WordPress 6.2.2 Restores Shortcode Support in Block Templates, Fixes Security Issue – WP Tavern

WordPress 622 Restores Shortcode Support in Block Templates Fixes Security

WordPress 6.2.2 was released early this morning as a quick follow-up to 6.2.1, which introduced a bug that broke shortcode support in block templates. Version 6.2.1 was also an important security release, but due to a catastrophic break for shortcode users in block templates, some users implemented insecure workarounds or simply downgraded to 6.2 in order to maintain important features on their websites.

WordPress developers worked quickly over the weekend to ensure that users can now upgrade to 6.2.2 while leaving their shortcodes intact. The release identified the removal of shortcode support from the previous release as a “regression” and a bug. This is an important recognition, as shortcodes are still a tool that users often rely on to install functionality in plugins that didn't make it available as a block, as well as a necessity for things that wouldn't work without embedded shortcodes.

Version 6.2.2 is also a security release, as core contributor Jonathan Desrosiers said that an issue patched in 6.2.1 “needed further hardening” in this update.

Users are advised to update immediately and automatic updates are triggered. Many have reported turning off background auto-updates for core after 6.2.1 broke their sites. Users who have done this should update manually as soon as possible.

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