WordPress 5.8 Launch Candidate 3 – San Francisco

The third launch candidate for WordPress 5.8 is now obtainable!

WordPress 5.8 is slated for launch on July 20, 2021, and we want your assist to get there—you probably have not tried 5.8 but, now’s the time!

You possibly can check the WordPress 5.8 launch candidate 3 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-RC3

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

Plugin and Theme Builders

Please check your plugins and themes towards WordPress 5.8 and replace the Examined as much as model within the readme file to five.8. For those who discover compatibility issues, please you should definitely put up to the support forums so we will work to unravel them in time for the ultimate launch.

For a extra detailed breakdown of the adjustments included in WordPress 5.8, take a look at 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 comfy with the foremost adjustments.

Methods to Assist

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

For those who assume you may have discovered a bug, you’ll be able to put up to the Alpha/Beta area within the help boards. We might love to listen to from you! In case you are comfy writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, the place you may also discover a list of known bugs.

Props to @cbringmann, @chanthaboune, and @marybaum for peer-reviewing!


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