WordPress 4.4 is scheduled to be released on December 8th of this year but before it will be released to the public, the dev team has to make sure that everything works fine and all the bugs have been squashed. The dev team does most of the work but the WordPress community play an important role in making sure that final versions get released on time and ready for public consumption.
WorPress 4.4 Beta 2 was released yesterday and if you want to test/try it out for personal use or plugin & theme development, make sure that you install and run it on a sandbox, not on a live production site.
If you haven’t followed the development of WordPress 4.4, here are some of the new features and changes:
<title>output – wp_title() is now deprecated; WordPress can handle the rendering of the document title automatically.
One of the interesting changes will be the deprecation of the wp_title function. I’m not a theme developer and I haven’t read thoroughly about it so I’m not sure what or if this change will have any implications on current themes and plugins.
Again, a friendly reminder that this release – WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 is in development and is supposed to be installed on a test site/installation. For those who are testing this version, please report any bugs to the Alpha/Beta area in the official WordPress support forums.
Anyone testing out this beta version? What are the new feature/s you like that are coming with WordPress 4.4? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.