The third Beta has been released for the upcoming major release, WordPress 5.5. The WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 includes 43 fixes and enhancements. The enhancements were made after the Beta 1 and Beta 2 release in order to smoothen your WordPress experience.
Since the software is still in development mode, it’s best that you don’t run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 5.5, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).
Let’s now have a quick look at the highlights in WordPress 5.5 Beta 3.
Highlights in WordPress 5.5 Beta 3
- Plugin and theme versions are now shared in the emails when automatically updated
- REST API routes without a permission_callback now trigger a _doing_it_wrong() warning
- Over 23 Gutenberg changes and updates
- A bug with the new import and export database Dashicons has been fixed
WordPress 5.5 Release schedule date is on 11th August 2020. And to make the major release smooth and bug-free, the developers need your help. Therefore, we suggest you start testing right away!
If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Moreover, if you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.