WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

November 13, 2019

WordPress 5.3, releases yesterday and codenamed “Kirk” in honour of jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide additional layout options and style variations to allow designers more control over the look of a site.

This release also introduces the Twenty Twenty theme giving the user more design flexibility and integration with the block editor. Creating beautiful web pages and advanced layouts has never been easier.

Today we’ve updated our base VPS images to not only include all the newest security patches for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and PHP/MariaDB, but to also include this very latest, awesome WordPress release.

We’ve also added some new security headers for HTTP and a crucial bugfix that addresses reports of users getting a redirect loop on the admin login page when using CloudFlare’s Flexible SSL – all this is done in the WordPress wp-config.php file.