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WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.8.1 addresses 3 security and 60 bug fixes.

Since this release contains security fixes, please make you run the update immediately. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-8-1/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.8.1&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.8 Now Available

There are a number of exciting changes for users and developers alike in WordPress 5.8.

Overall – WordPress 5.8 fixes over 170 bugs and has 96 enhancements.End users will appreciate all the changes in blocks, and block based widgets. Developers get a new way to manage styles and settings by creating a theme.json file for their themes. All users will benefit from the new support of the image WebP format. For further information: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/07/03/wordpress-5-8-field-guide/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.8&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release Available

WordPress 5.7.2 is a small but important security update.

This update is small (affecting 2 files), but it is important to update your sites immediately. You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-7-2/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.7.2&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.7.1 addresses 2 security and 26 bug fixes.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-7-1/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.7.1&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.7 Available

WordPress 5.7 has 66 enhancements and feature request along with 127 bug fixes.

A few of the highlights:

  • For the site content creator: more updates to the block editor to make it easier to add in and work with content, and default lazy-loading iframes.
  • For the site administrator: a new feature that allows website administrators to manually send a reset password link to existing users, as well a simplified way to meal the http to https switch.
  • For the site developer: new post parent functions that will reduce some of the logic needed/currently used in themes and plugins, and a number of REST API changes.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2021/02/23/wordpress-5-7-field-guide/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.7&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.6.2 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.6.2 contains 5 bug fixes that affect WordPress 5.6.1.

If you have WordPress 5.6.1, it is recommended to update to the latest version in order to have those bug fixes in place. These are mostly minor fixes but if you use the Classic Editor – one of these bug fixes addresses the “Leave site” browser alert we have seen since WordPress 5.6.1.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-6-2/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.6.2&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.6.1 has 20 bug fixes and also fixes 7 issues with the block editor.

If you have WordPress 5.6, it is recommended to update to the latest version in order to have those bug fixes in place.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-6-1/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.6.1&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.6 Available

WordPress 5.6 is packed with 85 enhancements and feature requests and over 200 bug fixes.

WordPress 5.6 brings a lot of changes for both developers and site editors alike. A new theme is now available: Twenty-One and is AAA-ready. There are also a number of block editor changes which promise to make post complex layouts easier for anyone who is using the Gutenberg editor.

WordPress 5.6 is also PHP 8 ready (make sure your plugins/custom themes are before upgrading to PHP 8) and jQuery also gets an upgrade too. All sorts of other fun things are in this update too for developers like the new REST API authentication with Application Passwords, Block API version 2, and a number of other items. Make sure you spend some time going through everything.

I highly recommend downloading and using the Test jQuery Updates plugin before upgrading as well. If you notice any javascript issues with your site (ideally on a staging site before upgrading your production site) you can take care of the issue before upgrading to WordPress 5.6.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2020/11/20/wordpress-5-6-field-guide/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.6&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.5.3 Maintenance Release Available

Update to WordPress 5.5.3 to address an issue introduced in WordPress 5.5.2.

This maintenance release fixes an issue for new WordPress installations where the database connection has not yet been configured.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-5-3/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.5.3&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.

WordPress 5.5.2 Security and Maintenance Release Available

Time to apply the most recent WordPress security update.

This release should be installed for any site that is running WordPress 5.5.1 or earlier. There are 14 bug fixes as we’ll as 10 security fixes.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-5-2/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.5.2&order=priority

If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.