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Revision as of 16:20, 12 December 2013

On December 12, 2013, WordPress Version 3.8, named for xxxxx, will be released to the public. For more information on this enhancement and bug-fix release, read the WordPress Blog, and see the Changelog for 3.8.

For Version 3.8, the database version (db_version in wp_options) changed to xxxxx, and the Trac revision was xxxxx.

Highlights

  • Improved WordPress admin UI
    • Responsive all the things
    • New search capabilities
    • Refreshed dashboard
    • Improved theme management
    • Click-to-add widget management
  • New Default Theme - Twenty Fourteen
    • Easily create a responsive magazine website with a sleek, modern design.
    • Feature your favorite homepage content in either a grid or a slider.
    • Use the three widget areas to customize your website, and change your content's layout with a full-width page template and a contributor page to show off your authors.
  • For Developers
    • External Libraries have been updated.
    • Better RTL support
    • Theme screenshots' size have increased from 600 × 450 to 880 × 660.

What's New

General

Dashboard

  • Consolidate several Dashboard widgets to improve readability
  • Replace the 'Right Now' widget with the new and improved 'At a Glance' widget

Posts

Media

Comments

Appearance

  • Introduce 8 new admin color schemes
  • Improved readability throughout using Open Sans typeface (where supported)
  • Leverage Dashicons instead of icon sprites for crisper experience on all resolutions
  • Big RTL improvements throughout
  • Make the dashboard more usable on any size device with responsive all the things
  • Improve the login screen experience for Internet Explorer 8 users
  • Improve Quick Edit experience for non-English users
  • Improve the Menus experience for mobile users

Plugins

  • Replace PNG-based ratings stars with Dashicons for performance gains

Themes

  • Tags for width changed to layout: responsive-layout, fluid-layout, and fixed-layout
  • New tag: accessibility-ready to denote a theme is aware of accessibility best practices such as color contrast, keyboard navigation, and form/link focus. See WP theme accessibility guidelines.

Tools

Users

Settings

Accessibility

  • Make list table row actions keyboard accessible
  • Improve color contrast throughout the admin

Install Process

Multisite

Under The Hood

General

  • Heartbeat performance and API improvements
  • Allow customisation of theme mod defaults via custom-background theme support
  • A $taxonomy argument was added to each of the adjacent post functions.
  • Define $is_nginx in vars.php
  • Make it possible to check for any post format assigned to a post with has_post_format()
  • Apply capital_P_dangit() to the wp_title filter
  • Make sure ajaxurl is defined in the Customizer
  • validate_active_plugins() now checks the manage_network_plugins capability instead of is_super_admin()
  • Add a show_metabox parameter to register_taxonomy()
  • Make it easier to target video shortcodes by adding a wp-video class to the parent container
  • Add CSSMin, SASS, CSSJanus, and jsHint to build tools for core development

Bug Fixes

  • Fix bug where top-level categories were only redirecting if they had no children
  • Fix bug in wp_get_object_terms() where returned were strings not integers
  • Fix a bug where passing a null value to meta_query resulted in wonkiness with the comparison operator
  • Fix "'wp_signups' already exists for query" error after updating a Multisite network
  • Fix bug in get_bookmarks() caused by missing parentheses
  • Fix comment_notification_recipients filter behavior so that it is still respected even on comments left by the post author
  • Fix a date comparison error in dashboard_relative_date()
  • Fix keyboard accessibility for row actions in list tables.
  • Fix no-js and accessibility modes in in the Widgets screen
  • Fix a bug where menus could still be assigned to a non-existent theme location
  • Silence jQuery Migrate errors in the General settings page

Multisite

Classes

Functions


Actions & Filters

Actions

Filters

External Libraries

  • Add a copyright notice to zxcvbn (password strength meter) script

Deprecated

Miscellaneous

And see others WordPress Versions.