Core Group Update for September 18, 2013

Important Notes from this week:

  • Landed clearing of transients on DB Upgrade [25416]
  • Landed first run of Automatic Upgrades; disabled by default (can enable with filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of 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.) [25421]
  • Remaining enhancements still at 111, which is 111 more than we really want to be able to release. Called all hands on deck to help prune.

3.8 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Group Highlights:

Chatted with @sams about updates from the various plugin teams.
The current plan is to pass on (with his assistance) highlights when they happen, or are most likely to affect the other groups, since otherwise there’s much more status than any of us care to keep in mind at once.

  • MP6: Working on color schemes. Quite close to something that fits coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., and ready for polishing prior to the merge window.
  • Omnisearch: Up for user testing. Next chat tomorrow.

[edit] Forgot to mention (and remembered immediately after hitting post, of course), that @DrewAPicture now has guest commit for 3.7, so that he can beat inline docs into submission. Huzzah, good fellow! He is, per usual, the person to bug if you’d like to get involved, or have questions about the process. The activity on inline docs 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. can be tracked in [25229]. [/edit]