For developers and testers: WordPress 3.1 Beta 1 now available

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Beta 1 of the WordPress 3.1 release has been made available for testing. Remember, betas like this one are not meant to be run on public sites, but only for testing to determine what new bugs need to be squashed. Certain themes and plugins may not be compatible quite yet (reports are that BuddyPress is not yet compatible with 3.1, for instance) so it’s not reliable for anything but testing at the moment.

Jane Wells announced the news on the WordPress.org blog just minutes ago, and warned on the proper use of the beta:

As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it on your normal live site — set up a test site just to play with the new version. If you break it (find a bug), report it, and if you’re a developer, try to help us fix it. (Especially you U.S. types who are taking a long weekend for Thanksgiving! :) )

Many of the new features coming to version 3.1 are listed as well, and might entice those not interested in beta testing to simply play around with the new stuff (links go to the related tickets on trac):

We’ll of course go into more detail on the new features, and how to best take advantage of them, when 3.1 is finalized and released to the public. In the meantime, track down any issues you find with the beta and report them so they can be squashed.

So what are you waiting for? Set up a local install of WordPress, and go play with WordPress 3.1! After the turkey, that is…

2 thoughts on “For developers and testers: WordPress 3.1 Beta 1 now available

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