Auto-update test scrub for WordPress 5.6

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting an auto-update focused test scrub this 11/13/2020 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

In particular, test different use-cases of the feature:

  • New installation for minor version
  • New installation for major version
  • Upgrade for major version

On single and multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site.

If you want to contribute to this feature by testing, please join us and share your valuable feedback.

You can read more about auto-updates status and progress on two recent blogblog (versus network, site) posts

What you need

  • Test website
  • WordPress 5.6 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 4 (coming out later today)

Looking forward to testing with you!

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