Get ready for WordPress 6.0

WordPress 6.0 release time is approaching, and before that time comes, we’re going to go over some interesting elements for hostingHosting A 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. teams.

First, the calendar.

  • 2022-05-03: RC1
  • 2022-05-10: RC2
  • 2022-05-17: RC3
  • 2022-05-23: Dry run
  • 2022-05-24: WordPress 6.0 is released

Now that WordPress 6.0 has entered the Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. phase, the following policies are in place.

Everything starts with the WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1

With the Release Candidate 1 officially shipped, it’s time to explore the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality., WordPress 6.0. This release introduces Style variations, the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Locking UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing., various writing improvements, more design tools, new hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same., updated external libraries, and more!

WordPress 6.0, planned for May 24, 2022, is now ready to be translated on!

Related to the Hosting team

As part of the release of WordPress 6.0, the new Performance team has been working on several improvements to the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Team builds WordPress.. There are a few new additions to the WordPress CachingCache A cache is a component that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster; the data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or a copy of data stored elsewhere. APIAPI An Application Programming Interface (API) is a computing interface that defines interactions between multiple software intermediaries. It defines the kinds of calls or requests that can be made, how to make them, the data formats that should be used, the conventions to follow, etc..

As part of the 6.0 release of WordPress, the new performance team has been hard at work to improve the performance of term queries. There are many term queries on the average page load, and improving these, improves the performance of WordPress in general.

In WordPress 6.0, websites with more than 10,000 users will see improvements in handling users. Before changes, sites with more than 10,000 users would suffer from slow page loading time in the user and post list screens.

Changes in PHPPHP PHP (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.MySQLMySQL MySQL is an open-source relational database management system (RDBMS). MySQL is free and open-source software under the terms of the GNU General Public License./MariaDBMariaDB MariaDB is a fork of the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), intended to remain free and open-source software under the GNU General Public License. MariaDB intended to maintain high compatibility with MySQL, ensuring a drop-in replacement capability with library binary parity and exact matching with MySQL APIs and commands.

At this time there are no changes to WordPress 6.0 compatibility with respect to PHP or MySQL/MariaDB, so WordPress 5.9 compatibility should remain the same as WordPress 6.0.

In case there are changes, they will be announced in this post or in a later post.

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