WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2 Available for Testing!

WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate – WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2 has been released and is now available for testing.

WordPress users are requested to try this release candidate and report any issues to ensure that WordPress 4.9.8 fixes the reported issues.

As mentioned on the first release candidate post, the testing of the first RC shortly after it was built, uncovered a serious bug in the “Try Gutenberg” callout and the second RC would be released as soon as the developers fix the bug.

However, shortly after RC1 was released, it was determined that the problem reported in that ticket was the result of a bug in the Classic Editor Plugin and not in the “Try Gutenberg” callout. Therefore, WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2 was released to address a few other issues with the callout.

This package contains 1 blessed task and 2 bug fixes since the first release candidate. The total number of bug fixes in 4.9.8 has reached 28, and the enhancements and the blessed tasks have reached the number 13 and 3, respectively.

Below are the bug fixes and enhancements included in WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2.  

Blessed Tasks

A full list of blessed tasks in 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2 can be found on Trac.


  • #41316– Introduce “Try Gutenberg” callout
    • The callout was included in Release Candidate 1.  This release candidate includes a few changes to the behavior of the callout.

Bug fixes 

A full list of blessed tasks in 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2 can be found on Trac.


  • #44611– try Gutenberg header wraps over text below on narrow screens
  • #44627– minor tweaks to Try Gutenberg callout formatting

The changelog in this release is the same as that in RC1.

Make sure you test the WordPress 4.9.8 Release Candidate 2. If you think you’ve found a bug, please post to the Alpha/Beta support forum to help make the release of WordPress 4.9.8 next week as smooth as possible.

The official WordPress 4.9.8 release has been scheduled for July 31, 2018.




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