WordPress 5.2.2 Release Candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 2 (RC2) is now available for testing! So please do – every test helps the build get closer to final release!
You have two options for testing the WordPress 5.2.2 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party (you’ll want to select the point release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. nightlies option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).
What’s in this release?
5.2.2 features 13 bug and regression fixes, with some improvements to the block Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor, accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), i18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill., media and administration. Plus, this release adds a little bit of polish to the Site Health feature that made its debut in 5.2.
Here’s the list:
- #45094: Dashboard elements don’t always have clear focus states, tab order
- #46289: RTL Bug: wrong navigation arrows in media modal
- #46749: Extra border is displaying at bottom of Help section in Firefox (Responsive : 778 * 841)
- #46881: Site Health: improve the header The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. elements horizontal centering
- #46957: Site Health: Make site health page access be filterable
- #46960: Site Health: Table design issue in small devices(iphone 5/SE).
- #46997: Theme update links show in Customizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. and don’t work
- #47070: Recovery Mode Exit button not visible in responsive view
- #47158: Merge similar strings introduced in WP 5.2
- #47227: i18n: Merge similar translation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. strings – site health tabs
- #47429: Editor: Update packages for WordPress 5.2.2
- #47457: Fix the mediaelements player controls bar sizing
- #47475: I18n: Merge similar strings and fix typo
You can browse the full list of changes on Trac.
dev-reviewed workflow (double-committer A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. signoff) is now in effect. That means it takes two committers to approve any changes to the 5.2 branch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch"..
Plus, we have a hard string freeze until the official 5.2.2 release, scheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 17:00 UTC.