WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

August 11, 2020

Version 5.5 “Eckstine” of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. With this release, your site gets new power in three major areas:
speed (lazy-loading images), search (sitemaps included by default), and security (auto-updates for plugins and themes), along with many new features and improvements to the block editor.


WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

August 4, 2020

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release […]


The Month in WordPress: July 2020

August 3, 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for engaging online events, in July. Read on to catch up with all the […]


WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

July 28, 2020

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.5 […]


WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

July 27, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding […]


WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

July 21, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding […]


WordPress 5.5 Beta 2

July 14, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 beta 2 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” […]


WordPress 5.5 Beta 1

July 7, 2020

WordPress 5.5 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.5 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding […]


The Month in WordPress: June 2020

July 2, 2020

June was an exciting month for WordPress! Major changes are coming to the Gutenberg plugin, and WordCamp Europe brought the WordPress community closer together. Read on to learn more and to get all the latest updates.  WordPress 5.4.2 released We said hello to WordPress 5.4.2 on June 10. This security and maintenance release features 17 […]


WordPress 5.4.2 Security and Maintenance Release

June 10, 2020

WordPress 5.4.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 22 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. These bugs affect WordPress versions 5.4.1 and earlier; version 5.4.2 fixes them, so you’ll want to upgrade. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.4, there are also updated versions […]