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 our bug tracker.
The WordPress 6.1 Development Cycle page has been published with an updated timeline and release team and will be kept up to date to reflect any further changes to the release cycle.
Based on the feedback received in the first schedule proposal, this updated schedule includes a third 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. release 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, pushing the stable release date one week later to November 1st, 2022. To avoid celebrating the dry run during the widely observed October 31st holidays, the dry run is proposed to take place on October 28th instead but could be adjusted depending on the release squad availability.
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
October 4, 2022
Release Candidate 1
October 11, 2022
Release Candidate 2
October 18, 2022
Release Candidate 3
October 25, 2022
October 28, 2022
WordPress 6.1 General Release
November 1, 2022
Thanks to everybody that volunteered for the release squad! Considering all applications for the different roles, a release team has been put together with project leadership to ensure all areas are properly covered and balanced.
Release LeadRelease LeadThe community member ultimately responsible for the Release.:Matt Mullenweg