Version 5.3.6

On October 30, 2020, WordPress 5.3.6 was released to the public.

This version was released after a bug with the previous update. Please read the following Release post for more information.

Installation/Update Information

To download WordPress 5.3.6, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visit

For step-by-step instructions on installing and updating WordPress:

If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:


Maintenance updates

This maintenance release fixes an issue introduced in WordPress 5.5.2 which makes it impossible to install WordPress on a brand new website that does not have an existing database connection configuration. This release does not affect sites where a database connection is already configured, for example, via one-click installers or an existing wp-config.php file.

This release was led by @whyisjake and the following release squad: @audrasjb, Barry, @davidbaumwald, @desrosj, @hellofromtonya, @jeffpaul, @johnbillion, @garubi, @metalandcoffee, @mukesh27, @otto42 @punitsoftac, @sergeybiryukov, and @xknown.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this release:

Alex Concha, David Baumwald, Jake Spurlock, Jb Audras, John Blackbourn, Jonathan Desrosiers, metalandcoffee, Mukesh Panchal, Sergey Biryukov, and Stefano Garuti.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac.

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