WordPress 4.9.5 Beta

As mentioned in the last dev chat, WordPress 4.9.5 maintenance release is scheduled for April 3rd. 

The beta package for 4.9.5 is now ready for testing. Please help us by testing this beta to ensure 4.9.5 fixes the reported issues and doesn’t introduce any new ones.

This beta release contains 23 fixes and improvements. Release candidate sheduled for March 20th.

4.9.5 improvements & fixes

See the full list of closed tickets in Trac.

Build/Test Tools

  • #43190 – Update prefixed CSS properties in about.css

Bundled Theme

  • #43317 – Twenty Seventeen: Underline links in comments

Comments

  • #39045 – W3C Validator warning: Attribute aria-required is unnecessary for elements that have attribute required.

Customize

  • #36884 – Customizer child menus incorrectly resize the site to an incorrect minimum-width
  • #43307 – Error wp-admin > Includes > theme.php
  • #43333 – Unable to add menu item

Filesystem API

  • #43417 – Infinite loop in wp_mkdir_p with open_basedir restrictions

Formatting

  • #43312 – PHP 7.2 warning in wp_kses_attr()

General

  • #38332 – "Cheating" message insults; needs changing
  • #42789 – Bump recommended PHP version from 7.0 -> 7.2

Media

  • #42724 – Options Media page hides breaks on desktop
  • #42968 – Media: Grid View: new upload, file is in the wrong position in the grid until after upload is complete
  • #43123 – Default captions should NOT use max-width
  • #43201 – PHP Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /wp-includes/media.php on line 1206
  • #43226 – Crop setting in thumbnails never set when uploading PDF files

Bundled plugins

  • #43555 – Keep Hello Dolly from displaying sexist text in the admin

Networks and Sites

  • #43568 – E_WARNING: sprintf(): Too few arguments. [ wp-activate.php wp-activate.php (113) ]

Rest API

  • #42948 – Backbone client sending empty string in X-WP-Nonce header by default in some cases
  • #43265 – REST API JS Client: Extend custom nonce functionality to collections
  • #43266 – REST API JavaScript Client: Support an empty string for nonce

Security

  • #43285 – The default admin referrer policy header value block the access to media on other server in admin panel

Users

  • #42713 – Users list does not display name if Last Name empty

XML-RPC

  • #43216 – IXR Server Warning

#4-9-5, #beta