WordPress 5.8 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 was released last week. It’s the upcoming major update and we’d love our security researcher friends to take a look at it, see if you can find any vulnerabilities in the new code.
WordPress 5.8 will contain new features and optimizations. For example, the new 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. based Widgets Editor; it’s an upgrade to the widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. areas provided by WordPress through themes and a complete replacement for the widgets admin screen.
As a reminder, we double the bounty for all our covered software, provided you’re able to find issues in new code before the final 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. (RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge.) is out. For example, a $600 bounty would be doubled to $1200, flat.
Things normally start from beta1 – that’s currently the case for WordPress 5.8 Beta 1.
You can take a look at the release schedule for 5.8 beta/RC releases here.
Potential issues can be submitted here.
Happy bug hunting!