WordPress 5.8 released on July 20th. According to Wordfence:

“WordPress 5.8 was just released! It’ll make your site faster, easier to manage, improve search ranking, provide better user experience and do your laundry.”

You can get additional details from WordPress here:


As of this post I have manually updated one site to WordPress 5.8. It went smoothly and without issues. That being said I highly recommend backing up your website before any major updates.

Scott E