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WordPress 5.2.2 News

What’s New in WordPress 5.2.1:

This maintenance release fixes 33 bugs, including improvements to the block editor, accessibility, internationalization, and the Site Health feature introduced in 5.2.

What’s New in WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”:

Site Health Check

Building on the Site Health features introduced in 5.1, this release adds two new pages to help debug common configuration issues. It also adds space where developers can include debugging information for site maintainers.

PHP Error Protection

This administrator-focused update will let you safely fix or manage fatal errors without requiring developer time. It features better handling of the so-called “white screen of death,” and a way to enter recovery mode,  which pauses error-causing plugins or themes.

Accessibility Updates

A number of changes work together to improve contextual awareness and keyboard navigation flow for those using screen readers and other assistive technologies.

New Dashboard Icons

Thirteen new icons including Instagram, a suite of icons for BuddyPress, and rotated Earth icons for global inclusion. Find them in the Dashboard and have some fun!

Plugin Compatibility Checks

WordPress will now automatically determine if your site’s version of PHP is compatible with installed plugins. If the plugin requires a higher version of PHP than your site currently uses, WordPress will not allow you to activate it, preventing potential compatibility errors.

PHP Version Bump

The minimum supported PHP version is now 5.6.20. As of WordPress 5.2*, themes and plugins can safely take advantage of namespaces, anonymous functions, and more!

Privacy Updates

A new theme page template, a conditional function, and two CSS classes make designing and customizing the Privacy Policy page easier.

New Body Hook

5.2 introduces a wp_body_open hook, which lets themes support injecting code right at the beginning of theelement.

Building JavaScript

With the addition of webpack and Babel configurations in the wordpress/scripts package, developers won’t have to worry about setting up complex build tools to write modern JavaScript.

How To Use Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Analytics Dashboard is not developed by the same persons who developed Google Analytics software programs. This is a plugin which can be accessed on your WordPress site directly. It connects your Analytics page with your site, so that you don’t have to enter the Analytics page to see the stats. You can do this from your own Dashboa...[Read More]

How To Develop A Plugin For WordPress

In order to develop an application for WordPress, you have to be a member of the developers which create plugins for WordPress. If you are not, you can register, by choosing a username and a password. The site that allows you to register fast on the WordPress site, the plugin developers community, is this one. You have to choose even from...[Read More]

How To Host A Plugin On WordPress

You like to develop applications and plugins. Why not try to host the plugins you create on the WordPress platform? WordPress says that you should ask them to host your plugin and they will host it. There are some limitations though and the plugin must be a functional one to be hosted. Come on, if you don’t have programming knowledge, nor...[Read More]

How To Upgrade A WordPress Version

Like every other software program that you use, it is wise that from time to time to update the software that allows you to post articles on your blog or site, which is WordPress. The system is updated, but it depends on you if you select to upgrade the latest version that you have with the version which was released in this day. You are ...[Read More]