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The release of WordPress version 5.2 has been pushed back to May 7th. More information found here:
WordPress 5.2 BetaBetaBeta is the software development phase following alpha. A Beta phase generally begins when the software is feature complete but likely to contain a number of known or unknown bugs. Software in the beta phase will generally have many more bugs in it than completed software, speed or performance issues, and may still cause crashes or data loss. The focus of beta testing is reducing impacts to users, often incorporating usability testing. Testing
Hosts: Please test WordPress 5.2 beta before it releases.
WordPress 5.2 is currently set to release with the new Site HealthSite HealthThis WordPress functionality will perform a number of checks on your installation to detect common configuration errors and known issues, and also allows plugins and themes to add their own checks. tool.
Please note that some tests may not apply, or may require changes for certain hosts, so please take a look! For example, there’s a check for automatic update support that requires that WordPress be writable and not have a .git directory. Hosts that have a non-writable WordPress directory or native version control and handle upgrade for users manually may want to change or remove that test using the available filters.
Some more info can be found on WordPress 5.2 beta here: https://wordpress.org/news/2019/04/wordpress-5-2-beta-3/
Automated Unit TestingUnit testUnit testing is a software testing method by which individual units of source code—sets of one or more computer program modules together with associated control data, usage procedures, and operating procedures—are tested to determine whether they are fit for use.
Some Hosts have reported issues with the automated unit testing tools:
Please continue submitting test results. Thank you to all who have participated thus far!
HostingHostingA web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Metrics Tracking
@andrewtaylor-1 suggested tracking how PHPPHPPHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a general-purpose scripting language especially suited to web development. PHP code is usually processed on a web server by a PHP interpreter. On a web server, the result of the interpreted and executed PHP code would form the whole or part of an HTTP response. version offerings across hosts change with the new requirement of 5.6 and up in WordPress 5.2 by grabbing a baseline before 5.2 and then again at 30, 60 and 90 day intervals.
If hosts are unable to gather those metrics by the release of 5.2, any information on adoption rates for newer versions of PHP are welcomed.
It was noted that many hosts started enforcing use of PHP 5.6 and higher prior to the new WordPress 5.2 PHP requirement being issued.
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