February 24, 2023 — WordPress 6.2 is scheduled to be released on March 28, 2023, with the first Release Candidate (RC) to be available to test on March 7, 2023.
Testing an upcoming release is a great way to make sure your themes and plugins will work with the newest release, while also making sure you keep up to date with upcoming features.
In this session, you’ll learn how to use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to test a new WordPress release, and where to find information to test the new features. We’ll also cover how to log an issue in the WordPress release ticketing system, should you come across a bug.
November 22, 2015 — This talk encompasses the idea that each of us can be empowered to use and improve WordPress through beta testing of upcoming releases. The 4.4 release is set to hit Beta 1 just three days before WCPDX, which makes this talk a unique opportunity to educate WordCampers on the value of beta testing, and even to interactively participate in testing the next version of WordPress during the talk. I’ll cover my personal journey and lessons learned in dogfooding WordPress for a living, as well as ways anyone (yes, anyone) can get started testing with little to no barrier to entry.