WordPress 5.6: What’s Ahead

With a target release date of December 8, 2020, WordPress 5.6 is slated to be the final major release of 2020.

While WordPress 5.6 won’t be here until December, users won’t have to wait that long to get their hands on the newest version of the world’s most popular CMS.

Users will be able to test out WordPress 5.6 when the beta version is released on October 20, 2020.

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Below are the other notable dates prior to the December 8 major release:

  • October 27: Beta 2 release
  • November 2: Beta 3 release
  • November 10: Beta 4 release
  • November 17: Release candidate 1
  • December 1: Release candidate 2
  • December 7: WordPress 5.6 dry run

The full WordPress 5.6 development cycle and release schedule can be viewed here.

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