WordPress 5.2 has just dropped :). This is a major security release for WordPress and needs to be rolled out to all sites immediately. The new release is named “Jaco” in honour of renowned and revolutionary Jazz bassist Jaco Pastorious. If you want to listen to Jaco, please find a video at the end of this post to listen to while we work on updating your site 🙂
Our team will be working on making sure your site is up to date with the new security release and making your WordPress website secure. You and your team will be notified when the upgrade is complete.
This Security Release version focuses on Making WordPress more secure from malware and attacks while helping you run it error-free.
We are really excited about all the new security features that web designers have been waiting years for on this Security Release.
In this post, we will look at what’s new in WordPress 5.2, and which features you should notice or play around with after updating to this version.
To view all the updates, bug fixes and new features included in this new version, please visit on over here.
Lets find out what new features are available in WordPress 5.2.
Whats new in WordPress 5.2?
This latest update of the most popular website CMS in the world comes with the following features:
Site Health Check
Site Health Check feature has had an update from the previous version and now has two new pages to help debug most configuration issues in WordPress. These new pages give you site status and recommendations as well as overall info on your site which includes directories, drop-ins, active themes, themes, plugins, media handling, server, database, wordpress constants and filesystem permissions.
PHP Error Protection
This update builds up on previous error protection and allows an administrator or developer to safely fix 500 errors or “white screen of deaths”. This update also bring the recovery mode which allows you to log in without plugins/themes.
Minimum PHP version
With WordPress 5.2, the minimum php requirement is now 5.6.20. Using a later version of php makes your site safer and faster. So please make sure that your PHP is upgraded before you run this update.
There are a host of other updates mostly focused on developers and making it easy for them to develop your site easier such as a new theme page template, a conditional function, two css classes, a new body hook (wpbodyopen) and addition of webpack and babel configurations under scripts.
WordPress is the most popular website CMS in the world. The latest version of WordPress has been downloaded more than 50 million times. Did you know that 60% of all CMS run websites run on WordPress.
NetON WordPress Security Release Update Policy
WordPress security is one of the most important considerations for us. We want to make sure that your WordPress website is safe, malware free and attack-resistant. The NetON team will immediately update your WordPress website installation on our hosting as we do with any Security Release.
The new Security Release 5.2 of WordPress makes your site safer and faster. If your WordPress site is not hosted with us, you should upgrade your PHP asap and update your WordPress to the latest version.
NetON WordPress development services
NetON is proud to provide a 360 degree solution of WordPress development in both Melbourne and Sydney Australia.
We offer WordPress Website Development, WordPress Website Design, WordPress Website Hosting, WordPress security, Maintenance, WordPress SEO Optimisation and Upgrades.
Whether you are starting a small blog or an enterprise fortune 500 company, we can help build and maintain your WordPress website for the best results online.
Our WordPress websites are customised based on your busines and you requirments. We have built large scale eCommerce websites, traffic generating/ad revenue websites, community building websites, Business 2 Business Websites and Business 2 Customers website. All of them are completely different in their lead generation and revenue models.
Please reach out to one of NetON’s Account Managers for more of our services.
Our contact details are on the Contact Us Page.
WordPress 5.2 Demo website
Want to try out all the new features :).
NetON maintains and upto date demo site of the latest version of WordPress that you can browse through.
Please ask us for a username/password to test the site. This will let you test run all the new features without putting your live website at risk.
And here is a tune from Jaco Pastorius to listen to while we are updating your site: