WordPress 4.3 Release Candidate
Just a week ago I wrote about WordPress 4.3 beta 4 and here we are – after more than 100 changes, there is first Release Candidate version available. Stable version of the WordPress 4.3 is planned on 18th August. Hope they will do that! Test your plugins and themes and have fun!
What PHP version do you use?
WordPress PHP requirement is easy. PHP 5.2.x is the minimal version, maybe because it supports JSON natively, however WordPress team recommend PHP 5.4. You must know, that PHP 5.3 is obsolete and it is no longer supported. It was alive since 30th June 2009 (sic!) to 14th August 2015. What brings PHP 5.3 so useful? Namespaces. Of course there are a lot more. But for our WordPress adventures, we do need namespaces. Because it is the way to omit any name conflict. So, I can recommend you at least PHP 5.5 (it started on 20th June 2013!) and my themes / plugins requires PHP 5.3 at least (because it uses…
Security and Maintenance Release
Sites that support automatic updates should be already updated, however if not, please update your WordPress to 4.2.3. Of course, we just can’t wait to see 4.3, however 4.2.2 is affected by a cross-site scripting vulnerability so 4.2.3 is a must.
WordPress 4.3 Beta 3 is available
Yesterday WordPress team announced WordPress 4.3 beta 3 version available. There are more than 140 changes in the last week, a lot of bug fixes and some new things – like Site Icon. It looks good and I just can’t wait to get 4.3 stable.
WordPress 4.3 Beta 2
Since yesterday, there is a new beta (2) of WordPress 4.3 available. It looks really great, I use nightly build on my local server to test the newest with my plugins and themes. Of course it is not recommended to run it live, however it is really great!