In the dynamic realm of WordPress, planning for the future is more than just a routine task; it’s an art form. The recent discussions in our core chat, which transpired on October 25th and November 1st, have given birth to a proposed roadmap for the major WordPress releases in 2024. These dates are not etched in stone but have been carefully crafted, taking into account major holidays and significant events within the WordPress community.
WordPress 6.5 – A Journey of Exciting Developments
- Beta 1 Release Date: February 13
- Final Release Date: March 26
- WordCamp Asia: March 7-9
WordPress 6.6 – A Symphony of Maintenance and Polish
- Beta 1 Release Date: June 4
- Final Release Date: July 16
- WordCamp Europe: June 13-15
The next major milestone on our journey is WordPress 6.6. The beta version will bask in the spotlight on June 4, while the final release is eagerly awaited on July 16. It’s worth noting that this release coincides with WordCamp Europe, taking place from June 13 to 15. However, the essence of 6.6 lies in its dedicated focus on maintenance and the general refinement of the software. This strategic emphasis fulfills the community’s longstanding desire for the continuous improvement of the platform.
WordPress 6.7 – Pioneering Collaborative Features
- Beta 1 Release Date: September 24
- Final Release Date: November 5
- WordCamp US: Dates Pending
The grand finale of the year, WordPress 6.7, will usher in cutting-edge collaborative features. The beta version is poised for a grand unveiling on September 24, with the final release slated for November 5. While the specific dates for WordCamp US are yet to be determined, the WordPress community eagerly anticipates the exciting innovations this release will bring.
Phase 3: A Year of Transformation
As 2024 unfolds, we find ourselves at the cusp of a substantial workload for Phase 3. It’s evident that WordPress 6.5 and 6.7 will be harnessed to focus on these collaborative features. The WordPress team is unwavering in its dedication to ensuring the success of this phase, and we highly value your insights and thoughts on the timing and focus of these releases.
The WordPress community is abuzz with anticipation for the major releases in 2024. Your active involvement can be the catalyst for making these releases an astounding success. Mark your calendars and get ready to be part of a transformative journey!