The first release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available! We have been testing it.

This is an important milestone, as the release date for WordPress 5.1 draws near. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.1 is scheduled to be released on Thursday, February 21.

We also have the usual security updates for all the plugins that we have been patching through the month.

WordPress caching V5.0. 10

  • Fixed issue with Mythemeshop themes
  • Fixed issues with exclude URL on update
  • Fixed issues with exclude URL on update
  • Exclude Lazy Load from AMP pages
  • Exclude Lazy Load from Backend pages
  • Fixed WPML problems
  • Fixed Beaver Builder issues
  • Fixed Spanish translations
  • Fixed incompatibility with JCH Optimize

WordPress Anti-spam V4.1.1

  • Fixed the “Setup Akismet” notice so it resizes responsively.
  • Only highlight the “Save Changes” button in the Akismet config when changes have been made.
  • The count of comments in your spam queue shown on the dashboard show now always be up-to-date.

WordPress forms V2.4.5

  • Added security enhancements.
  • Added support for using a cssClass property with the array returned by the gform_review_page filter to apply custom classes to the page div element.
  • Updated the entry detail page gform_order_summary filter to remove leading and trailing whitespace from the first param, the order summary markup.
  • Updated the entry detail page to use wp_die() instead of die() when the user does not have the required capabilities for the current action.
  • Fixed a PHP 7.3 warning on the entry detail page.
  • Fixed an issue on the entry detail page where file uploads are not deleted successfully when new fields are uploaded to a multi-file upload field.
  • Add-on Framework: Fixed generic mapping key input disappearing if custom key value is left empty.

WordPress security V7.2

  • Enhancement: Allow for selecting the particular Proxy header a server is configured to use. Improve the language to indicate the importance of configuring this setting. H/t Filippo Cavallarin CEO at
  • Enhancement: Block access to git and svn repositories when System Tweaks -> Protect System Files is enabled.
  • Tweak: Update jQuery Validation library to 1.17.0
  • Bug Fix: Improve detection of blocking the File Change Scan from being scheduled if one is already being run.
  • Bug Fix: Prevent infinite recursion error when trying to access directories outside of the allowed file tree.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

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