WordPress 5.0 Beta 5

November 19, 2018
wordpress-5-0-beta-5 Theme Builder Layout

WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 is now available!

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version.

There are two ways to test this WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or you can download the beta here (zip).

Reminder: the WordPress 5.0 release date has changed. It is now scheduled for release on November 27, and we need your help to get there. Here are some of the big issues that we’ve fixed since Beta 4:

Block Editor

The block editor has been updated to match the Gutenberg 4.4 release, the major changes include:

Additionally, there have been some pesky bugs fixed:

A full list of changes can be found in the Gutenberg 4.4 release post.

PHP 7.3 Support

The final known PHP 7.3 compatibility issue has been fixed. You can brush up on what you need to know about PHP 7.3 and WordPress by checking out the developer note on the Make WordPress Core blog.

Twenty Nineteen

Work on making Twenty Nineteen ready for prime time continues on its GitHub repository. This update includes a host of tweaks and bug fixes, including:

  • Add .button class support.
  • Fix editor font-weights for headings.
  • Improve support for sticky toolbars in the editor.
  • Improve text-selection custom colors for better contrast and legibility.
  • Fix editor to prevent Gutenberg’s meta boxes area from overlapping the content.

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.


Share this article:
 




eHost-square-ad Theme Builder Layout

We’re listening.

Have something to say about this article? Share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn:

SHARE IT HERE:

Related Posts

best-practices-for-managing-wordpress-activity-log-data Theme Builder Layout

Best practices for managing WordPress activity log data

The data stored in the WordPress activity log is sensitive and confidential. So should you back it up? Should you archive it and keep it secure?Many compliance regulations stipulate who can access such data, and how such data should be stored, secured and backed up....

using-wpscan-to-find-wordpress-vulnerabilities-on-your-website Theme Builder Layout

Using WPScan to find WordPress vulnerabilities on your website

WPScan is an open source WordPress security scanner. You can use it to scan your WordPress website for known vulnerabilities within the WordPress core, as well as popular WordPress plugins and themes.Since it is a WordPress black box scanner, it mimics a real...

how-to-remove-malicious-redirects-from-your-site Theme Builder Layout

How To Remove Malicious Redirects From Your Site?

Is your WordPress website maliciously redirecting your users to unknown websites like ones that sell medical products? Chances are you’ve been hacked.Visitors could also be redirected to unsecured sites that host adult content, sell counterfeit products, or try to...

Get ALL Your SEO, WordPress & Divi News

Join Our Daily Roundup

SEO News and More

SEO News and More

Subscribe ToThe Weekly SEO Trade News Updates

Get the latest SEO, SEM and SMM marketing intel, tips and tricks from one of the best SEO Gurus online. 

Every Tuesday morning we send out an aggregated email listing all new posts on SEO Trade News.

Excellent! Now check your email to confirm your subscription.