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WordPress 5.0 Beta 5

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

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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 .


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