Version 6.5.2

On April 9, 2024, WordPress 6.5.2 was released to the public.

Note: Due to an issue with the initial package, WordPress 6.5.1 was not released.
Version 6.5.2 is the first minor release for WordPress 6.5.

Installation/Update Information

To get this version, 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:


Security updates

This security and maintenance release features 2 bug fixes on Core12 bug fixes for the Block Editor, and 1 security fix:

  • A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting the Avatar block type; reported by John Blackbourn of the WordPress security team. Many thanks to Mat Rollings for assisting with the research.

The earliest release requiring patching was WordPress 6.0.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to WordPress 6.5.2: Aaron Jorbin, Aki Hamano, Andrei Draganescu, Artemio Morales, Caleb Burks, colind, Daniel Richards, Dominik Schilling, Fabian Kägy, George Mamadashvili, Greg Ziółkowski, Isabel Brison, Jb Audras, Joe McGill, John Blackbourn, Jonathan Desrosiers, Lovekesh Kumar, Matias Benedetto, Mukesh Panchal, Pascal Birchler, Peter Wilson, Sean Fisher, Sergey Biryukov, and Scott Reilly.

This release was led by John BlackbournIsabel Brison, and Aaron Jorbin.

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

Change log

List of files revised


List of packages revised

@wordpress/block-directory - 4.28.10
@wordpress/block-editor - 12.19.8
@wordpress/block-library - 8.28.10
@wordpress/commands - 0.22.6
@wordpress/components - 26.0.6
@wordpress/core-commands - 0.20.8
@wordpress/core-data - 6.28.8
@wordpress/customize-widgets - 4.28.10
@wordpress/dataviews - 0.5.7
@wordpress/edit-post - 7.28.10
@wordpress/edit-site - 5.28.10
@wordpress/edit-widgets - 5.28.10
@wordpress/editor - 13.28.8
@wordpress/format-library - 4.28.8
@wordpress/interface - 5.28.6
@wordpress/list-reusable-blocks - 4.28.6
@wordpress/nux - 8.13.6
@wordpress/patterns - 1.12.8
@wordpress/plugins - 6.19.6
@wordpress/preferences - 3.28.6
@wordpress/reusable-blocks - 4.28.8
@wordpress/server-side-render - 4.28.7
@wordpress/widgets - 3.28.8

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