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WordPress 5.5 Release

WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine” was released this week, and so far it has been getting good reviews and feedback. The top three areas of focus were speed, search โ€” with a new sitemap addition to core โ€” and accessibility. Security and block improvements also shone during this release. โญ

Matt Mullenweg, Jake Spurlock, and David Baumwald led the 5.5 release. It represents the work of 805 volunteer contributors who dealt with more than 523 tickets on Trac and over 1,660 pull requests on GitHub! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Right before the release, wp_cache_get_multiple() was added to core. It can improve performance retrieving cache objects. ๐Ÿ’จ

The WordPress 5.5 field guide should be required reading for active developers; check it if you haven’t yet.๐Ÿฆฎ

Also, Carlo Daniele from Kinsta has a nice, visual roundup of what’s new in this release.

๐Ÿ WordPress 5.6 release planning is already underway! Led by Josepha Haden, this will be the first all-women release squad. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

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