WordPress 3.6 Just Days Away

The latest version of WordPress is expected to ship in time for WordCamp San Francisco.

Lead core developer Mark Jaquith posted at WordPress News the second release candidate for the highly anticipated upcoming version of WordPress was available for download and testing.

Jaquith said there were only a few remaining issues and the final release of WordPress 3.6 will ship “in a matter of days”.

WordCamp San Francisco
WordPress 3.6 should be out in time for this weekend’s WordCamp San Francisco.

“In RC2 we’ve tightened up some aspects of revisions, autosave and the media player and fixed some bugs that were spotted in RC1,” Jaquith said.

“Please test this release candidate as much as you can so we can deliver a smooth final release!”

WordCamp San Francisco will be held from July 26-27 with a Contributor Day on July 28.

The latest version of the blogging software/CMS will come out just in time for WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the Word address at the WordCamp.

The first release candidate was made available 10 days ago.

Jaquith has encouraged anyone who finds bugs to post to the Alpha/Beta area in the WordPress.org support forums.

Developers, please continue to test your plugins and themes, so that if there is a compatibility issue, we can figure it out before the final release. You can find our list of known issues here.

To test WordPress 3.6, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or download the release candidate (zip).

Have you tested the release candidates? What do you think of the latest version of WordPress so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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