WordPress 5.6.2 Maintenance Release

WordPress 5.6.2 is now available!

This maintenance release includes 5 bug fixes. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6.1, so you’ll want to upgrade.

You can download WordPress 5.6.2 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.

WordPress 5.6.2 is a small maintenance release focused on fixing user-facing issues discovered in 5.6.1. The next major release will be version 5.7, currently scheduled for release on March 9, 2021.

To see a full list of changes, you can browse the list on Trac, read the 5.6.2 RC1 post, or visit the 5.6.2 documentation page.

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See the full post on WordPress.org here: https://wordpress.org/news/2021/02/wordpress-5-6-2-maintenance-release/

The biggest bug fix was this “Leave site? Changes you made may not be saved” on custom taxonomy pages after WP 5.6.1 update”. Thank goodness this issue is now resolved. This has been totally annoying since the 5.6.1 update.

Scott E