This new version of WordPress is a maintenance release and we suggest all WordPress website owners do this upgrade but it’s not a security release, so if you want to wait until the next version, that’s up to you.
WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release (wordpress.org)
WordPress 5.0.2 is now available. This maintenance release that addresses 73 bugs. The primary focus of this release was performance improvements in the block editor: the cumulated performance gains make it 330% faster for a post with 200 blocks.
Here are a few of the additional highlights:
- 45 total Block Editor improvements are included (14 performance enhancements & 31 bug fixes).
- 17 Block Editor related bugs have been fixed across all of the bundled themes.
- Some internationalization (i18n) issues related to script loading have also been fixed.
Our Website Maintenance Department will be in contact with you regarding these upgrades. Clients that have signed up for our Automatic WordPress Update Program or Website Care program will get their website updated in the next week or so or if a follow-up version of WordPress is released.
Read more about why WordPress updates are important.
If you haven’t heard about our Website Care program, then you’re missing out on savings and peace of mind!
There are different levels to choose from but with each level, you get your installation of WordPress checked weekly for updates to the core software, plugins and themes. The benefit is that your website software is kept up to date. This work is done by hand and we test your website after the upgrade to make sure everything works like it should.
The program is either by monthly subscription or you can save 10% and pay for a year in advance. When you use this program you save about 40% on updating WordPress. It’s kind of a no-brainer!
Sleep better knowing that your website is being taken care of when you enroll in our Website Care program today!