4.1 Docs Updates

There are a number of updates that need to be made for 4.1 to both the handbooks and the Codex.


There are several posts on Make/CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. about changes in 4.1 that affect the developer handbooks:

Themes: New Template Tags in 4.1

Queries Improvements:

Shared Terms: An Update on Shared Term Splitting

CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. APIAPI 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. Improvements: JS/Underscore-template-rendered Custom Customizer Controls in WordPress 4.1

I still need to add a list of Codex pages here that will need to be updated with the content from these posts.

Codex Updates:

The following are the pages that need updated or created in the Codex.

If you would like to help, please leave a comment indicating which page you would like to work on.

New default theme:

  • Twenty Fifteen page. We can use some of this content. Note: The custom color screenshots are slightly different from the .org version. Takashi Irie provided some screenshots that reflect the default colors available: https://cloudup.com/cNHOeJVOq-k (@kpdesign)

New features:

  • New Distraction-Free Writing and inline image editing toolbar in Post editor – https://codex.wordpress.org/Posts_Add_New_Screen and https://codex.wordpress.org/Pages_Add_New_Screen
  • New sessions logout button on Profile page – https://codex.wordpress.org/Users_Your_Profile_Screen
  • New Recommendations tab on Plugin Install page – https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugins_Add_New_Screen
  • New translation installation setting on General Settings and Network Settings pages – https://codex.wordpress.org/Settings_General_Screen and https://codex.wordpress.org/Network_Admin_Settings_Screen
  • Appearance menu – HeaderHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. and Background menu items now link directly to the Customizer.

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