The fourth Beta for the next major release, 6.2 is here. WordPress 6.2 Beta 4 has been released and is now ready for download and testing.
This version of the WordPress software is under development. So, according to Jonathan Pantani, do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it’s recommended that you test Beta 4 on a test server and site.
WordPress 6.2 Beta 4 can be tested in three ways. They are:
Option 1: Install and activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the “Bleeding edge” channel and “Beta/RC Only” stream).
Option 2: Direct download the Beta 4 version (zip).
And Option 3: Use the following WP-CLI command:
wp core update --version=6.2-beta4
The final release is targeted on March 28, 2023, which is four weeks away. Your testing can be very helpful to ensure everything in this release is the best.
What’s new on Beta 4
This release contains more than 292 enhancements and 354 bug fixes for the editor, including more than 286 tickets for the WordPress 6.2 core. Expect even more fixes as the 6.2 release cycle continues.
This phase of the release addresses approximately 79 issues since last week’s Beta 3—props to all the Beta testers out there. (Without you these releases couldn’t happen, so great job, and thank you!)
Discover 6.2 enhancements such as the new collections of header and footer patterns that make creating with WordPress smoother than ever before. There’s plenty more in this release so check out the Beta 1 announcement for more details on other notable highlights.
As mentioned above, the final Release is on for March 28 and the development team can surely use all the help. Get an overview of the 6.2 release cycle, and check the Make WordPress Core blog for 6.2-related posts in the coming weeks for further details.