Last Updated: 11th May 2017
WPTavern: VersionPress 4.0 Tentatively Scheduled to Ship in September
Nealy a year ago, VersionPress 3.0 was released. This version added new search capabilities, bulk undo, and a number of bug fixes. It was the first release since it became a free, open source project.
In a post on the projectâs development blog, Borek Bernard, co-founder of VersionPress,Â describes what the team is focusing on for 4.0Â which includes a tentative release schedule.
VersionPress 4.0 beta is planned to shipÂ in June with 4.0-final scheduledÂ to ship in September. In addition, the team will be labeling the project as a Developer Preview to better indicate its production-readiness.
âWith every major release, you rightfully ask about the status of the project when it comes to production-readiness,â Bernard said. âThe answer is âyour mileage may varyâ but we feel we should better indicate that itâs only really intended for developers, currently. Therefore, weâll be adding the âDeveloper Previewâ label for the project as a whole.â
VersionPress 4.0 beta 1 willÂ support Jetpack and WooCommerce viaÂ plugin definitions.Â Updates to internal data structures, compatibility fixes with WordPress 4.7, and other improvements are also slated to be in 4.0.
Bernard also provides an outline of what to expect from the project in the near future.Â The team hopes to release Version 5.0 later this year or early next year with definitions for the most popular plugins. It will also be the first version rolled out on the projectâs upcoming platform. Version 6.0 is expected a year after that.