WordPress 6.4 Beta 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. 4 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 4 on a test server and site.
You can test this WordPress 6.4 Beta in three ways:
- Option 1: Install and activate 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 (select the “Bleeding edge The latest revision of the software, generally in development and often unstable. Also known as trunk.” channel and “Beta/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). Only” stream).
- Option 2: Direct download the Beta 4 version (zip).
- Option 3: Use the following 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/ command:
wp core update --version=6.4-beta4
The current target for the final release is November 7, 2023, which is just over 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 6.4 release cycle, and check the Make WordPress Core blog for 6.4-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 is in response to the WordPress 6.3.2 Maintenance and Security release released today; more information can be found on that release’s post.
The 6.4 Release 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). is still scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, but as always depends on your confirmation during testing. So please download and test.
Thank you to the following contributors for their support on this release: @hellofromtonya