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.
WordPress 6.1 will be the third major release of 2022. Following WordPress 6.0 Arturo, 6.1 will aim to refine those experiences found in Arturo and in 5.9 Joséphine [ref]. In preparation, this post includes target dates, features, and a call for the release’s squad.
This release cadence will consist of a long alpha and two 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. According to the schedule proposed below and the GutenbergGutenbergThe Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ release cadence, WordPress 6.1 would include up to Gutenberg 14.1 for a total of 11 Gutenberg releases, the same amount as WordPress 6.0 included.
Proposed WordPress 6.1 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 6.1 release)
May 3, 2022
Beta 1 & Feature Freeze
September 20, 2022
September 27, 2022
Release Candidate 1
October 4, 2022
Release Candidate 2
October 11, 2022
Release Candidate 3
October 18, 2022
October 24, 2022
WordPress 6.1 General release
October 25, 2022
Proposed WordPress 6.1 Release Leads
Release LeadRelease LeadThe community member ultimately responsible for the Release.:Matt Mullenweg Release Coordinator: TBD CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Tech Lead: TBD Editor Tech Lead: TBD Core TriagetriageThe act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. Lead: TBD Editor Triage Lead: TBD Documentation Lead: TBD Marketing & Communications Lead: TBD Test Lead:TBD Design Lead: TBD
All release decisions will ultimately be this release teams’ to make and communicate while gathering input from the community.
Join The Squad!
If you are interested in being a part of 6.1’s release squad, please show your interest in the comments below. Roles can be shared among more than one person!