WordPress 5.0.3

WordPress 5.0.3 is now available. This maintenance release contains 37 bug fixes and 7 performance improvements for the block editor. You can download WordPress 5.0.3 or visit Dashboard → Updates on your site and click Update Now. Sites that support automatic background updates have already started to update automatically. Thank you to everyone who helped through bug reporting, submitting […]

WordPress 5.0.3 Release Candidate

The release candidate package for 5.0.3 is now available for testing.  Please help test this release candidate to ensure everything works as expected. After activating the WordPress Beta Tester plugin, check that the “Point release nightlies” option is selected before updating. WordPress 5.0.3 is scheduled to be released on January 9th. It contains 36 bug fixes and 7 performance improvements […]

WordPress 5.0.2 RC2

The second release candidate package for 5.0.2 is now available for testing. Please help test the release candidate version to ensure the version works as expected. After activating the WordPress Beta Tester plugin, check that the “Point release nightlies” option is selected before updating. WordPress 5.0.2 will be released on December 19. It contains 28 core bug fixes, as well as […]

WordPress 5.0.2 Release Candidate

The release candidate package for 5.0.2 is now available for testing. Please help test the release candidate version to ensure the version works as expected. WordPress 5.0.2 will be released on December 19. It contains 26 core bug fixes, as well as the bug fixes and performance improvements from the recent Gutenberg 4.7 release. Thank you to everyone who’s already […]

5.0.2: Editor Performance and Bug Fixes

With 5.0 released to the world, attention is now placed on preparing the follow up minor releases. The first one, scheduled for December 19th, focuses on performance improvements — particularly around typing with many blocks present on the page — and bug fixes. The cumulated performance gains are around 330% faster for a post with 200 […]

Backwards Compatibility Breaks in 5.0.1

5.0.1 was just released to fix several security bugs. The Security team tried very hard to mitigate all of the vulnerabilities without any back-compat breaks, but unfortunately there were a few cases where that was not possible. Security patches are backported to the 3.7 branch, so these BC breaks also apply to versions 4.9.9, 4.8.8, […]

JavaScript Packages and Interoperability in 5.0 and Beyond

WordPress 5.0 adds a number of new bundled script handles, including many specific to the new editor, as well as a few vendor dependencies. Given that a plugin or theme may already have registered their own copies of these same dependencies, this post is meant to serve as a reference for maximum interoperability. These are […]

WordPress 5.0 Field Guide

WordPress 5.0 is officially the best WordPress 2018 has seen!  Users will be empowered with new and exciting tools to create to create truly unique sites while developers can to take advantage of 10 enhancements and features added.  Let’s look at the many improvements coming in 5.0… Heard of Gutenberg? Not much has changed since 4.9.8, […]

The REST API in WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 contains several additions to the REST API that help provide the new block based editor with all the data it needs. Let’s talk about them! New Core Endpoints Several new endpoints have been added to help supply the new block based editor with the data it needs. They all have been built on […]

Media 5.0 Guide

The block editor in WordPress 5.0 brings a much needed refresh to how we interact with media in the editor. 5.0 has provided new features designed to make complex content easier to create, and is built in a way that is now truly “what you see is what you get”! There are some big changes […]