WordPress 6.2 Beta 5

WordPress 6.2 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. 5 is ready for download and testing!

This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it’s recommended that you test Beta 5 on a test server and site.

You can test WordPress 6.2 Beta 5 in three ways:

Option 1: Install and activate 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 (select the “Bleeding edgebleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and “Beta/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). Only” stream).

Option 2: Direct download the Beta 5 version (zip).

Option 3: Use the following 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/ command:

wp core update --version=6.2-beta5

The current target for the final release is March 28, 2023, which is three weeks away. Your continued help with testing is vital to ensuring everything in this release is the best it can be.

Get an overview of the 6.2 release cycle, and check the Make WordPress Core blog for 6.2-related posts in the coming weeks for further details.

This is an extra beta

Testing for issues is a critical part of developing any software, and it’s a great way to start contributing to WordPress—now more than ever. This detailed guide is a great place to start if you’ve never tested a beta release.

This beta fixes a newly discovered bug that first appeared in Beta 1 and potentially affected every user who uses the Back button in any major browser. 

The 6.2 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)., which will now happen on Thursday, March 9, depends on your confirmation that this fix works well. So please download and test.

A haiku from the beta-five mind for 6.2

One little 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. found
Beta 5 to test a fix
RC 1 awaits

Thank you to the following contributors for collaborating on this post: @jpantani @cbringmann @davidbaumwald @audrasjb

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