Support » Plugin: WordPress Beta Tester » Confused by the reported version number

  • Resolved Carl Gross


    Hello. I maintain a plugin in the WordPress plugin repo. I would like to test my plugin with the upcoming release of WordPress version 5.3. This page indicates that the latest release candidate is WordPress 5.3 RC2, and suggests using your plugin to test out this version. I’ve installed your plugin, and changed WP Beta Tester–>Core Settings to ‘Bleeding edge nightlies.’ But the plugin still indicates:

    Currently your site is set to update to version 5.2.5-alpha.

    screenshot. This is indicating that if I use your plugin, it will update my site to WordPress version 5.2.5-alpha–is that correct? If so, is that the same as WordPress version 5.3 RC2? I don’t see 5.2.5-alpha in this list.


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  • Plugin Author Andy Fragen


    Currently, Bleeding edge nightlies will update to the latest trunk version, 5.3-RC2-xxxx. Point release will update to the latest, 5.2.5-alpha. There might be some issue with Bleeding edge nightlies updating to 5.4-alpha as 5.3 has been branched off trunk after the RC2 so that trunk will be 5.4 in time for WCUS contributor day.

    Some of this depends upon the starting point of your installation, but Bleeding edge nighties should currently install 5.3-RC2-xxx.

    OK thanks for that. I just logged in to my site again, checked your plugin settings again, confirmed ‘Bleeding edge nightlies’ was selected, and now see that the displayed version number is set to 5.3-RC2-46584 (screenshot). So I’m not sure why that didn’t update before. Maybe it was user error on my part 🙂

    Anyway, thanks for the reply. We can consider this resolved.

    Plugin Author Andy Fragen


    @carlgross let me try again. That version number pulls from the results of the core-version API call. Sometimes that API call needs to be refreshed and the proper data retrieved. Just a glitch in the matrix. 🙂

    OK no worries. Thanks for the assistance.

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