WordPress 6.3.2 RC1 is now available

Update (Oct. 9): In order to accommodate the need for hosts to deal with the pending curl 8.4.0 security release on Wednesday, the 6.3.2 final release date will be delayed to Thursday, Oct 12.

WordPress 6.3.2 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available for testing! Some ways you can help test this minor release:

  • 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 Release 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-6.3.2-RC1.zip
  • Directly download the Beta/RC version.

What’s in this release candidate?

6.3.2 RC1 features 19 fixes on Core as well as 22 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.

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:

  • #59489 — Themes: Fix core block style paths on Windows
  • #59198 — Upgrade/Install: Check plugin compatibility during bulk upgrades
  • #59293 — Editor: Update packages with 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. fixes for 6.3.2 
  • #59086 — Twenty Twenty: Fix style issues within iframed editor
  • #59196 — Build Tools: Avoid doing copy:dynamic when running grunt watch when using --dev option
  • #59193REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/.: Remove misleading comment in WP_REST_Blocks_Controller->get_item_schema
  • #59108 — Editor: Preserve block style variations when securing theme
  • #59041 — Post Types: allow trashing draft patterns
  • #59018 — Editor: Fix loading of assets in blocks in child themes where the directory name starts with the parent theme’s directory name
  • #59000 — Editor: Prevent possibility of a fatal error when previewing block themes
  • #58754 — Editor: Don’t use fluid layout value in typography
  • #58119HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.: Remove all duplicate copies of an attribute when removing
  • #59394 — Build/Test Tools: Add sys_get_temp_dir() to open_basedir tests
  • #59320 — Upgrade/Install: Fix broken sprintf() call when deleting a backup
  • #59292 — HTML API: Skip over contents of RAWTEXT elements such as STYLE
  • #58779 — Build/Test Tools: Restore automatically retrying failed E2E tests once
  • #59111 — Themes: Avoid stale caches for core block styles
  • #59226 — Posts, Post Types: Reinstate missing sort_column options in get_pages()
  • #59224 — Posts, Post Types: Avoid redundant SQL query in get_pages()

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:

What’s next?

The dev-reviewed workflow (double committer sign-off) is now in effect when making changes to the 6.3 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 Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 Thursday, October 12th, 2023. 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/. #6-3-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 6.3.2 first 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). was led by @joemcgill and @audrasjb with the help of @davidbaumwald at mission control and @isabel_brison on Editor backports.

#6-3, #minor-releases, #releases