March 2nd, 2021
The second release candidate for WordPress 5.7 is now available!
You can test the WordPress 5.7 release candidate in two ways:
- Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edge” channel and Beta/RC Only” stream options)
- Or download the release candidate here (zip).
Thank you to all of the contributors who tested the Beta/RC releases and gave feedback. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.
Plugin and Theme Developers
Please test your plugins and themes against WordPress 5.7 and update the Tested up to version in the readme file to 5.7. If you find compatibility problems, please be sure to post to the support forums, so those can be figured out before the final release.
The WordPress 5.7 Field Guide will give you a more detailed dive into the major changes.
How to Help
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If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.
Five-seven next week
So test your plugins and themes
Update your readme