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 5.2.2 Available

WordPress 5.2.2 fixes 13 bugs.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.2.2.

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 5.2.1 Available

WordPress 5.2.1 fixes over 30 reported bugs.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.2.1. WordPress 5.2.2 is also expected to be out within the next two weeks so stay tuned!

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 Available

WordPress 5.2 focuses on tools to performance and site security.

WordPress 5.2 adds in a few helpful tools for site administrators to easily debug any configuration errors by going to Admin > Tools > Site Health.

There are also a number of other updates for developers, new Dashboard icons, and accessibility changes that make this a great update for WordPress users.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.2

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 5.1.1 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.

WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.0.3 fixes 36 bugs and 7 performance updates.

Things to note

Most of the updates/fixes were related to the block editor and Customizer.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0.3

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 5.0.2 Maintenance Release Available

WordPress 5.0.2 is a maintenance release which fixes 73 bugs.

Things to note

  • Improved performance with blocks – 14 bugs were addressed which enhance performance. An additional 31 other block editor bugs were addressed too.
  • Bundled theme bug fixes  – 17 bugs were addressed in the bundled themes.
  • Internationalization (i8n) script loading issues were also fixed.

You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_5.0.2

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 4.5.1 Update Now Available

WordPress 4.5.1 is a maintenance release.

WordPress 4.5.1 contains twelve bug fixes from the recently released version 4.5. You can see all the changes in WordPress 4.5.1 as well as read the release notes.

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 Update: WordPress 4.3 Available

WordPress 4.3 is now available for download.

For WordPress Users

This update includes a number of improvements in the admin area (menu customizer, formatting shortcuts, site icons), automatically generated secure passwords for new users, comments turned off by default for pages, and other great changes which will make working with WordPress on all your devices easier and more enjoyable.

For WordPress Developers

There are some noticeable changes with this new version as well including a new page template (singular.php), multisite changes, list table changes, and other customizer enhancements.

You can read more about the update: http://wordpress.org/wordpress-4.3.zip