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This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 115

Right after I released yesterday’s episode, two things happened: WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 came out and the final release date for WordPress 5.0 was announced. We are going to focus on those today…

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 includes some minor bug fixes and some tweaks to the upcoming default theme: Twenty Nineteen. It is the last release candidate before the final release of WordPress 5.0.

How can I say that confidently? Well, WordPress 5.0 will be released on December 6th. Or two days from this recording. Matt’s comment on the notification of the launch date is hilarious. He says “there’s nothing that says you must update the moment there’s a new version released.”

At PressTitan, we are telling our clients that they shouldn’t update to WordPress 5.0 and for sites we directly manage, we have disabled the update as well as the update notification.

Unfortunately, for some people, this release date couldn’t have come at a worse time. Staff from WordPress 101 actually had to cancel their trip to Nashville for WordCamp US to make sure they can update their tutorial videos and be there to support those that depend on them and I’m certain that they aren’t the only ones feeling this way about the conflict between WordCamp US and the WordPress 5.0 release.

Then, on the flip side, you have Jeff Chandler of WPTavern, who posts on his personal blog about not feeling compelled to go to WordCamps anymore. I totally understand where he’s coming from and I help run a WordPress focused company. I hope that the community will reach out to one of their own and make sure to bring some happy thoughts, memories and more to him. I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting Jeff once at WordCamp Chicago, many years ago, and would love to sit down with him again at some point in the future.

That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.

Sources:
WordPress 5.0 RC 3
WordPress 5.0 Launch Date – December 6th, 2018
WP 101 Cancels WordCamp US Showing
Jeff Chandler Avoiding WordCamps

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