WordPress 5.3 Schedule and Scope

Following the open call for tickets and the planning roundup, we are ready to kickoff the release cycle for WordPress 5.3!


After checking with the focus leads, the proposed timeline is confirmed, as follows:

  • Beta 1: 23 September, 2019
  • Release Candidate: 15 October, 2019
  • General Release: 12 November, 2019


The focus will be polishing current interactions and make the UIs more user friendly.



At the moment of writing, there are 327 tickets open in the milestone: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&status=reviewing&milestone=5.3&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=owner&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&order=priority

Weekly Bug Scrubs

We will work our way through them via weekly scrubs

Proposed schedule will be discussed today, August 21st 2019, during the weekly Core chat. Ideally we will get assistance from component maintainers, that can help run specifically focused bug scrubs.

Let’s do this, ad maiora!