WordPress 5.8.2 Beta is now available

The beta version of the next WordPress update is now available on Pressable sites.

Pressable allows you to test your site on the current Beta release of WordPress. This allows you to check your third-party themes, plugins, and custom code in advance, to make sure they are all compatible with the upcoming stable release of WordPress.

If you’d like to learn about how to test your site on a beta version, please see our knowledge base article:

Test WordPress beta versions

5.8.2 is scheduled to be released on November 10, 2021.

PHP 7.3 to 7.4 Upgrade Complete


All sites on the Pressable platform that were still running PHP 7.3 have now automatically been upgraded to 7.4. If you previously upgraded your site(s) to 7.4 or 8.0, this upgrade will not apply to you.

This upgrade was carried out due to PHP 7.3’s end of life being scheduled for 6th December 2021.

More information on this can be found here: https://pressable.com/knowledgebase/php-update-faq/

We don’t anticipate there being any issues caused by this upgrade, but if you experience any, please contact our Support Team via Intercom in your My Pressable Control Panel or send us an e-mail to help@pressable.com.

SSL Provisioning Delays

Update: This delay has now been cleared and newly created sites are being issued certificates without delay. Thank your your patience.


There is currently a delay in issuing new SSL certificates for newly added custom domains on WordPress.com and VIP sites.    This does not affect previously added  domains.  Nor does it impact the data on your site.

WordPress 5.8

All sites on the Pressable platform have been automatically updated to WordPress 5.8

This major release includes bug fixes and many new feature updates, Block-Based Widget Editor, Block-Based Template Editor, and a new WordPress Patterns Directory.

To see a full list of features and changes, please head over to the release announcement.

Service issue – Creating new sites and page view calculations

Update: 2:00 PM UTC0 the issue with new site creation and page view calculations has been fully resolved. We thank you for your patience while we investigated and fixed the source of the problem.

If you still find that you are having problems, please try refreshing your browser and then contact our support team.


At 1:00 PM UTC0 we began experiencing an issue displaying page views and creating new sites on our platform.

Our team is currently working to identify and fix the cause.

Existing sites will still function as expected, even though you will not be able to see your page view stats.

New sites will temporarily not be able to be created. This includes cloning an existing site.

We’ll continue to update here as necessary.

WordPress 5.8 Beta is now available

The beta version of the next WordPress update is now available on Pressable sites.

Pressable allows you to test your site on the current Beta release of WordPress. This allows you to check your third-party themes, plugins, and custom code in advance, to make sure they are all compatible with the upcoming stable release of WordPress.

If you’d like to learn about how to test your site on a bet version, please see our knowledge base article:

Test WordPress beta versions

Database Connection Errors

17:25 UTC – Our systems team is currently investigating database connection errors that are affecting some sites. We are actively monitoring the situation and will update this post with more information as we have it.

17:45 UTC – The root cause of the database connection issue has been identified and resolved. We are working on some changes to prevent it from happening again. Apologies for the inconvenience to all affected by this brief outage.

Intercom Chat Outage

10:37 UTC – The Intercom team have reported that this issue has now been resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

10:08 UTC – The Intercom team are experiencing some intermittent outages which is currently affecting our chat functionality. Their team are working on resolving the issue, but there may be some delays in our responses while that happens.

We will update this post once the issue has been resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience.