Draft OMGWTFBBQ for 4.0

This post is the official DRAFT post.

I’ve slapped up a template for us to use going forward, but here are the sections, after the break.

Leave comments for corrections or (if you’re an editor) just edit this post. It’s okay, my feelers won’t be bent out of shape 🙂

CORECore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. CHANGES

What’s new:

  • Media Library – It’s now a grid! Yay!
  • Post Editor/TinyMCE – The color picker’s coming back!
  • 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 Installer – Now with icons and a grid view
  • Embeds display in the visual editor – no more ‘preview’ to see if the video’s right


My layout is all weird on the Dashboard

Flush your cache. If you’re using server caches, or a plugin, flush them too, especially Memcached/APC stuff. They can be sticky.

I have a plugin that adds options to the media library and now it’s not working! (also: What happened to the media library!?!)

The Media Library defaults to a new, grid, view. This means if you’re using a plugin like the EWWW Image Optimizer that adds in more information, the content may not be visible on the main library view. This is not a bug. The decision was made to make the grid view very simple and basic, allowing you to click on the image to get more information. As time goes by, more plugins will customize that view, but for now you may need to toggle to the LIST view to see it.

At the top-left of the Media toolbar is a button to switch back to the old list view. When switched to the old list view, the button to switch back to the grid view moves to the right.

The post/page editor is ‘weird’

The post/page editor now auto-expands as you type (it’s a bit more complex than that, but that’s the basic). Previously, the editor had its own scroll bar. This means that if you write a huge post, you need to scroll all the way up to return to the Publish button, categories, tags, etc.

Work-around: Click in the editor and cmd/ctrl-up/down to move to top/bottom of editor content quickly. Click out of the editor and cmd/ctrl-up/down to move to top/bottom of the whole page.

When the editor is larger than the fold, it cannot be scrolled up by highlighting text, due to how the editor toolbar follows the primary scroll.

Work-around: Highlight and scroll outside of the editor window to move the primary scroll instead.

The theme 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. moved my options around

They changed the default priority for Customizer sections to 160 from 10, which means more ‘priority’ was given to WP defaults vs plugins. It’s okay.

Known Issues

Media doesn’t remember what I want it to be linked to

Prior to 4.0, the last “Linked to” option chosen when inserting media persisted as a default for future inserts until it was next changed. This was handy for bloggers who always linked to the attachment page or chose a custom link when inserting media. In 4.0, “Media File” is now a persistent default for “Linked to,” and changes to it do not “stick” as they did prior to 4.0.

There is a ticket for this: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23847