WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate

WordPress 5.0 Release

first published at WordPress News

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate, the first release candidate for WordPress 5.0 is now available.

This is an important milestone, as we near the release of WordPress 5.0. The WordPress 5.0 release date has shifted from the 27th to give more time for the RC to be fully tested. A final release date will be announced soon, based on feedback on the RC. This is a big release and needs your help—if you haven’t tried 5.0 yet, now is the time.

To test WordPress 5.0, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

WordPress 5.0 release date has shifted from the 27th

What’s in WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0 introduces the new block-based post editor. This is the first step toward an exciting new future with a streamlined editing experience across your site. You’ll have more flexibility with how content is displayed, whether you are building your first site, revamping your blog, or write code for a living.

The block editor is used on over a million site  some sites might need some extra time, though. If that’s you, please install the Classic Editor plugin, you’ll continue to use the classic post editor when you upgrade to WordPress 5.0.

Notice from our Managed WordPress hosting and maintenance services support:

As always our WordPress-managment.com customers, are already backedup by the new WordPress upgrade, all systems and sites will get upgrade when we think that we and our customers are ready to push the new WordPress Core Upgrade

We are taking serious every WordPress Core Upgrade, so all of our customers will get notified when our platform will push the new updates, to every website separately. Beeing a customer at wordpress-management.com you don’t have to worry if the WordPress upgrades will brake your theme, your plugins, or your WordPress website, we are taking care of your site as it was our own.

Twenty Nineteen is WordPress’ new default theme, it features custom styles for the blocks available by default in 5.0. Twenty Nineteen is designed to work for a wide variety of use cases.

The block editor is a big change, but that’s not all. WordPress core team made some smaller changes as well,  including:

  • All of the previous default themes, from Twenty Ten through to Twenty Seventeen, have been updated to support the block editor.

  • You can improve the accessibility of the content you write, now that simple ARIA labels can be saved in posts and pages.

  • WordPress 5.0 officially supports the upcoming PHP 7.3 release: if you’re using an older version, we encourage you to upgrade PHP on your site.

  • Developers can now add translatable strings directly to your JavaScript code, using the new JavaScript language packs.

You can read more about the fixes and changes since Beta 5 in the last update post.

For more details about what’s new in version 5.0, check out the Beta 1Beta 2Beta 3Beta 4 and Beta 5 blog posts.

Plugin and Theme Developers

Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.0 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.0. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release. An in-depth field guide to developer-focused changes is coming soon on the core development blog. In the meantime, you can review the developer notes for 5.0.


So that’s the current news for now from the WordPress.org and the WordPress core team, we are close with the WordPress core team and we will continuously provide information about any WordPress news related to the WordPress core upgrade, and how we manage and maintain your WordPress websites.

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