WordPress 5.0 Beta 1 released for testing

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A new Beta release of WordPress 5.0 came out today. It arrived five days after its expected release on October 19. With the new 5.0 version planned for release on November 19 the WordPress Community is looking for some testers to play with the new version. Gutenberg block editor is now the default post editor. You’ll want to make sure you are using Gutenberg version 4.1 before updating your site to WordPress 5.0 beta 1. Gutenberg is now considered feature complete as of the 4.1 release. It is active on more than 580,000 installations.

How to contribute to WordPress 5.0?

There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.0 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or you can download the beta here (zip).

How to Help

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Do you speak a language other than English? Help us translate WordPress into more than 100 languages! A known issue: the block autocompleter fails for blocks whose names contain characters in non-Latin scripts. Adding blocks via the plus sign works, and this bug is fixed in the Gutenberg 4.1 plugin. ?

Found a bug?

If you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. We’d love to hear from you! If you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on WordPress Trac, where you can also find a list of known bugs.

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