Version History of Wordpress 3.8.1

Embedding tweets:

  • Switch Twitter oEmbed to SSL due to a Twitter API change that broke embedding across all WordPress sites. [26969], #26844.

WP_Query fixes:

  • Fix category handling in pre_get_posts when pretty permalinks are in use; fix handling of taxonomy queries in get_queried_object(). [26946], #26627, #26634.
  • Avoid a fatal error in wp_reset_postdata() if $wp_query global is not set. (Also affected 3.7.) [26951], #26775.

Themes screen fixes and improvements:

  • Keyboard navigation friendliness. [26956], #26527.
  • Better information for screen readers. [27012], #26602; [26936], #26599.
  • Various IE8 adjustments and fixes. [27008], #26541.
  • During a search, be sure to also compare the theme’s slug. [26957], #26730.
  • Installer: Make sure the “Layout” group title is translated. [26955], #26777.
  • Fix CSS clashes on the Network Themes page. [26950], #26513, #26517.
  • Fix incorrect -mox prefixes in CSS. [26947], #26702.

Fixes for the new dashboard design:

  • Fix the “dead zone” on submit buttons, so they actually click. [26998], #26700, Chrome bug.
  • Prevent the admin color scheme from previewing when editing another user. [26937], #26607.
  • Update the styles for the media modal when used on the frontend. [26992], #26677.
  • Add a contrasting border to admin feature pointers. [26970], #26689.
  • Update Dashicons to latest. (The Updates icon now points in the right direction.) [26965], #26518.
  • OCD alignment updates on the Updates screen. [26938], #26699.

Responsive admin fixes:

  • Prevent widget controls from going off the screen when editing extra-wide widgets on small devices. [26964], #26701.
  • When moderating comments, make sure the comment author is always visible. [26961], #26618.
  • Responsive improvements to submenus in the toolbar. [27009], #26720.
  • Improve keyboard accessibility for the admin menu when in responsive mode. [27010], #26639.
  • Prevent the toolbar from wrapping to a second line on narrow screen (multisite only). [26949], #26537.

The new dashboard widgets:

  • Quick Draft widget: Don’t ignore default comment status and ping status. [26960], #26722.
  • At a Glance widget: Don’t link to Pages or Posts for Authors or Contributors (respectively). [27001], #26574.
  • Quick Draft widget: Break long words in Quick Draft content to prevent overflow. [26948], #26658.

Miscellaneous:

  • Media: Fix directory permissions for new media upload directories. [26927], #26781.
  • RTL: Force LTR direction for code inputs. [26954], #26666.
  • RTL: Make sure half-stars in star ratings are filled on the correct side. [26953], #26814.