This is the summary of the meeting in #hosting-community on Slack Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).
Attendees: @jadonn @brettface @duchesscorp @azaozz @amykamala
WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. is Out
WordPress 5.3 is set to release on November 12th, 2019. Release Candidate 2 is out now, is available for testing and offers many new changes.
WordPress 5.3 Highlights
- Some changes in 5.3 are aimed at improving the Site Health This WordPress functionality will perform a number of checks on your installation to detect common configuration errors and known issues, and also allows plugins and themes to add their own checks. page. The Site Health page will report
Should be improved or
Good for the various tested items rather than display numeric scores. Additionally, Site Health’s recovery emails will now contain debug information. Core team has provided more details on that here.
- There are numerous changes to media uploads and handling with 5.3. 5.3 automatically retries uploads and if that fails, serves informative errors instead of an
- WordPress 5.3 will introduce a number of CSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. changes in WordPress admin, as well. You can see dev notes here.
- In 5.3 a new admin email verification screen is introduced, that will be displayed once every six months for users to confirm their email addresses. The admin login page will have a “Show” button next to the password field for displaying the password.
- Find out more about whats new in 5.3 here!
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@azaozz requested help testing image post-processing changes in 5.3, mentioning that you “may need to tweak the test server A server is a piece of computer hardware or software that provides functionality for other programs or devices. Typical servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers.’s php.ini The main configuration file of PHP. (if possible) to make it timeout or go out of memory. More info here.
Anyone can get started with testing by installing the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. Or, you can download the release candidate directly.
The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 1400 UTC. Hope to see you then!