The first release candidate for WordPress 5.6 is ready for testing. Testing for bugs is a critical part of polishing every release. It is possible to test the WordPress 5.6 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “Bleeding edge” channel and Beta/RC Only” stream options) or download the release candidate here (zip).
Key features of WordPress 5.6
Continued progress on the block editor is especially clear in this release. It will bring more blocks to more places, and fewer clicks to implement your layouts.WordPress 5.6 has lots of refinements to offer a better developer experience. It is possible to reach the details, by subscribing to the Make WordPress Core blog.
WordPress also advises users to test their plugins and themes against WordPress 5.6 and update the Tested up to version in the readme file to 5.6. The WordPress 5.6 Field Guide will give users a more detailed dive into the major changes.