Call for Volunteers to help with 6.3 Learn WordPress updates

The Training team needs your help to update and revise content on for the upcoming WordPress 6.3 release, expected on August 8th, 2023.

You can find a list of all the tasks in the 6.3 board in the Training Team’s repo on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner.

The tasks have been sorted into high priority tasks. The team hopes to complete the high priority tasks by the 6.3 scheduled release date.

How you can help

If you are new to contributing to WordPress, you can review our handbook to help you get started.

Content types

  • Based on what you are interested in, review the tasks.
  • Add a comment on the GitHub issue you would like to work on, and someone on the Training team will assign it to you.

Revising existing articles

Once a task is assigned to you, the following video shows how to help update the existing articles. We revise content ahead of release while preserving the current content until release. Think of it as a Pull Request that ships on release day. Here’s how we do that:

Sources on information

It may help to review any dev-notes, CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. posts, and GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. release notes. You can find all the information sources for this release on this post:


If you need a test site with WordPress 6.3 pre-installed, you can use this app provided by InstaWP to spin up a new temporary website set. It is ready to go and preloaded with Theme Test data and other pre-configuration data. This new site will be available to use for four hours. After that, if you need another test site to contribute to training, you can revisit the link and create a new temporary site.