By Gary Pendergast WordPress 5.0.2 is now available!
5.0.2 is a maintenance release that addresses 73 bugs. The primary focus of this release was performance improvements in the block editor: the cumulated performance gains make it 330% faster for a post with 200 blocks.
Here are a few of the additional highlights:
45 total Block Editor improvements are included (14 performance enhancements & 31 bug fixes).17 Block Editor related bugs have been fixed across all of the bundled themes.Some internationalization (i18n) issues related to script loading have also been fixed.For a full list of changes, please consult the list of tickets on Trac or the changelog.
You can download WordPress 5.0.2 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. Sites that support automatic background updates have already started to update automatically.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to WordPress 5.0.2:
Alexander Babaev, Alex Kirk, allancole, Andrea Fercia, Andrew Ozz, Anton Timmermans, David Binovec, David Trower, Dominik Schilling, Eduardo Pittol, Gary Pendergast, Greg Raven, gziolo, herregroen, iCaleb, Jb Audras, Joen Asmussen, John Blackbourn, Jonathan Desrosiers, khleomix, kjellr, laurelfulford, Jeff Paul, mihaivalentin, Milan Dinić, Muntasir Mahmud, Pascal Birchler, Pratik K. Yadav, Riad Benguella, Rich Tabor, strategio, Subrata Sarkar, tmatsuur, TorontoDigits, Ulrich, Vaishali Panchal, volodymyrkolesnykov, Weston Ruter, Yui, ze3kr, and のむらけい.