WordPress 5.5 (also known as ‘Eckstine’) was released on 11 August 2020, and chances are you might already be using it. If that’s the case (or you’re planning on updating soon), you need to know what this new version offers. WordPress 5.5 also has a sitemap bug that affects some sites that have native WordPress sitemaps. The bug creates non-existent sitemap pages and mainly affects websites that need more than one XML sitemap.
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