This Week in 4.2: February 23 – March 1

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

The feature plugin merge window is scheduled to close this week on Wednesday, February 25th. Beta 1 starts in 2 1/2 weeks, on Wednesday, March 11th.

Core Meetings this week:

4.2 Feature Chats this week:

Priority tickets this week:

Accessibility

  • #18650 – Make archives and categories widgets dropdown ada compliant
  • #26600 – Search installed themes input has no submit button
  • #30619 – The wpView toolbar is not accessible by keyboard
  • #31326 – Edit comment screen: misplaced-missing labels

Mobile:

  • #29989 – Hide Media Buttons on small screens
  • #31187 – Allow swiping the admin menu open and closed on touch devices
  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile
  • #29993 – Media action links are cramped on small screens

Posts seeking your feedback:

Notable updates from last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts