The second release candidate of the upcoming WordPress 3.1 has released and is now available for download.A few changes have been made since the first Release Candidate.WordPress 3.1 RC2 comes with several bug fixes and small updates, but no big new feature or changes.
“The second release candidate for WordPress 3.1 is now available,” WordPress developer Andrew Nacin announced.
“Beta 1 came on Thanksgiving, RC1 on Christmas, and RC2 on New Year’s Day. We won’t be waiting for another holiday for the final release, though, so if you haven’t tested WordPress 3.1 yet, now is the time!,” he recounted.
Select changes since RC1:
?The security fixes included in WordPress 3.0.4
?Fix issues related to handling a static front page
?Fixes and enhancements for the pagination buttons
?Fix searching for partial usernames
?Properly reactivate plugins after editing them
?Always show the current author in the author dropdown when editing a post
?Fixes for attachment taxonomies
?Fix node removal for the admin bar
?Fix the custom post type show_in_menu argument
?Various fixes for right-to-left languages
?and a few dozen more changes
If you are testing the release candidate and think you’ve found a bug, there are a few ways to let us know:
?Post it to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums
?Report it to the wp-testers mailing list
?Join the development IRC channel and tell us live at irc.freenode.net #wordpress-dev
?File a bug ticket on the WordPress Trac
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).
While WordPress 3.1 RC2 should be very close to the final build now, there may be lingering bugs so it’s still only intended for testing purposes. If you decide to check out what’s new, you can report any bugs you may find via several channels WordPress provides.
WordPress 3.1 RC2 is available for download here.