A new year and a new minor WordPress release. This week (as of Jan 9th) the next iteration of WordPress 5.x has gone live. Expect several of these minor and also more major point releases to come thick and fast early in 2019.
The 5.0.3 maintenance release includes a total of 37 bug fixes and 7 new performance updates. According to the release notes from the WordPress core team
The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions.
Per the release notes, here are some of the headline items in 5.03:
- 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added to bundled themes. Make sure to update these for an improved block editing experience.
- 2 block editor related internationalization (I18N) bugs have been fixed
- A few PHP errors in the Customizer have been fixed.
- Some issues uploading common file types, like CSVs, have been fixed.
As ever, one of the most beneficial tasks you can undertake with WordPress is keeping it unto date, as such if you’re running the 5.x branch (we think you should!) be sure to update to this new release ASAP.
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