WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 2 Now Available!

WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for the next big release – WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 2 is now available for testing.

To test WordPress 5.4, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) or you can also download WordPress 5.4 release candidate 2 here (zip).

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.

You can check out the first Release Candidate or WordPress 5.3 Field Guide to know what to expect in the next big release.

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.


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