Sneak-Peek the new version of WordPress!

Hi! I’m so excited you’re joining us for a WordPress Sneak-Peek or testing session!

You will need…

  1. To download a local WordPress environment
  2. To install the WordPress Beta Tester Plugin
  3. To UPDATE to the new WordPress release candidate.


Directions for a local test WordPress website:

To download and set up a new, local installation of WordPress.

1. Download: You can use XAMPP, MAMP, or Local — we will be using Local by Flywheel.

2. Add a new WordPress installation:

3. Click the following:

  • Create a new site
  • Name it something, such as “My Test Blog”
  • Select “Preferred”
  • Give it a username and a password you’ll remember ASAP.
  • Click “Add Site”.
  • Wait a few moments.
  • Turn ON the option for “One Click Admin”:
  • Click the WP Admin Button

Congratulations! You now have a free test site!

2. Install the plugin, Beta Tester.

  • Go to Plugins > Add New
  • Search for “WordPress Beta Tester”
  • Install and Activate the beta tester.
  • Go to Tools and select Beta Testing
  • Select “Bleeding Edge”, then select “Release Candidates Only”.
  • Make sure to SAVE CHANGES. šŸ™‚

3. Update to the 6.2 version of WordPress!

  • Go to Dashboard > Updates
  • Update to the latest version of WordPress:

You’re DONE! Now you can explore with us! We’re excited to see what you find with us as we go. Cheers!

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