6.4.3: An upcoming maintenance release

WordPress 6.4.3 is scheduled to be the next maintenance release for the 6.4 version. Its release will follow the following preliminary schedule:

  • 25 January 2024 – 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). made available and announced here on the make/coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. site.
  • 30 January 2024 – Final release made available.

Specific times will be decided in advance and adjustments to the schedule may be made. All adjustments will be noted in this post.

Minor or Maintenance releases of WordPress are intended as 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.-fix releases. Currently, four bug fixes have been merged into the 6.4 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". with seven additional tickets intended for this release. If you have a ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. that you think should be considered, please put it in the milestone or if you lack bug gardening capabilities, add a comment here. Note: except in extreme situations, only bug fixes will be considered and generally only bugs that have been introduced during the 6.4 cycle.

Final note: Some default themes are also receiving updates, but these will be happening separately even though the tickets are in the 6.4.3 milestone. See #60267 for more information. Update: The theme updates have been released

Get involved with 6.4.3

Bug Scrubs will happen in the #core room during the follow times:

Each of the open tickets is going to require development work along with testing and review. You can also run scrubs to help ensure that the correct tickets all are fixed in this release. Additionally, while the intent is for no new strings in this release, some locales have strings in 6.4 in need of translation.

General coordination for the release will happen in the #6-4-release-leads channel and decisions around code for the release will be made in the #core room.

This minor releaseMinor Release A set of releases or versions having the same minor version number may be collectively referred to as .x , for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, 5.2.3, and all other versions in the 5.2 (five dot two) branch of that software. Minor Releases often make improvements to existing features and functionality. will be led by @mikachan, @joemcgill, and myself (@jorbin).

Thank you to @fabiankaegy, @annezazu, @hellofromtonya for pre-publication review.

#6-4, #maintenance