WordPress 4.9 Master List Draft

As 4.9 nears it’s release, and we’ve now entered the Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. stage, it is safe to say that the next version of WordPress is feature-ready. This means we need ot start thinking of what items need to go into our Master List for this release (popularly referred to as the OMGWTFBBQ post).

For those unfamiliar, the support team publishes a master list with potential got’chas users may experience when using a new version of WordPress, be it changed interfaces, new headlined features, or removed features. It’s important to keep in mind that this is a draft post, and not the final product, the finished result will be posted on the forums after the new release is out.

The fixed data will be gathered from our handbook pages about the master list, and variable, version specific, changes will be supplemented from the list below.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Changes

  • <List of changes to core that are of interest>
  • PressThis has been moved into a separate plugin, you will be prompted to install it if you try using this feature.
  • MediaElements.js, the library used to play media files, such as audio or video, has been updated, removing support for older browsers.
  • Changing emails now require email validation before the change takes effect.
  • User roles and capabilities (access rules) have been improved and extended.
  • The themes and plugins editors have been overhauled, now utilizing Code Mirror, and better sandboxing to avoid breaking sites.
  • (For developers) the `screen-reader-text` class has been modernized for the admin interface.
  • The new media widgets from WordPress 4.8, and improved text 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., have received a handful of improvements.


Not a Bug

  • <List of things perceived as a bug, but aren’t>


Known Issues

  • <Populated as issues arise in the forums>


Reported Bugs

  • <Populated as issues arise in the forums>