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WordPress 6.0 will be the second major release of 2022. Following WordPress 5.9 Joséphine, 6.0 will aim to refine and iterate on the customization tools introduced earlier this year. In preparation, this post includes target dates, features, and squads.
This release will follow the same cadence as 5.9, with a long alpha and short 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. periods before the release 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). phase.
Proposed WordPress 6.0 Schedule
Alpha (trunktrunkA directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision. open for 6.0 release)
January 4, 2022
Feature freeze/Bug Fixes
March 29, 2022
April 12, 2022
April 19, 2022
April 26, 2022
Release Candidate 1
May 3, 2022
Release Candidate 2
May 10, 2022
Release Candidate 3
May 17, 2022
May 23, 2022
WordPress 6.0 General release
May 24, 2022
Proposed WordPress 6.0 Scope
Take a look at the 6.0 preliminary roadmap, which includes Editor refinement, Pattern expansion, Navigation BlockBlockBlock is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. refinement, block exploration, and design tooling.
Proposed WordPress 6.0 Release Leads
Release LeadRelease LeadThe community member ultimately responsible for the Release.:Matt Mullenweg
AccessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Lead:
All release decisions will ultimately be this release teams’ to make and communicate while gathering input from the community.
How To Help!
If you are interested in being a part of 6.0’s release squad, please show your interest in the comments below. In particular, open roles that need volunteer support include: