This Week in 4.2: February 9 – 15

This is the jump-start post for the fourth 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 this week on Wednesday, February 11th, and close next Wednesday, 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). (

  • #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
  • #30486 – Missing label associations throughout networknetwork (versus site, blog) adminadmin (and super admin)


  • #29992 – Cramped 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.) action links on small screens
  • #29993 – Media action links are cramped on small screens
  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile
  • #29989 – Hide Media Buttons on small screens

Posts seeking your feedback:

Notable updates from last week:

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