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WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release Available

Over 30 bug fixes and multiple enhancements for WordPress 5.5.

This release should be installed for any site that is running WordPress 5.5. There are multiple block editor fixes as well as other important fixes for sitemaps, lazy loading, REST API, etc.

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

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.5.1&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 5.5 Available

Auto-update plugins and themes, developer changes, sitemaps, lazy load, and block editor changes.

This is the second major release of WordPress in 2020 and it is packed of nice touches that help improve the WordPress experience for users and developers alike. With a big focus on site speed – I would highly recommend checking out the details about the lazy loading implementation. I would also recommend reading about the XML Sitemap implantation. If you have third party plugins that do either of those – it might be worthwhile looking to see if they are still needed.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/5-5/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.5&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.

Fix Permissions Error with Redmine GitHub Hook

For years we have used svn and are in the process of migrating all of our repositories to git. Part of this migration process was then setting up a webhook within Github to then update our local repositories in Redmine when a change was pushed. In order to handle that – I installed and configured the Redmine GitHub Hook plugin. When testing out the initial webhook – I kept getting the following error:
GithubHook: Command 'git fetch origin' didn't exit properly. Full output: ["error: cannot open FETCH_HEAD: Permission denied\n"]

In order to fix that error – there is another step needed in the set up process documented in Redmine GitHub Hook plugin Readme (Step 2: Add the repository to Redmine)

If you get the same error after following this step: HowTo keep in sync your git repository for redmine try this:

chmod 777 -R project.git

The entire process would then be:
(Note: In the below examples, “git_user” and “project.git” should be modified for your GitHub project)

  1. git clone --mirror git@github.com:git_user/project.git
  2. cd project.git
  3. git fetch -q --all -p
  4. chmod 777 -R project.git (make sure you are have moved outside of the project.git directory first)

That will then update as need without giving the permission denied error.

WordPress 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release Available

This release contains 23 fixes and improvements as well as contains a number of security fixes too.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-4-2/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.4.2&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 5.4.1 Available

This security and maintenance release features 17 bug fixes in addition to 7 security fixes.

Because this is a security fix – please update your sites immediately.

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?milestone=5.4.1&group=component&col=id&col=summary&col=milestone&col=owner&col=type&col=status&col=priority&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 5.4 Available

If you are not using the block editor – it is time to finally check it out.

A lot of people have been resisting the block editor – but it is clear the only place it is going is forward. WordPress 5.4 offers improved editor speed as well as introduces a number of nice block additions including making it easier to share media and add in social icons and buttons.

The latest version also offers additional reporting functionality of the privacy personal export to make any data erasure requests much easier and complete. Last but not least – we now have the ability to add custom fields to menu items (something I have wanted for years) which will make custom navigation much easier and streamlined for developers.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/5-4/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.4&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 5.3.2 Maintenance Release Available

This release addresses five fixes since WordPress 5.3.1.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-3-2/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.3.2&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 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release Available

This release addresses security issues as well and includes 46 other fixes/improvements.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://wordpress.org/support/wordpress-version/version-5-3-1/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.3.1&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 5.3 Available

This release offers a number of refinements and introduces the Twenty Twenty theme.

Block changes, a new theme, improved image upload, automatic image rotation, improved site health checks, as well as interface changes are just a few of over 150 new features that WordPress 5.3 has to offer. If you have been holding back from working with the editor – it is time to give it another try.

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

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=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 5.2.4 Security Release Available

This release addresses six security issues.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.2.4

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.2.4&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.