WordPress 5.6 is due to be released tomorrow, 8th December 2020, and is the first recent major release that is not fully backward compatible with previous versions of WordPress in the 5.x version. This version of WordPress could potentially break websites.

Our recommendation before updating your site to WordPress 5.6:

  1. Create a backup of your site’s files and the database
  2. Check your site’s plugins and theme for WordPress 5.6 compatibility
  3. If possible, test updating to WordPress 5.6 on a test copy of your site
  4. Update all plugins and the theme before updating WordPress itself

WordPress 5.6 includes an update to jQuery 3.5.1 version and multiple behind-the-scenes changes to the Block Editor. w

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