WordPress 5.0.1 and beyond

WordPress 5.0.1 was released on December 13th. There were a few backwards compatibility breaks in this version, which raised a few eyebrows. 🤨

After those eyebrows rose in the Post Status main channel, Gary Pendergast commented:

The timing of security releases is determined by multiple factors. Complexity and severity of the bugs to be fixed, availability of engineers, and sometimes security reporters have publication deadlines are the major ones. To ensure hosts are able to roll the correct update out, we also allow a little bit of time either side of a major release. So, 5.0 couldn’t have been released today, for example, because it would’ve clashed with the already scheduled 5.0.1 release.

There are some additional comments from Wednesday, December 12-13th in the Post Status “club” Slack channel if you'd like to read them further.

💬 The Post Status Slack channels frequently have great conversations, which we'll be highlighting more often in this newsletter. Don't forget to drop in yourself to see what people are talking about!

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