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Release Announcement: 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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Ticket Summary Type Priority Component Version
#47180 Gutenberg typing issues in RTL since 5.2 defect (bug) high Editor 5.2
#47186 At least one function in /wp-includes/sodium_compat/src/Core32 times out on 32 bit servers defect (bug) high Upgrade/Install 5.2
#47244 wp_targeted_link_rel filter should not be applied to ‘Custom HTML` widget defect (bug) high Widgets 5.2
#47284 Editor: Update packages for WordPress 5.2.1 task (blessed) high Editor 5.2
#46316 wp_targeted_link_rel corrupts JSON content defect (bug) normal Formatting 5.1
#46408 About: Use $display_version in headings defect (bug) normal Help/About
#46937 Provide update-php link on WordPress update failure screen enhancement normal Upgrade/Install 5.2
#46940 Site Health: Pseudo dashicons for list should be vertically centered defect (bug) normal Administration 5.2
#46961 Privacy tool email field stretches past 100% on mobile defect (bug) normal Privacy 4.9.6
#46972 Cards on Tools page too wide on mobile defect (bug) normal Administration 4.2
#47020 jQuery Update 3.4.0 vulnerability defect (bug) normal External Libraries 5.1.1
#47063 Text not vertically centered on site-health.php defect (bug) normal Administration 5.2
#47065 Skip links misplaced in the responsive view defect (bug) normal Administration
#47106 Add aria-current attribute to current item in WP Admin <nav> tabs defect (bug) normal Administration
#47158 Merge similar strings introduced in WP 5.2 defect (bug) normal I18N 5.2
#47159 Do not use placeholders for HTML tags in strings defect (bug) normal I18N 5.2
#47161 Do not break strings to avoid HTML tags in them defect (bug) normal I18N
#47169 Use a non-zero exit code when requirements are not met defect (bug) normal Build/Test Tools 3.0
#47173 Nav Menus: Delete Menu action link is misaligned in responsive view defect (bug) normal Menus 4.9
#47177 get_search_form function enhanced in 5.2 is not fully backward compatible defect (bug) normal General 5.2
#47183 Console warning with Dashicons font and input type=”radio” defect (bug) normal Administration 5.2
#47185 Media files cannot be deleted under Windows since 5.2 defect (bug) normal Filesystem API 5.2
#47189 Site Health: Plugins Upgrade Link for Multisite defect (bug) normal Administration 5.2
#47205 Typing spaces stops working after two soft line breaks in Chrome. defect (bug) normal TinyMCE 5.2
#47229 Update TinyMCE to 4.9.4 task (blessed) normal TinyMCE
#47264 Wrong singular string in class-wp-site-health.php defect (bug) normal Administration 5.2
#47265 Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function load_default_textdomain() in /wp-includes/class-wp-fatal-error-handler.php:41 defect (bug) normal Bootstrap/Load 5.2
#47294 5.2.1 About Page Updates task (blessed) normal Help/About
#47297 HTTP requests test in Site Health Status is not always correct defect (bug) normal Administration 5.2
#47304 Feed <lastBuildDate> Bug defect (bug) normal Feeds 5.2
#47312 Replace new “fixed %s bugs” string with a pre-existing one defect (bug) normal Help/About
#47323 Upgrading from WordPress 5.1 to 5.2.1 generates a fatal error defect (bug) normal Upgrade/Install 5.2


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