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WordPress 5.1 Beta 2

2019-01-22 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 WordPress 5.1 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.1 is slated for release on February 21, and we need your help to get there! Over 110 tickets have been closed since beta 1, many of which are documentation and testing suite improvements. Here are the major changes and bug fixes: Several refinements and bug fixes related to the Site Health project have been made. The pre_render_block and render_block_data filters have been introduced allowing plugins [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.1 Beta 1

2019-01-11 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.1 Beta 1 WordPress 5.1 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.1 is slated for release on February 21, and we need your help to get there. Here are some of the big items to test so we can find as many bugs as possible in the coming weeks. Site Health Check Site Health Check is an ongoing project aimed at improving the stability and performance of the entire WordPress ecosystem. The first phase of this project is included in WordPress 5.1. For [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release

2019-01-10 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release WordPress 5.0.3 is now available! 5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 36 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions. Here are a few of the highlights: 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added to bundled themes. Make sure to update these for an improved block editing experience. 2 block editor related internationalization (I18N) bugs have been fixed Users with JavaScript disabled now see a notice when attempting to use the block editor. A few PHP errors in the Customizer have been fixed. Some issues uploading common file types, like CSVs, have been fixed. For a full list of changes, please consult the list of tickets on Trac, changelog, or read a more technical summary [ more… ]

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The Month in WordPress: December 2018

2019-01-08 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: December 2018 New features, a big event, and important announcements marked December as a milestone month for the WordPress community. Release of WordPress 5.0 On December 6 WordPress 5.0 was released. This release includes the much anticipated new block editor as the default editing experience. While some users have chosen to continue using the Classic Editor on their sites, many site owners have quickly upgraded to this latest version. Two security and maintenance releases came out over the course of the month, with the latest update providing a huge boost to performance and stability. The new version of WordPress comes a new default theme: Twenty Nineteen. This theme is designed to highlight how the block editor can be used. Want to get involved in developing WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog and join the #core [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release

2018-12-20 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release WordPress 5.0.2 is now available! 5.0.2 is a maintenance release that addresses 73 bugs. The primary focus of this release was performance improvements in the block editor: the cumulated performance gains make it 330% faster for a post with 200 blocks. Here are a few of the additional highlights: 45 total Block Editor improvements are included (14 performance enhancements & 31 bug fixes). 17 Block Editor related bugs have been fixed across all of the bundled themes. Some internationalization (i18n) issues related to script loading have also been fixed. For a full list of changes, please consult the list of tickets on Trac or the changelog. You can download WordPress 5.0.2 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. Sites that support automatic background updates have already started to update automatically. Thank you to everyone [ more… ]