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As we wrap 2022 with three major releases, it’s time to look ahead and start planning for the following year. In preparation, this post includes proposed target dates and a call for the release squad for WordPress 6.2, the first major release of 2023.
The first-ever WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia will take place in February 2023. To accommodate it and avoid having major milestones (Beta1, RC1) very close to the event, the proposed schedule consists of a 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. period consisting of four planned Beta releases, as opposed to the three planned Betas in recent major releases.
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 6.2 would include up to Gutenberg 15.1 for a total of 10 Gutenberg releases.
Proposed WordPress 6.2 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 6.2 release)
October 18, 2022
Beta 1 & Feature Freeze
February 7, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 28, 2023
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). 1
March 7, 2023
Release Candidate 2
March 14, 2023
Release Candidate 3
March 21, 2023
March 27, 2023
WordPress 6.2 General release
March 28, 2023
Please leave your feedback about the schedule in the comments by January 10.
Proposed WordPress 6.2 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 team’s to make and communicate while gathering input from the community.
Join The Squad!
If you are interested in being a part of 6.2’s release squad, please show interest in the comments below. Roles can be shared among more than one person!