Web Development WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 Will Release Soon! By Elinsys, 09th Nov 2020

In the world of WordPress, there have been some significant movements forward. WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 is now available for the world to test. This software is still in development and it is recommended that WordPress enthusiasts install and test this version.

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.6 beta version:

  • You can try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin.
  • You can download the beta version directly from WordPress.

WordPress also announced that the target final release for this version is December 8, 2020. As the date approaches near, WordPress needs to ensure that this release is tested properly. Testing for bugs is an important part of polishing each release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.

Here are some of the highlights of the latest release:

Beta 2 had around 20 bugs – the beta 3 version addresses all of these and have tried to fix them.

  • Added block patterns for Twenty Twenty and Twenty Nineteen themes
  • Added theme support for navigation-widgets
  • Fixed incorrect slashes in the URL if the parent is empty for REST API.
  • Added a test to Site Health to verify that the Authorization header is working as expected for Application Passwords
  • 10 additional bugs fixed in the block editor

To see all of the features you can refer to the release detail on WordPress.

WordPress 5.6 has lots of refinements to the developer experience as well. It’s a good place to start – test the new features in Beta and you have the ability to offer feedback too.

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