WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 3 is now available for the general public to test. The third release candidate includes improvements to the new About page and 8 crucial enhancements.
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.
The major release this year, WordPress 5.4 will be released on March 31, 2020. Since this is a major change and includes big changes, the development team needs your help to test the release.
To test WordPress 5.4, you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download WordPress 5.4 release candidate 3 here (zip).
As mentioned above, WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate 3 addresses the new About page improvements with 8 crucial fixes. Following as the bugs and regressions fixed:
- 49657 – Block Editor: Update WordPress Packages WordPress 5.4 RC 3
- 49621 – Travis: Download Chromium for E2E Tests Only
- 48164 – media_sideload_image Should Store Original URL and Optionally Check for Dupes
- 49577 – Site Health Status Dashboard Provides Incorrect Items Count on Initial Load
- 47053 – Accessibility: Need to set proper ‘tabindex’ in ‘Skip To Toolbar’ HTML
- 48303 – Docblock Improvements for 5.4
- 49374 – Use get_post_states to Denote Special Pages on the Added Menu Item Accordions
- 49619 – Use <hr /> Instead of Margin on Freedoms Page
If you want to know what you can expect in the next big release, v5.4, you can check out RC1, RC2 or WordPress 5.4 Field Guide.
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 WordPress 5.4 and 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.
The major release is nearing and with that, the excitement is at its peak. Are you guys ready for the WordPress 5.4 update? Drop your thoughts in the comment box.