WordPress 5.2.1-RC1

WordPress 5.2.1-RC1 is now available for testing! But, your help is needed to test!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.2 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “point release nightlies” option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

What’s in this release?

5.2.1 contains 32 high priority bug fixes and regressions, improvements to the block editor, accessibility, i18n, and polishes the Site Health feature introduced in 5.2. Here are some changes of note:

  • #47180: An issue typing in the block editor while using a RTL language has been fixed.
  • #47186: An bug causing 32-bit systems to run out of memory when using sodium_compat was fixed.
  • #47189: The “Update your plugins” link in Site Health now links to the correct page in multisite installs.
  • #47185: An issue in wp_delete_file_from_directory() where files were not deleting on Windows systems has been fixed.
  • #47205: A bug was fixed where spaces could not be added in the Classic Editor after pressing shift+enter.
  • #47265: 2 fatal errors on the error protection page when a PHP error was encountered in a drop-in (such as advanced-cache.php) were fixed.
  • #47244: wp_targeted_link_rel() has been improved to prevent instances where single and double quotation marks were incorrectly staggered.
  • #47169: PHP/MySQL minimum version requirement checks now return proper error codes when requirements are not met in test environments.
  • #47177: The backwards compatibility of get_search_form() was improved.
  • #47297: The accuracy of the HTTP requests test in Site Health was improved.
  • #47229: TinyMCE has been updated to version 4.9.4.

You can browse the full list of changes on Trac.

What’s next?

Committers: The dev-reviewed workflow (double committer sign-off) should now be enforced when making any changes to the 5.2 branch.

The official 5.2.1 release is scheduled for Tuesday, May 21.

Happy testing!

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