WordPress 6.5.3 Maintenance Release


WordPress 6.5.3 is now available!

This minor release features 12 bug fixes in Core and 9 bug fixes for the block editor. You can review a summary of the maintenance updates in this release by reading the Release Candidate announcement.

WordPress 6.5.3 is a short-cycle release. The next major release will be version 6.6 planned for July 2024.

If you have sites that support automatic background updates, the update process will begin automatically.

You can download WordPress 6.5.3 from WordPress.org, or visit your WordPress Dashboard, click “Updates”, and then click “Update Now”.

For more information on this release, please visit the HelpHub site.

Thank you to these WordPress contributors

This release was led by Aaron Jorbin and Grant M. Kinney.

WordPress 6.5.3 would not have been possible without the contributions of the following people. Their asynchronous coordination to deliver maintenance fixes into a stable release is a testament to the power and capability of the WordPress community.

Aaron JorbinAdam SilversteinadrianduffellAki HamanoAlan FullerAnders NorénAndréAndrea FerciaAndrew OzzAndrew SerongAndy FragenannezazuArun SharmaAslam DoctorBen KeithBen Ritner – Kadence WPbernhard-reiterBrian AlexanderCarolina NymarkColin StewartCookiesForDevoDamon CookDaniel RichardsdarerodzDave PageDavid BaumwaldDavid LevineDrew JaynesEllaErikevanltdFelix ArntzGeorge MamadashviliGrant M. KinneyGreg ZiółkowskiIsabel BrisonJames HuffJason AdamsJb AudrasJeffrey PaulJeremy HerveJessica LyschikJoe DolsonJoe McGilljordesignJorge CostaJoshua GoodeKai HaoKevin HoffmanKhokan SardarluisherranzMatias BenedettoMatt CromwellMd Sahadat HusainMukesh PanchalNarendra SishodiyaNik TsekourasPascal BirchlerPeter WilsonramonopolyRoy TanckSal FerrarelloSarah NorrisSergey BiryukovStephen BernhardtSteve JonesTom CafferkeyWilliamGYannis Guyon

How to contribute

To get involved in WordPress core development, head over to Trac, pick a ticket, and join the conversation in the #core and #6-6-release-leads channels. Need help? Check out the Core Contributor Handbook.

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