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WordPress 5.3 RC4

The fourth release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available!

WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate:

For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.3, please see the first,  second and third release candidate posts.

Release Candidate 4 contains three bug fixes for the new default theme, Twenty Twenty (see #48450), and addresses the following:

  • The Twemoji library has been updated from 12.1.2 to 12.1.3 (see #48293).
  • Two regressions in the Media component (see #48451 and #48453).
  • One bug in the Upload component (see #48472)
  • Five bugs in the Block Editor component (see #48502)

Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.3 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.3. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.

The WordPress 5.3 Field Guide has also been published, which details the major changes.

A new dev note has been published since the Field Guide was released, Use of the “wp_update_attachment_metadata” filter as “upload is complete” hook. Plugin and theme authors are asked to please read this note and make any necessary adjustments to continue working well in WordPress 5.3 or share any difficulties encountered on #48451.

How to Help

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If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

2019 Annual Survey

It’s time for our annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user or professional, we want your feedback.

It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey, which will provide an overview of how people use WordPress. We’re excited to announce that this year, for the first time, the survey is also available in 5 additional languages: French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Many thanks to the community volunteers who helped with the translation effort!

The survey will be open for 4 weeks, and results will be published on this blog. All data will be anonymized: no email addresses or IP addresses will be associated with published results. To learn more about WordPress.org’s privacy practices, check out the privacy policy.

The Month in WordPress: October 2019

October has been a busy month with preparations for WordCamp US as well as the next major release of WordPress. Read on to find out about all that work and more.


WordPress 5.2.4

On October 14, WordPress 5.2.4 was released as a security release fixing 6 security issues. The fixes were backported to earlier versions of WordPress as well, so they’re available for sites not yet upgraded to 5.2.

This kind of release is only possible because people report security issues responsibly so that the Core team can address them. You can find out more specific information about the fixes on the release documentation page.

Want to get involved in building WordPress Core? Follow the Core team blog, and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

WordPress Style Guide Proposal

Early in the month, the Design team proposed adding a style guide for the WordPress brand that can be used across all of WordPress.org and anywhere the brand is represented. Work then began on putting the style guide together, and the current iteration is now available for viewing.

Work on this style guide is ongoing, and the latest update allows it to support multiple languages so that it can be used by more people.

Want to get involved in contributing to this style guide? You can do so via the GitHub repo, as well as follow the Design team blog, and join the #design channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

WordPress 5.3

WordPress 5.3 has seen active development over the past month, with a release date set for November 12. You can download and test the release candidate to get a taste of what to expect—this is largely what final release will look like.

This is a big release with a number of exciting and important updates. Among them are significant changes to the look of the admin interface, enhancements to the block editor that will affect developers of themes and plugins, large improvements to the way that Core processes images, updates to cater for some functions specific to PHP 7.4, improvements to the Site Health feature, and many more improvements that are all documented in the WordPress 5.3 Field Guide.

In addition to these Core updates, the upcoming major release will also include the new default theme, Twenty Twenty.

Want to get involved in building WordPress Core? You can contribute by testing the upcoming release, as well as follow the Core team blog, and join the #core channel in the Making WordPress Slack group.

New Core Committers

Three new committers have been added to the WordPress Core organizational structure. Core committers are individuals who have direct access to the Core development code repositories in order to publish updates to the software.

The new committers are Ian Belanger (@ianbelanger), Timothy Jacobs (@timothyblynjacobs), and Joe Dolson (@joedolson). While Ian’s commit access is specifically for Core themes, both Timothy and Joe have full access to Core. This type of access is only given to individuals who have proved themselves with high-quality contributions and a deep understanding of how the WordPress project works.


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Periodiek onderhoud koeling BIT-1

Urgentie: Gepland Getroffen diensten: - Apparatuur in BIT-1 Verwachte impact: Beperkte stijging in temperatuur Klantactie vereist: Nee Referentienummer: 164764 Contact: 0318 648 688, support@bit.nl Samenvatting: Er wordt periodiek onderhoud uitgevoerd aan de koeling in BIT-1. Details: De twee computairs (die verantwoordelijk zijn voor het rondblazen van koude lucht in de datacenters) zullen één voor één uitgezet worden voor onderhoud. Hoewel één computair voldoende capaciteit heeft om de gehele ruimte te koelen bestaat er een kans op een beperkte, plaatselijke verhoging van de temperatuur in delen van de ruimte. Tevens zullen de vier koelmachines voor de serverruimtes van BIT-1 één voor één worden uitgezet voor de onderhoudsbeurt. Bij een normale koelvraag heeft één koelmachine voldoende capaciteit om BIT-1 te koelen. Het gehele onderhoud wordt begeleid door datacenter engineers van BIT. Deze engineers zullen ook de temperatuur in de serverruimtes monitoren.

Periodiek onderhoud koeling BIT-1

Urgentie: Gepland Getroffen diensten: - Apparatuur in BIT-1 Verwachte impact: Beperkte stijging in temperatuur Klantactie vereist: Nee Referentienummer: 164764 Contact: 0318 648 688, support@bit.nl Samenvatting: Er wordt periodiek onderhoud uitgevoerd aan de koeling in BIT-1. Details: De twee computairs (die verantwoordelijk zijn voor het rondblazen van koude lucht in de datacenters) zullen één voor één uitgezet worden voor onderhoud. Hoewel één computair voldoende capaciteit heeft om de gehele ruimte te koelen bestaat er een kans op een beperkte, plaatselijke verhoging van de temperatuur in delen van de ruimte. Tevens zullen de vier koelmachines voor de serverruimtes van BIT-1 één voor één worden uitgezet voor de onderhoudsbeurt. Bij een normale koelvraag heeft één koelmachine voldoende capaciteit om BIT-1 te koelen. Het gehele onderhoud wordt begeleid door datacenter engineers van BIT. Deze engineers zullen ook de temperatuur in de serverruimtes monitoren.

Periodiek onderhoud koeling BIT-1

Urgentie: Gepland Getroffen diensten: - Apparatuur in BIT-1 Verwachte impact: Beperkte stijging in temperatuur Klantactie vereist: Nee Referentienummer: 164764 Contact: 0318 648 688, support@bit.nl Samenvatting: Er wordt periodiek onderhoud uitgevoerd aan de koeling in BIT-1. Details: De twee computairs (die verantwoordelijk zijn voor het rondblazen van koude lucht in de datacenters) zullen één voor één uitgezet worden voor onderhoud. Hoewel één computair voldoende capaciteit heeft om de gehele ruimte te koelen bestaat er een kans op een beperkte, plaatselijke verhoging van de temperatuur in delen van de ruimte. Tevens zullen de vier koelmachines voor de serverruimtes van BIT-1 één voor één worden uitgezet voor de onderhoudsbeurt. Bij een normale koelvraag heeft één koelmachine voldoende capaciteit om BIT-1 te koelen. Het gehele onderhoud wordt begeleid door datacenter engineers van BIT. Deze engineers zullen ook de temperatuur in de serverruimtes monitoren.

Virtual Machines – Applying Mitigation

Starting at 00:08 UTC on 30 Oct 2019, a subset of customers using Virtual Machines may receive failure notifications when performing create operations for resources hosted in these regions. Engineers have identified a possible fix for the underlying cause and are working on applying mitigation options. The next update will be provided in 60 minutes, or as events warrant.

Onderhoud software virtualisatieplatform

Urgentie: Gepland Getroffen diensten: - Virtuele machines Verwachte impact: - Beheer van virtuele machines in de portal niet beschikbaar Klantactie vereist: Nee Referentienummer: 165076 Samenvatting: Tijdens het onderhoud zal de management software van het virtualisatieplatform bijgewerkt worden. Details: De management software van het virtualisatieplatform wordt bijgewerkt naar de nieuwste versie vanwege enkele bugfixes en nieuwe features. Hierdoor is het gedurende het onderhoud niet mogelijk om virtuele machines te beheren via de portal. Het onderhoud heeft geen impact op het functioneren van de virtuele machines, deze blijven online tijdens het onderhoud.

WordPress 5.3 RC3

The third release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available!

WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time!

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate:

For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.3, please see the first and second release candidate posts.

Release Candidate 3 contains improvements to the new About page, bug fixes for the new default theme, Twenty Twenty (see #48450), and 9 fixes for the following bugs and regressions:

  • Four bugs in the block editor have been fixed (see #48447).
  • Three Date/Time related bugs have been fixed (see #48384).
  • A regression in date_i18n() has been fixed (see #28636).
  • An accessibility color contrast regression for primary buttons when using alternate admin color schemes was fixed (see #48396).

Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.3 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.3. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.

The WordPress 5.3 Field Guide has also been published, which details the major changes.

How to Help

Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages!

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.