WordPress 5.9 Beta 3 Now Available for Testing!

WordPress 5.9 Beta 3 Released Updated

The third Beta is here for the upcoming major release, WordPress 5.9. WordPress 5.9 Beta 3 includes 14 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 5.9, 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 5.9 Beta 3.

Highlight in WordPress 5.9 Beta 3

  • Editor: Add FSE infrastructure from Gutenberg plugin into Core (#54335).
  • Formatting: Allow PDFs to be embedded as objects (#54261)
  • Language switcher on the login screen (#43700)
  • REST API: Add navigation areas REST API endpoint from Gutenberg plugin (#54393)
  • Themes: Live Preview button bug (#54578)

WordPress 5.9 Release schedule date is on 25th January 2022. 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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