WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate

November 17, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate is now available!


WordPress 5.6 Beta 4

November 12, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Beta 4 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). The current target for the […]


WordPress 5.6 Beta 3

November 2, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). The current target for the […]


The Month in WordPress: October 2020

November 2, 2020

October 2020 was a notable month for WordPress lovers, thanks to the release of several products and updates. Read on to keep up with all the latest news! The 2020 WordPress Annual Survey is out The team published the 2020 WordPress Annual survey —  to help those who build WordPress to understand more about our […]


WordPress 5.5.3 Maintenance Release

October 30, 2020

WordPress 5.5.3 is now available.  This maintenance release fixes an issue introduced in WordPress 5.5.2 which makes it impossible to install WordPress on a brand new website that does not have a database connection configured. This release does not affect sites where a database connection is already configured, for example, via one-click installers or an […]


WordPress 5.5.2 Security and Maintenance Release

October 29, 2020

WordPress 5.5.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 14 bug fixes in addition to 10 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.5.2 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next […]


Take the 2020 WordPress Annual Survey (and view the 2019 results)!

October 27, 2020

The 2020 WordPress survey is open! Take the survey to share your WordPress experience with those who build the software. Also, the 2019 survey results are now available – check them out!


WordPress 5.6 Beta 2

October 27, 2020

WordPress 5.6 beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). WordPress 5.6 is slated for […]


WordPress 5.6 Beta 1

October 20, 2020

WordPress 5.6 Beta 1 is now available for testing!


The Month in WordPress: September 2020

October 2, 2020

This month was characterized by some exciting announcements from the WordPress core team! Read on to catch up with all the WordPress news and updates from September.  WordPress 5.5.1 Launch On September 1, the  Core team released WordPress 5.5.1. This maintenance release included several bug fixes for both core and the editor, and many other […]