Test scrub for WordPress 5.6 RC1 and office hours

As part of the 5.6 release, we’ll be hosting a Release Candidaterelease candidate One 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 SlackSlack Slack 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.

Tasks for developers

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 pluginPlugin A 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 widgetWidget A 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
  • Ecc…

What you need for user testing

  • A test website
  • WordPress 5.6 RC 1:
    • Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and 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./RC Only” stream options)
    • Or download the release candidate here (zip).

Please join us and share your valuable feedback.

You can read more about Release Candidate 1 on its announcement post.

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