This Week in 4.2: February 16 – 22

This is the jump-start post for the fifth 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 18th, and close the following Wednesday, February 25th.

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). (

  • #26600 – Search installed themes input has no submit button
  • #30619 – The wpView toolbar is not accessible by keyboard
  • #30914 – WP List Table: improve table footer tab sequence
  • #30486 – Missing label associations throughout networknetwork (versus site, blog) adminadmin (and super admin)


  • #31187 – Allow swiping the admin menu open and closed on touch devices
  • #29989 – Hide Media Buttons on small screens
  • #29993 – Media action links are cramped on small screens

Posts seeking your feedback:

Notable updates from last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts