Editor: Important milestones for WordPress 6.5

The WordPress 6.5 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. 1 is scheduled for release on February 13th, As a consequence, we’d like to share some milestones and recommendations for contributors working on the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ repository.

Following our guidelines, we will be scheduling the Gutenberg 17.7.0 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). for Friday 9th. It will represent the last Gutenberg release that is going to be included fully into WordPress 6.5.

Additionally, and in order to streamline the merge into WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and avoid last minute blockers, we’d like to issue the following recommendations for all contributors working on the Gutenberg repository:

  • If you have a feature that is behind an experimental flag and is planned to be included on WordPress 6.5, consider removing the experimental flag as soon as possible and stabilize the feature for Gutenberg 17.6.0 RC which is planned for Wednesday January 24th.
  • Start working on the Gutenberg PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher backports if you have been pinged on this issue as soon as possible.

We thank you in advance for your help in ensuring a smooth Editor release for Beta 1. If you need support or unclear about timing or process, please feel free to comment on this post or reach out to editor tech release leads: myself or @youknowriad.

This post was co-authored by @youknowriad.