WordPress 6.2 Planning Schedule Proposal

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 WordCampWordCamp WordCamps 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 betaBeta A 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 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/ 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 (trunktrunk A 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 FreezeFebruary 7, 2023
Beta 2February 14, 2023
Beta 3February 21, 2023
Beta 4February 28, 2023
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). 1March 7, 2023
Release Candidate 2March 14, 2023
Release Candidate 3March 21, 2023
Dry RunMarch 27, 2023
WordPress 6.2 General releaseMarch 28, 2023

Please leave your feedback about the schedule in the comments by January 10.

Proposed WordPress 6.2 Release Leads

Release LeadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release.: Matt Mullenweg
Release Coordinator: TBD
CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Tech Lead: TBD
Editor Tech Lead:  TBD
Core Triagetriage The 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!

Thanks to @cbringmann for the peer review.

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