WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Now Available

WordPress 6.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) Now Available

Posted by Dot Org News on October 11, 2022 at 2:38 pm
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The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 6.1 is now available! This is an important milestone in the 6.1 release cycle. “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Before the official release date, time is set aside for the community to perform final reviews and help test. Since the WordPress ecosystem includes thousands of plugins and themes, it is important that everyone checks to see if anything was missed along the way. That means the project would love your help. WordPress 6.1 is planned for official release on November 1st, 2022, three weeks from today.  This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended that you test RC1 on a test server and site.  You can test WordPress 6.1 RC1 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 RC1 version (zip). Option 3: Use the following WP-CLI command: wp core update –version=6.1-RC1 Additional information on the 6.1 release cycle is available here. Check the Make WordPress…

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