WordPress 5.2 (Jaco) Available — Here’s How to Install / Upgrade on Ubuntu 16.04 | 18.04

WordPress 5.2 “Jaco”, another highly anticipated release is available! This release comes with many features, including Site Health Check – a feature that helps webmasters maintain a healthy site through common configuration issues, a new recover mode to help users recover from fatal errors that break a site, new Dashicons and more.

WordPress administrators should be able to download the latest version or via update link in the site’s admin dashboard.

Following the major 5.0 release which introduced the new block editor , this release also adds and improves the block editor interface, the underlying JavaScript module and other minor enhancements.For more about this release, please check the release page from here.

Some highlights are listed below:

  • Privacy and Accessibility Updates
  • Fatal Error Recovery Mode
  • New Dashicons
  • Block Editor Upgrades

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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