WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 Released and Ready for Testing – WP Tavern

WordPress 6.1 beta 1 was released today, and testing has begun with the final release expected in just below six weeks on November 1.

Versions 13.1 – 14.1 of the Gutenberg plugin can be rolled into core for six.1. This includes features like improved block placeholders, more design tools for blocks, fluid typography, improvements to editor preferences and recent modal interfaces, the usage of block-based template parts in classic themes, locking settings for inner blocks, and more.

If you’ve got the Gutenberg plugin installed, you then have already got access to a lot of these features and could have been a part of the testing process if you’ve got reported bugs.

The majority of the improvements in 6.1 are for the editor (700+ enhancements and bug fixes), but the remainder of the core components even have 250 tickets that can make it into the following release. These include improvements to construct/test tools, recent error logging and hooks for wp-cron.php, recent oEmbed support for Google Data Studio and Pocket Casts, REST API debug mode, recent introduction on Permalinks Setting screen, various Site Health improvements and more.

WordPress 6.1 can also be set to introduce the highly anticipated recent default theme, Twenty Twenty-Three, with 10 style variations contributed from WordPress’ community of designers.

The best option to report bugs is to post within the Alpha/Beta area within the support forums. More experienced testers should search through known bugs and open a ticket on WordPress Trac. Take a look at the Beta 1 release post for a full rundown of the highlights coming in 6.1.

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