Release Announcement: WordPress 5.2.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.2.1 Maintenance Release

Release Announcement: WordPress 5.2.1 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.2.1 is now available since May 21, 2019. This maintenance release fixes 33 bugs, including improvements to the block editor, accessibility, internationalisation, and the Site Health feature introduced in 5.2.

WordPress 5.2.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. Version 5.2.2 is expected to follow in approximately two weeks. You can download WP 5.2.1 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. Sites that support automatic background updates have already started to update automatically.


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#47180Gutenberg typing issues in RTL since 5.2defect (bug)highEditor5.2
#47186At least one function in /wp-includes/sodium_compat/src/Core32 times out on 32 bit serversdefect (bug)highUpgrade/Install5.2
#47244wp_targeted_link_rel filter should not be applied to ‘Custom HTML` widgetdefect (bug)highWidgets5.2
#47284Editor: Update packages for WordPress 5.2.1task (blessed)highEditor5.2
#46316wp_targeted_link_rel corrupts JSON contentdefect (bug)normalFormatting5.1
#46408About: Use $display_version in headingsdefect (bug)normalHelp/About
#46937Provide update-php link on WordPress update failure screenenhancementnormalUpgrade/Install5.2
#46940Site Health: Pseudo dashicons for list should be vertically centereddefect (bug)normalAdministration5.2
#46961Privacy tool email field stretches past 100% on mobiledefect (bug)normalPrivacy4.9.6
#46972Cards on Tools page too wide on mobiledefect (bug)normalAdministration4.2
#47020jQuery Update 3.4.0 vulnerabilitydefect (bug)normalExternal Libraries5.1.1
#47063Text not vertically centered on site-health.phpdefect (bug)normalAdministration5.2
#47065Skip links misplaced in the responsive viewdefect (bug)normalAdministration
#47106Add aria-current attribute to current item in WP Admin <nav> tabsdefect (bug)normalAdministration
#47158Merge similar strings introduced in WP 5.2defect (bug)normalI18N5.2
#47159Do not use placeholders for HTML tags in stringsdefect (bug)normalI18N5.2
#47161Do not break strings to avoid HTML tags in themdefect (bug)normalI18N
#47169Use a non-zero exit code when requirements are not metdefect (bug)normalBuild/Test Tools3.0
#47173Nav Menus: Delete Menu action link is misaligned in responsive viewdefect (bug)normalMenus4.9
#47177get_search_form function enhanced in 5.2 is not fully backward compatibledefect (bug)normalGeneral5.2
#47183Console warning with Dashicons font and input type=”radio”defect (bug)normalAdministration5.2
#47185Media files cannot be deleted under Windows since 5.2defect (bug)normalFilesystem API5.2
#47189Site Health: Plugins Upgrade Link for Multisitedefect (bug)normalAdministration5.2
#47205Typing spaces stops working after two soft line breaks in Chrome.defect (bug)normalTinyMCE5.2
#47229Update TinyMCE to 4.9.4task (blessed)normalTinyMCE
#47264Wrong singular string in class-wp-site-health.phpdefect (bug)normalAdministration5.2
#47265Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function load_default_textdomain() in /wp-includes/class-wp-fatal-error-handler.php:41defect (bug)normalBootstrap/Load5.2
#472945.2.1 About Page Updatestask (blessed)normalHelp/About
#47297HTTP requests test in Site Health Status is not always correctdefect (bug)normalAdministration5.2
#47304Feed <lastBuildDate> Bugdefect (bug)normalFeeds5.2
#47312Replace new “fixed %s bugs” string with a pre-existing onedefect (bug)normalHelp/About
#47323Upgrading from WordPress 5.1 to 5.2.1 generates a fatal errordefect (bug)normalUpgrade/Install5.2


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