ClassicPress 1.0.0-rc1 Release Notes

This is no longer the latest release of ClassicPress!
You can find the latest release at the top of the Release Notes subforum.

ClassicPress 1.0.0-rc1 is the first release candidate for ClassicPress 1.0.0. It is available now.

If there are no issues with this release, then the official, final version 1.0.0 will be launched with the same code base on February 26, 2019.

Major changes since 1.0.0-beta2

  • Ensure PHP 7.3 compatibility (details)
  • Redesign installation screens for improved identity and branding (details)
  • Remove functionality from the plugin install screen (details)
  • Remove all references to and host emoji files on ClassicPress servers (details)
  • Update the User-Agent header to fix a few compatibility issues with third-party providers (details)
  • Replace WordPress News and Events with ClassicPress News (details)

Other changes
  • Add call for translators (details)
  • Get the automatic update system ready for future ClassicPress releases (details)
  • Add ClassicPress child themes of default Twenty Fifteen, Sixteen, and Seventeen themes (details)
  • Improve the styles on the About dashboard screens (details)
  • Rewrite readme.html for ClassicPress (details)
  • Improve naming scheme for logo files (details)

Download this release

New sites Download (10.5 MB)
and follow the installation instructions.
Existing WordPress sites Download the migration plugin and follow the migration instructions.
Existing ClassicPress sites Use the built-in update mechanism (more info).

Full changelog

Available on GitHub, along with the changelogs for previous releases.


As always, if you have any issues with this release, please look for existing threads with the same issue, and then start a new thread on our version 1.x support subforum.

The migration plugin is updated to support new releases of ClassicPress. Info about the latest version is always available here:


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