WordPress trunk news #13
First of all, WordPress 3.4 beta 4 has rolled out earlier this week. Only 23 tickets are open, which means that it’s almost there.
So what’s new?
XMLRPC minimum arguments
All new XMLRPC methods have been laced with argument checks that ensure that a minimum amount of arguments has been passed in. This prevents notices, among conditions, when insufficient arguments are passed in.
require_if_theme_supports() is back
Last week the
require_if_theme_supports() function was deprecated. It’s back, though. Apparently too many themes use the function.
jQuery UI 1.8.20
Released around 4 days ago, fixes a couple of bugs. WordPress has been suffering from one of these revolving around placeholder sizes in the Dashboard.
Theme Customizer within reach
The Theme Customizer can now be accessed from the WordPress Admin bar:
The image caption shortcode has been rewritten with lengthy and amplediscussion and pondering from the team. The new format is:
Older syntax appears to still be intact. The new functionality is not too stable at the moment.
image_resize_dimensions filter has been added which allows plugins and themes to hook into the
image_resize_dimensions() function to provide custom resize dimensions.
There’s a Codex entry for this filter already, dig in.
wp_terms_checklist displays a checklist of a specific taxonomy. Now the argument list can be overridden by plugins and themes of all sorts. This is mainly designed to override the
checked_ontop argument in the default scenarios (Post Edit screen).
Ryan Boren submitted some tests containing bits of verbal ingenuity and humor for the future about.php file. It lists many of the new features in WordPress 3.4 in a quite funny way ? Andrew Nacin made sure that translators don’t get their fair share of the laughs.
“In your About page, talking nonsense.”
In other news, the Plugin repository changed its guidelines. And George Stephanis posted a great overview on how WordPress 3.4 tablet support has come along.