This Week in 4.2: March 23 – 29

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

We entered the Beta 2 stage of development last week. We should transition to BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3 and try to wrap up enhancements/tasks this week.

Thrice-weekly scrubs will continue this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday using Report 6.

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). (

  • #30468 – wplink modal accessibility
  • #28820 – Focus isn’t clear when previewing an oEmbed from Add Media Panel
  • #31143 – Login error handling accessibility improvements
  • #31326 – Edit comment screen: misplaced-missing labels


  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile
  • #29991 – Comment action links are quite cramped on small screens
  • #29993 – Media action links are cramped on small screens
  • #31609 – Scroll bleed through and scroll position loss in the view pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party details modal on iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  • #31610 – Scroll bleed in the session expired log in modal on iOS
  • #31611 – Scroll bleed in the attachment details modal on iOS
  • #31612 – Scroll bleed in the link modal on iOS

Notable updates from last week:

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