The second release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available!
WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.1 yet, now is the time!
There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you can download the release candidate here (zip).
For details about what to expect in WordPress 5.1, please see the first release candidate post.
This release includes the final About page design. It also contains fixes for:
New WordPress installs not setting the database table prefix correctly (#46220).A HTTP error occurring when opening browser developer tools (#46218).The legacy media dialog having incorrect pagination link styling (#41858).The comment form not appearing when clicking “Reply” on comments loaded via Ajax (#46260).Plugin and Theme Developers
Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.1 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.1. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums so we can figure those out before the final release.
The WordPress 5.1 Field Guide has also been published, which goes into the details of the major changes.
WordPress 5.1 Field Guide
How to Help
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If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.
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