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Recap: WordPress 6.2 Beta 4 Release Party Ride Along
Release Party for WordPress 6.2
Hosting a release party for WordPress 6.2 with a group of people on Zoom.
Courtney shares her screen to show the coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. channel and explain that the policy is not to publicly speak about what’s going on during the release party until the release post ends.
Courtney updates her test site using the WordPress betaBetaA 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. tester pluginPluginA 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 and shares the link with the group. They encourage everyone to leave comments and indicate their participation in testing.
Courtney discusses some issues that might change close to the end of the process, such as the Openverse integration and box shadow around buttons. They suggest checking the WordPress source of truth document and the make.wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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//test help test 6.2 for more information.
Courtney recommends doing a run-through for every beta release and paying attention to areas of the project that are changing, such as open verse.
Exploring WordPress Beta Testing
Beta testing is an important part of the development process for any software, and WordPress is no exception.