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 5.0.3 Maintenance Release (wordpress.org)
WordPress 5.0.3 is now available. This is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions.
Here are a few of the highlights:
- 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added to bundled themes. Make sure to update these for an improved block editing experience.
- 2 block editor related internationalization (I18N) bugs have been fixed
- A few PHP errors in the Customizer have been fixed.
- Some issues uploading common file types, like CSVs, have 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!