Category: WordPress

WordPress 5.9 Available

A new year, a new theme.

A few of the highlights:

  • New Twenty Twenty-Two there that is the first default block theme in WordPress history.
  • A number of block and enhancements like a better gallery block, a new navigation block more layout controls, and more ability to control spacing, borders, and other small touches that go a long way.
  • Support for theme.json for child themes which makes creating child themes easier than ever right in the WordPress admin
  • Improved performance for the front and backend of WordPress

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://make.wordpress.org/core/2022/01/10/wordpress-5-9-field-guide/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.9&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 5.8.3 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.8.3 addresses 4 security 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-5-8-3/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.8.3&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 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.8.2 addresses 1 security fix and 2 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-5-8-2/

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.8.2&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 5.8.1 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.