WordPress Release Notes– May 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- Updated header to include the “Requires at least” and “Requires PHP” properties. Updated minimum WordPress version for support on the System status page to 5.6.
b. WordPress Sitemap Page- Updated compatibility to PHP 8.
c. PublishPress Pro- Bug fixes for permissions compatibility issues.
d. Admin Menu Editor- Bug fixes for Pro Theme plugin and PHP Notice.
e. Enhanced Media Library- Updated the taxonomy for archived page mechanism. Compatibility updated to WordPress 5.7.
f. Yoast SEO Premium- Bug fixes and updates to deactivation text on the Plugins page.
g. Slider Revolution- Updated HTML5 video and background layer to have a new option “Video Fit Cover”, by default this option is enabled to fit videos as cover.
h. Polylang Pro- Bug fixes.
i. WordPress 5.7- General security and maintenance updates.
j. Contact Form 7 Conditional Fields- Plugin is now compatible with CF7 5.4. Version 2.0 requires CF7 5.4 to function properly.
k. Flow Flow- Improved code for images Alt-text. Bug fix for Instagram image proportions in carousels.
l. Public Post Preview- Updated compatibility to WordPress 5.7. Now creates a fresh preview URL when enabling public preview.
m. ACF Quick Edit- Updated user fields to be sortable by user ID. Created support for toggling checkbox field.
n. Yoast Test Helper- Bug fix for an issue where at MyYoast requests would go live to my.yoast.com instead of the selected value of the domain dropdown.
o. Yoast Duplicate Post- Bug fix for issue where the “compare changes” screen for the rewrite and republish feature displayed a broken layout in WordPress 5.7. Bug fix for issue where a post type enabled by filter could not be copied.