WordPress 5.1.1 Security and Maintenance Release Available

This release addresses security issues as well as includes changes to help site owners prepare for a minimum of PHP 5.2.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.1.1

You can also see a complete list of changes: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=closed&resolution=fixed&milestone=5.1.1&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 5.1 Available

WordPress 5.1 focuses on performance and site health.

WordPress 5.1 focuses on performance improvements to the block editor as well as adds in a few nice touches to help site administrators focus on security and performance with the addition of a nice set of functions/features.

  • PHP Site Health (notification if you are running an out-of-date version of PHP.)
  • Fatal Error Protection (say goodbye to the white screen of death if a change is made that triggers a fatal error). WordPress is now able to detect most of these errors and recover from them.
  • Plugin PHP Version Notices (When looking for plugins to install, WordPress will now disable any plugins that require an incompatible version of PHP so they will not install.)
  • Custom Definable Debug Error Log (define( 'WP_DEBUG_LOG') Now you are able to define your custom error log path vs. the default /wp-content/debug.log.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.1

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.