The second beta for the next big release, WordPress 6.0 is available for the general public to test. WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 was released yesterday on 19th April 2022.
The software is still in development, so the development team recommends you to not run it on a production site and so do we. Simply set up a test site just to play around with the new version.
The major release, WordPress 6.0 is on for May 24, 2022. It is our responsibility to help the team roll out the major release with minimal (to no) issues. Therefore, let’s start testing!
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 6.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want the “bleeding edge” channel and “Beta/RC Only” stream). Or you can download the beta here (zip). Or, you can also use WP-CLI to test the update: wp core update –version=6.0-beta2
WordPress 6.0 addresses more than 209 tickets. It includes 110 new features and numerous small bug fixes and improvements to help smooth your WordPress experience.
WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 Highlights
- Block Editor: Prevent styles from being added to the site editor (#55567)
- Patterns REST API: Add ‘inserter’ to the schema (#55567)
- Don’t load remote patterns twice in WP_REST_Block_Patterns_Controller::get_items (#55567)
- Add the ability to filter the whole notification email in retrieve_password (#54690)
- Avoid translating empty plugin headers (#54586)
As mentioned above, the WordPress 6.0 Release is on for May 24 and the development team can surely use all the help. If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.
News Source: WordPress.org