The second release candidate for WordPress 5.2 is now available! Here is the official press release:
WordPress 5.2 will be released on Tuesday, May 7, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.2 yet, now is the time!
There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.2 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 5.2, please see the first release candidate post.
This release includes the final About page design. It also contains fixes for:
- Proper translation of the recovery mode notification emails (#47093).
- Improvements to the way Site Health works with multisite installs (#47084).
Plugin and Theme Developers
Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.2 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.2. 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 5.2 Field Guide has also been published, which details the major changes.