WordPress core will be updated to 5.8.2 from January 4, 2022. Customers on dedicated clusters will be contacted to schedule this upgrade.

This version of WordPress uses the block editor in the widgets screen. The new block editor in the widgets screen is only enabled for those using the block editor. The Classic Widgets plugin has been added and those using the classic editor will retain the classic widget interface.

This update is already live on all test and sandbox networks for customers with development environments, except for customers on dedicated clusters. This release has been fully tested on our CampusPress common bundled plugins and themes.