The release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is here, whats new?

The release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available for users to test. Since the last beta (beta 4) there have been more refinements and the development team needs your feedback to squash the latest bugs before the planned release on August 16th.

To test WordPress 4.6 you can use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin. I advise you not to test beta software on a production site but to test it on a development environment.

Biggest changes in 4.6

Shiny updates

Shiny Updates UI

Updates and installation of new plugins just got better. With the Shiny Updates plugin merging with core the whole UI of updates and installation got more polished and a whole lot better. Read more about Shiny Updates.

Native fonts

In WordPress 4.6 they stopped loading of third party fonts and revert to system fonts. This increased load time, especially when working offline and means the removal of an extra dependancy

Offcourse, a lot more has been updated. To get yourself up to date read the post about Beta 1, Beta 2,Beta 3, and Beta 4. Test your plugins and themes before the big release on August 16th. Think you’ve found a bug? Please post to the Alpha/Beta support forum. If any known issues come up, you’ll be able to find them here.

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