Today WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release was released.
The frequency of maintenance releases from wordpress.org run high these days.
5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions.
The list below goes through some of the most important fixes in this release of WordPress:
- 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.
WordPress 5.1 beta
The WordPress 5.1 beta is being prepared to be released in short while.
This version will include the new Site Health checker function.
The 5.1 release will also be marking an end of an era for WordPress when it’s official status as a ‘blogging tool’ will be changed to a ‘publishing solution’.