WordPress 5.5.1 Release Candidate 2

WordPress 5.5.1 Release Candidate 2

WordPress 5.5.1 Release Candidate 2, a second quick update for WordPress 5.5.1 is here. This quick update includes seven crucial patches.

So far, WordPress 5.5 has been downloaded more than 10 million times since its release on August 11, 2020. Users can try this release candidate. You can report any issues to ensure that WordPress 5.5.1 fixes the reported issues.

In order to test v5.5.1 RC 2, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “point release nightlies” option) or you can also directly download the release candidate here (zip).

WordPress 5.5.1 Release Candidate 2 Fixed following issues:

  • #51184: get_the_date() checks $format only for empty variable and fails on false boolean
  • #51182: Theme_Installer_skin::do_overwrite does not work on a Windows server
  • #38009: #reply-title.comment-reply-title not updating when replying to an individual
  • #51123: commonL10n and other JS globals removed without backwards compatibility
  • #50848: Clarify the usage of null for auto_update_{$type} filter
  • #51081: Fatal Error – Undefined get_page_templates() in Customizer
  • #51154: sitemaps should be initialized before each test is run

Additionally, a change planned for 5.5.1 (Translation) is:

  • #51028: Dot should be out of the quotes

Check out the original release post here.

Make sure you test this RC. If you think you’ve found a bug, please post to the Alpha/Beta support forum to help make the release of WordPress 5.5.1 as smooth as possible.

The official WordPress 5.5.1 release has been scheduled for September 1, 2020, which happens to be today. So, get ready for the v5.5.1 update tonight!


WordPress 5.5.1 Release Candidate 1

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