WordPress Release Notes –July 2020

Release Notes

Functionality Changes


  1. Page Template- Featured Event Page Full- New page template offers refreshed look and feel for Featured Events including: parallax background image, centered textbox display and sidebar items appearing below the page. View our example here!

Code Changes (transparent to end-users)


Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance:
a. Home Page Post Title- Title now truncates based on words instead of characters.
b. Travel Advisory- Text no longer contains formatting pulled from travel.state.gov.
c. Slider Revolution- Fixed bugs with infinity loops in the overview page, text and button layers with placeholders not refreshing, video streams not working and Instagram stream functionality not working.
e.Yoast SEO- Bug fix for existing links not being editable by Yoast active. Disabled WP Core sitemaps. Bug fix for Dashboard slowness of larger sites.
f. Yoast Test Helper- Added resets for indexables related options and prominent word-related functionality.
g. Polylang Pro- Fixed broken display in the block editor sidebar when a language has no flag and ACF translation option not working for term custom fields.
h. Publish Press Permission Pro- Bug fixes for permissions menu and author being locked out of new post creation.
i. Flow-Flow- Bug fixes for error messages displaying and fix for freezing feeds due to API error. Added support for new Instagram API by Facebook (please reconnect Facebook in Auth). Production build fix. Fixed feed filters admin popup. Removed Google+ from interface.
j. Redis Object Cache- Updated POT file and comments for translators. Fixed Metrics tab bugs.Contact Form 7 Conditional Fields- Bug fix for JS error when conditional fields settings were not saved manually by the user. Bug fix for multistep forms interference with other forms and function operator no longer working. Bug fix IE11 compatibility.
k. User Switching- Added the user switching in footer filter to disable output in footer on the front end.
l. ACF to REST API- Fixed vulnerabilities and endpoint with field name.
m. UberMenu 3- Compatibility fix for older PHP versions.
n. Duplicate Post- First release from Yoast including various accessibility.
o. Inactive Logout- Fixed bugs with inactive logout scripts.
p. Login Security Solutions- Uninstalled plugin.