A 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). for WordPress 4.4.1 is now available. This maintenance release is scheduled for Wednesday, January 6, but first it needs your testing. This release fixes 52 issues reported against 4.4.
WordPress 4.4 has thus far been downloaded over 7 million times since it’s release on December 8. Please test this release candidate to ensure 4.4.1 fixes the reported issues and doesn’t introduce any new ones.
A total of 36 contributors have contributed to 4.4.1:
Compute, DvanKooten, JPr, KrissieV, SergeyBiryukov, ShinichiN, aaroncampbell, afercia, azaozz, boonebgorges, dd32, dossy, eherman24, gblsm, hnle, igmoweb, jadpm, email@example.com, joemcgill, johnbillion, jorbin, meitar, nacin, netweb, obenland, ocean90, pento, peterwilsoncc, redsweater, rmccue, rogerhub, salcode, smerriman, scottbrownconsulting, stephenharris, swissspidy, tharsheblows, tyxla, voldemortensen, webaware, wonderboymusic, wp-architect
Notable Bug Fixes
Two severe bugs have been fixed. In some cases, users with an out of date version of OpenSSL being used by PHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher were unable to use the HTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. API An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. to communicate with to communicate with some https HTTPS is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure. HTTPS is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The 'S' at the end of HTTPS stands for 'Secure'. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. This is especially helpful for protecting sensitive data like banking information. sites. Additionally, posts that reused a slug (or a part of a slug) would be redirected.
The polyfill for emoji support has been updated to support Unicode 8.0. This means that diversity emoji, and other new emoji like 🌮 and 🏒 are fully supported.
Most components have received at least one change. This is a list of all tickets closed, sorted by component.