The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
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Included in WordPress 4.9.6 are several new functions and tools that you should be aware of. Here is a brief breakdown of resources to help you become acquainted with WordPress 4.9.6.
Attention: Theme Authors
4.9.6 adds several new privacy related features, one of which may require a small styling adjustment. These are detailed in the following dev notedev noteEach important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include:
a description of the change;
the decision that led to this change
a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change.
Dev notes are published on Make/Core blog during the beta phase of WordPress release cycle. Publishing dev notes is particularly important when plugin/theme authors and WordPress developers need to be aware of those changes.In general, all dev notes are compiled into a Field Guide at the beginning of the release candidate phase..
WordPress 4.9.6 introduces some new tools related to data privacy. This includes a tool for users to request an export of all the stored data associated with them on the site. It also includes a tool for users to request erasure of that same data. Both tools include adminadmin(and super admin) workflows to fulfill those requests.
To help pluginPluginA 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 authors integrate with these new tools, several new pages in the Handbook have been created.
New PHPPHPThe web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher Polyfills
To help WordPress CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., plugins, and themes with forward compatibility, a polyfill for each of these functions has been added in 4.9.6. When a site is not running a version of PHP that includes these functions, WordPress will automatically load these polyfills.
TinyMCE has been updated from version 4.6.7 to version 4.7.11. This update provides a large number of bugbugA 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. fixes. For more information, see #43862.