WordPress 6.0.1 Release 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 (RC1) is available for testing! Some ways you can help testing WordPress 6.0.1 RC1:
- Use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin 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
- As this is a minor RC 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). release, select the Point Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. channel and the Nightlies stream. This is the latest build including the RC and potentially any subsequent commits in trunk.
- Use WP-CLI to test: wp core update https://wordpress.org/wordpress-6.0.1-RC1.zip
- Directly download the Beta/RC version.
What’s in this release candidate?
6.0.1 Release Candidate 1 features 11 bug fixes on Core, as well as 18 bug fixes (view PRs merged in June & July) for the Block Block 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. Editor.
The following core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. tickets from Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. are fixed:
- #55668 – Build/Test Tools: Pass GitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Actions environment variables to the Docker container.
- #55681 – Fix block-templates theme support not present in /themes REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. endpoint
- #55808 – About page: Replace video thumbnail image
- #55837 – Resolve WP_Term_Query cache problem
- #55890 – Fix caching issues in WP_Term_Query class.
- #55997 – Remove meetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. from oembed allow list
- #56093 – Register Comments Query Loop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. from metadata to enable title and description translation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization..
- #56097 – Themes: Revert the change of theme preview width on Add Themes screen.
- #56126 – Block Patterns: Update the value used for keywords.
- #55810 – Bundled Themes: Revert the Twenty Ten theme version to 3.6.
The following block editor issues from GitHub are fixed:
- #41423 – Lower the priority of the gallery gap css so it loads after the block layout css
- #41487 – Add utility classnames back to blocks that have layout attributes specified
- #40329 – Media & Text: Remove font size declaration from template
- #41631 – Comment Author and Date blocks: aligned editor markup with the frontend
- #41328 – Handle no variation case in the block transform menu
- #40710 – Fix/block meta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. icon prop errors
- #40593 – Prevent opening the links in editor for Latest Posts
- #40671 – Navigation block “Open on click”: Inherit font style and font weight
- #41627 – Comments Block: fixed issue with custom font sizes and links color
- #40560 – Reuse code of the editor placeholder across Post Comments and Post Comments Form
- #40563 – Improve the logic for warnings for Post Comments Form placeholder
- #41603 – Post Comments Form: Add button that enables commenting to warning
- #40799 – Ensure only the main query is modified when resolving template for new posts
- #40859 – Strip whitespaces in render_block_core_cover before injecting the featured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts..
- #41827 – Post Template: Ensure layout classnames are not attached to inner li elements
- #41907 – Pasting: Fix performance regression A software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. due to removeWindowsFragments
- #42131 – Post Comments Form: Fix warning i18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.
The dev-reviewed workflow (double committer A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component. sign-off) is now in effect when making changes to the 6.0 branch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch"..
As per the proposed WordPress 6.0.1 schedule, the final release is expected on Tuesday, July 12th, 2022. Please note that this date can change depending on possible issues after RC1 is released. Coordination will happen in the WordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #6-0-release-leads channel.
A special thanks to everyone who helped test, raised issues, and helped to fix tickets. With this release candidate, testing continues, so please help test!
The WordPress 6.0.1 release is led by @sergeybiryukov @zieladam.