I just updated my blog to WordPress v5.8.2 which contains some security and bug fixes. Since I was on version 5.7.1 before, it also added several new features as well. As always, I backed up my files and database first. I have automatic updates disabled so I can do this beforehand. As I usually do, I updated the local copy on my PC before updating the blog here.
The Twenty Twelve theme I use was also updated to version 3.5. Doing a file comparison, no changes were needed in my child theme. I also needed to update around 8 plugins. So far, the update seems to have gone fine. 🙂