Announcing Key Focus Areas for WordPress 6.3
Good luck WordPress enthusiasts! Proposed next plans following the successful release of WordPress 6.2 WordPress 6.3 The release is live now, with a development cycle scheduled to begin on April 25, 2023, with a general release date of August 8, 2023. The proposal outlines several key focus areas, including further improvements to Full Site Editing (FSE). , performance improvements, and accessibility enhancements.
To achieve these goals, the WordPress community actively recruits volunteers to contribute their skills to various teams. Developers, designers, testers, and content creators are highly encouraged to participate.
If you are interested in contributing to the development of WordPress 6.3, you can visit the proposal, add your comments, and apply to the team that matches your talents. This collaboration is key to making WordPress 6.3 an important and memorable release.
With WordPress 6.2 released on March 28, 2023 and WordPress 6.3 scheduled for release on August 8, 2023, this is already shaping up to be a very busy year for WordPress volunteer developers.
As reported in Make WordPress Core on April 14, 2023, the timeline for the release of WordPress 6.3 takes into account two major WordPress events coming up this year. Late August.
The developer team doesn’t want major milestones like Beta 1 and RC1 to conflict with the WordCamp crowd, so the release process from Beta 1 to the final WordPress 6.3 release is split between both. Suggested to fit in the 10 week window between WordCamps. .
Additionally, when it comes to Gutenberg release frequency, WordPress 6.3 will bring changes to the block editor to Gutenberg plugin Up to version 16.1, a total of 10 Gutenberg releases since the release of WordPress 6.2.
With our recent announcement at Make WordPress Core, we are looking for volunteers to lead our many development teams: Release Coordinator, Core Tech Lead, Editor Tech Lead, Core Triage Lead, Editor Triage Lead, Documentation Lead, Marketing & Communications Lead, Testing, and more. Announced. Lead, design lead, performance lead.
At this point WordPress 6.3 is still in its infancy in the eyes of volunteer developers, but the WordPress community is already contemplating the release of WordPress 6.4 and a return to a historic point in WordPress history.
The development of version 6.4 will be led entirely by a team of women and non-binary creators, reminiscent of “Simone” from the WordPress 5.6 release. Release teams are open to anyone, whether female, non-binary, or of any gender, but of course, in keeping with the communal ethos of WordPress, everyone is welcome, regardless of how they identify themselves. Contributions are also welcome.
stay tuned for details
WordPress 6.3 plans set the stage for an exciting development cycle that includes major focus areas such as site-wide editing, performance improvements, and accessibility enhancements. The WordPress community is looking for volunteers to contribute to this long-awaited release. Stay tuned for updates and news about the ongoing development of the platform.