ClassicPress 1.0.0-rc2 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-rc2 is the second 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 Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Minor changes since 1.0.0-rc1

  • Remove files that were accidentally included in rc1 (details)
  • Avoid duplicated rewrite rules (WordPress and ClassicPress) in .htaccess after migration (details)
  • Remove WP-only themes features, continuing from changes in rc1 (details)
  • Add some explanatory messages for the default themes, since both parent and child themes are included (details)
  • Use a consistent header for all About tabs in the dashboard (details)
  • Fix a PHP notice in the dashboard petitions widget (details)

Download this release

New sites Download (9.9 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: