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:
- 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.
- Download the beta version here (zip).
- 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:
wp core update --version=5.9-RC3
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.