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WordPress 5.0.3

WordPress 5.0.3 is now available. This maintenance release contains 37 bugbug 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. fixes and 7 performance improvements for the […]

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 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly […]

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 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are […]

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 bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, […]

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 bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are […]

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 branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the […]

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 pluginPlugin 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 […]

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 GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new […]