WordPress 5.8 Launch Candidate 2 – San Francisco

The second launch candidate for WordPress 5.8 is now accessible! 🎉

WordPress 5.8 is slated for launch on July 20, 2021, and we’d like your assist to get there—when you’ve got not tried 5.8 but, now could be the time!

You’ll be able to take a look at the WordPress 5.8 launch candidate 2 in any of those 3 ways:

  • Set up and activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the Bleeding edge channel after which Beta/RC Solely stream)
  • Straight obtain the discharge candidate model (zip)
  • Use WP-CLI to check: wp core replace --version=5.8-RC2

Thanks to the entire contributors who examined the Beta/RC releases and gave suggestions. Testing for bugs is a essential a part of sprucing each launch and a good way to contribute to WordPress.

Plugin and Theme Builders

Please take a look at your plugins and themes in opposition to WordPress 5.8 and replace the Examined as much as model within the readme file to five.8. In case you discover compatibility issues, please make sure to publish to the support forums, to allow them to prepare for the ultimate launch.

For a extra detailed breakdown of the modifications included in WordPress 5.8, try the WordPress 5.8 beta 1 post. The WordPress 5.8 Field Guide, which is especially helpful for builders, has all the information and additional hyperlinks that can assist you get snug with the most important modifications.

Learn how to Assist

Are you able to communicate and write in a language apart from English?  Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages!

In case you suppose you could have discovered a bug, you possibly can publish to the Alpha/Beta area within the help boards. We might love to listen to from you! If you’re snug writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, the place you may also discover a list of known bugs.

Props to @lukecarbis for the haiku, @webcommsat and @marybaum for peer reviewing!


5-eight in two weeks
So take a look at your plugins and themes
Replace your readme


Cogknockers is a San Francisco WordPress Development Agency with 20+ Years Experience.  WordPress Design is at the core of our services.

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