The Upcoming Week in 4.7: August 30 – September 4

This is the jump-start post for the first week of the WordPress 4.7 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. cycle. Many projects are still putting together pinkprints for success, so this week is all about getting 4.7 off to a flying start. 🛫

Priority tickets this week:

There are currently 3 tickets that require very early consideration.  Please follow them, give feedback, and help test where applicable.

  • #17817: do_action/apply_filters/etc. recursion on same filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. kills underlying call
  • #37699: Death to Globals Episode #1: A Registry, A Pattern
  • #36335: Next generation: coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. autoloader proposal

Core meetings this week:

All meetings in the WordPress Slack #core channel unless specified otherwise.

Things to do this week:

  • Meander through the wishlist comments and give feedback where you feel comfortable
  • Working on a project that you would like to target for 4.7?  Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). sure to talk to @helen.
  • Schedule a bug scrub.

#4-7, #jump-starts