WordPress 6.1.1 RC1 is now available

WordPress 6.1.1 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 (RC1) is available for testing! Some ways you can help test this minor releaseMinor 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.:

  • Use the WordPress Beta Tester 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
    • As this is a minor RCrelease 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). release, select the Point ReleaseMinor 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-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ to test:
    wp core update https://wordpress.org/wordpress-6.1.1-RC1.zip
  • Directly download the Beta/RC version.

What’s in this release candidate?

6.1.1 RC1 features 28 fixes on Core as well as 18 fixes for the BlockBlock 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 (view PRs merged from November 10th onwards).

The following coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. tickets from TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. are fixed:

  • Canonical: Setting a NOT EXISTS tax query in pre_get_posts action triggers a fatal error in wp-includes/canonical.php (#55955)
  • Editor: Massive (potential) performance issues within get_default_block_editor_settings (#56815)
  • Editor: Padding within table cells ignored (#56818)
  • Editor: Creating taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. templates for specific terms are wrongly displayed as not found (#56902)
  • Editor: Separator colors defined using background within theme.json for style variations are ignored (#56903)
  • Editor: Avoid running unnecessary expensive logic around theme.json parsing for classic themes (#56945)
  • Editor: Unable to add blocks on WP 6.1 – “+” button in editor shows up only in certain condition (#56955)
  • Editor: Improve performance of the WP_Theme_JSON class (#56974)
  • Editor: Merge bugfixes from GutenbergGutenberg The 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/ into Core for WP 6.1.1 (#57038)
  • Editor: Fluid typography fixes for 6.1.1 (#57075)
  • Formatting: Check that the Normalizer class exists in remove_accents() (#56980)
  • General: Update to get_page_by_title in 6.1 changes WHERE clause (#56991)
  • I18Ni18n 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.: Fatal error when loading translations early due to a DB error with WPLANG set (#57051)
  • I18N: Always pass $locale to load_textdomain() if we know the localeLocale A locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English. (#57060)
  • Media: Featured ImageFeatured 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. bugbug A 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. in 6.0.3 (#56855)
  • Media: decoding="async" breaks my site (#56969)
  • Menus: WP 6.1-RC6: menu-item-has-children class is not being applied correctly (#56946)
  • Post, Post Types: WP 6.1 – get_page_by_title(null) returns a page (#57039)
  • Query: WP_Query::the_post causes a type warning when querying for ids, not full post objects (#56948)
  • Query: WP_Query caching discards posts_fields and posts_clauses['fields'] filters. (#57012)
  • Text Changes: Replace instances of “Full site editing” with “Site editor” (#57026)
  • Themes: register_block_core_template_part does WP_Query even on themes that do not support it (#56923)
  • Themes: WP_Theme_JSON_Resolver::get_user_data_from_wp_global_styles call to WP_Query incorrect. (#56900)
  • Themes: Twenty Twenty-Three: visited state of button links use the incorrect text color (#56928)
  • Themes: Reduce usage of wp_get_theme (#57057)
  • Upgrade/Install: Updating plugins with WP6.1 creates .maintenance file and leaves it (#56966)
  • Upgrade/Install: An unupdated Version of Gutenberg Fatally breaks the site on WordPress 6.1 Autoupdate (#56985)
  • Users: cache_users() not defined when calling get_user without field parameter or using all_with_meta or all (#56952)

The following block editor issues from GitHubGitHub 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/ are fixed:

  • Post Featured Image: Fix height/scale overwriting border inline styles (#44213)
  • Fluid typography: add font size constraints (#44993)
  • Allow direct selection of nested Page List block by avoiding dual rendering within block (#45143)
  • Fix popover deprecations (#45195)
  • Components: Refactor ColorPalette tests to @testing-library/react (#44108)
  • Convert the ColorPalette component to TypeScript (#44632)
  • List v2: fix migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies. when nested list is invalidinvalid A resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid. (#44822)
  • Link to homeUrl from site editor view menu. (#45475)
  • Table Block: Apply borders and padding on both front end and editor (#45069)
  • Change the order of the pseudo-states in the pseudo selectors array (#45559)
  • Do not look for block variants, if not supporting block-templates (#45362)
  • Restore the empty paragraph inserter (#45542)
  • Cover: Avoid content loss when the templateLock value is all or contentOnly (#45632)
  • List: disable nested list drop zone so dropping list items works (#45321)
  • Switch background color to text color on block separator (#44943)
  • [WP6.1.1] AutoComplete: Revert to event.keyCode to fix IME composition issue (#45704)
  • [WP6.1.1] FormTokenField: Revert to event.keyCode to fix IME composition issue (#45703)
  • Fluid typography: adjust font size min and max rules (#45536)

What’s next?

The developer-reviewed workflow (double committercommitter 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 6.1 branchbranch 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"..

The final release is expected on Tuesday, November 15th, 2022. Please note that this date can change depending on possible issues after RC1 is released. Coordination will happen in the WordPress.orgWordPress.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/ 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/. #6-1-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 6.1.1 release is led by @desrosj, @mamaduka, and @jeffpaul.

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