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Please examine your plugins and themes contrary to WordPress 5.1 and upgrade the Tested up to version from the readme into 5.1. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post into the service forums so we can figure out those before the last release.

The WordPress 5.1 Field Guide has also been published, which goes into the details of the major changes.
WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, however we need your help to get there–if you haven’t attempted 5.1 however, now’s the time!

For information about what to expect in WordPress 5.1, please visit the first release candidate post.
It’s so slick, shiny, and new.

This release contains the page layout that is closing. It also includes fixes for:
WordPress Five Stage One:

Lands in a few days!
If you believe you’ve discovered a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta place in the support forums. We’d like to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also locate a list of known bugs.

There are two approaches to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: attempt the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the”bleeding edge nightlies” option), or you could download the release candidate here (zip).

  • New WordPress installs not setting the database table prefix properly (Number 46220).
  • A HTTP error happening when launching browser programmer tools (#46218).
  • The heritage media conversation having incorrect pagination link styling (Number 41858).
  • The comment form not appearing when clicking “Response ” on comments loaded through Ajax (Number 46260).

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