WordPress 6.3.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available for testing! Some ways you can help test this minor release:
- Use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin 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 RC 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 Release channel and the Nightlies stream. This is the latest build including the RC and potentially any subsequent commits in trunk.
- Use WP-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-6.3.1-RC1.zip
- Directly download the Beta/RC version.
What’s in this release candidate?
6.3.1 RC1 features 4 fixes on Core as well as 6 fixes for the Block 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.
The following core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. tickets from Trac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. are fixed:
The following block editor issues from GitHub 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:
The developer-reviewed workflow (double committer sign-off) is now in effect when making changes to the 6.3 branch 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, August 29th, 2023. Please note that this date can change depending on possible issues after RC1 is released. Coordination will happen in the WordPress.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/ Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. #6-3-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 6.3.1 release is led by @audrasjb and @azaozz with the help of @sergeybiryukov at mission control.