WordPress Release Notes–January 2021

Release Notes

Code Changes (transparent to end-users)

1. Performance Updates- Updated the following plugins and settings to improve overall site security and performance:
a. Gravity Forms- Added security enhancements, bug fixes and updated minimum WordPress version for support to 5.5.
b. Polylang Pro –Fixed PHP notice and the title of the search results page with Yoast SEO 14.0.
c. Yoast Test Helper–Added “enable support session” box to the top of the Yoast test helper screen.
d. Yoast SEO Premium- Bug fixes and improved and expanded Hungarian language support.
e. Stop User Enumeration –Minor javascript fix and added better IP detection for proxies.
f. Flow-Flow –Updated compatibility with Grace Instagram plugin.
g. ACF Content Analysis For Yoast- Bug fix where ACF Analysis would fail on term pages when using WordPress 5.6.
h. ACF QuickEdit Fields- Bug fixes for Taxonomy checkboxes and BulkEdit grouped fields.
i. WordPress 5.6- General updates, improvements and bug fixes.
j. Slider Revolution- Added PHP 8.0 compatibility. Added vertical and horizontal mask offsets to navigation thumbs and tabs. Added further protections against videos starting on first click due to new browser regulations.
k. Inactive Logout- Fixed depreciated “onReady” event warning.
l. Contact Form 7- Removes control, separator, and other types of special characters from filename to fix the unrestricted file upload vulnerability issue.
m. Enhanced Media Library- Resolved minor compatibility issues with WordPress 5.0-5.6.
n. Press Permit Pro- Bug fixes and added compatibility for PublishPress authors. Integration of multiple authors in Permissions filtering.
o. Google Apps Login- Updated Compatibility with the WordPress 5.6 release.
p. Admin Menu Editor- Added a “bbPress override” option that prevents bbPress from resetting all changes that are made to dynamic bbPress roles. Bug fixes.
q. Redis Object Cache- Bug fixes for missing metrics and filesystem test. Code cleanup.