The fourth Beta has been released for the upcoming major release, WordPress 6.0. WordPress 6.0 Beta 4 includes 18+ fixes and enhancements. The enhancements were made after the Beta 3 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 6.0, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge” and “Beta/RC Only. Or you can download the beta here (zip). You can also use WP-CLI to test the update: wp core update –version=6.0-beta4.0
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!
WordPress 6.0 Beta 4 Highlights
- Update post content placeholder (#40177)
- Comments block: Fix glitches found while backporting (#40628)
- Show add pattern label when patterns are being prioritised (#40598)
- Fix regression with featured images in latest posts (#40662)
- Navigation Link: Avoid unnecessary re-renders (#40696)
- Navigation: Improve selector performance (#40700)
- Comments Title: Count toggle working in ‘Singular’ editing mode (#40728)
- [Writing Flow]: Try to fix multi-selection with shift+click (#40687)
- Fix alignment issue with comment author name (#40610)
- Comment Content: Show moderation message (#40612)
- Display paragraph breaks in comment contents block (#40667)
- Fix style comment awaiting moderation indentation (#40681)
- Fix: Page patterns don’t show when only one pattern is available (#40707)
- Update the placeholder for post excerpt (#40178)
- REST API: Fix regression in the Pattern Directory endpoint. (#55617)
- REST API: Fix the scheme for the Block Directory search endpoint. (#53621)
- Show comments previews in the Comment Query Loop. (#55634)
- Avoid DB error in comment meta queries. (#55218)
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.
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