This is Malcolm Peralty here from PressTitan and this is The WP Minute, Episode 130
WordPress 5.0.3 is out and it is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. Most of which are all related to the block editor and the default twenty-nineteen WordPress theme. You can find out more about it on the WordPress.org blog. We are still advising caution with regards to updating to any of the 5.0 releases and expecting to wait until 5.1.
Speaking of 5.1, some progress in terms of features is being made and on WP Tavern, there is a post that talks about a small one that has been a long time coming: replacing blogging with publishing in the WordPress administration panel. Honestly, though, the bigger and more interesting thing is the announcement that WordPress 5.1 will be able to pause plugins or themes that update incorrectly so that you don’t get the white screen of death in the administration panel. Felix Arntz posted about this on twitter today and you can read more about it on the Make WordPress Core Trac page.
Lastly, if you can’t wait any longer and you need to move to WordPress 5.0, WPBeginner has an article on what you can do to test your site before updating. It goes over things like backups, local servers or staging, and making sure you have the classic editor plugin installed as potential steps along the way. Check out their full post for more details.
That’s it for today’s WP Minute, thank you all for watching.