WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 Available For Testing!

If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on WordPress 5.0, you can now get the WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 version from WordPress.org.

Since the software is still in development mode, it’s best that you don’t run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 5.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

Highlights in WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 Release

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 has included the updated block editor that includes all the features and bug fixes from the upcoming Gutenberg 4.2 release. Below are some of the newer bug fixes and features:

  • Adding support for the “Custom Fields” meta box.
  • Improving the reliability of REST API requests.
  • A myriad of minor tweaks and improvements.

Similarly, the new version also includes the updated Twenty Nineteen default theme. The updated new default theme comes with:

  • Added support for Selective Refresh Widgets in the Customizer.
  • Added support for Responsive Embeds.
  • Tweaks to improve readability and functionality on mobile devices.
  • Fixes nested blocks appearing wider than they should be.
  • Fixes some errors in older PHP versions, and in IE11.

For more information on what’s new in WordPress 5.0, check out our blog posts for Beta 1 and Beta 2.

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post it to the Alpha /Beta area in the support forums. If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

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