4.6.1 Release Candidate

A Release Candidate for WordPress 4.6.1 is now available. This maintenance 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. fixes 16 issues reported against 4.6 and is scheduled for final release on Wednesday, September 7.

Thus far WordPress 4.6 has been downloaded almost 7 million times since its release on August 16. Please help us by testing this release candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). to ensure 4.6.1 fixes the reported issues and doesn’t introduce any new ones.

All Changes

Here’s a list of all closed tickets, sorted by component:

Bootstrap/Load

  • #37680PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 Warning: ini_get_all() has been disabled for security reasons

Comments

  • #37696WP_Comment_Query loses sql_clauses with object cache

Database

  • #37683$collate and $charset can be undefined in wpdb::init_charset()
  • #37689 – Issues with utf8mb4 collation and the 4.6 update

Editor

  • #37690 – Backspace causes jumping

Email

  • #37736 – Emails fail on certain server setups

External Libraries

  • #37700 – Warning: curl_exec() has been disabled for security reasons (Requests library)
  • #37720 – The minified version of the Masonry shim was not updated in #37666 (Masonry library)

HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.

  • #37733cURL error 3: malformed for remote requests
  • #37768 – HTTP API no longer accepts integer and float values for the cookies argument

Post Thumbnails

  • #37697 – Strange behavior with thumbnails on preview in 4.6

Script Loader

  • #37800 – Close “link rel” dns-prefetch tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.)

TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.

  • #37721 – Improve error handling of is_object_in_term in taxonomy.php

Themes

  • #37755 – Visual Editor: Weird unicode (Vietnamese) characters display on WordPress 4.6

TinyMCE

Upgrade/Install

  • #37731 – Infinite loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. in _wp_json_sanity_check() during 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party install

 

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