WordPress 4.9.8 releases: Privacy fixes/enhancements
The WordPress development team has just released an updated version of WordPress 4.9.8. This release fixes 46 bugs and improvements, including the included 2017 theme; the biggest highlight is the “call” user to use the Gutenberg editor. Upgrade to WordPress 4.9.8 and users will see a reminder message in the WordPress console: Try Gutenberg.
The Gutenberg Editor is a new editor released by the WordPress team and will be officially released in the WordPress 5.0 release. However, you don’t need to wait for WordPress 5.0; you can try to use the Gutenberg editor now.
This release also includes 18 policy-related improvements that focus on the growth of user privacy data tools. If the primary users of your site are in Europe, these improvements are advantageous to you:
- The type of request being confirmed is now included in the subject line for all privacy confirmation emails.
- Improved consistency with site name being used for privacy emails in multisite.
- Pagination for Privacy request admin screens can now be adjusted.
- Increased the test coverage for several core privacy functions.