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The Month in WordPress: November 2020

2020-12-02 KENNETH 0

The Month in WordPress: November 2020 November 2020 saw several updates to the WordPress 5.6 release. Read on to follow all the latest news from the WordPress world! WordPress 5.6 updates The Core team released WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 on Nov. 2, Beta 4 on Nov. 12, release candidate 1 on Nov. 17, and release candidate 2 on Dec. 1. You can test the Beta versions and the release candidates by downloading them from WordPress.org or by using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. Check out the WordPress 5.6 field guide to understand the features of WordPress 5.6 and learn how you can incorporate them into your websites. WordPress 5.6 will be out by Dec. 9, 2020. But our work is never done: You can submit feature suggestions for WordPress 5.7 by Dec. 15.  Want to contribute to upcoming WordPress releases? [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2

2020-12-02 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate 2 The second release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is here! WordPress 5.6 is slated for release on December 8, 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.6 yet, now is the time! You can test WordPress 5.6 release candidate 2 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the release candidate here (zip). Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress. Plugin and Theme Developers Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.6 and update the Tested up to version in the readme file to 5.6. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums. That way, those can be figured [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate

2020-11-18 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.6 Release Candidate The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.6. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.6 is slated for release on December 8, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.6 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.6 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edge” channel and Beta/RC Only” stream options) Or download the release candidate here (zip). Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.6 Beta 4

2020-11-13 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.6 Beta 4 WordPress 5.6 Beta 4 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). The current target for the final release is December 8, 2020. This is just over three weeks away, so your help is needed to ensure this release is tested properly. Thank you to all of the contributors that tested the beta 3 development release and provided feedback. Testing for bugs is an important part of polishing each release and a great way to contribute to WordPress. Some Highlights Since beta 3, 42 bugs have been fixed. Here is a summary of a few changes included in beta 4: There was a change [ more… ]

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WordPress 5.6 Beta 3

2020-11-03 KENNETH 0

WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site. You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option). Or download the beta here (zip). The current target for the final release is December 8, 2020. This is just five weeks away, so your help is needed to ensure this release is tested properly. Thank you to all of the contributors that tested the beta 2 development release and provided feedback. Testing for bugs is an important part of polishing each release and a great way to contribute to WordPress. Some Highlights Since beta 2, 20 bugs have been fixed. Here is a summary of a few changes included in beta 3: Added block patterns for Twenty [ more… ]