WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 Now Available for Testing!

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3

The third Beta is here for the upcoming major release, WordPress 5.7. WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 includes 27 fixes and enhancements to further smoothen your WordPress experience. These enhancements were made after the Beta 2 release.

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 5.7, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies” and “Beta/RC Only”). Or you can download the beta here (zip).

Let’s now have a quick look at the highlights in WordPress 5.7 Beta 3.

Highlights in WordPress 5.7 Beta 3

  • Adjusted color contrast on various admin buttons to improve accessibility and readability
  • Several fixes for the Twenty Twenty-One theme
  • Replaced editor typeface with system fonts to improve privacy and performance
  • Added i18n support to register_block_type_from_metadata function
  • Media upload errors are now more accessible
  • New filter to modify how pagination links are rendered when using paginate_links function

WordPress 5.7 Release schedule date is on 9th March 2021. 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.

 

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