WordPress 5.4.1 Release 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). 1 (RC1) is now available for testing!
There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.4.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester 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 (you’ll want to select the point release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. nightlies option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).
What’s in this release candidate?
5.4.1 Release Candidate 1 features 11 bug and regression fixes, as well as 6 bug fixes for the block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor. Here’s a detailed list:
- #49838 – Accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility): Fix the headings hierarchy on the Freedoms page
- #49798 – Customize: Give the WordPress logo a white background for dark mode browsers
- #49853 – Mail: Make the check for empty post title in
wp-mail.php more resilient
- #49753 – Media: Remove
display: none; from the (visually hidden)
<input type="file"> button used in Plupload to select files for uploading. Fixes selecting files in Edge <= 44 and iOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. Safari
- #49802 – Privacy: Make the deprecated
wp_get_user_request_data() function available on front end
- #49645 – REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.: Fix revisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. controller get_item permission check
- #49648 – REST API: Fix
_fields filtering of registered rest fields
- #49824 – Site Health: Instantiation prevents use of some hooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. by plugins
- #49759 – Taxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.: Un-deprecate
- #49974 – Block Editor updates
dev-reviewed workflow (double committer A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. sign-off) still applies when making any changes to the 5.4 branch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch"..
The official 5.4.1 release is still scheduled for Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Happy Testing!