The WordPress coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. development team builds WordPress! Follow this site for general updates, status reports, and the occasional code debate. There’s lots of ways to contribute:
Found a bugbugA bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority.?Create a ticket in the bug tracker.
As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting aRelease Candidaterelease candidateOne of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 1 focused test scrub on 11/27/2020 13:30 UTC in the #core channel on SlackSlackSlack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..
There are tests for developers and users and depending on who will show up we decide on what we will work.
Or, pick a component that you feel confident/passionate about, check what has changed before RC1 and continue testing to make sure that everything is still working.
To apply and test patches, you need a development environment.
Tasks for users
These are some of the test scenarios:
Upgrade to Release Candidate 1
Install Release Candidate 1 on a new website
Create a post or a page
Edit an existing post or page
Add, remove, edit users
Add, activate, deactivate, delete a a theme. From the repository or a zip upload.
Add, activate, deactivate, delete a pluginPluginA plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. From the repository or a zip upload.
Add, edit, remove a menu. Place it in a menu location and in a widgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user..
Edit your dashboard
What you need for user testing
A test website
WordPress 5.6 RCrelease candidateOne of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). 1:
Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edgeThe latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and BetaBetaA 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./RC Only” stream options)