WordPress 5.1 “Betty” Available — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

WordPress 5.1, named “Betty” in honor of acclaimed jazz vocalist Betty Carter, is available for download or via update from the site’s admin dashboard…

Following the major 5.0 release which introduced the new block editor , this release focuses on polish, in particular by improving the overall performance of the editor…

In addition to speed and performance improvement, this release introduces WordPress’s first Site Health features…. With this features, site administrators will begin to see notices about long-outdated versions of PHP and new plugins validation checks against running PHP version on the site… For more about this release, please check the release page from here

Some highlights are listed below:

  • Updates to values for the WP_DEBUG_LOG constant
  • New test config file constant in the test suite, new plugin action hooks
  • Short-circuit filters for wp_unique_post_slug(), WP_User_Query, and count_users()
  • A new human_readable_duration function
  • Improved taxonomy metabox sanitization
  • Limited LIKE support for meta keys when using WP_Meta_Query
  • A new “doing it wrong” notice when registering REST API endpoints

Below are tutorials that show students and new users how to install WordPress with Apache2 or Nginx webserver support on Ubuntu servers… If you want to learn how to install WordPress, use the tutorials below…

Install WordPress with Apache2 Support

If you want to learn how to install WordPress with Apache2, MariaDB and PHP 7.2, the post below is a great place to start…

Install WordPress with Nginx Support

To learn how to install WordPress with Nginx, MariaDB and PHP 7.2 support, the post below should be a great place to start…

Upgrading WordPress

If your sites are not configured to automatically upgrade, then go over to WordPress Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates are already beginning to update automatically.

WordPress 5.0 upgrade

This will update WordPress to the latest release… hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more new and tutorials on installing and using WordPress to power your blogs and websites…

That’s it!

Again, if you haven’t upgraded to version 5.0, you may want to do so now to take advantage of these improvements…

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