Welcome to the first release candidate of phpMyAdmin 5.0.0. This release
features a great number of new features and bug fixes.
This is expected to be the final release candidate before 5.0.0 is
finalized. Please visit
https://github.com/phpmyadmin/phpmyadmin/milestones to stay updated on
the expected release date and known bugs.
Since 5.0.0-alpha1, there have been several bugfixes, none of which are
particularly notable. For a complete comparison, you could visit
The following are the release notes from 5.0.0-alpha1:
With this release, we are removing support of old PHP versions (5.5,
5.6, 7.0, and HHVM). These versions are outdated and are no longer
supported by the PHP team. Detailed requirement information is available
in the documentation included with the download or at
https://docs.phpmyadmin.net/en/latest/require.html. As shown at
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/downloads/#support our current branch of
4.9.x is planned to remain supported for some time in an LTS capacity.
Some of the changes and new features include:
* Enable columns names by default for CSV exports
* Add Metro theme
* Automatically add the index when creating an auto increment column
* Improvements to exporting views
* Prompt the user for confirmation before running an UPDATE query with
no WHERE clause
* Improvements to how errors are show to the user (including allowing
easier copying of the error text to the clipboard)
* Added keystrokes to clear the line (ctrl+l) and clear the entire
console window (ctrl+u)
* Use charset 'windows-1252' when export format is MS Excel
There are several more changes, please refer to the ChangeLog file
included with the release for full details.
Due to changes in the MySQL authentication method, PHP versions prior to
7.4 are unable to authenticate to a MySQL 8.0 or newer server (our tests
show the problem actually began with MySQL 8.0.11). This relates to a
PHP bug https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=76243. There is a workaround,
that is to set your user account to use the current-style password hash
method, mysql_native_password. This unfortunate lack of coordination has
caused the incompatibility to affect all PHP applications, not just
phpMyAdmin. For more details, you can see our bug tracker item at
Downloads are available now at https://phpmyadmin.net/downloads/
Our work would not be possible without the donations of our generous
sponsor, and this release in particular is brought to you thanks to the
hard work of our Google Summer of Code students and many other contributors.
For the team,
Welcome to phpMyAdmin 4.9.2, a bugfix release that also contains a
This security fix is part of an ongoing effort to improve the security
of the Designer feature and is designated PMASA-2019-5.
There is also an improvement for how we sanitize Git version information
shown on the home page, thanks to Ali Hubail.
This release includes fixes for many bugs, including:
- Fixes for the "Failed to set session cookie" error which relates to
the cookie name. In some cases, data stored in the cookie (such as the
previously-used user account) may not be loaded from a previous
phpMyAdmin cookie the first time you run version 4.9.2
- Fix for Advisor with MySQL 8.0.3 and newer
- Fix PHP deprecation errors
- Fix a situation where exporting users after a delete query could
- Fix incorrect "You do not have privileges to manipulate with the
- Fix copying a database's privileges and several other problems moving
columns with MariaDB
- Fix for phpMyAdmin not selecting all the values when using shift-click
to select during Export
There are many, many more bug fixes thanks to the efforts of our
developers and other contributors.
The phpMyAdmin team