On this May 2019, WordPress 5.2 has been released under code-name “Jaco”. The name inspired by an American Jazz bassist player, Jaco Pastorius.
This release focused on site debugging and security updates, such as Site health check, Plugin compability check, and PHP error protection. It features better handling of the so-called “white screen of death,” and a way to enter recovery mode, which pauses error-causing plugins or themes.
This release also introduce a new hook called
wp_body_open which allows developer to inject code right in the beginning of the
<body> tag. For more information please visit WordPress release info page.