WordPress 6.4.1 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is available for testing! Some ways you can help test this minor release:
- Use 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
- As this is a minor 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). 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-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-6.4.1-RC1.zip
- Directly download the Beta/RC version.
What’s in this release candidate?
6.4.1 RC1 features three (3) fixes.
The following tickets are fixed:
The final release is expected later today Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 18:00 UTC-6 (tomorrow Nov 9 @ 00:00 UTC). Please note that this timing may change pending issues reported after RC1 is released. Coordination will happen in the WordPress.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/ Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. using the #core 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 6.4.1 release is led by @jorbin coordinating @hellofromtonya @afragen @clorith @desrosj @pbiron @schlessera @azaozz @tomsommer @nexflaszlo @howdy_mcgee @baxbridge @earnjam @timothyblynjacobs @johnbillion @flixos90 @joedolson @jeffpaul @zunaid321 @courane01 @audrasjb @tacoverdo @ironprogrammer @webcommsat @otto42 @barry and @chanthaboune