WordPress 5.5.1 Maintenance Release

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/09/wordpress-5-5-1-maintenance-release/

WordPress 5.5.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 34 bug fixes, 5 enhancements, and 5 bug fixes for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.5, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.5.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. WordPress 5.5.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.6. To see a full list of changes, you can browse the list on Trac, read the 5.5.1 RC1 and 5.5.1 RC2 posts, or visit the 5.5.1 documentation page. Thanks and props! The […]

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/08/eckstine/

Here it is! Named “Eckstine” in honor of Billy Eckstine, this latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. Welcome to WordPress 5.5. In WordPress 5.5, your site gets new power in three major areas: speed, search, and security. Speed Posts and pages feel faster, thanks to lazy-loaded images. Images give your story a lot of impact, but they can sometimes make your site seem slow. In WordPress 5.5, images wait to load until they’re just about to scroll into view. The technical term is ‘lazy loading.’ On mobile, lazy loading can also keep […]

WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/08/wordpress-5-5-release-candidate-2/

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release candidate here (zip). Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress. Plugin and Theme Developers Please test your plugins and […]

WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/07/wordpress-5-5-release-candidate/

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release candidate […]

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/07/wordpress-5-5-beta-4/

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11th, 2020, and we need your help to get there! Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the beta 3 development release and gave feedback. […]

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/07/wordpress-5-5-beta-3/

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11th, 2020, and we need your help to get there! Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the beta 2 development release and gave feedback. Testing […]

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/07/wordpress-5-5-beta-2/

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 beta 2 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11th, 2020, and we need your help to get there! Thank you to all of the contributors that tested the beta 1 development release and provided feedback. Testing for bugs is an important […]

WordPress 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/06/wordpress-5-4-2-security-and-maintenance-release/

WordPress 5.4.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 23 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. These bugs affect WordPress versions 5.4.1 and earlier; version 5.4.2 fixes them, so you’ll want to upgrade. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.4, there are also updated versions of 5.3 and earlier that fix the bugs for you. Security Updates WordPress versions 5.4 and earlier are affected by the following bugs, which are fixed in version 5.4.2. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.4, there are also updated versions of 5.3 and earlier […]

WordPress 5.4.1

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/04/wordpress-5-4-1/

WordPress 5.4.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 17 bug fixes in addition to 7 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.4.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.5. You can download WordPress 5.4.1 by downloading from WordPress.org, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. Security Updates Seven security issues […]

WordPress 5.4 “Adderley”

https://wordpress.org/news/2020/03/adderley/

Here it is! Named “Adderley” in honor of Nat Adderley, the latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. Say hello to more and better. More ways to make your pages come alive. With easier ways to get it all done and looking better than ever—and boosts in speed you can feel. Welcome to WordPress 5.4 Every major release adds more to the block editor. More ways to make posts and pages come alive with your best images. More ways to bring your visitors in, and keep them engaged, with the richness of embedded media […]