This Week in 4.2: February 2–8

This is the jump-start post for the third week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle.

The feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. merge window is scheduled to open in a week and half on February 11th, and close a week later on February 18th.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Meetings this week:

4.2 Feature Chats this week:

Priority tickets this week:

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). (

  • #30486 – Missing label associations throughout networknetwork (versus site, blog) adminadmin (and super admin)
  • #30914 – WP List Table: improve table footer tab sequence
  • #30619 – The wpView toolbar is not accessible by keyboard
  • #26553 – Remove title attributes: comment-template.php


  • #31185 – The logo 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. on the log in screen is too large a tap target
  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile
  • #29989 – Hide Media Buttons on small screens
  • #31162 – Prevent device keyboard from displaying after selecting an image in TinyMCE

Posts seeking your feedback:

Notable updates from last week:

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