WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 Available for Testing!

WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 Available for Testing

The third Beta is here for the upcoming major release, WordPress 5.8. WordPress 5.8 Beta 3 includes 38 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 5.8, 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 5.8 Beta 3.

Highlights in WordPress 5.8 Beta 3

  • Block Editor: Move caching to endpoint for unique responses. (#53435)
  • Bundled Themes: Improve display of blocks in widget areas. (#53422)
  • Coding Standards: Bring some consistency to HTML formatting in wp-admin/comment.php. (#52627)
  • Editor: Include Cover block in the list of block types registered using metadata files. (#53440)
  • Editor: Include Cover block in the list of block types registered using metadata files. (#53440)
  • Media: Add new functions to return the previous/next attachment links. (#45708)
  • Media: Improve upload page media item layout on smaller screens. (#51754)
  • Media: Update total attachment count when media added or removed. (#53171)
  • REST API: Decode single and double quote entities in widget names and descriptions. (#53407)
  • Twenty Nineteen: Update margins on full- and wide-aligned blocks in the editor. (#53428)
  • Widgets: Add editor styles to the widgets block editor. (#53344)

WordPress 5.8 Release schedule date is on 20th July 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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