WordPress 5.6 Beta 3 is now available for testing!
This software is still in development, so we recommend that you run this version on a test site.
You can test the WordPress 5.6 beta in two ways:
The current target for the final release is December 8, 2020. This is just five weeks away, so your help is needed to ensure this release is tested properly.
Thank you to all of the contributors that tested the beta 2 development release and provided feedback. Testing for bugs is an important part of polishing each release and a great way to contribute to WordPress.
Since beta 2, 20 bugs have been fixed. Here is a summary of a few changes included in beta 3:
Authorizationheader is working as expected for Application Passwords (see #51638).
WordPress 5.6 has lots of refinements to the developer experience as well. To keep up, subscribe to the Make WordPress Core blog and pay special attention to the developers’ notes for updates on those and other changes that could affect your products.