In WordPress 5.2 “Jaco” you’ll get a lot of exciting changes. WordPress 5.2 named “Jaco” in honor of renowned and revolutionary jazz bassist Jaco Pastorius. You can download it or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release will bring improvements to the block editor, site health check, several bug fixes and minor enhancements.

For identifying and fixing configuration issues and fatal errors there are even more robust tools available. Whether you are a developer helping clients or you manage your site solo, these tools can help get you the right information when you need it.

Some new features include:

  • Site Health Check
  • PHP Error Protection
  • Accessibility Updates
  • New Dashboard Icons
  • Plugin Compatibility Checks

Site Health Check –

Earlier WordPress 5.1 introduced Site Health, a suite of features focused on security and speed. WordPress 5.2 builds on the suite with Site Health Check, which adds two new pages to help debug common configuration issues. Site Health Check also adds a space where developers can include debugging information for site maintainers.

PHP Error Protection –

Another feature is PHP Error Protection, an administrator-focused update that lets you safely fix or manage fatal errors without requiring developer time. In PHP Error Protection features better handling of the so-called “white screen of death.” It also offers a way to enter recovery mode, which pauses error-causing plugins or themes.

Accessibility Updates –

WordPress 5.2 brings accessibility updates to improve contextual awareness and keyboard navigation flow for those using screen readers and other assistive technologies.

New Dashboard Icons –

There are also 13 new dashboard icons. It includes Instagram, a suite of icons for BuddyPress, and rotated Earth icons for global inclusion.

Plugin compatibility checks –

WordPress will now automatically determine if your site’s version of PHP is compatible with installed plugins. If the plugin requires a higher version of PHP than your site currently uses, WordPress will not let you activate it.

How to Upgrade WordPress ?

Sometimes your site are not configured for automatic upgrade. No worries, just Go to Dashboard there you’ll see Updates and click “Update Now.” This will update WordPress to the latest release… hope you enjoy it.

All ThemeHunk themes are fully compatible with this new update. You can Download your new WordPress from here.