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Changes to block editor components and blocks - Make WordPress Core

URLInput component In previous versions the URLInput component available on the @wordpress/components package and script had the autoFocus prop set to true by default. The main reason for this was that the component was used as the first input in different modals/popovers (link, inserter)… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.7 Field Guide - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.7 brings you the best features and enhancements to help start 2021 on a positive note! A small and experienced release squad lead the development of new features and resolved defects that benefit users and developers alike. As a… Continue Reading →

New i18n filters & createI18n() changes - Make WordPress Core

New i18n filters The Javascript i18n functions (__(), _x(), _n() and _nx()) provide translations of strings for use in your code. The values returned by these functions are now filterable if you need to override them, using the following filters: i18n.gettexti18n.gettext_with_contexti18n.ngettexti18n.ngettext_with_context Note: Text domain-specific… Continue Reading →

REST API Changes in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

The following is a snapshot of some of the changes to the REST API in WordPress 5.7. For more details, see the full list of closed tickets. Endpoint Changes Posts Collection Tax Query Accepts include_children Introduced in 50157, the REST API posts… Continue Reading →

Inner Blocks API Changes - Make WordPress Core

The majority of block authors prefer to keep the focus on the parent block upon insertion in the editor rather than move it to one of the child blocks. Prior to WordPress 5.7, the default behaviour is the latter. In… Continue Reading →

Introducing script attributes related functions in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.7 adds a handful of new functions that enables passing attributes, such as async or nonce, to both regular and inline script tag attributes. This creates a path forward for enabling a Content-Security-Policy (or CSP) in Core, plugins, and themes. These new… Continue Reading →

Standardization of WP-Admin colors in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

This is the first part of a larger project in cleaning up WordPress admin CSS. In WordPress 5.7, all colors used in the CSS is collapsed to one of 12 blues, greens, reds, and yellows, 13 grays, pure black, and… Continue Reading →

Miscellaneous developer focused changes in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

In WordPress 5.7, a large handful of developer-focused changes were made that deserve to be called out. Let’s take a look! Post statuses when counting term posts The _update_post_term_count() function is responsible for querying the database for the number of… Continue Reading →

Enhancements to the Import/Export feature in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

In WordPress 5.7, two main changes affected the WordPress built-in import/export feature. A new export specific filter for post title WP 5.7 introduces creates an export-specific filter for post titles. Since WordPress 2.5 and 2.6, post_content and post_excerpt have both had export-specific filters: the_content_export, and the_excerpt_export,… Continue Reading →

Changes in @wordpress/data API - Make WordPress Core

As of #26655, it is now possible to pass a store definition instead of the string when referencing a given store registered with @wordpress/data API. This change impacts mostly the Gutenberg project. It is fully backward compatible, so plugin and theme authors can… Continue Reading →

New block variation APIs in 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

New isActive property Block variation settings can now include a new isActive property. This optional property is a function that is used by the block editor to determine what variation a given block is. This means that block editor UI such as… Continue Reading →

Improved HTTPS detection and migration in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.7 will feature a number of enhancements which simplify the migration of a site from HTTP to HTTPS. As the foundation for providing the user with more accurate recommendations, WordPress will be able to detect whether the current environment… Continue Reading →

Send reset password links in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.7 introduces a new feature that allows website administrators to manually send a reset password link to existing users. This can be helpful when users loose their password and cannot use the lost password link for any reason. In… Continue Reading →

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