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 plugin merge window is scheduled to open this week on Wednesday, February 18th, and close the following Wednesday, February 25th.

Core Meetings this week:

4.2 Feature Chats this week:

Priority tickets this week:


  • #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 network 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:

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