WordPress 5.6.1 has been released with 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. WordPress 5.6 includes several versions of the Block Editor enhancing the editing experience for WordPress users who don’t have the Gutenberg plugin installed and updated on their websites yet. WordPress 5.6.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.7.
To download WordPress 5.6.1
You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process.
WordPress Core changes on Trac:
51056: Fetch_feed parsing of permalinks triggers simplepie preg_match warnings
52327: Requested updates to the PHP Update Alert
51940: The schema for the taxonomy property of a term in the REST API should not include all taxonomies
51980: App Passwords: ‘Add New Application Password’ submit button is hidden on mobile devices in ‘User Profile’ page
51995: WordPress 5.6: Classic editor menu is not sticky
52003: Undefined index: PHP_AUTH_PW /wp-includes/user.php on line 469
52013: Duplicate wp_authorize_application_password_form actions
52030: Media metaboxes return fatal error if no author metadata present
52038: Issue in WooCommerce with wp_editor() after update to WP 5.6
52046: The Distraction Free Writing setting on the old Edit Post screen may be reset after page reload
52065: Media gallery: ‘Align’ and ‘Link To’ fields missing from ‘Insert from URL’
52066: Application Passwords are unusable in combination with password-protected /wp-admin
52075: Word Count on Classic Editor doesn’t update in real-time on Firefox unless saved
52097: Site Health Loopback Test doesn’t send admin cookies
52135: False positive on
52196: wp_get_attachment_metadata() is broken if no first argument is passed in.
52205: REST API: Plugins Controller single plugin route fatal errors on multisite
52299: Exported user data can be listed with directory listing
52351: missing echo function for translate method
52391: Gutenberg Updates for 5.6.1