Tentative Release Calendar 2020-2021

During the 5.3 release cycle I heard that the uncertainty of next release date was a concern for many.

I am happy to introduce you to a tentative release calendar for the next two years. But first…

Tentative why?

  • Because the exact dates will be confirmed only when the release cycle kicks off to be sure that there is enough time to work on the issues and features that are planned
  • Because I don’t know if there is going to be a major change or shift in technology, especially from third parties, so being cautious is natural.
  • Because there is also another sentiment going around the WordPress community, that the project can handle more frequent releases, so there might be some changes in the way things are done.

From 5.4 to 6.0

Major Version Potential Release Date
5.4 2020/03/31
5.5 2020/08/11
5.6 2020/12/08
5.7 2021/03/09
5.8 2021/06/08
5.9 2021/09/14
6.0 2021/12/07

Major religious holidays for multiple faiths and Federal US holidays were taken into consideration. If you spot a date that is a big no, please comment below before December 4th.