WordPress 4.9.5 is released – update!

The latest version of WordPress, version 4.9.5 has been released.

This update includes 28 bug fixes and one security update. As ever, update as soon as is practicable… the updates include:

Build/Test Tools

#43190 – Update prefixed CSS properties in `about.css`

Bundled Theme

#43317 – Twenty Seventeen: underline links in comments
#43572 – Bundled Themes: Bump version number and update changelog in Twenty Seventeen for 4.9.5 release


#39045 – Remove unnecessary aria-required attribute for elements that have required attribute.


#36884 – In menus: correct oversized viewport after dragging menu items
#43307 – Correct closing tags in `customize_themes_print_templates()`
#43333 – In menus: reset results when closing the ‘add items’ panel.

Filesystem API

#43417 – Avoid an infinite loop in `wp_mkdir_p()` when trying to determine the parent folder with `open_basedir` restriction in effect.


#43312 – Avoid a PHP 7.2 warning in `wp_kses_attr()` when one of `$allowedtags` elements is an uncountable value.


#38332 – Replace Cheatin’ uh? with friendlier error messages
#42789 – Readme: Update recommended PHP version to 7.2


#41242 – Fix image cropping on touch screen devices
#42724 – On Media Settings screen, make the pairs of labels and inputs always stacked vertically, on both mobile and desktop screens
#42968 – Grid view – correct placeholder positioning during uploads
#43123 – Revert max-width styles on caption shortcodes
#43201 – Avoid a PHP warning in `wp_calculate_image_srcset()` if a plugin returns a non-array value via `wp_calculate_image_srcset()` filter
#43226 – Correctly allow changing PDF thumbnail crop value

Bundled plugins

#43555 – Update Hello Dolly lyrics

Networks and Sites

#43568 – Use a numbered placeholder in `sprintf()` for the site URL

Rest API

#42948 – Backbone client sending empty string in X-WP-Nonce header by default in some cases
#43265 – REST API JavaScript Client: Support an empty string for nonce to disable sending the X-WP-Nonce header
#43266 – Extend custom nonce functionality to collections


#43285 – Loosen the admin referrer policy header value to allow the referring host to be sent from the admin area in all cases


#42713 – Display partial names in the user listing tables


#43216 – Add default values to IXR_Message for PHP 7.2 compatibility to avoid PHP Warnings

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I'm Robin Scott, a WordPress Consultant and WooCommerce expert developer who, along with three other people, runs a business called Silicon Dales Ltd remotely, from a base in the North of the UK. I enjoy using my talents for programming to track and interpret sporting, political or retail data - and therefore you'll see me posting some content in these spaces in this, my personal website. If you're interested to talk about leveraging this for your business (in sport, entertainment, retail, etc) please contact me.

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