This Week in 4.2: April 6 – 12

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

We entered the Beta 4 stage of development last week. This week we’ll transition to Release Candidate 1.

Weekly scrubs will continue this week on Tuesday and Wednesday using Report 6. The usual Friday scrub will be skipped this week.

Core Meetings this week:

Priorities this week:

Committers: please take a look at the list of tickets you own. This week we’ll be largely focused on getting high priority issues pushed in and low priority issues punted in preparation for tagging RC1.


  • #28820 – Focus isn’t clear when previewing an oEmbed from Add Media Panel
  • #31233 – Dismissable admin notices


  • #31793 – Theme Switcher: Lazy load theme screenshots
  • #31889 – Customizer Theme Switcher: Section will be deactivated if search result is empty
  • #31896 – Customizer Theme Switcher: Live previewing a theme breaks on subfolder installs
  • #28784 – Improve the Customize experience on mobile


  • #30422 – Visual Editor Shortcuts for Headings Don’t Work in Safari 8.0 on OS X
  • #29558 – Alt+Shift shortcuts override character input

Make Flow:

  • #31611 – Scroll bleed in the attachment details modal on iOS
  • #31609 – Scroll bleed through and scroll position loss in the view plugin details modal on iOS


  • #31903 – Changes to register_sidebar() May Lead to Data Loss
  • #31776 – I18n optimizations for 4.2

Recent posts seeking feedback

Notable updates from the last week:

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