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 coreCore Core 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 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. tester pluginPlugin A 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 Plugin Directory 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 The 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. 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.

The WordPress Beta Tester plugin is a great tool for testing out new releases and features.

It’s important to thoroughly test different areas of the software, including multi-site functionality, in order to catch any bugs or issues.

When testing, it’s helpful to start with small upgrades and then move on to larger upgrades as confidence in the stability of the software increases.

One useful tool for testing is InstaWP, which allows for quick and easy cloning of sites for testing purposes.

Once testing is complete, it’s important to share feedback and any bugs found with the development team in order to help improve the software.

Exploring New Features in WordPress 6.2

Testing out new features in WordPress 6.2 and discussing them as they go.

There is controversy around hotlinking photos from the photos directory instead of putting them directly into the site.

Changes have been made to the appearance editor, parent editor, and templates.

The edit icon for the home page is different.

The style button has changed and there is now a box shadow for buttons.

Courtney discusses the importance of testing and sharing feedback in the core community.

Polyglots are getting ready to start translating the about page and site functionality for bilingual users