WordPress 6.5.4: An upcoming maintenance release

A number of 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 authors have reported that the fix introduced as a part of #60992 has not sufficiently helped their users, therefore #61269 is being proposed as a short cycle fix. In order to get this fix released quickly, WordPress 6.5.4 is being planned with the following schedule.

  • 30 May 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.
  • 5 June 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 only releases. If you have a tracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. that you think should be considered, please put it in the 6.5.4 milestone. If you have a 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/ issue, please add it to the 6.5.x Editor Tasks board. If you lack bug gardening capabilities and have a ticket or issue you wish to highlight for 6.5.4, please 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 6.5 cycle.

Get involved with 6.5.4

Each of the open tickets in the milestone is going to require development work along with testing and review. Additionally, while the intent is for no new translated strings in this release, some locales have strings in 6.5 in need of translation.

General coordination for the release will happen in the #6-5-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 @hellofromtonya, @costdev, and myself (@jorbin). If there are editor related issues that need to be included, @grantmkin has agreed to lead those as well.

Thanks to @joemcgill, @costdev, @grantmkin, and @hellofromtonya for prepublication review.

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