WordPress 3.1 RC1

WordPress 3.1 RC1 has been released.

An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. That means we think we’re done. We currently have no known issues or bugs to squash. But with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible we’ve missed something. So if you haven’t tested WordPress 3.1 yet, now is the time! Please though, not on your live site unless you’re extra adventurous.

Things to keep in mind:

  • With nearly 700 tickets closed, there are tons of changes. Plugin and theme authors, please test your plugins and themes now, so that if there is a compatibility issue, we can figure it out before the final release.
  • Users are also encouraged to test things out. If you find problems, let your plugin/theme authors know so they can figure out the cause.
  • If any known issues crop up, you’ll be able to find them here.

If you are testing the release candidate and think you’ve found a bug, there are a few ways to let us know:

To test WordPress 3.1, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip).

We released WordPress 3.1 Beta 1 on Thanksgiving, so it’s only fitting that the release candidate comes as a Christmas present. Happy holidays and happy testing!

If you’d like to know which levers to pull in your testing, check out a list of features in our Beta 1 post.

Download: WordPress 3.1 RC1

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3 thoughts on “WordPress 3.1 RC1”

  1. Any ideas how to stop that auto drafts and revisions.

    Almost everywhere it says put the 2 lines in wp-config.php and I had already done that. Yet it keeps on coming in my DB.

    Might have to dig a bit deeper.

  2. Thanks for your answer.

    Have double checked it just now.

    Also trying to disable the plugins and see what comes up.

    Thanks a lot again for your other blog post which is specifically on this issue.

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