A brief look into WordPress’s 6.0 Beta 2:
According to the WordPress team, the first version of WordPress 6.0 is available to test. It is recommended that one should not test Beta version 2 on a production or mission critical website. It is highly recommended to test Beta 2 on a test server and site. The deadline for the final release is scheduled for the 24th of May 2022.
WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 will introduce a new style switcher, an update to the block editor as well as a few bug fixing that can improve one’s experience.
If you are a bit puzzled about the information presented above, we’ll help clear a few things that will be mentioned in the blog.
How to test WordPress 6.0 Beta 2:
It is best to test it in a development environment conducive for testing such as a staging website of your existing one or a directory that is separate from your live website.
The reasoning as to why testing should be done in a separate environment is due to the fact that the version might have bugs or compatibility issues with your plugins or themes that’s installed on your website.
Once you have a staging site or some form of prototype of your website, you can begin installing WordPress 6.0 Beta version 2 using any one of these methods:
– In order to get started, download the WordPress Beta Tester Plugin and activate it. The next step is to go to your tools and select Beta Testing. Select the Bleeding Edge channel and Beta/RC Only stream. Save the changes and go to your Dashboard. Select ‘updates’ in order to install the beta version.
– You can download and install WordPress’s 6.0 Beta version as a zip file and perform the task manually. In order to avoid unwanted setbacks or potential damage to be done to your live website, you can install the beta version on a local computer or separate directory in the public html folder.
– The final method to installing WordPress’s 6.0 Beta version is to use the WordPress command-line interface. If you have SSH access and WP-CLI installed, use the
wp core update –version=6.0-beta1
command on the command line.
How one can help by reporting any bugs/defects:
Working with customer feedback creates valuable information when it comes to improvement and testing.
Your feedback and testing acts as a great contribution towards WordPress’s latest developments. If you’re new to testing, check out this guide that will give you step by step instructions on how to contribute towards future developments.
If you have ran into any issue, please report it to the Alpha/Beta forum area.