Version 5.6.1

On February 3, 2021, WordPress 5.6.1 was released to the public.

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Summary Summary

Maintenance updates Maintenance updates

This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed on the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6

WordPress Core changes on Trac:

  • #51056: Fetch_feed parsing of permalinks triggers simplepie preg_match warnings
  • #52327: Requested updates to the PHP Update Alert
  • #51940: The schema for the taxonomy property of a term in the REST API should not include all taxonomies
  • #51980: App Passwords: ‘Add New Application Password’ submit button is hidden on mobile devices in ‘User Profile’ page
  • #51995: WordPress 5.6: Classic editor menu is not sticky
  • #52003: Undefined index: PHP_AUTH_PW /wp-includes/user.php on line 469
  • #52013: Duplicate wp_authorize_application_password_form actions
  • #52030: Media metaboxes return fatal error if no author metadata present
  • #52038: Issue in WooCommerce with wp_editor() after update to WP 5.6
  • #52046: The Distraction Free Writing setting on the old Edit Post screen may be reset after page reload
  • #52065: Media gallery: ‘Align’ and ‘Link To’ fields missing from ‘Insert from URL’
  • #52066: Application Passwords are unusable in combination with password protected /wp-admin
  • #52075: Word Count on Classic Editor doesn’t update in real time on Firefox unless saved
  • #52097: Site Health Loopback Test doesn’t send admin cookies
  • #52135: False positive on `WP_Site_Health_Auto_Updates`
  • #52196: wp_get_attachment_metadata() is broken if no first argument is passed in.
  • #52205: REST API: Plugins Controller single plugin route fatal errors on multisite
  • #52299: Exported user data can be listed with directory listing
  • #52351: missing echo function for translate method
  • #52391: Gutenberg Updates for 5.6.1

Block editor changes from GitHub:

  • #27970: Fix editor crash when registering a block pattern without categories
  • #27733: Embed block: Add html and reusable support back
  • #27727: Add aria labels to box control component inputs/button
  • #27627: HTML Block: Fix editor styles
  • #27526: Core Data: Normalize _fields value for use in stableKey
  • #26705: Fix: Font size picker does not correctly handles big font sizes.
  • #26432: Edit Site: prevent inserter overscroll

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

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List of Files Revised List of Files Revised

 wp-admin/authorize-application.php
 wp-admin/css/forms.css
 wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-health-auto-updates.php
 wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-health.php
 wp-admin/includes/dashboard.php
 wp-admin/includes/media.php
 wp-admin/includes/privacy-tools.php
 wp-admin/user-edit.php
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/images
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/images/pattern_01.jpg
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/images/pattern_02.jpg
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/images/pattern_03.jpg
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/images/pattern_04.jpg
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/package-lock.json
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/package.json
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/readme.txt
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/style-rtl.css
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/style.css
 wp-content/themes/twentynineteen/style.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwenty/package-lock.json
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/404.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/archive.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/css/ie-editor.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/css/ie.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/css/style-dark-mode-rtl.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/css/style-dark-mode.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/css/style-editor.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/js/editor-dark-mode-support.js
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/js/primary-navigation.js
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/js/responsive-embeds.js
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/01-settings/file-header.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/02-tools/functions.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/03-generic/breakpoints.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/03-generic/vertical-margins.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/04-elements/forms.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/05-blocks/code/_style.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/05-blocks/table/_editor.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/05-blocks/table/_style.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/06-components/entry.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/style-dark-mode.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/assets/sass/style.scss
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/classes/class-twenty-twenty-one-custom-colors.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/classes/class-twenty-twenty-one-customize-color-control.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/classes/class-twenty-twenty-one-customize-notice-control.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/classes/class-twenty-twenty-one-customize.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/classes/class-twenty-twenty-one-dark-mode.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/classes/class-twenty-twenty-one-svg-icons.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/comments.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/footer.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/functions.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/header.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/image.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/back-compat.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/block-patterns.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/block-styles.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/custom-css.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/menu-functions.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/starter-content.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/template-functions.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/inc/template-tags.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/index.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/package-lock.json
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/package.json
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/page.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/postcss.config.js
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/readme.txt
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/search.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/searchform.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/single.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/style-rtl.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/style.css
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/content/content-excerpt.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/content/content-none.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/content/content-page.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/content/content-single.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/content/content.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-aside.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-audio.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-chat.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-gallery.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-image.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-link.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-quote.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-status.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt-video.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/excerpt/excerpt.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/footer/footer-widgets.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/header/entry-header.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/header/excerpt-header.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/header/site-branding.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/header/site-header.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/header/site-nav.php
 wp-content/themes/twentytwentyone/template-parts/post/author-bio.php
 wp-includes/assets/script-loader-packages.php
 wp-includes/blocks/embed/block.json
 wp-includes/class-wp-simplepie-file.php
 wp-includes/functions.php
 wp-includes/load.php
 wp-includes/media-template.php
 wp-includes/media.php
 wp-includes/post.php
 wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-plugins-controller.php
 wp-includes/rest-api/endpoints/class-wp-rest-terms-controller.php
 wp-includes/user.php
 wp-includes/version.php
 package-lock.json
 package.json
 js/_enqueues/admin/auth-app.js
 js/_enqueues/admin/post.js
 js/_enqueues/vendor/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/plugin.js
 js/_enqueues/wp/autosave.js

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Updated packages Updated packages

 @wordpress/block-directory@1.17.7
 @wordpress/block-editor@5.1.6
 @wordpress/block-library@2.26.7
 @wordpress/components@11.1.4
 @wordpress/core-data@2.24.3
 @wordpress/edit-post@3.25.7
 @wordpress/edit-site@1.15.7
 @wordpress/edit-widgets@1.1.7
 @wordpress/editor@9.24.6
 @wordpress/format-library@1.25.6
 @wordpress/interface@0.10.7
 @wordpress/list-reusable-blocks@1.24.4
 @wordpress/nux@3.23.4
 @wordpress/reusable-blocks@1.0.6
 @wordpress/server-side-render@1.19.4