Link modal (wpLink) changes in WordPress 4.5

There is a new and improved inline links dialog in the Visual Editor, see #33301. When the users type in the URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL field, it uses jQuery UIUI User interface Autocomplete to search for local posts and pages.

The old modal dialog (a.k.a. wpLink) is still used for “Advanced” link options. It was simplified, the infinite scrolling bottom part was removed. Now this dialog also uses UI Autocomplete on the URL field to search for posts and pages. That makes it consistent with the inline dialog and leaves more space for plugins that want to add additional settings in it.

If your 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 uses or extends wpLink, please test it now to confirm all is working properly.

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