WordPress 6.4 Release Candidate 3

By admin
The

third
ORDINAL

release candidate (RC3) for

WordPress 6.4
ORG

is ready to download!

This version of the

WordPress
ORG

software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of

WordPress
ORG

on production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it’s recommended that you evaluate RC3 on a test server and site.


WordPress 6.4
ORG

is slated for release on

November 7, 2023
DATE



less than a week
DATE

away. If you haven’t tried it, now is the time.

You can test

WordPress 6.4 RC3
PRODUCT

in

three
CARDINAL

ways:

Plugin: Install and activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin on a

WordPress
ORG

install (select the “Bleeding edge” channel and “Beta/RC Only” stream). Direct download: Download the RC3 version (zip) and install it on a

WordPress
ORG

site. Command line: Use the following

WP
ORG

-CLI command:

wp core update –version=6.4-RC3

Read the RC1 announcement for featured highlights, and check the Make WordPress Core blog for

6.4
CARDINAL

-related posts. If you are looking for detailed technical notes on new features and improvements, the WordPress 6.4 Field Guide is for you.

The

WordPress
ORG

6.4 release is brought to you by an underrepresented gender release squad to welcome the participation and partnership of those who identify as gender-underrepresented in the

WordPress
ORG

open source project.

What’s in

WordPress 6.4 RC3
ORG

?

Thanks to everyone who has tested the beta and

RC
ORG

releases. Since RC2 was released on

October 24
DATE

, there have been

more than 25
CARDINAL

issues resolved. You can browse the technical details for all recent updates using these links:

PHP compatibility update

It’s recommended to use

PHP
ORG


8.1
CARDINAL

or

8.2
CARDINAL

with the upcoming

6.4
CARDINAL

release. Refer to

WordPress
ORG

6.4’s

PHP
ORG

compatibility post for more details.

Contributing to

6.4
CARDINAL


WordPress
ORG

is open source software made possible by a community of people collaborating on and contributing to its development. The resources below outline various ways you can help, regardless of your technical expertise.

Get involved in testing

Your feedback and help in testing are vital to developing the

WordPress
ORG

software and ensuring its quality. It’s also a meaningful way for anyone to contribute. Check out this guide for instructions on testing

WordPress 6.4
PRODUCT

features.

The core

Query
ORG

block requires more testing and feedback to ensure the latest changes to prevent full page reloads work smoothly. Please note that this setting was called “Enhanced pagination” but has recently been renamed, and it’s now referred to as “Force page reload” instead.

If you encounter an issue, please report it to the

Alpha
FAC

/Beta area of the support forums or directly to

WordPress Trac
ORG

if you are comfortable writing a reproducible bug report. You can also check your issue against a list of known bugs.

Curious about testing releases in general? Follow along with the testing initiatives in

Make Core
ORG

and join the

#
MONEY

core-test channel on

Making WordPress Slack
ORG

.

Search for vulnerabilities

During the release candidate phase of

WordPress 6.4
ORG

, the monetary reward for reporting new, unreleased security vulnerabilities is doubled. Please follow responsible disclosure practices as detailed in the project’s security practices and policies outlined on the

HackerOne
ORG

page and in the security white paper.

Update your theme or plugin

Do you build themes and plugins? Your products play an integral role in extending the functionality and value of

WordPress
ORG

for users worldwide.

Hopefully, you have already tested your themes and plugins with

WordPress
ORG

6.4 betas. With RC3, you will want to continue your testing and update the “Tested up to” version in your plugin’s readme file to

6.4
CARDINAL

.

Please post detailed information to the support forums if you find compatibility issues.

Documentation

Help the Docs team put the finishing touches on end-user documentation in time for the

6.4
CARDINAL

release. Find out what’s needed and how you can help in this post.

Help translate WordPress

Do you speak a language other than

English
LANGUAGE

? ¿Español?

Français
PERSON

?

Português
NORP

? Русский? 日本? Help translate

WordPress
ORG

into

more than 100
CARDINAL

languages.

A RC3 haiku


One more week
DATE

of prep


One more week
DATE

to test the code


One
CARDINAL

more week til launch

Thank you to the following contributors for collaborating on this post: @meher, @rmartinezduque, @sereedmedia,

@jorbin
ORG

,

@luisherranz
ORG

,

@marybaum
ORG

.

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