WordPress Release Notes – June 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- Bug fixes for various appearance settings including “Date”, “List” and “Time” fields when editing an entry.
b. User Switching – Bug fixes for issues that could lead to PHP errors given a malformed cookie. Fixed documentation.
c. Flow-Flow – Bug fixes for CSS, notification system, Instagram Post Captions link @username mentions correctly. Added a new setting for social icon style. Added support for Boosts new features.
d. Admin Menu Editor – Bug fixes for icon and separator issues, submenu box not expanding to align with selected parent item, and a PHP compatibility issue where the “Prevent bbPress from resetting role capabilities” would not work correctly.
e. Social Link Optimizer – Updated JavaScript and PHP dependencies. Added changelog to the documentation site.
f. ACF Pro – Added “position” setting compatibility for Options Page submenus. Visually highlight “High” metabox area when dragging metaboxes.
g. Google Tag Manager for WordPress- Improved PHP8 compatibility and fixed PHP Notice on the Admin Page.
h. PublishPress Pro- Bug fixes for Add User screen, JavaScript errors on some sites, and Term filtering error for some custom taxonomies.
i. Yoast SEO Premium- Rewritten language analysis and support for Czech language.
j. WordPress 5.7.2- Fixed security issues including – Object injection in PHPMailer.
k. Contact Form 7 Conditional Fields- Fully tested with Contact Form 7 Version 5.4.1. Fixed automated tests.