WordPress 4.9.1 scheduled for November 29th

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 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 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 and theme file editors.
  • #42574: MediaElement upgrade causing JS errors when certain languages are in use.
  • #42579: Incorrect logic in extract_from_markers().
  • #42454: Unable to translate Codex URL in theme editor.
  • #42609: Theme editor cannot edit files when running on a Windows server.
  • #42628: flatten_dirlist() doesn’t play nice with folders with numeric names.
  • #42634: DB_HOST socket paths with colons not parsed correctly.
  • #42641: On multisite 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 introduced in WordPress 4.7 will be included in 4.9.1:

  • #42242: lang attribute in the admin area doesn’t reflect a user’s language setting.

Stay tuned for the announcement of a beta package.

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