The second release candidate for the next big release – WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 2 is now available for testing.
A release candidate (RC) means that the core development team is almost ready with WordPress 5.4. But, with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, they’re fully conscious of the possibility that something might have been missed.
WordPress 5.4 has been scheduled to be released on 31st March 2020. Since the major release date is nearing, the core development team is requesting all the WordPress users to test the platform for any bugs and notify the authors, if any occur.
The update, WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 2 includes the new ‘About’ page improvements. Also, it includes 5 fixes for the following bugs and regressions:
- 49611 – Block Editor: Update WordPress Packages WordPress 5.4 RC 2
- 49318 – Bundled Themes: Twenty Twenty content font CSS selector is too important
- 49585 – REST API: Fix typo in disable-custom-gradients theme feature description
- 49568 – Block Editor: Fix visual regression in editor’s color picker
- 49549 – Bundled Themes: Calendar widget CSS fixes on various Bundled themes
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 5.4. If any known issues come up, you’ll be able to find them here.
Developers can test their plugins and themes against 5.4. They can update the Tested up to the version in the readme to 5.4. 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 5.4.