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WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

Posted February 3, 2021 by Jb Audras. Filed under Releases.

WordPress 5.6.1 is now available!

This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6, so you’ll want to upgrade.

You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

WordPress 5.6.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.7.

To see a full list of changes, you can browse the list on Trac, read the 5.6.1 RC1 post, or visit the 5.6.1 documentation page.

Thanks and props!

The 5.6.1 release was led by @audrasjb, @desrosj, @sergeybiryukov and @whyisjake. Thanks to @metalandcoffee and @hellofromtonya for running bug scrubs, @planningwrite and @davidbaumwald for their help on the release post.

Props to everyone who helped make WordPress 5.6.1 happen:

aaribaud, Aaron D. Campbell, Ahmed Saeed, Andrew Ozz, Anthony Burchell, archon810, Ari Stathopoulos, Ayesh Karunaratne, basscan, carloscastilloadhoc, Carolina Nymark, celendesign, Christopher Finke, Copons, Dan Farrow, Daniel Richards, david.binda, Denis Yanchevskiy, Dilip Bheda, Dominik Schilling, Ebonie Butler, Felix Arntz, Florian TIAR, Garrett Hyder, gKibria, Greg Ziółkowski, Helen Hou-Sandi, Ian Dunn, ifnoob, Isabel Brison, Ismail El Korchi, Jake Spurlock, James Huff, Jason LeMahieu (MadtownLems), Jb Audras, John Blackbourn, Jonathan Desrosiers, Jonathan Stegall, Jorge Costa, Josepha, Justin Ahinon, Kai Hao, Kelly Choyce-Dwan, Kjell Reigstad, Konstantinos Xenos, litemotiv, lucasbustamante, Mahdi Akrami, majhajob, Manzur Ahammed, Marius L. J., Matt Wiebe, Maxime Pertici, Mel Choyce-Dwan, Michael Babker, Mukesh Panchal, NicolasKulka, Nik Tsekouras, oakesjosh, Peter Wilson, Prem Tiwari, Riad Benguella, Richard Tape, Robert Anderson, Rodrigo Primo, SeBsZ, Sergey Biryukov, Slava Abakumov, Stephen Bernhardt, t-p, Takashi Kitajima, Tanvirul Haque, thorlentz, Timothy Jacobs, Toni Viemerö, Tony A, Tonya Mork, transl8or, and Vlad T.

See Also:

Want to follow the code? There’s a development P2 blog and you can track active development in the Trac timeline that often has 20–30 updates per day.

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