WordPress 5.3 Is Out – Update right away?

WordPress 5.3 is out. With it comes some great new features.

  • Significant improvement of the Site Health Tool
  • Addition of a default theme that is known as TwentyTwenty
  • Enhancement of the Admin User Interface
  • Enhanced support for PHP 7.4
  • Enhanced accessibility

So, do you run out and go install 5.3 right away or do you wait a week or so to let things settle?

My technique is to update sites like this one, that aren’t mission critical right away, because of the new shiny object. But production and client sites I wait a week or so to let plugin developers catch up and any really nasty bugs to be ironed out.

What do you do? Do you install big updates and releases right away or do you wait a little bit?


WordPress 4.4 Clifford Looks Amazing

WordPress powers more than 25% of the Internet. That’s not a figure of speech, but a fact. This past weekend was the first Wordcamp US. There was lots of hits dropped about the new release (4.4). Now it’s being deployed and it looks amazing.

Finally it will be easier to do responsive images and the REST API, though I’m not as well versed on APIs looks really neat. I’ve hear lots of people that WordPress was getting a bit long in the tooth. Not anymore. Its in its second renaissance and this time it looks to be even better than the first one.

Have you had a chance to try out WordPress 4.4 Clifford? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.