Welcoming 2024 with WordPress 6.5 Beta 1

It’s start of a new year, and WordPress 6.5 is almost ready – the first 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. of 2024!

The 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 is set to be launched tomorrow, February 13, 2024. Like previous major releases, we’re inviting security researchers to try and find security issues between Beta 1 and 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. that target the new code. Valid submissions will be eligible for double the bounties.

Several new features and improvements are planned for WordPress 6.5. As an example, here’s a summary of the improvements we’re going to see in the Editor, where one likely spends most of their time.

Full release schedule is here.

How to report security issues?
WordPress security team accepts security issues through our HackerOne program. The general eligibility criteria for reports is mentioned in the program policy and must be followed.

As a reminder, reports that highlight issues in the new code will be eligible for double bounties.

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