WordPress 5.4.2 RC 1

WordPress 5.4.2 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). 1 (RCrelease 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) is now available for testing!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.4.2 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester pluginPlugin 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 releaseMinor 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?

5.4.2 Release Candidate 1 features 20 bug and regression fixes on both coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and default themes.

WordPress Core updates

  • #49956 – Spammers able to share unmoderated comments
  • #49749 – Registering rest routes with a slash-prefixed namespace give inconsistent results
  • #49798 – Default WordPress favicon in dark mode browsers
  • #49808 – WordPress 5.4: Deprecated: tag_row_actions is deprecated since version 3.0.0
  • #50121 – About page: correcting the order of headings
  • #50131 – Absent custom favicon triggers wp-adminadmin (and super admin) .htaccess/.htpasswd prompt on frontend in FIrefox
  • #49353 – button padding issue in edit plug on small device

Theme updates

The following updates were made to the default themes. You will not receive these updates if updating using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. You must download the RC 1 package directly.

  • #37926 – Twenty Eleven & Twenty Twelve: Dropdown categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. exceeds parent div when strings are long enough
  • #45865 – Twenty Nineteen: Consider decreasing the font size for widget titles
  • #48803 – Twenty Twenty: Custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. that doesn’t support author, shows author
  • #48916 – Twenty Twenty: anchor links don’t work in mobile menu
  • #49088 – Twenty Twenty: Add icon for g.page links (Google business profile)
  • #49316 – Twenty Twenty missed license for images.
  • #49320 – Twenty Twenty: aligncenter>figcaption missing text-align: center; feature
  • #49322 – Twenty Twenty: Submenu items disappear underneath the Cover blockBlock 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.
  • #49435 – Twenty Twenty: inconsistent top and bottom margins for .alignwide and .alignfull on Chrome vs Safari (cross browser issue)
  • #49699 – Twenty Nineteen: Center- and right-aligned heading accents appear broken
  • #49793 – Twenty Twenty: Images in list blocks are not positioned correctly
  • #49893 – TwentyTwenty: TikTok and ResearchGate Social Icons
  • #49932 – Small Typo in Twenty-Twenty

What’s next?

Committers: The dev-reviewed workflow (double committercommitter 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 branchbranch 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 5.4.2 release is still scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Happy Testing!

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