After about six weeks of development, a Release Candidate for WordPress 4.7.4 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 46 issues reported against 4.7 and is scheduled for final release on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Thus far WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded nearly 60 million times since its release on December 6, 2016. Please help us by testing this release candidate to ensure 4.7.4 fixes the reported issues and doesn’t introduce any new ones.
Notable Bug Fixes
There are a few more notable issues being addressed in this release. The first one is about broken video/audio thumbnails when uploading media (#40075). Additionally, an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor (#40305) has been solved by updating TinyMCE. Furthermore, the REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. saw some enhancements in relation to date handling (#39854, #40136).
Here’s a list of all closed tickets, sorted by component:
- #39983 – Consider to don’t use the CSS Cascading Style Sheets. class button-link for controls that don’t look like links
- #40056 – Shift-click to select a range of checkboxes isn’t working anymore since 4.7.3 update
- #39445 – Add
class_exists() check before defining the
- #38500 – Automatically cancel pending Travis builds with each commit
- #39219 – Add
assertNotFalse method to
- #39367 – Don’t no-op $user_id in test suite’s
- #39988 – The theme used during tests should call
- #40066 – Remove the twentysixteen git clone from the Travis config
- #40086 – Get Travis tests working again on PHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher 7
- #40216 – Twenty Seventeen: Some parts do not escape html HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. attributes
- #40224 – Twenty Seventeen: navigation.js should be enqueued with jQuery as dependency
- #40264 – Twenty Seventeen: Incorrect heading hierarchy for front page sections
- #40461 – Twenty Seventeen: Bump version and update changelog
- #31850 – Customizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. links should use canonical admin (and super admin) URL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org
- #37471 – Widgets: If your theme only has one widget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. area, we should open it automatically
- #38953 – Customize Menus: clicking outside of the available menu items panel does not close the panel
- #39430 – sections and panels that are open and become inactive should be closed
- #39770 – Client-side notification error is unexpectedly cleared when no corresponding server-side validation
- #40010 – Template for site icon control fails to check if full image size exists before using
- #40018 – Selective refresh always falls back to full refreshes when customizing the 404 template
- #40112 – Can’t preview starter content “Home” menu item in subdirectory installation
- #40198 – all previewable links are blocked in the customize preview on IE11
- #40271 – Use
get_user_locale() in Customizer
- #40277 – Adding page created with the dropdown-pages settings to menu creates Custom Link instead of Page
- #40308 – Video header The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. control fails to use
- #40405 – IE9 errors when attempting to generate changeset parameter
Login and Registration
- #39497 – Can’t log out completely without closing my browser
- #31071 – media / post_mime_type related queries are very slow on larger sites
- #40017 –
wp_get_image_mime() returns ‘application/octet-stream’ for non-image files.
- #40075 – Broken video/audio thumbnails because of corrupted blob meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. data
- #40085 – Audio/video uploads are broken in 4.2.13 and 4.3.9
- #40152 – Crop Image button off-screen on mobile
Networks and Sites
- #40036 – Re-save Network (versus site, blog) Settings ruin starter content
- #40063 – Handle site cache invalidation more specifically for option updates
Posts, Post Types
- #39986 – Register missing REST API properties on
- #40242 – Bulk edit tag 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.) autocomplete layout error
- #39881 –
WP_REST_Posts_Controller::check_read_permission() should check if
$parent exists before calling itself
- #40027 – Tags and Categories should have a “slugs” parameter for batch fetching
- #40136 – Issues with dates and DST
- #40213 – Users endpoint slug parameter should allow an array of slugs
Taxonomy 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.
- #39987 – Register missing REST API properties on
- #40154 – Incorrectly formatted
$taxonomies parameter passed to wp_get_object_terms filter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/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.
- #40306 – Term cache isn’t cleared completely when setting and removing object terms
- #38292 – Introduce exclusion for
- #40305 – Image popup toolbar does not support Chrome Beta 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.
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