17 January 2018
WordPress version 4.7.9 is now available.
Upgrading to WordPress 4.7.9
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What's New in WordPress 4.7.9
WordPress 4.7.7 is a security and maintenance releas. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.
An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most use cases, they have been removed from WordPress.
- Selecting menu location changes line height
- Features box textstrings in Feature Filter area need new linebreak
- Use MySQLi when available by default
- Editor link autocomplete suggestions: no fallback title displayed for posts with no title
- Update random_compat external library for PHP 7 linting failure
tags creates new <p> tag, breaking the parent tag into two.
- Whitelist Flac Files
- Mark test_remove_orientation_data_on_rotate as skipped when exif_read_data isn't available
- Consistent suppression of `getimagesize()` errors
- Remove unnecessary MediaElement.js files
- Twenty Seventeen -watch that language
- Add plugins search results: the plugin details modal opens in the thickbox modal
- Hard-coded 403 status in REST response should use `rest_authorization_required_code()`
- WP_Term::get_instance() regression for non-category terms queried with 'category' taxonomy
- category_description() does not work properly since 4.9
- get_category_link() accepting object but not id
- Code assumes iframe mode, exception in inline mode
- Widgets Warning after activating theme and on dashboard widgets page
- Always attempt to restore widgets' previous assignment
- HTML Widget: toggleClass() should be passed true/false as second param