patterns endpoint – #55567
  • Add array argument to getItems for Pattern Directory endopoint – #55574
  • Don’t load remote patterns twice in the controller – #55567
  • Respect _fields query arg in preloaded requests – #55213, #55567

Themes

  • Ensure WP_Theme::get_files() doesn’t return unexpected values – #53599

Users

  • Make sure WP_User_Query can be filtered using the fields parameter – #53177

Props

Thanks to the 50 people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (18), @jrf (13), @aristath (13), @poena (13), @justinahinon (13), @audrasjb (7), @costdev (5), @peterwilsoncc (4), @sabernhardt (3), @azouamauriac (3), @mamaduka (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @Boniu91 (2), @ndiego (2), @hellofromTonya (2), @rilwis (2), @toro_unit (1), @tabrisrp (1), @davidbaumwald (1), @pbearne (1), @etaproducto (1), @mikeschroder (1), @cbravobernal (1), @zieladam (1), @jsnajdr (1), @timothyblynjacobs (1), @antpb (1), @ironprogrammer (1), @Mamaduka (1), @chaion07 (1), @aadilali (1), @glendaviesnz (1), @francina (1), @stephenharris (1), @luisherranz (1), @darerodz (1), @NomNom99 (1), @dd32 (1), @opurockey (1), @Rahmohn (1), @denishua (1), @Junaidkbr (1), @kajalgohel (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), @oandregal (1), @xiven (1), @mauteri (1), @dromero20 (1), @desrosj (1), and @mukesh27 (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @etaproducto, @kajalgohel, @xiven, @dromero20 ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (18), @audrasjb (16), @gziolo (14), @peterwilsoncc (5), and @davidbaumwald (1).

#6-0, #core, #meta6273, #week-in-core

Dev Chat Agenda, May 11, 2022

This weekly WordPress Developers Chat takes place in the #Core channel of the Make WordPress 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/. on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 20:00 UTC. All welcome.

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary, from the meeting on May 4, 2022

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0 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). 2 is available (released May 10, 2022)

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

A Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. (May 9, 2022)

4. Upcoming releases

Next major: WordPress 6.0

Updates from Release coordinators and members of the squad.

Useful resources/ calls for testing

5. Open floor

If you have an item for Open Floor, please add it in the comments below.

If you are a component maintainer and wish to raise a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. in dev chat or give an update, you can also add information in the comments section.

Thanks to @webcommsat and @marybaum for working on the agenda.

Could you help with the summary from this week’s meeting? Comment below or message @marybaum and @audrasjb in the Core Slack channel.

#6-0, #agenda, #dev-chat

Dev Chat Agenda, April 20, 2022

This weekly WordPress Developers Chat takes place in the #Core channel of the Make WordPress 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/. on Wednesday April 20, 2022 at 20:00 UTC. All welcome.

1. Welcome

Dev Chat summary, from the meeting on April 13, 2022

2. Announcements

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 – released April 19, 2022.

3. Blogblog (versus network, site) posts of note

A Week in Core, from @audrasjb (April 18, 2022)

What’s New in Gutenberg 13.0 (April 14, 2022)

4. Upcoming releases

Next major: WordPress 6.0

Updates from Release Co-ordinators and members of the squad.

Useful resources/ calls for testing

5. Open floor

If you have any items for Open Floor, please add them in the comments below.

If you are a component maintainer and wish to raise a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. in dev chat or give an update, you can also add information in the comments section.

Thanks to @marybaum and @webcommsat for working on the agenda.

#6-0, #agenda, #dev-chat

A Week in Core – April 18, 2022

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 April 11 and April 18, 2022.

  • 87 commits
  • 102 contributors
  • 35 tickets created
  • 4 tickets reopened
  • 51 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next 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., WP 6.0 🛠

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

  • Add 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. for term supplementary notice – #55078
  • Clarify some sentences after [53131]#46057
  • Remove self-reference (“we”) in WordPress Adminadmin (and super admin)#46057
  • Remove term page check from ajax-response.js#55078, #54955
  • Replace “can not” with “cannot” after [53131]
  • Replace “can not” with “cannot” after [53131] – #46057, #38913
  • Revert accidental changes made to theme.json in changeset [53131]
  • Revert unwanted spaces found in theme.json after [53131]

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

  • Prevent styles from being added in the site editor – #55567

Build/Test Tools

  • Update generated CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. files after [53141]#55559
  • Bring caniuse-lite to the latest version – #51750, #55505
  • Enable ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Fast Refresh for block development – #51750, #55505
  • Build: Update webpack to v5.x – #51750
  • Add unit tests for rendering in Comment Template block – #55505
  • Improve code comments for block supports tests – #55505
  • Improve test cleanup for block supports – #55505

Cache 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.

  • Improve cache key generation in WP_Comment_Query#55460

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/deprecated.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/list-table.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/media.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/menu.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/ms.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php#55327

Coding Standards

  • Correct alignment in various files – #54728
  • Correct the $items_count variable in add_menu_classes()#54728
  • Rename the $object variable to $attachment in several files – #55327, #54728
  • Simplify long conditions in xfn_check()#54728
  • Use more descriptive variable names in add_menu_classes()#54728

Docs

  • Add missing descriptions for function parameters in wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php#54729
  • Add missing documentation for add_cssclass() and add_menu_classes()#54729
  • Fix @link URLs in get_merged_data() Docblockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#54729
  • Fix a docblock typo in get_the_modified_author#55420
  • Improve doc blocks for hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. added in [53126]#53212
  • Misc. Docblocks improvements in the Core User API – #54729
  • Misc. docblock fixes in wp-admin/includes/mic.php, as per documentation standards – #54729
  • Removes an irrelevant @link mention in Translation_Entry Class – #54729
  • Replace Codex links with the corresponding page on DevHub – #54729
  • Small fixes in WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver docblocks, as per documentation standards – #54729
  • Update MDN link in send_frame_options_header() docblock – #54729
  • Update a link to the Custom Elements spec in force_balance_tags() docblock – #54729
  • Update a link to the Custom Elements spec in unsupported_valid_tag_names() unit test docblock – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in author-template.php, as per documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in wp-admin/includes/meta-boxes.php, per the documentation standards – #54729

Editor

  • Add changes for new Comments Query 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. blocks – #55505
  • Add functionality required for theme export in the site editor – #55505
  • Add missing defaultDutone changes – #55505
  • Remove block patterns from server-generated settings – #55505
  • Update WordPress packages based based on 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/ v13.0 RC3 – #55505
  • Update build_comment_query_vars_from_block from Gutenberg – #55505
  • Use block settings to pass assets for the iframed editor – #55505

Emoji

  • Update the Twemoji to version 14.0.2 – #55395

External Libraries

  • Update moment to version 2.29.2#55547
  • Update polyfill libraries – #55547
  • Update some external libraries – #55547

Feeds

  • Remove comment feed HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. headers when empty – #54703

Formatting

  • Avoid escaping valid XML values in esc_xml()#55399
  • Make get_the_author_link pluggable – #51859

Help/about

  • Improve text in help tabs of the Personal Data Exporter/Eraser – #52970

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.

  • Move code out of a translatable string in WP_Theme::__construct()#55405
  • Remove wp-config.php file name from translatable strings – #46057

Media

  • Enable edits to custom image sizes – #28277
  • Fix editing controls covering image edit region – #30154
  • Run the wp_content_img_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. once per image – #55510, #55347

Options

  • Show error when updating all options exceeds max_input_vars#45438

Permalinks

  • Improve settings page error messages – #53141

Plugins

  • Avoid translating empty 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 headers – #54586
  • Update item count when plugin deleted – #55316

Posts, Post Types/Taxonomies

  • Add object type specific registration filters – #53212

Query

  • Restore late compact() call for SQL clauses in wp-includes/class-wp-*-query.php#54728, #meta6273

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/.

  • Bring new endpoints for Block Patterns from Gutenberg plugin – #55505
  • Fix incorrect casing of patterns endpoint schema properties – #55505
  • Fix the wrong name in the comments controller – #55505
  • Use snake case convention for field names in Block Patterns – #55505

Script Loader

  • Specify the version of the clipboard library included when registering – #55565

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.

  • Only reset non-button form field values after adding a 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.)#48030

Text Changes

  • Fix various inconsistent capitalization issues – #53028

Themes

  • Use consistent thumbnail sizes 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. preview screen – #54188

Upgrade/Install

  • Prevent JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. 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. filling new passwords – #53974, #52086

Users

  • Avoid warning on the_modified_author when get_userdata() returns false#55420
  • Improve wording of the “New Admin Email Address” email – #45915
  • Update parameters passed to the new send_retrieve_password_email and retrieve_password_notification_email filters – #54690

Widgets

  • Avoid 27 duplicate translations in Media Widgets constructor – #54561

Props

Thanks to the 102 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (17), @poena (11), @audrasjb (11), @peterwilsoncc (11), @jrf (10), @justinahinon (10), @aristath (9), @costdev (9), @desrosj (5), @timothyblynjacobs (5), @zieladam (4), @antonvlasenko (4), @oandregal (3), @joedolson (3), @ramonopoly (3), @jsnajdr (3), @mukesh27 (3), @walbo (3), @marybaum (3), @pbiron (3), @milana_cap (2), @dlh (2), @sabernhardt (2), @ajlende (2), @davidbaumwald (2), @kebbet (2), @spacedmonkey (2), @darerodz (2), @johnbillion (2), @Presskopp (2), @Chouby (2), @azouamauriac (2), @thomasplevy (1), @scruffian (1), @zieleadam (1), @Synchro (1), @adi64bit (1), @hellofromTonya (1), @barryceelen (1), @waterfire (1), @rachelbaker (1), @Boniu91 (1), @mitogh (1), @swissspidy (1), @ryokuhi (1), @johnregan3 (1), @agepcom (1), @afragen (1), @cbigler (1), @kubiq (1), @lkraav (1), @espiat (1), @Eric3D (1), @drago239 (1), @charlyox (1), @michelangelovandam (1), @jadpm (1), @mirkolofio (1), @brookedot (1), @mkox (1), @sbossarte (1), @sebastienserre (1), @bedas (1), @chaion07 (1), @sergeybiryukov (1), @johnjamesjacoby (1), @nextend_ramona (1), @certainstrings (1), @HristoK (1), @mor10 (1), @uday17035 (1), @talldanwp (1), @elifvish (1), @paapst (1), @ocean90 (1), @azaozz (1), @webcommsat (1), @dimadin (1), @arpitgshah (1), @juanlopez4691 (1), @kapilpaul (1), @karpstrucking (1), @silb3r (1), @hellofromtonya (1), @shital-patel (1), @superpoincare (1), @rumpel2116 (1), @TwisterMc (1), @donmhico (1), @dshanske (1), @pbearne (1), @flixos90 (1), @dd32 (1), @ntsekouras (1), @kraftbj (1), @youknowriad (1), @pento (1), @maguijo (1), @jorbin (1), @ishitaka (1), @ironprogrammer (1), and @wpmakenorg (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 4 new contributors of the week: @nextend_ramona, @HristoK, @elifvish, @maguijo ♥️

Core committers: @audrasjb (26), @sergeybiryukov (22), @gziolo (17), @peterwilsoncc (11), @desrosj (5), @joedolson (3), @davidbaumwald (2), and @jorgefilipecosta (1).

#6-0, #core, #week-in-core

A Week in Core – April 11, 2022

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 April 4 and April 11, 2022.

  • 77 commits
  • 119 contributors
  • 38 tickets created
  • 4 tickets reopened
  • 63 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on the next 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., WP 6.0 🛠

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

  • Allow floats for menu positions – #40927
  • Improved padding for pagination setting fields – #54219
  • Remove self-reference (“we”) in WordPress Adminadmin (and super admin)#46057
  • Remove term page check from ajax-response.js#55078, #54955
  • Replace “can not” with “cannot” after [53131]
  • Replace “can not” with “cannot” after [53131] – #46057, #38913
  • Restore the correct escaping function for base64-encoded SVG icons in the admin menu – #55539
  • Revert accidental changes made to theme.json in changeset [53131]
  • Revert unwanted spaces found in theme.json after [53131]

Application Passwords

  • Use a more appropriate helper text message for super-admins – #53234

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

  • Backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. the Global Styles Variations endpoint – #55505

Block Editor

  • Synchronize global styles endpoint code with 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/#55505

Build/Test Tools

  • Improve the accuracy of “fixed” 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 – #54742
  • Prevent error when workflows run for new branches and tags – #54742
  • Update all 3rd party actions to their latest versions – #54725
  • Update generated CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. files after [53141]#55559
  • Update some NPM dependencies to the latest versions – #54727
  • Bring caniuse-lite to the latest version – #51750, #55505
  • Enable ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Fast Refresh for block development – #51750, #55505
  • Fix npm install on Apple Silicon – #52690
  • Update webpack to v5.x – #51750
  • Improve code comments for block supports tests – #55505

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty One: Prevent loading translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. file twice – #53589
  • Twenty Twenty: Improve padding for number input type – #53115

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-health.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php#55327

Customize

  • Use correct dashicon for external links in the Additional CSS section – #55542

Docs

  • Adjust DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) formatting for wp_robots_*() and related functions – #54729
  • Adjust some deprecated function DocBlocks – #54729
  • Misc. docblock fixes in wp-admin/includes/mic.php, as per documentation standards – #54729

Editor

  • Add localAutosaveInterval preference to editor settings – #55505
  • Add changes for new Comments Query 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. blocks – #55505
  • Add functionality required for theme export in the site editor – #55505
  • Add missing defaultDutone changes – #55505
  • Allow registration of blocks that include assets from within a theme – #54647, #55513
  • Backport block support changes from the Gutenberg 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#55505
  • Fix post lock data inconsistencies – #55238
  • Limit display of tags on classic editor – #55052
  • Make block type aware of the ancestor field – #55531
  • Remove loading remote patterns from editor pages – #55505
  • Soft deprecate block supports functions – #55505
  • Update build_comment_query_vars_from_block from Gutenberg – #55505
  • Update layout handling for block supports – #55505
  • Update preload paths for post, site and widgets editors – #55505
  • Env: Revert accidental changes to the config – [53070]
  • Resolve homepage template on server-side – #55505

Embeds

  • Add YouTube shorts to the allow list – #55528

Feeds

  • Remove comment feed HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. headers when empty – #54703

Formatting

  • Avoid escaping valid XML values in esc_xml()#55399

General

  • add missing strong 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 some error messages – #54437

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 missing translator comment for application password helper text for Super Admins – #53234

Login, Registration

  • Fix coding standards errors in [53067]#35500
  • Prevent password reset to whitespace alone – #35500

Media

  • Align username and post title in Save postbox – #55508

Networks and Sites

  • Improve cache key generation in WP_Network_Query class – #55461
  • Improve cache key generation in WP_Site_Query class – #55462
  • Increase sort options in WP_Site_Query#55226
  • Remove duplicate cache entry – #42070

Permalinks

  • Improve settings page error messages – #53141

Plugins

  • Introduce the plugin_install_description 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.#55480
  • Update item count when plugin deleted – #55316

Posts, Post Types

  • Add object type specific registration filters – #53212
  • Make permalink fully visible on mobile – #54811

Query

Quick/Bulk Edit

  • Fix initial focus and keyboard operability – #35483
  • Fix padding in term quick edit – #35483

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/.

  • Use rest_parse_embed_param function in WP_REST_Server class – #54015
  • Fix the wrong name in the comments controller – #55505

Script loader

  • Add wp-a11y as dependency of wp-ajax-response#55544, #42937

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.

  • Show error message for terms without a name – #47018

Toolbar

  • Add a filter to help remove site icons from toolbar for large 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, and lazy load them by default – #54447

Upgrade/Install

  • Prevent JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. 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. filling new passwords – #53974, #52086

Users

  • Improve wording of the “New Admin Email Address” email – #45915
  • Prevent author changes in bulk editor on large sites – #38741
  • Use autocomplete values on user profiles – #43886, #52714

Props

Thanks to the 119 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (10), @audrasjb (9), @sabernhardt (9), @peterwilsoncc (8), @costdev (7), @johnbillion (7), @justinahinon (5), @davidbaumwald (5), @poena (5), @afercia (4), @kebbet (4), @johnjamesjacoby (4), @ramonopoly (4), @jrf (4), @spacedmonkey (4), @aristath (3), @afragen (3), @oandregal (3), @chaion07 (3), @walbo (3), @timothyblynjacobs (3), @Spacedmonkey (3), @Mamaduka (3), @mukesh27 (3), @azouamauriac (2), @jsnajdr (2), @swissspidy (2), @flixos90 (2), @gziolo (2), @hellofromTonya (2), @pbearne (2), @zieleadam (2), @lkraav (2), @ajlende (2), @furi3r (2), @desrosj (2), @darerodz (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @pbiron (2), @boonebgorges (2), @ocean90 (2), @rsiddharth (1), @Cybr (1), @kirtan95 (1), @TimothyBlynJacobs (1), @welcher (1), @dd32 (1), @justinbusa (1), @jb510 (1), @tobifjellner (1), @georgestephanis (1), @danielbachhuber (1), @lenasterg (1), @konradyoast (1), @wslyhbb (1), @birgire (1), @pross (1), @youknowriad (1), @henry.wright (1), @voldemortensen (1), @antonrinas (1), @jorbin (1), @aaronrobertshaw (1), @uday17035 (1), @WraithKenny (1), @azaozz (1), @conner_bw (1), @pikamander2 (1), @talldanwp (1), @whoisnegrello (1), @fabiankaegy (1), @w33zy (1), @KProvance (1), @bookdude13 (1), @TwisterMc (1), @clonemykey (1), @mitogh (1), @cbigler (1), @brookedot (1), @bedas (1), @agepcom (1), @adi64bit (1), @joedolson (1), @johnregan3 (1), @ryokuhi (1), @Boniu91 (1), @drago239 (1), @rachelbaker (1), @barryceelen (1), @milana_cap (1), @dlh (1), @scruffian (1), @marybaum (1), @shital-patel (1), @rumpel2116 (1), @charlyox (1), @Eric3D (1), @sumitsingh (1), @wpmakenorg (1), @oakesjosh (1), @NekoJonez (1), @mehedi890 (1), @Ankit K Gupta (1), @nayana123 (1), @ugyensupport (1), @helgatheviking (1), @zodiac1978 (1), @waterfire (1), @espiat (1), @thomasplevy (1), @Synchro (1), @sebastienserre (1), @Presskopp (1), @mkox (1), @mirkolofio (1), @michelangelovandam (1), @kubiq (1), @jadpm (1), and @sbossarte (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 19 (!) new contributors of the week: @furi3r, @kirtan95, @wslyhbb, @whoisnegrello, @w33zy, @KProvance, @TwisterMc, @clonemykey, @agepcom, @adi64bit, @drago239, @rumpel2116, @charlyox, @Eric3D, @wpmakenorg, @waterfire, @mirkolofio, @michelangelovandam, @sbossarte ♥️

Core committers: @gziolo (20), @peterwilsoncc (19), @audrasjb (14), @sergeybiryukov (9), @desrosj (5), @joedolson (5), @spacedmonkey (3), and @youknowriad (2).

#6-0, #core, #week-in-core

A Week in Core – April 4, 2022

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 28 and April 4, 2022.

  • 43 commits
  • 90 contributors
  • 54 tickets created
  • 6 tickets reopened
  • 64 tickets closed

The Core team is currently working on 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., WP 5.9.3, and on the next major, WP 6.0 🛠

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

  • Adds “select all” shortcut for Mac on permalinks page when .htaccess is not writable – #54633
  • Consistently escape icon URLs in the adminadmin (and super admin) menu – #55496>
  • Do not specify menu order for the Widgets menu when the active theme is 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. theme – #54916

Build/Test Tools

  • Add unit tests for feed_links_extra()#54713, #54725
  • First pass at a .git-blame-ignore-revs file – #55422

Bundled Themes

  • Twenty Twenty: Fix aria-expanded handling in search toggle – #53951

Canonical

  • Include all public status in 404 redirects – #47911

Code Modernization

  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php#55327
  • Rename parameters that use reserved keywords in wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php#55327

Comments

  • Improve performance of the wp_count_comments function – #19901
  • 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) fixes following [53024]#54939
  • Improve performance checking for published pages – #55425
  • When a block theme is active, add an information about Site Editor 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.#54939

Docs

  • Add missing description for $pagenow global in various functions – #54729, #55499
  • Add missing description for $taxnow global in various functions – #54729
  • Add missing description for $typenow global in various functions – #54729
  • Add missing descriptions for WP_List_Table::get_items_per_page() parameters – #54729, #55327
  • Consistently document the $pagenow global in WP_Customize_Manage methods – #55499
  • Further remove HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. markup from various function summaries – #55506
  • Remove HTML markup from WP_REST_URL_Details_Controller class method summaries – #55506
  • Typo correction in wp_fuzzy_number_match DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs)#55493
  • Use correct format for multi-line comments in the_block_editor_meta_boxes()#54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_Automatic_Updater class, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_Customize_Manager class, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_Customize_Nav_Menus class, per the documentation standards – #54729
  • Use third-person singular verbs for function descriptions in WP_Embed class, per the documentation standards – #54729

Editor

  • Change location of block support styles in wp_head#55474
  • Use wp_unique_id() instead of uniqid() to generate CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. class names – #55474

Formatting

  • Account for HTML entities in wp_extract_urls()#30580

General

  • Open change permalink structure links in same tab – #55252
  • Validate input of wp_list_pluck()#54751

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.

  • Move code out of a translatable string in get_user_count() and related functions – #38741

KSES

Login and Registration

  • Add autocomplete attributes – #41136

Mail

  • Replace empty site title with domain name in email subjects – #54760

Media

  • Introduce wp_content_img_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.#55347
  • Preserve attachment properties on cropping custom logo – #37750

Menus

Posts, Post Types

  • Set post filter in update_post_cache()#50567
  • Translate default labels once – #26746

Quick/Bulk Edit

  • Position action buttons in close proximity – #55364

Taxonomy

  • Improve performance by taxonomy queries by adding a limitting requested terms – #55360

Themes

  • Add “title” key to i18n schema – #54336

Users

  • Fix notice error in WP_Posts_List_Table class – #38741
  • Introduce the concept of a large site to single site installations – #38741
  • Move get_user_count() and related functions to wp-includes/user.php#38741

Props

Thanks to the 90 (!) people who contributed to WordPress Core on Trac last week: @SergeyBiryukov (11), @costdev (9), @audrasjb (8), @peterwilsoncc (8), @aristath (4), @johnbillion (4), @Spacedmonkey (4), @kebbet (4), @jrf (4), @justinahinon (4), @poena (4), @ironprogrammer (4), @flixos90 (4), @hellofromTonya (4), @afercia (3), @davidbaumwald (3), @azouamauriac (3), @mukesh27 (3), @Clorith (2), @dd32 (2), @antonvlasenko (2), @johnjamesjacoby (2), @sabernhardt (2), @mamaduka (2), @alexstine (2), @joedolson (2), @nacin (2), @jb510 (2), @Rahe (1), @uday17035 (1), @spacedmonkey (1), @r-a-y (1), @adamsilverstein (1), @Znuff (1), @pbearne (1), @Presskopp (1), @marybaum (1), @pbiron (1), @lumpysimon (1), @desrosj (1), @pento (1), @macbookandrew (1), @jrchamp (1), @miss_jwo (1), @obenland (1), @tharsheblows (1), @Mista-Flo (1), @psmits1567 (1), @westonruter (1), @cbravobernal (1), @ndiego (1), @Rufus87 (1), @wonderboymusic (1), @webcommsat (1), @tobifjellner (1), @ComputerGuru (1), @dhanendran (1), @coffee2code (1), @rsiddharth (1), @jontyravi (1), @bhrugesh12 (1), @Chouby (1), @Rarst (1), @chriscct7 (1), @ocean90 (1), @nagpai (1), @dlh (1), @tyxla (1), @utz119 (1), @hareesh-pillai (1), @chintan1896 (1), @jigar-bhanushali (1), @gvgvgvijayan (1), @Valer1e (1), @ryan (1), @ajoah (1), @marv2 (1), @mkox (1), @trex005 (1), @voldemortensen (1), @hellofromtonya (1), @goaroundagain (1), @htdat (1), @chaion07 (1), @Cybr (1), @rianrietveld (1), @oandregal (1), @FolioVision (1), @markjaquith (1),and @helen (1).

Congrats and welcome to our 7 new contributors of the week: @lumpysimon, @nagpai, @jigar-bhanushali, @gvgvgvijayan, @marv2, @mkox, @trex005 ♥️

Core committers: @sergeybiryukov (14), @audrasjb (12), @peterwilsoncc (8), @joedolson (5), @spacedmonkey (5), @gziolo (1), @flixos90 (1), and @helen (1).

#5-9-3, #6-0, #core, #week-in-core

6.0 Product Walk-Through

This is a summary post to provide additional information regarding the forthcoming live stream preview/walkthrough of WordPress 6.0.

Date, Time & Link

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 5th, at 15:00 UTC via Zoom here. A link to join will be shared here on the morning of the event, if not sooner. The event will be recorded and archived here for on-demand viewing.

Overview/Background

This will be a first-of-its-kind event whereby the release squad members are joined by various contributors from #core and other teams to conduct a live (via Zoom) walk-through of the major features in the upcoming release. This will include discussion on the new features, resolved tickets, potential blockers, and other topics in a live, public manner.

While the project has had 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 and other types of discussions and meetings as part of the release cycle, a Zoom event is a bit of a new experiment.

This could be a fun and simple way to bring more people into the release cycle from the community and help build early awareness of what’s to come in the release, further ahead of the release date than previously done. This should ultimately enhance communication among various contributor groups and stakeholders within the WordPress community.

Participants

  • Event attendance is open to the general public
  • @daisyo will moderate the event with support from @dansoschin (logistics)
  • Main Panelists (demo’ing features, taking questions)
  • Technical Note Taker (to help with recording bugs or other action items – TBD)

For More Information

Please feel free to ask questions about the event’s logistics as replies/comments on this post. If you would like to submit a question ahead of time to be considered for discussion during the event, please share your question in the Make WordPress Slack within the #walkthrough channel.

#6-0, #releases