It’s that point within the launch cycle once more, when all of the options are mainly completed, and we’re simply squashing bugs. To the courageous of coronary heart and giving of soul: Gained’t you assist us check the brand new model of WordPress? As at all times, that is software program nonetheless in growth and we don’t suggest that you just run it in your regular dwell website — arrange a check website simply to play with the brand new model. Should you break it (discover a bug), report it, and if you happen to’re a developer, attempt to assist us repair it. (Particularly you U.S. varieties who’re taking a protracted weekend for Thanksgiving! 🙂 )
If all goes effectively, we hope to launch WordPress 3.1 to the world at giant by the top of the yr, although that’s (as at all times) topic to alter/depending on how the beta interval goes. The extra assist we get with testing and fixing bugs, the earlier we will launch the ultimate model.
If you wish to be a beta tester, it’s best to try the Codex article on how to report bugs. A number of the new options to take a look at embrace:
There are additionally some identified points: issues that aren’t *fairly* completed, however that weren’t value holding up the beta launch. They are going to be mounted earlier than 3.1 is launched for normal use. Word that as issues get mounted, the beta launch will replace nightly. What it’s best to know:
- Deadly error: Name to a member operate is_page() on a non-object in /wp-includes/question.php. is_page() could also be any conditional tag. This difficulty happens when a theme or plugin is doing one thing unsuitable. Some code is checking the worth of a conditional tag earlier than we really arrange the Question, which implies they don’t work but. In 3.0, they silently failed and at all times returned false. In 3.1 Beta 1, that is throwing a deadly error. This might be dealt with within the closing launch, so use this chance to repair your plugins. (#14729)
- All identified points slated for fixing earlier than launch are listed in Trac. Please verify this record to see if a bug is already on the record earlier than reporting it.
Keep in mind, if you happen to discover one thing you assume is a bug, report it! You possibly can convey it up within the alpha/beta forum, you may e mail it to the wp-testers list, or if you happen to’ve confirmed that different individuals are experiencing the identical bug, you may report it on the WordPress Core Trac. (I like to recommend beginning within the discussion board or on the mailing record.)
Theme and plugin authors, if you happen to haven’t been following the three.1, please begin now so that you could replace your themes and plugins to be suitable with the latest model of WordPress.
Word to builders: WordPress is constructed by the contributions of a whole lot of builders. Should you’d prefer to see this launch come out on time, I encourage you to pitch in. Even if you happen to don’t have time to do testing on the beta model, you possibly can assist us by contributing a repair for one of many many bugs we already find out about.
To these of you within the U.S., have a stunning lengthy vacation weekend, and if you happen to’re searching for one thing to occupy your post-turkey hours, we hope you’ll take the beta for a spin!