WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 Available for Testing!

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 is now available for testing!

A release candidate (RC) means that the core development team is almost ready with WordPress 5.0. But, with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, they’re fully conscious of the possibility that something might have been missed.

The major release this year, WordPress 5.0 will be released on December 6, 2018. Since this is a major change and includes big changes, the development team needs your help to test the release.

To test WordPress 5.0, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download WordPress 5.0 release candidate 3 here (zip).

WordPress 5.0 Release Candidate 3 has included a fix for some scripts not loading on subdirectory installs, and use locale settings not being loaded in the block editor. Also, the new default theme, Twenty Nineteen has included a couple of minor tweaks.

Also, you can check out our blog posts on previous Release Candidates – RC1 and RC2.

If you find any bug or issue, you can report them to the Alpha/Beta support forum. This will help the development team to ship WordPress 5.0. If any known issues come up, you’ll be able to find them here.

All the Theme and Plugin Developers are requested to test their plugins and theme against WordPress 5.0 and update the Tested up to version in the readme to 5.0. If you find compatibility problems please be sure to post to the support forums so the team can figure those out before the final release of WordPress 5.0. An in-depth field guide to developer-focused changes is coming soon on the core development blog. In the meantime, you can review the developer notes for 5.0.

Are you guys ready for the WordPress 5.0 Release with Gutenberg Editor integrated? Drop your thoughts in the comment box.

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