On October 30, 2020, WordPress 5.4.4 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.
To download WordPress 5.4.4, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visit https://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/.
For step-by-step instructions on installing and updating WordPress:
If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:
- New To WordPress – Where to Start
- First Steps With WordPress or Upgrading WordPress Extended
- WordPress Lessons
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
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:
For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac.