WordPress Core Updated to Version 5.5

The WiscWeb environment was updated to WordPress Core 5.5 this morning (8/27). There are a few noteworthy additions to this release:


XML sitemaps are now included, in order to allow search engines to better find, crawl, and index the important pages of your site

Accessibility Updates

The ability to copy a URL link for a media file via a button rather than highlighting a line of text has been added.


Media library screen showing image without button option


Media upload screen showing option to copy URL using a button

Much of this update involved changes that will only affect developers. For more information about the changes, please review the release notes on the vendor website.

If you have any additional questions or notice any issues with your site following this update, please get in touch with us using either our Customer Support Form or at cms-support@doit.wisc.edu.