WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release is now available for download. This maintenance release was issued by WordPress yesterday on February 3, 2021. The update carries many crucial updates with it.
The WordPress 5.6.1 update is a maintenance release and includes a total of 20 bug fixes and 7 block editor enhancements.
The version 5.6.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next update, version 5.7 will be shipping out in March.
Click here for more information about all the issues fixed in WordPress 5.6.1. You can also check out our previous article on WordPress 5.6.1 Release Candidate to know more about the changes.
You can directly download WordPress 5.6.1 or venture over to Dashboard > Updates and simply click “Update Now.”
Websites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update to WordPress 5.6.1.
Even though this is only a maintenance release, we advise all of you to update your sites as soon as possible and stay up-to-date.
This is the first minor release after the major release of WordPress 5.6 in December 2020. Since its release on December 8, WordPress 5.6 has been downloaded over 25 million times already.