This week there were two new releases for WordPress – the planned 4.9.3 version and the unplanned 4.9.4.
WordPress 4.9.3 and 4.9.4
On February 5, the core team released WordPress 4.9.3, that contains 34 bug fixes for changesets, widgets, compatibility with PHP 7.2 and more. You can read more about it in the release post »WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release« by Sergey Biryukov.
One day later, WordPress 4.9.4 went live. The reason for that is that 4.9.3 introduced a bug that prevents the auto-update feature to work. That is fixed with 4.9.4, but you have to start the update manually. Otherwise, you will not get future auto-updates. More about that in the post »WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release« by Dion Hulse.
On the technical side, the bug caused a Fatal Error when WordPress tried to update itself because not all requirements for of
find_core_auto_update() were met. More on that can be found in Dion’s post »WordPress 4.9.4 Release – The technical details«.
- »Media Meeting Recap – February 1, 2018«.
- »Dev Chat Summary: February 7th (4.9.5 week 1)«.
- The first version of the PHP upgrade information page is now live on wordpress.org/support/upgrade-php/.
- »WordPress 4.9.3 has been released«. There are a few string changes in 4.9.3.
- »Dealing with Angry Users – Workshop on March 16, 2018«.
- »February 8th Support Team Meeting Summary«.