Version 5.5.3

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On October 30, 2020, WordPress 5.5.3 was released to the public.

This version was released after a bug with the previous update. Please read the following Release post for more information.

Installation/Update Information 

To download WordPress 5.5.3, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visit

For step-by-step instructions on installing and updating WordPress:

If you are new to WordPress, we recommend that you begin with the following:


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Maintenance updates 

This maintenance release fixes an issue introduced in WordPress 5.5.2 which makes it impossible to install WordPress on a brand new website that does not have an existing database connection configuration. This release does not affect sites where a database connection is already configured, for example, via one-click installers or an existing wp-config.php file.

For more information, browse the full list of changes on Trac.

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List of Files Revised 

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