Updates: July 21, 2020

WordPress Core Updates:

This includes updating all sites and networks to WordPress core version 5.4.2.

Changes that end-users may notice are minimal, and highlights are all related to the block editor, including:

  • two new blocks (Social Icons and Buttons)
  • improvements to the performance of the block editor
  • better keyboard navigation of the block editor

You can see all that is new in the official release post here.

This core update was originally made available on March 31st, but we felt best to minimize updates and changes for our customers during the months of April and May of this year. On a related note, WordPress 5.5 is currently in Beta and due out in August, and we will be applying the 5.5 and future updates at a more rapid pace – with a goal of less than 4 weeks after the official launch. All security patches and updates have continued to be made in less than 24 hours of release.