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The WordPress team has announced that they have started planning for WordPress 6.1, which is currently scheduled to be released on October 25. Matias Ventura also released a roadmap last month for what is to come.
A proposed schedule and call for contributors were announced last week. Héctor Prieto writes that it will be the 3rd major release of 2022 and will include Gutenberg 14.1, the 11th release.
Matt Mullenweg is listed as Release Lead, however, there are positions that are still open. As of today, the following roles have not yet been announced:
- Release Coordinator
- Core Tech Lead
- Editor Tech Lead
- Core Triage Lead
- Editor Triage Lead
- Documentation Lead
- Marketing & Communications Lead
- Test Lead
- Design Lead
If you are interested in becoming one of the members of the release team, WordPress core has a very detailed write-up on what the release team is, the positions, and how you can join here.
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In addition, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy discussed in an episode of WP Briefing the changes that are coming in 6.1 and how you can get involved in this major release update if you haven’t already! She also stresses that you do not have to know how to code to help! WordPress needs help with design, training, support, and translations as well! You can listen and read the transcript here.
She also talks about how it has only been a month since the last release, and the gears are already in motion for the next.
Are you ready to see what WordPress does next? Well, you won’t have to wait long!