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WordPress 5.9 RC3 Is Available

WordPress 5.9’s third Release Candidate (RC3) is now available!

WordPress 5.9 will be released in less than a week, on January 25, 2022.

There are three ways to test the WordPress 5.9 RC3:

  1. Select the “Bleeding edge” channel and “Beta/RC Only” stream when installing and activating the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. Check this link how to install WordPress Plugin.
  2. Download the beta version here (zip).
  3. Please use the following command sequence to upgrade from Beta 1, 2, 3, 4, RC1, or RC2 on a case-insensitive filesystem using WP-CLI:

Command One:

wp core update --version=5.9-RC3

Command Two:

wp core update --version=5.9-RC3 --force

Your assistance in testing the third Release Candidate is critical: the more testing that takes place, the more reliable the release will be, and the better the experience for users, developers, and the WordPress community as a whole will be.

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