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WordPress 5.1 out now

More performance and more security

WordPress 5.1 is codenamed “Betty” and focuses on the Gutenberg block editor introduced in the previous version. Users have now a faster access and the text input  is smoother. WordPress stated that the next updates will continue here.

Besides “Betty” introduces the Site-Health-Feature. This warns users if the PHP version they are using is outdated. The function also notifies users if they want to install a plugin that requires a newer PHP version. So far WordPress had only checked if the WordPress version is up-to-date enough.

In addition, WordPress has integrated a new JavaScript build process and added new filters to the Cron API to modify the cron memory. WordPress 5.1  comes with a new database table that lets the CMS store multisite metadata.