WordPress 5.8.3 Security Release

This security release features four 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 5.8.3 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.9, which is already in the Release Candidate stage.

You can update to WordPress 5.8.3 by downloading from WordPress.org or by visiting your Dashboard → Updates and clicking “Update Now”.

If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

Security Updates

Four security issues affect WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.8. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.8, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issues (except where noted otherwise):

  • Props to Karim El Ouerghemmi and Simon Scannell of SonarSource for disclosing an issue with stored XSS through post slugs.
  • Props to Simon Scannell of SonarSource for reporting an issue with Object injection in some multisite installations.
  • Props to ngocnb and khuyenn from GiaoHangTietKiem JSC for working with Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative on reporting a SQL injection vulnerability in WP_Query.
  • Props to Ben Bidner from the WordPress security team for reporting a SQL injection vulnerability in WP_Meta_Query (only relevant to versions 4.1-5.8). 

Thank you to all of the reporters above for privately disclosing the vulnerabilities. This gave the security team time to fix the vulnerabilities before WordPress sites could be attacked. Thank you to the members of the WordPress security team for implementing these fixes in WordPress.

For more information, check out the 5.8.3 HelpHub documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.8.3 release was led by @desrosj and @circlecube.

In addition to the security researchers and release squad members mentioned above, thank you to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.8.3 happen:

Alex ConchaDion HulseDominik SchillingehtisEvan MullinsJake SpurlockJb AudrasJonathan DesrosiersIan DunnPeter WilsonSergey Biryukovvortfu, and zieladam.

WordPress 5.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.2 is now available!

This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes in addition to 1 security fix. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.2 have also been updated.

WordPress 5.8.2 is a small focus security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.9.

You can download WordPress 5.8.2 by downloading from WordPress.org, or by visiting your Dashboard → Updates and clicking “Update Now”. If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac, or check out the version 5.8.2 HelpHub documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.8.2 release was led by Jonathan Desrosiers and Evan Mullins.

In addition to the release squad members mentioned above, thank you to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.8.2 happen: Ari StathopoulosBradley TaylordavidwebcaEvan MullinsGreg ZiółkowskiJonathan DesrosiersJuliette Reinders FolmerMukesh PanchalSergey Biryukovshimon246, and Yui.

WordPress 5.8.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.8.1 is now available!

This security and maintenance release features 60 bug fixes in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 5.4 have also been updated.

WordPress 5.8.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.9.

You can download WordPress 5.8.1 by downloading from WordPress.org, or by visiting your Dashboard → Updates and clicking “Update Now”.

If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

Security Updates

Three security issues affect WordPress versions between 5.4 and 5.8. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.8, all WordPress versions since 5.4 have also been updated to fix the following security issues:

  • Props to @mdawaffe, a member of the WordPress Security Team, for their work fixing a data exposure vulnerability within the REST API.
  • Props to Michał Bentkowski of Securitum for reporting a XSS vulnerability in the block editor.
  • The Lodash library has been updated to version 4.17.21 in each branch to incorporate upstream security fixes.

In addition to these issues, the security team would like to thank the following people for reporting vulnerabilities during the WordPress 5.8 beta testing period, allowing them to be fixed prior to release:

  • Props to Evan Ricafort for reporting a XSS vulnerability in the block editor discovered during the 5.8 release’s beta period.
  • Props to Steve Henty for reporting a privilege escalation issue in the block editor.

Thank you to all of the reporters for privately disclosing the vulnerabilities. This gave the WordPress security team time to fix the vulnerabilities before WordPress sites could be attacked.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac, or check out the version 5.8.1 HelpHub documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.8.1 release was led by Jonathan Desrosiers and Evan Mullins.

In addition to the security researchers and release squad members mentioned above, thank you to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.8.1 happen: 2linctoolsAdam ZielinskiAlain SchlesserAlex LendealexstineAlGalaAndréAndrei DraganescuAndrew OzzAnkit PanchalAnthony BurchellAnton VlasenkoAri StathopoulosBruno RibaricCarolina NymarkDaisy OlsenDaniel RichardsDariaDavid AndersonDavid BiňovecDavid HerreraDominik SchillingElla van DurpeEnchiridionEvan MullinsGary JonesGeorge MamadashviliGreg ZiółkowskiHéctor PrietoianmjonesJb AudrasJeff BowenJoe DolsonJoen A.John BlackbournJonathan DesrosiersJuanMa GarridoJuliette Reinders FolmerKai HaoKapil PaulKerry LiuKevin FodnessMarcus KazmierczakMark-kMattMichael Adams (mdawaffe)Mike Schrodermoch11Mukesh PanchalNik TsekourasPaal Joachim RomdahlPascal BirchlerPaul BearnePaul BironPeter WilsonPetter Walbø JohnsgårdRadixwebRahul MehtaramonopolyravipatelRiad BenguellaRobert AndersonRodrigo AriasSanket ChodavadiyaSergey BiryukovStephen BernhardtStephen EdgarSteve HentyterralingTimothy JacobstmatsuurTobiasBgTonya MorkToro_Unit (Hiroshi Urabe)Vlad Twb1234, and WFMattR.

WordPress 5.8 “Tatum”

Introducing 5.8 “Tatum”, our latest and greatest release. Named in honour of Art Tatum, the legendary jazz pianist. His formidable technique and willingness to push boundaries inspired musicians and changed what people thought could be done. 

So fire up your music service of choice and enjoy Tatum’s famous recordings of ‘Tea for Two’, ‘Tiger Rag’, ‘Begin the Beguine’, and ‘Night and Day’ as you read about what the latest WordPress version brings to you.

Three Essential Powerhouses

Manage Widgets with Blocks

After months of hard work, the power of blocks has come to both the Block Widgets Editor and the Customiser. Now you can add blocks both in widget areas across your site and with live preview through the Customiser. This opens up new possibilities to create content: from no-code mini layouts to the vast library of core and third-party blocks. For our developers, you can find more details in the Widgets dev note.

Display Posts with New Blocks and Patterns

The Query Loop Block makes it possible to display posts based on specified parameters; like a PHP loop without the code. Easily display posts from a specific category, to do things like create a portfolio or a page full of your favourite recipes. Think of it as a more complex and powerful Latest Posts Block! Plus, pattern suggestions make it easier than ever to create a list of posts with the design you want.

Edit the Templates Around Posts

You can use the familiar block editor to edit templates that hold your content – simply activate a block theme or a theme that has opted in for this feature. Switch from editing your posts to editing your pages and back again, all while using a familiar block editor. There are more than 20 new blocks available within compatible themes. Read more about this feature and how to experiment with it in the release notes.

Three Workflow Helpers

Overview of the Page Structure

Sometimes you need a simple landing page, but sometimes you need something a little more robust. As blocks increase, patterns emerge, and content creation gets easier, new solutions are needed to make complex content easy to navigate. List View is the best way to jump between layers of content and nested blocks. Since the List View gives you an overview of all the blocks in your content, you can now navigate quickly to the precise block you need. Ready to focus completely on your content? Toggle it on or off to suit your workflow.

Suggested Patterns for Blocks

Starting in this release, the Pattern Transformations tool will suggest block patterns based on the block you are using. Right now, you can give it a try in the Query Block and Social Icon Block. As more patterns are added, you will be able to get inspiration for how to style your site without ever leaving the editor!

Style and Colourise Images

Colourise your image and cover blocks with duotone filters! Duotone can add a pop of colour to your designs and style your images (or videos in the cover block) to integrate well with your themes. You can think of the duotone effect as a black and white filter, but instead of the shadows being black and the highlights being white, you pick your own colours for the shadows and highlights. There’s more to learn about how it works in the documentation.

For Developers to Explore

Theme.json

Introducing the Global Styles and Global Settings APIs: control the editor settings, available customisation tools, and style blocks using a theme.json file in the active theme. This configuration file enables or disables features and sets default styles for both a website and blocks. If you build themes, you can experiment with this early iteration of a useful new feature. For more about what is currently available and how it works, check out this dev note.

Dropping support for IE11

Support for Internet Explorer 11 has been dropped as of this release. This means you may have issues managing your site that will not be fixed in the future. If you are currently using IE11, it is strongly recommended that you switch to a more modern browser.

Adding support for WebP

WebP is a modern image format that provides improved lossless and lossy compression for images on the web. WebP images are around 30% smaller on average than their JPEG or PNG equivalents, resulting in sites that are faster and use less bandwidth.

Adding Additional Block Supports

Expanding on previously implemented block supports in WordPress 5.6 and 5.7, WordPress 5.8 introduces several new block support flags and new options to customise your registered blocks. More information is available in the block supports dev note.

Check out the Field Guide for more!

Check out the latest version of the WordPress Field Guide. It highlights developer notes for each change of which you may want to be aware: WordPress 5.8 Field Guide.


The Squad

The WordPress 5.8 release was lead by Matt Mullenweg, and supported by this highly enthusiastic release squad:

This release is the reflection of the hard work of 530 generous volunteer contributors. Collaboration occurred on over 320 tickets on Trac and over 1,500 pull requests on GitHub.

5ubliminal, 99w, 9primus, Aaron Jorbin, aaronrobertshaw, abderrahman, Abha Thakor, Abhijit Rakas, achbed, Adam Silverstein, Adam Zielinski, Addie, aduth, Ahmed Chaion, Ahmed Saeed, Ajit Bohra, Alain Schlesser, alanjacobmathew, Albert Juhé Lluveras, Alejandro Perez, Alex Concha, Alex Kirk, Alex Lende, alexstine, allilevine, Amanda Riu, amarinediary, Amogh Harish, Andrea Fercia, Andrei Draganescu, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Serong, Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko, André Maneiro, Andy Fragen, Andy Peatling, Andy Skelton, Ankit Gade, annalamprou, Anne McCarthy, anotherdave, anotia, Anthony Burchell, Anton Lukin, Anton Vanyukov, Antonis Lilis, apedog, apokalyptik, arena, Argyris Margaritis, Ari Stathopoulos, ariskataoka, arkrs, Armand, ArnaudBan, Arthur Chu, Arun a11n, Aspexi, atjn, Aurooba Ahmed, Austin Matzko, Ayesh Karunaratne, Barry, bartkalisz, Beatriz Fialho, Bego Mario Garde, Benachi, Benoit Chantre, Bernhard Reiter, Bernhard Reiter, Birgir Erlendsson (birgire), Birgit Pauli-Haack, Blobfolio, bmcculley, Bob Linthorst, bobbingwide, Bogdan Preda, bonger, Boone Gorges, Brad Touesnard, Brandon Kraft, Brecht, Brent Swisher, Brett Shumaker, Bruno Ribaric, Burhan Nasir, Cameron Jones, Cameron Voell, Carike, Carl Alexander, carlomanf, carlosgprim, Carolina Nymark, Casey Milne, Cenay Nailor, Ceyhun Ozugur, Chandra M, Chetan Prajapati, Chintan hingrajiya, Chip Snyder, Chloé Bringmann, Chouby, Chris Van Patten, chriscct7, Christopher Churchill, Chuck Reynolds, Clayton Collie, Code Amp, CodePoet, Colin Stewart, Collins Agbonghama, Copons, Corey McKrill, Cory Hughart, Courtney Engle Robertson, crazycoders, critterverse, czapla, Dávid Szabó, Daisy Olsen, damonganto, Dan Farrow, Daniel Llewellyn, Daniel Richards, danieldudzic, Daniele Scasciafratte, Danny, David Aguilera, David Anderson, David Artiss, David Baumwald, David Biňovec, David Calhoun, David Herrera, David Kryzaniak, David Smith, dekervit, devfle, devrekli, dhruvkb, Diane Co, dingdang, Dion Hulse, djbu, Dominik Schilling, donmhico, Donna Peplinskie, Doug Wollison, dpik, dragongate, Dreb Bits, Drew Jaynes, eatsleepcode, Ebonie Butler, Edi Amin, Eileen Violini, Ella van Durpe, Emil E, Emilio Martinez, Emmanuel Hesry, empatogen, Enej Bajgorić, Enrique Sánchez, epiqueras, Erik, etoledom, Fabian Kägy, Fabian Pimminger, Fabian Todt, Felipe Elia, Felix Arntz, felixbaumgaertner, Femy Praseeth, fijisunshine, Florian Brinkmann, Florian TIAR, Francesca Marano, Frank Bueltge, frosso1 (a11n), fullofcaffeine, gab81, Gal Baras, Garrett Hyder, Gary Jones, Gary Pendergast, GeekPress, Gennady Kovshenin, Geoffrey, George Hotelling, George Mamadashvili, George Stephanis, geriux, glendaviesnz, Grant M. Kinney, Greg Ziółkowski, gRegor Morrill, Héctor Prieto, Hannah Malcolm, happiryu, Hareesh, Haz, hedgefield, Helen Hou-Sandí, Herm Martini, Herre Groen, herrvigg, htmgarcia, Ian Dunn, ianmjones, icopydoc, Ipstenu (Mika Epstein), Isabel Brison, Ivaylo Draganov, Ivete Tecedor, J.D. Grimes, Jack Lenox, Jake Spurlock, James Bonham, James Koster, James Nylen, James Richards, James Rosado, jamil95, janak Kaneriya, janw.oostendorp, Jason Johnston, Javier Arce, Jayman Pandya, Jean-Baptiste Audras, Jeff Ong, Jeff Paul, Jeffrey Pearce, Jenny Dupuy, Jeremy Felt, Jeremy Herve, Jeremy Yip, jeremy80, JeroenReumkens, jeryj, jillebehm, Jip Moors, Joe Bailey-Roberts, Joe Dolson, Joe McGill, Joen Asmussen, Johan Jonk Stenström, Johannes Kinast, John Blackbourn, John Godley, John James Jacoby, John Sundberg, Jon Brown, Jon Surrell, Jonathan Desrosiers, Jonny Harris, Jono Alderson, Joost de Valk, Jorge Bernal, Jorge Costa, Josee Wouters, Josepha Haden, JoshuaDoshua, Joy, jsnajdr, Juan Aldasoro, Juliette Reinders Folmer, Julio Potier, Justin Ahinon, k3nsai, kaavyaiyer, Kai Hao, Kalpesh Akabari, Karolina Vyskocilova, Kelly Choyce-Dwan, Kelly Hoffman, Kerry Liu, Kishan Jasani, Kite, KittMedia, Kjell Reigstad, klevyke, Knut Sparhell, Koen Van den Wijngaert, Konstantin Obenland, Konstantinos Xenos, Kyle Nel, lakrisgubben, Lara Schenck, Larissa Murillo, Laxman Prajapati, LewisCowles, lifeforceinst, linux4me2, Lovro Hrust, Luis Sacristán, Luiz Araújo, Luke Carbis, m0ze, Maedah Batool, Maggie Cabrera, Maja Benke, Marco Ciampini, Marcus Kazmierczak, Marek Hrabe, Marin Atanasov, Marius L. J., Mark Jaquith, Mark Parnell, Marko Heijnen, Marty Helmick, Mary Baum, Mary Job, marylauc, Mathieu Viet, Matias Ventura, Matt Chowning, Matt Mullenweg, Maxime Pertici, mblach, Meet Makadia, Meher Bala, Mel Choyce-Dwan, meloniq, mensmaximus, Michael Babker, Michael Beckwith, Miguel Fonseca, Mikael Korpela, Mike Hansen, Mike Jolley, Mike Martel, Mike Schroder, Mikhail Kobzarev, Milan Dinić, Milana Cap, mkdgs, mmuyskens, mmxxi, Mohamed El Amine DADDOU, Mohammed Faragallah, Monika Rao, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, mrjoeldean, Mukesh Panchal, munyagu, Mustafa Uysal, mweichert, Nadir Seghir, Nalini Thakor, Naoki Ohashi, Naoko Takano, Nazrul Islam Nayan, nderambure, net, nicegamer7, Nicholas Garofalo, Nick Halsey, Nik Tsekouras, ninanmnm, Noah Allen, nvartolomei, oguzkocer, olafklejnstrupjensen, Olga Bulat, Olga Gleckler, Otshelnik-Fm, oxyrealm, Ozh, Paal Joachim Romdahl, palmiak, Panagiotis Angelidis, Paragon Initiative Enterprises, Pascal Birchler, Pascal Knecht, Pat, patricklindsay, Paul, Paul Biron, Paul Bunkham, Paul Schreiber, Paul Stonier, Paul Von Schrottky, Paulo Pinto, Pavel I, Paweł, Peter Wilson, Petter Walbø Johnsgård, phena109, Philip Jackson, Pinar, Piotrek Boniu, Pippin Williamson, Pirate Dunbar, Pramod Jodhani, Presskopp, presstoke, pwallner, pyronaur, Q, Rachel Baker, rafhun, Rajesh Radadiya, Rami Yushuvaev, Ramon Ahnert, ramonopoly, Ravi Vaghela, ravipatel, Refael Iliaguyev, Rene Hermenau, retrofox, reynhartono, Riad Benguella, Rian Rietveld, Rima Prajapati, Rinat, Rnaby, robdxw, Robert Anderson, Robert Chapin, Roger Theriault, rogerlos, roo2, Roy, Russell Aaron, Ryan McCue, Ryan Welcher, Sören Wrede, Saša, Sabrina Zeidan, Sahil Mepani, Samir Shah, Samuel Wood (Otto), Sandip Mondal, Sanne van der Meulen, sarahricker, sarayourfriend, SASAPIYO, satrancali, savicmarko1985, Scott Lesovic, Scott Reilly, scottconnerly, scruffian, Sean Fisher, Sean Hayes, sebbb, Sergey Biryukov, Sergey Yakimov, SergioEstevao, sergiomdgomes, shaunandrews, Shital Marakana, silb3r, Siobhan, SirStuey, snapfractalpop, spikeuk1, spytzo, stacimc, Stanislav Khromov, Stefan Hüsges, stefanjoebstl, Stefano Minoia, Stefanos Togoulidis, Stephen Bernhardt, Stephen Edgar, Steve Dufresne, Steve Grunwell, Steve Henty, Steven Word, strategio, Subrata Sarkar, Sumaiya Siddika, Suman, Sumit Singh, Sumit Singh, sushmak, Sybre Waaijer, Synchro, szaqal21, tamlyn, Tammie Lister, Tellyworth, Terri Ann, Tetsuaki Hamano, them.es, Thomas Kräftner, Thomas Patrick Levy, Thomas Vitale, tigertech, Timothy Jacobs, TimoTijhof, Tkama, tmatsuur, tmdk, Tobias Zimpel, TobiasBg, tobifjellner (Tor-Bjorn Fjellner), Tom J Nowell, Toni Viemerö, Tonya Mork, Toro_Unit (Hiroshi Urabe), torres126, Torsten Landsiedel, Toru Miki, Travis Northcutt, trejder, Udit Desai, Ulrich, Utsav tilava, Vicente Canales, Vipul Chandel, Vlad T, wangql, WebDragon, Wendy Chen, Weston Ruter, William Earnhardt, williampatton, Xavi Ivars, Xristopher Anderton, Y_Kolev, Yan Sern, Yui, yuliyan, Yvette Sonneveld, Zack Krida, Zebulan Stanphill, zkancs, and 孙锡源.

In addition to these contributors, many thanks to all of the community volunteers who contribute in the support forums. They answer questions from people across the world, whether they are using WordPress for the first time, or they’ve been around since the first release all the way back in 2003. These releases are as successful as they are because of their efforts!

Finally, thanks to all the community translators who help make WordPress available in over 200 languages for every release. 80 languages have translated 80%, or more, of WordPress 5.8 and our community translators are hard at work ensuring more languages are on their way. If contributing to WordPress appeals to you, it’s easy to learn more. Check out Make WordPress or the core development blog.

WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release

WordPress 5.7.2 is now available.

This security release features one security fix. 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 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.8.

You can update to WordPress 5.7.2 by downloading from WordPress.org, or by visiting your Dashboard → Updates and clicking “Update Now”.

If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

Security Updates

One security issue affecting WordPress versions between 3.7 and 5.7. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.7, all WordPress versions since 3.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issue:

Thank you to the members of the WordPress security team for implementing these fixes in WordPress.

For more information refer to the version 5.7.2 HelpHub documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.7.2 release was led by @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb.

Thank you to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.7.2 happen: @audrasjb@ayeshrajans@desrosj@dd32@peterwilsoncc@SergeyBiryukov, and @xknown.

WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.7.1 is now available!

This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 4.7 have also been updated.

WordPress 5.7.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.8.

You can download WordPress 5.7.1 by downloading from WordPress.org, or by visiting your Dashboard → Updates and clicking “Update Now”.

If you have sites that support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

Security Updates

Two security issues affect WordPress versions between 4.7 and 5.7. If you haven’t yet updated to 5.7, all WordPress versions since 4.7 have also been updated to fix the following security issues:

  • Thank you SonarSource for reporting an XXE vulnerability within the media library affecting PHP 8.
  • Thank you Mikael Korpela for reporting a data exposure vulnerability within the REST API.

Thank you to all of the reporters for privately disclosing the vulnerabilities. This gave the security team time to fix the vulnerabilities before WordPress sites could be attacked.

Props to Adam ZielinskiPascal BirchlerPeter WilsonJuliette Reinders FolmerAlex ConchaEhtisham SiddiquiTimothy Jacobs and the WordPress security team for their work on these issues.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac, or check out the version 5.7.1 HelpHub documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.7.1 release was led by @peterwilsoncc and @audrasjb.

In addition to the security researchers and release squad members mentioned above, thank you to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.7.1 happen:

99wAdam SilversteinAndrew OzzannalamprouanotherdaveAri StathopoulosAyesh KarunaratnebobbingwideBrechtDaniel RichardsDavid BaumwalddkooDominik SchillingdragongateeatsleepcodeElla van DurpeErikFabian PimmingerFelix ArntzFlorian TIARgab81Gal BarasGeoffreyGeorge MamadashviliGlen DaviesGreg ZiółkowskigrzimIpstenu (Mika Epstein)Jake SpurlockJayman PandyaJb AudrasJoen A.Johan Jonk StenströmJohannes KinastJohn BlackbournJohn James JacobyJonathan DesrosiersJosee WoutersJoyk3nsaiKelly Choyce-DwanKerry LiuMarius L. J.Mel Choyce-DwanMikhail KobzarevmmuyskensMukesh Panchalnicegamer7Otshelnik-FmPaal Joachim RomdahlpalmiakPascal BirchlerPeter WilsonpwallnerRachel BakerRiad BenguellaRinat KhazievRobert AndersonRoger TheriaultSergey BiryukovSergey YakimovSirStueystefanjoebstlStephen BernhardtSumit SinghSybre WaaijerSynchroTerri AnntigertechTimothy JacobstmatsuurTobiasBgTonya MorkToru MikiUlrich, and Vlad T.

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”

WordPress 5.7 “Esperanza”

Bringing you fresh colours in the admin, simpler interactions in the editor, and controls right where you need them, WordPress 5.7 lets you focus on the content you create.

Meet “Esperanza”, the first WordPress release of 2021. “Esperanza” is named in honour of Esperanza Spalding, a modern musical prodigy. Her path as a musician is varied and inspiring – learn more about her and give her music a listen!

With this new version, WordPress brings you fresh colours. The editor helps you work in a few places you couldn’t before without getting into code or hiring a pro. The controls you use most are right where you need them. Layout changes that should be simple, are even simpler to make.

Now the new editor is easier to use

Font-size adjustment in more places: now, font-size controls are right where you need them in the List and Code blocks. No more trekking to another screen to make that single change!

Reusable blocks: several enhancements make reusable blocks more stable and easier to use. And now they save automatically with the post when you click the Update button.

Inserter drag-and-drop: drag blocks and block patterns from the inserter right into your post.

You can do more without writing custom code

Full-height alignment: have you ever wanted to make a block, like the Cover block, fill the whole window? Now you can.

Buttons block: now you can choose a vertical or a horizontal layout. And you can set the width of a button to a preset percentage.

Social Icons block: now you can change the size of the icons.

A simpler default colour palette

This new streamlined colour palette collapses all the colours that used to be in the WordPress source code down to seven core colours and a range of 56 shades that meet the WCAG 2.0 AA recommended contrast ratio against white or black.

Find the new palette in the default WordPress Dashboard colour scheme, and use it when you’re building themes, plugins, or any other components. For all the details, check out the Colour Palette developer note.

From HTTP to HTTPS in a single click

Starting now, switching a site from HTTP to HTTPS is a one-click move. WordPress will automatically update database URLs when you make the switch. No more hunting and guessing!

New Robots API

The new Robots API lets you include the filter directives in the robots meta tag, and the API includes the max-image-preview: large directive by default. That means search engines can show bigger image previews, which can boost your traffic (unless the site is marked not-public).

Lazy-load your iFrames

Now it’s simple to let iframes lazy-load. By default, WordPress will add a loading="lazy" attribute to iframe tags when both width and height are specified.

Ongoing cleanup after update to jQuery 3.5.1

For years, jQuery helped make things move on the screen in ways the basic tools couldn’t – but that keeps changing, and so does jQuery.

In 5.7, jQuery gets more focused and less intrusive, with fewer messages in the console.

Check the Field Guide for more!

Check out the latest version of the WordPress Field Guide. It highlights developer notes for each change you may want to be aware of. WordPress 5.7 Field Guide.

The Squad

The WordPress 5.7 release comes to you from a small and experienced release squad:  

This release is the reflection of the hard work of 481 generous volunteer contributors. Collaboration occurred on nearly 250 tickets on Trac and over 950 pull requests on GitHub.

7studioaaribaudAaron BrazellAaron D. CampbellAaron Jorbinaaronrobertshawabagtcsacerempelactivecoderad7sixAdam BoscoAdam SilversteinadamboroAddison StavloAhmad AwaisAhmed SaeedAlbert Juhé LluverasalbertomakeAlex LendeAlex Woollamalex27Alexander LuekenalexstineallancoleAllen SnookalmendronAmanda RiuambienthackAmol VhankalasAndrea FerciaAndrei DraganescuAndrew DuthieAndrew NacinAndrew NevinsAndrew OzzAndrew SerongAndré ManeiroAndy FragenAndy PeatlingAnkit PanchalAnne McCarthyAnthony BurchellAnton LukinAnton TimmermansAnyssa Ferreiraarchon810Ari StathopoulosArslan AhmedArtur PiszekAurélien DenisAyesh Karunaratnebartosz777basscanbduclosbecdetatBego Mario GardeBen DwyerBernhard ReiterBernhard ReiterbhanusinghkreBirgir Erlendsson (birgire)Birgit Pauli-HaackbobbingwidebonniebeemanBoone GorgesBoy WitthayaBrandon KraftBrent Swisherbrijeshb42burnuserCaleb BurksCameron VoellCarikecarloscastilloadhoccarlosgprimCarolina NymarkcelendesignCenay Nailorceyhun0chexwarriorChip SnyderChloé BringmannChoubyChris Van PattenChristian SaboChristina WorkmanChristopher FinkeclayrayClayton CollieCode AmpCollins AgbonghamaCoponsCoreycristinasoponarDamian NowakDan FarrowDaniel RichardsDaniele ScasciafratteDanny van KootenDariaDarren Ethier (nerrad)Dave WhitleyDavid AndersonDavid BaumwaldDavid BiňovecDavid CalhounDavid HerreraDavid Pagedbtedgdd32Debabrata KarfadekervitDenis YanchevskiydenishuaDiane CoDilip BhedaDominik SchillingdonmhicodratwasDrew JaynesDávid Szabóe_bakerEbonie ButlerEdi AminElla van DurpeElla van DurpeElliott RichmondEnej BajgorićEnrico CarraroepicfaaceepiquerasEric Andrew LewisEric BinnionEric MannErik BetshammarErin ‘Folletto’ CasaliEstela RuedaetoledomeventualoFabian KägyFelipe EliaFelix ArntzFlorian TIARFlorian ZieglerfloriswtFrancesca MaranoFrank KleinfullofcaffeineGan Eng ChinGarrett HyderGary PendergastGeekPressgeekzebreGeoff GuillainGeorge StephanisgeriuxgKibriaglendaviesnzgmariani405GordgreatsaltlakeGreg ZiółkowskigrzimgumacahingunnardGustavo BordoniHans-Christiaan BraunHardeep AsraniHareeshhauvongHazHelen Hou-SandihelmutwalkerHemant TejwaniHerre GroenhirassohmabperaHowdy_McGeehsingyuc7Ian Dunnianmjonesibiza69Igor RadovanovingereckiprgIpstenu (Mika Epstein)Isabel BrisonIsmail El KorchiiviwebJ.D. 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WordPress 5.6.2 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.6.2 is now available!

This maintenance release includes 5 bug fixes. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6.1, so you’ll want to upgrade.

You can download WordPress 5.6.2 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

WordPress 5.6.2 is a small maintenance release focused on fixing user-facing issues discovered in 5.6.1. The next major release will be version 5.7, currently scheduled for release on 9 March 2021.

To see a full list of changes, you can browse the list on Trac, read the 5.6.2 RC1 post, or visit the 5.6.2 documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.6.2 release was led by @desrosj. Special props to @isabel_brison and @talldanwp for helping to prepare the block editor related fixes, and @audrasjb and @sergeybiryukov for helping with other release related tasks.

Props to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.6.2 happen:

aaronrobertshawAddieAndré Maneiroarchon810Ari Stathopoulosbartosz777Bernhard ReiterDaniel RichardsDavid Andersondbtedgglendaviesnzhmabperaibiza69Isabel BrisonJason RyanJb AudrasJuliette Reinders FolmerKai HaoKerry LiuKonrad ChmielewskiJorge CostamagnuswebdesignMarius L. J.Matt WiebeMukesh PanchalPaal Joachim RomdahlPrem TiwariQRiad BenguellaRobert Andersonroger995Sergey BiryukovSergey YakimovSteven Stern (sterndata)Takashi KitajimatonysandwichworldeduYui.

WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.6.1 is now available!

This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6, so you’ll want to upgrade.

You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

WordPress 5.6.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.7.

To see a full list of changes, you can browse the list on Trac, read the 5.6.1 RC1 post, or visit the 5.6.1 documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.6.1 release was led by @audrasjb@desrosj@sergeybiryukov and @whyisjake. Thanks to @metalandcoffee and @hellofromtonya for running bug scrubs, @planningwrite and @davidbaumwald for their help on the release post.

Props to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.6.1 happen:

aaribaudAaron D. CampbellAhmed SaeedAndrew OzzAnthony Burchellarchon810Ari StathopoulosAyesh KarunaratnebasscancarloscastilloadhocCarolina NymarkcelendesignChristopher FinkeCoponsDan FarrowDaniel Richardsdavid.bindaDenis YanchevskiyDilip BhedaDominik SchillingEbonie ButlerFelix ArntzFlorian TIARGarrett HydergKibriaGreg ZiółkowskiHelen Hou-SandiIan DunnifnoobIsabel BrisonIsmail El KorchiJake SpurlockJames HuffJason LeMahieu (MadtownLems)Jb AudrasJohn BlackbournJonathan DesrosiersJonathan StegallJorge CostaJosephaJustin AhinonKai HaoKelly Choyce-DwanKjell ReigstadKonstantinos XenoslitemotivlucasbustamanteMahdi AkramimajhajobManzur AhammedMarius L. J.Matt WiebeMaxime PerticiMel Choyce-DwanMichael BabkerMukesh PanchalNicolasKulkaNik TsekourasoakesjoshPeter WilsonPrem TiwariRiad BenguellaRichard TapeRobert AndersonRodrigo PrimoSeBsZSergey BiryukovSlava AbakumovStephen Bernhardtt-pTakashi KitajimaTanvirul HaquethorlentzTimothy JacobsToni ViemeröTony ATonya Morktransl8or, and Vlad T.

WordPress 5.6 “Simone”

Meet Simone, our latest and greatest WordPress release. Named in honour of the legendary performer Nina Simone, who is known for tunes like “Feeling Good”, “Young, Gifted and Black”, and “Four Women”. Fire up a playlist with her best work and read on to discover what we have in store for you. 

WordPress 5.6 Simone with a photo of Nina Simone

Welcome to WordPress 5.6

Sharing your stories has never been easier.

WordPress 5.6 brings you countless ways to set your ideas free and bring them to life. With a brand-new default theme as your canvas, it supports an ever-growing collection of blocks as your brushes. Paint with words. Pictures. Sound. Or rich embedded media.

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Greater layout flexibility

Bring your stories to life with more tools that let you edit your layout with or without code. Single column blocks, designs using mixed widths and columns, full-width headers, and gradients in your cover block – make small changes or big statements with equal ease!

More block patterns

In some themes, preconfigured block patterns make setting up standard pages on your site a breeze. Let the power of patterns streamline your workflow and save you clicks. Plus, share these features with clients, editors, and more.

Better video captioning

To help you add subtitles or captions to your videos, you can now upload them within your post or page. This makes it easier than ever to make your videos accessible for anyone who needs or prefers to use subtitles.

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Twenty Twenty-One is here!

Examples of block patterns available in Twenty Twenty-One.

Twenty Twenty-One is a blank canvas for your ideas, and the block editor is the best brush. It is built for the block editor and packed with brand-new block patterns you can only get in the default themes. Try different layouts in a matter of seconds, and let the theme’s eye-catching, yet timeless design make your work shine. 

What’s more, this default theme puts accessibility at the heart of your website. It conforms to the WordPress accessibility-ready guidelines and addresses several more specialised standards from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at level AAA. It will help you meet the highest level of international accessibility standards when you create accessible content and choose plugins which are accessible too!

A rainbow of soft pastels

A mobile screenshot of each included color palette in Twenty Twenty-One, going in ROYGBIV order.

Perfect for a new year, Twenty Twenty-One gives you a range of pre-selected colour palettes in pastel, all of which conform to AAA standards for contrast. You can also choose your own background colour for the theme, and the theme chooses accessibility-conscious text colours for you – automatically!

Need more flexibility than that? You can also choose your own colour palette from the colour picker.

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Improvements for everyone

Expanding auto-updates

For years, only developers have been able to update WordPress automatically. But now you have that option, right in your dashboard. If this is your first site, you have auto-updates ready to go, right now! Upgrading an existing site? No problem! Everything is the same as it was before.

Accessibility Statement 

Even if you’re not an expert, you can start letting others know about your site’s commitment to accessibility! The new feature plugin includes template copy for you to edit and publish, and it’s written to support different contexts and jurisdictions.  

Built-in Patterns

If you’ve not had the chance to play with block patterns yet, all default themes now feature a range of block patterns that let you master complex layouts with minimal effort. Customise the patterns to your liking with the copy, images, and colours that fit your story or brand. 

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For developers

REST API authentication with Application Passwords

Thanks to the API’s new Application Passwords authorisation feature, third-party apps can connect to your site seamlessly and securely. This new REST API feature lets you see what apps are connecting to your site and control what they do. 

More PHP 8 support

5.6 marks the first steps toward WordPress Core support for PHP 8. Now is a great time to start planning how your WordPress products, services, and sites can support the latest PHP version. For more information about what to expect next, read the PHP 8 developer note.

jQuery

Updates to jQuery in WordPress take place across three releases 5.5, 5.6, and 5.7. As we reach the mid-point of this process, run the update test plugin to check your sites for errors ahead of time.    

If you find issues with the way your site looks (eg a slider doesn’t work, a button is stuck – that sort of thing), install the jQuery Migrate plugin.

Check out the Field Guide

Read about the latest version of WordPress in this guide. It highlights developer notes for each change in the release. 

“It’s a new day, it’s a new life for me….and I’m feeling good”.

~Nina Simone

The Squad

The WordPress 5.6 release comes to you from an all-women release squad:  

As always, this release reflects the hard work of 605 generous volunteer contributors. They collaborated on nearly 350 tickets on Trac and over 1,000 pull requests on GitHub. Özgür KARALAR1naveengiriA5hleyRichAaron D. CampbellAaron JorbinaaronrobertshawabderrahmanAbha ThakorAbhijit RakasAbhishek PokhriyalacosminAdam SilversteinAdam ZielinskiAddieAdrián de GrafreakAdrianti RusliAfshana DiyaAhmed ChaionAhmed ElgameelajensenAjit BohraAkira TachibanaaktasfatihAlbert Juhé LluverasalbertomakeAlex ConchaAlex KirkAlex KozackAlex LendeAlex MillsAlex StandifordAlex StineallancoleAllie NimmonsambienthackAmit DudhatAmol VhankalasAmy KamalaAnandAnders NorénAndrea FerciaAndrea MiddletonAndrei BaicusAndrei DraganescuAndrew DuthieAndrew NacinAndrew OzzAndrey “Rarst” SavchenkoAndy FragenAndy PeatlingAndy SkeltonAndy StittAngel HessAngela JinAnkit GadeAnkit PanchalAnne McCarthyAnthony BurchellAnthony HortinAnton LukinAntonis Lilisanuj2apedogApermoarchduckarchon810Ari StathopoulosarippbergerarjendejongArnaudBanArpit G ShahArslan AhmedArslan Ahmed KalwarAsvin BallooAtharva DhekneAustin Passyaustin880625avixansaayeshAyesh KarunaratneBackuPsBarryBart CzyzbduclosBeatriz FialhoBen MeredithBernhard KauBernhard ReiterBeth SoderbergbgermannBhagvan MangukiyabhautikviraniBillyBirgir Erlendsson (birgire)Birgit Pauli-HaackbmcdedebobbingwideBoldGridBoone GorgesBoy WitthayaBrady VercherBrandon KraftBrandon PaytonBrent MillerBrent SwisherBrian HenryBrian Hoggbridgetwillardbrijeshb42Burhan NasirCaleb BurksCalin DonCameron VoellcampusboyCarikeCarolina NymarkCarolineceyhun0Chad ReitsmaChandrika GunturChetan PrajapatichexwarriorChintan hingrajiyaChip SnyderChloé BringmannChoubyChris AlexanderChris Van Pattenchriscct7Christian MartinChristoph HerrChristopher ChurchillchunkysteveoClaudiu LodromaneanClayton CollieCollins AgbonghamaCommeuneimageCoponsCorey SalzanocpapazogloucranewestCsaba (LittleBigThings)ctmartinDávid SzabóDaisy OlsenDan FarrowDaniel BachhuberDaniel RichardsDaniele ScasciafrattedanieltjdantahouaDarin KotterDave McHaleDavid AguileraDavid AndersonDavid BaumwaldDavid GwyerDavid HerreraDavid ShanskeDavid SmithDavid Wolfpawdavid.bindaDavis Shaverdd32DeanDebabrata KarfaDee TealDeepak Lalwanidekervitdemetris (Demetris Kikizas)Denis de BernardyDerek HermanDesigner023dfentonDharmesh PatelDharmin ShahDhruvinDhul WellsdietpawelDilip Bhedadingo-dDjZoNedogwithblogDominik SchillingdonmhicodonsonyDossy ShiobaradpacksDr. Ronny HarbichdratwasDrew JaynesdsifforddushakovdushanthidyrerEarle DaviesEbonie ButlerEdi AminElla van DurpeEllen BauerEnej BajgoricEnrique SánchezepiquerasErik BetshammarerikjandelangeErin ‘Folletto’ CasalieroraghavEstela RuedaetoledomEugeneBosEvan MullinsFabianFabian KägyFabian TodtFelipe EliaFelix ArntzFerenc ForgacsFlorian TIARflymikeFrancesca MaranoFrank KleinFrankie JarrettfullofcaffeineGan Eng ChinGarrett HyderGary CaoGary JonesGary PendergastgchtrGennady KovsheninGeorgeGeorge StephanisgeriuxGlauber MotaglendaviesnzgoldenapplesGreg ZiółkowskiguidooffermansgumacahinH-varhakrehappiryuHareeshHaris ZulfiqarharrymharshbarachHauwa AbashiyaHazHelen Hou-SandíHenry WrightHerre GroenHoaSiHowdy_McGeeHugh LashbrookeIan DunnIgor RadovanovImran SayedingereckIpstenu (Mika Epstein)iqbalbaryIrene StrikkersIsabel BrisonjagirbaheshwpJake SpurlockJake WhiteleyJames CollinsJames KosterJames NylenJames RosadojameslnewellJan ThielJanvo AldredJared CobbJason CaldwellJason LeMahieu (MadtownLems)javorszkyJaydip RamiJean-Baptiste AudrasJeff MatsonJeff OngJeff PauljeffikusjellypixelJeremy FeltJeremy ScottJeremy YipJeroen RottyjeryjJeslen BucciJessica LyschikjfoulquierjimyaghiJip MoorsJoe DolsonJoe McGilljoelclimbsthingsjoelyoderJoen AsmussenJohanna de VosJohn BlackbournJohn GodleyJohn James JacobyJon BrownJonathan BossengerJonathan DesrosiersJonathan StegallJonny HarrisJono AldersonJoost de ValkjordesignJorge BernalJorge CostajoseanetoJosepha HadenJosh LevinsonJosh PollockjoshuatfJOTAKI, TaisukeJoyjsnajdrJuliette Reinders FolmerJunaid BhuraJustin AhinonjustlevineK. 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In addition, many thanks to all of the community volunteers who contribute in the support forums. They answer questions from people across the world, whether they are using WordPress for the first time, or they’ve been around since the first release all the way back in 2003. These releases are as successful as they are because of their efforts!

Finally, thanks to all the community translators who helped make WordPress 5.6. available in 38 languages at the time of release. Our community translators are hard at work ensuring more languages are on their way (70 are already at 90%). If contributing to WordPress appeals to you, it’s easy to learn more. Check out Make WordPress or the core development blog.