WP Briefing: Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress

WordPress 5.8 Beta 2

Posted by Dot Org News on June 15, 2021 at 11:34 am
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WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.8 Beta 2 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding edge channel and the Beta/RC Only stream)Direct download the beta version here (zip). The current target for the final release is July 20, 2021. That’s just five weeks away, so your help is vital to ensure that the final release is as good as it can be. Some Highlights Since Beta 1, 26 bugs have been fixed. Here is a summary of some of the included changes: Block Editor: Remove bundled block patterns and support the patterns directory. (#53246)Block Editor: Add a type property to allow Core to identify the source of the editor styles. (#53175)Build/Test Tools: Adds some tests for Quick Draft section in Dashboard. (#52905)Build/Test Tools: Replaced @babel/polyfill with core-js/stable. (#52941)Coding Standards: Further update the code for bulk menu items deletion to better follow WordPress coding standards. (#21603)External Libraries: Update Underscore to version 1.13.1. (#45785)General: A number of block editor, template mode and widget screen…

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