WP Briefing: Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Now Available for Testing

Posted by Dot Org News on May 10, 2022 at 11:52 am
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The next release candidate for WordPress 6.0 is now available!  WordPress 6.0 is scheduled for release on May 24th, 2022 – just two weeks from today. “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Since the WordPress ecosystem includes thousands of plugins and themes, it is important that everyone within the WordPress community check to see if anything was missed along the way. That means the project would love your help. Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards testing and logging issues to help make WordPress 6.0 stable (and awesome). WordPress still needs your help testing, especially theme and plugin developers. Since the RC1 release on May 3rd, 2022, there have been approximately 40 issues resolved in Gutenberg and Trac. Installing RC2 This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, and test this version of WordPress on a production or mission-critical website. Instead, it is recommended that you RC2 on a test server and site.  You can test WordPress 6.0 RC2 in three ways: Option 1: Install and activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the “Bleeding edge” channel and “Beta/RC Only” stream). Option 2: Direct download the release…

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