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WordPress 4.7 Development Kicks Off This Week

WordPress 4.7 development officially kicked off at today’s meeting in the #core Slack channel. This release is being led by lead developer Helen Hou-Sandí who has selected Aaron Jorbin and Jeff Paul as release deputies. The first item on the agenda was an update on the upcoming 4.6.1 maintenance release. (more…)

WordPress 4.6 Will Detect Broken Links in the Editor

WordPress 4.6 is set to introduce a broken link checker in the editor, a handy new feature which lead developer Andrew Ozz dubbed “spellcheck for URLs.” Ella Van Dorpe, who is co-maintainer with Ozz on WordPress’ editor component, opened a ticket three months ago to begin work on detecting broken (more…)

WordPress 4.6 to Standardize Metadata Registration

WordPress 4.6 will introduce some exciting updates that give plugin and theme authors a standardized way of registering metadata. This refers to the additional data that is attached to WordPress’ main content types (posts, users, and comments), which users often interact with via custom fields or metaboxes when editing posts. (more…)

WP Beta Tester Featured Image

The WordPress development team has released WordPress 4.6 beta 1. This release includes a new process for installing, updating, and deleting plugins and themes, native fonts in the WordPress backend, and improvements to the post editor. It also contains a number of changes that developers should be aware of. WordPress 4.6 Beta 1 (more…)

WordPress 4.5.3 Fixes 7 Security Issues

WordPress 4.5.3 was released today to fix seven important security issues that affect 4.5.2 and prior versions. Automatic background updates are already rolling out and all users are advised to update immediately. The release patches the following security issues: Redirect bypass in the customizer (reported by Yassine Aboukir) Two different (more…)

Shiny Updates Approved for Partial Merge Into WordPress 4.6

The Shiny Updates project was approved for partial merge today during an additional meeting designated for reviewing improvements added within the last week. A decision was expected last week but was delayed after contributors discovered that the plugin required three more audits to be ready for merge. Drew Jaynes completed (more…)