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Editor chat summary: 24 February 2021 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor Slack channel, on Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 14:00 UTC. Announcements WordPress 5.6.2: a maintenance release with 5 bug fixes.WordPress 5.7 RC: we’re officially in 5.7 RC period which means… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Agenda for February 24th 2021 - Make WordPress Core

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: February 24th, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and February 24th, 2021 at 20:00 UTC. Announcements WordPress 5.6.2 was released on Monday, February 22, 2021.WordPress 5.7 RC 1… Continue Reading →

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 →

Editor chat summary: Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - Make WordPress Core

This post summarizes the latest weekly Editor meeting (agenda, slack transcript), held in the #core-editor Slack channel, on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 14:00 UTC. Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta releases and gave feedback. Testing… 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 →

Editor Chat Agenda: 24 February 2021 - Make WordPress Core

Facilitator and notetaker @annezazu This is the agenda for the weekly editor chat scheduled for Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 14:00 UTC. This meeting is held in the #core-editor channel in the Making WordPress Slack. All are welcome to join! WordPress 5.7 RC 1 & WordPress 5.6.2 Gutenberg… 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 →

Robots API and max-image-preview directive in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.7 introduces a filter-based Robots API, providing central control over the robots meta tag. It furthermore adds a max-image-preview:large directive to the tag by default. The robots meta tag lets you utilize a granular, page-specific approach to controlling how an individual page… Continue Reading →

Feature Plugin: Rollback Update Failure - Make WordPress Core

This feature plugin is an offshoot of Matt’s 9 Projects for 2019. Specifically it’s a follow-up to auto-updates for plugins and themes. Our goal is to provide a safety mechanism of sorts should an update, including auto-updates, fail potentially leaving… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on Gutenberg’s 100th Release - WordPress.org News

1.0 to 10.0 Gutenberg 10.0 released this week, February 17, 2021, marking the 100th release of the Gutenberg plugin; the 100th release of a journey that started more than four years ago when Matt announced the project at WordCamp US… Continue Reading →

Lazy-loading iframes in 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

In WordPress 5.7, iframes will be lazy-loaded by default, using the browser-level loading attribute. This will bring to iframes the same performance benefits which WordPress 5.5 introduced by lazy-loading images. Similar to how it affects images, WordPress will add loading=”lazy”… Continue Reading →

Hallway Hangout: Fool me once — Writing end-to-end tests against regressions - Make WordPress Core

On Thursday, I hosted a little walkthrough on how to write a simple end-to-end test to make sure a specific piece of editor functionality that had broken in the past wouldn’t break again. As Gutenberg grows, the project sometimes experiences… Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Summary: 18 February 2021 - Make WordPress Core

The meeting took place here on Slack. @notlaura facilitated and @danfarrow wrote up these notes. Housekeeping @ryelle volunteered to run next week’s bug scrub (Thursday 25 February @ 21:00 UTC) – thanks @ryelle!Discussion: Deprecation flow for base styles Last week’s… Continue Reading →

Test scrub for WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 and office hours - Make WordPress Core

As part of the 5.7 release, we’ll be hosting a  Beta 3 focused test scrub on February 19, 2021 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on Slack. In particular, we will focus on user testing and highlighted tickets to ensure there are no regressions. Please… Continue Reading →

Introducing additional functions to check if a post is publicly viewable in WordPress 5.7 - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.7 introduces two additional functions to check if a post is publicly viewable. Previously, the is_post_type_viewable() function was already available to determine if a post type is visible to anonymous users via the publicly_queryable setting when registering the post type. However, it wasn’t… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.7: A new dynamic hook to filter the content of a single block - Make WordPress Core

The render_block() function is responsible for rendering each individual block into an HTML string. There are several filters available that allow plugins and themes to alter how the block is rendered. pre_render_block: Allows render_block() to be short-circuited, by returning a… Continue Reading →

CSS Chat Summary: 11 February 2021 - Make WordPress Core

The meeting took place here on Slack. @notlaura facilitated and @danfarrow wrote up these notes. Housekeeping Happy Birthday Core CSS Chat! We shared a pleasant moment reflecting on & celebrating the achievements of the group’s first year@kburgoine asked for somebody… Continue Reading →

WordPress 5.6.2 Release Candidate - Make WordPress Core

WordPress 5.6.2 Release Candidate (RC1) is available for you to test! There are two ways to test WordPress 5.6.2 RC1: Use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the point release nightlies option).Download the release candidate here (zip).What’s in this release candidate? 5.6.2 Release Candidate contains 5 bug fixes…. Continue Reading →

What’s new in Gutenberg 10.0.0? (17 February) - Make WordPress Core

This is Gutenberg 10.0, which means it’s the 100th release of the Gutenberg plugin, the 100th release of a journey that started more than 4 years ago when Matt announced the project on WordCamp US 2016. I’m not going to… Continue Reading →

Dev Chat Agenda for February 17th 2021 - Make WordPress Core

Here is the agenda for this week’s meetings to occur at the following times: February 17th, 2021 at 5:00 UTC and February 17th, 2021 at 20:00 UTC. Announcements WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 to be released (as of dev chat start)… Continue Reading →

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