After monitoring and reviewing the Support Forum issues and Trac tickets created following the release of WordPress 5.6, the need for a fast-follow WordPress 5.6.1 release before the end of 2020 was ruled out as no tickets were identified as urgent.
However, it became apparent that a large handful of those tickets were for small, self contained bugs that were discovered as more sites started using the new default theme, Twenty Twenty-One. Additionally, a bug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. in Twenty Nineteen was discovered that would prevent the use of the newly added 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. patterns containing images.
Default themes are often updated in unison with WordPress releases, but there is nothing preventing them from being updated on their own. Since a WordPress 5.6.1 fast-follow was ruled out, it was deemed preferable to fix these bugs in Twenty Twenty-One independent of a release of WordPress itself before the end of 2020.
As a result, new versions of the Twenty Twenty-One and Twenty Nineteen default themes have been released to the WordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ Theme Directory and are now available!
The new versions are as follows:
- Twenty Twenty-One: 1.1
- Twenty Nineteen: 1.9
If you have auto-updates for these themes enabled, your site should be updated within the next 12 hours.
A full list of the tickets addressed in these releases can be found on Trac.
Thanks to everyone that helped get this release out.
Ahmed Saeed, Ari Stathopoulos, basscan, Carolina Nymark, celendesign, Dan Farrow, Felix Arntz, gKibria, Helen Hou-Sandi, Ismail El Korchi, James Huff, JB Audras, Jonathan Desrosiers, Justin Ahinon, Kelly Choyce-Dwan, Kjell Reigstad, Manzur Ahammed, Mel Choyce-Dwan, Mukesh Panchal, Peter Wilson, Sergey Biryukov, Slava Abakumov, Stephen Bernhardt, Tanvirul Haque, thorlentz, Tony A, transl8or, t-p.