This Week in 4.2: March 30 – April 5

This is the jump-start post for the eleventh week of the WordPress 4.2 release cycle. Posted just a little bit late this week, sorry folks.

We entered the Beta 3 stage of development last week. We need to wrap up any tickets with string changes and 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. 4 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:

Core meeting times have been adjusted following the DST change in Europe over the weekend. No joke!

Priorities this week:


  • Committers: please take a look at the list of tickets you own. Many of those tickets are simply waiting for you to follow up on commit or patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. feedback and are stalled without it.
  • #31794 – Theme Switcher: Improve mobile experience – Needs a patch based on feedback

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
  • #31722 – Shiny Updates: the aria-label should be updated to reflect the current status
  • #31233 – Dismissable adminadmin (and super admin) notices
  • #26601 – Inappropriate content in headings on admin screens

Make Flow:

  • #29906 – Submenus can’t be dismissed on mobile.
  • #31611 – Scroll bleed in the attachment details modal on iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.
  • #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 iOS
  • #31612 – Scroll bleed in the link modal on iOS

Recent posts seeking feedback

Notable updates from the last week:

#4-2, #jump-starts