WordPress 5.3 "Kirk" Upgrades 01/29/2020 10:00AM CST - 01/31/2020 05:00PM CST

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Maintenance details

On November 12, 2019, WordPress released version 5.3 “Kirk.” This release expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility and also introduces the Twenty Twenty theme giving the user more design flexibility.

We are actively updating sites to the latest version of 5.3.

Any sites which have not deferred core WordPress upgrades in the User Portal will be upgraded. You may learn more on WP Engine's upgrade and deferral process here:


For more information on the 5.3 release, please see the blog post from WordPress.org: