WordPress 4.9 has been downloaded over 6 million times since its release two weeks ago.
A small number of bugs have been identified which are impactful enough that the core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. team has decided to release 4.9.1 with fixes for those issues. The release is scheduled for tomorrow, November 29th, 20:00 UTC. A 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. release will be packaged later today and made available for testing.
The issues that have been fixed are:
- #42573: File caching affecting users’ ability to use the plugin 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 and theme file editors.
- #42579: Incorrect logic in
- #42454: Unable to translate Codex URL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in theme editor.
- #42609: Theme editor cannot edit files when running on a Windows server.
flatten_dirlist() doesn’t play nice with folders with numeric names.
DB_HOST socket paths with colons not parsed correctly.
- #42641: On multisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site upgrade the
wp_blog_versions table doesn’t get updated
- #42673: Themes page throws console error when there is only one installed theme.
In addition, one fix for a bug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. introduced in WordPress 4.7 will be included in 4.9.1:
lang attribute in the admin (and super admin) area doesn’t reflect a user’s language setting.
Stay tuned for the announcement of a beta package.