WordPress 4.9.8 Beta 2

second beta package for 4.9.8 has been released and is now available for testing. Please help test this beta version to ensure everything works as expected.

This package contains 1 blessed task, 3 bugbug 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. fixes and 3 enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. since the first beta. This brings the total number of bug fixes in 4.9.8 to 25, enhancements to 11 and blessed tasks to 3.

Important Note: This second betaBeta 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. includes the “Try GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/” callout.

The release candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24th  and final releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st.

Blessed Tasks

A full list of blessed tasks in 4.9.8 Beta 2 can be found on Trac.

The tickets listed below are only those committed since Beta 1 was released.

Editor

  • #41316 – Introduce “Try Gutenberg” callout

Bug Fixes

A full list of bugs fixed in 4.9.8 Beta 2 can be found on Trac.

The tickets listed below are only those committed since Beta 1 was released.

I18Ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.

  • #44574 – Saratov and other cities missing from translations

Privacy

  • #44192 – Title of Privacy Policy Page not used on login page
  • #44130 – Mixed Case of Privacy Policy on Privacy Settings page

Enhancements

A full list of enhancements in 4.9.8 Beta 2 can be found on Trac.

The tickets listed below are only those committed since Beta 1 was released.

Options, MetaMeta 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. APIs

  • #38323 – Reconsider $object_subtype handling in `register_meta()`

Privacy

  • #43967 – Adminadmin (and super admin) emails after email confirmation don’t work for data privacy requests
  • #44612 – Grammar – Missing ‘a’ in ‘select new Privacy Policy page’

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