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WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” Released, Brings New Default Theme, Editor Improvements, and UI Tweaks

WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” it’s out

Developers should read the full WordPress 5.3 field guide to make sure none of the changes affect their plugins or themes. Some of the changes include the following.

  • Full support for PHP 7.4.
  • Improved date/time handling.
  • Robots meta tag now used for discouraging search engines from listing a site.
  • New meta key comparison operators added.
  • Integers are no longer allowed for nav menu slugs.
  • wp_die() now allows custom HTML.