If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on WordPress 4.7, you can now get the Beta 3 version from WordPress.org. Helen Hou-Sandí released the WordPress 4.7 Beta 3 to the world just a few hours ago with some updates. Standouts includes:
- REST API: The unfiltered_html capability is now respected and rest_base has been added to response objects of wp/v2/taxonomies and wp/v2/types, while get_allowed_query_vars() and the rest_get_post filter have been removed.
- Roles/Capabilities: Added meta-caps for comment, term, and user meta, which are currently only used in the REST API.
- I18N: Added the ability to change user’s locale back to site’s locale. (#38632)
- Custom CSS: Renamed the unfiltered_css meta capability to edit_css and added revisions support to the custom_css post type.
- Edit shortcuts: Theme authors should take a look at the developer guide to the customizer preview’s visible edit shortcuts and update their themes to take advantage of them if not already implementing selective refresh.
- Various bug fixes: We’ve made over 50 changes in the last week.
This software is still in development, so it is highly recommended to not run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).
For more information on what’s new in WordPress 4.7, check out our blog posts for Beta 1 and Beta 2, along with in-depth field guides on make/core.
If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.