WordPress 3.4 Beta 4 Released

May 3rd, 2012
WordPress, WordPress News

WordPress 3.4 Beta 4 has been released, with quite possibly the most brief, and yet most simply descriptive, release announcement yet. I’ll take the liberty of forever preserving it below in all its glory:

Less bugs, more polish, the same beta disclaimers. Download, test, report bugs. Thanks much. /ryan #thewholebrevitything

So, let’s break that down just a bit in case you’re not yet familiar with what’s going on. First, WordPress 3.4 Beta 4 has less bugs and is a bit snappier and cleaner than the previous beta releases, but the same disclaimers are still valid. This is not yet meant for live sites, but please do take a few swings at it on a test installation, especially if you are a plugin or theme developer. If you find any bugs, please report them, and contact the support forums if you need any help.




  1. gestroud says:


    Does Weblog Tools Collection use the Conditional Captcha plugin? It’s cut down spam considerably on all of my sites. Some still gets through, but it’s been a big help.

    • James (184 comments.) says:

      I’m against captcha myself. They’re a travesty to accessibility, and many common forms of captcha have already been broken by most bots via OCR software, no matter how crazy the captcha appears.

      Conditional Captcha looks nice, as it’s only applied to those who are caught by Akismet, but we have only had one false-positive since I’ve been here, and our problem is actually the commenters who get past Akismet. There is unfortunately a very high level of human spam here.

  2. Alex (1 comments.) says:

    How can I instal this beta release?

  3. Michael (1 comments.) says:

    To Alex: when i login as administrator it’s always ask me about update WordPress software. So you can click on the message and follow step by step.

    • gestroud says:

      You won’t be able to get Beta releases that way, though — unless you have a Beta already installed and there’s an upgrade available for it. The average user is only able to download stable versions in your Admin area. :-(

  4. Mani (1 comments.) says:

    Eagerly waiting for the stable version of WordPress 3.4 version :)

  5. Arie Putranto™ (@AriePutranto) (1 comments.) says:

    Downloaded and installed on my development environment while I’m developing my theme. It’s nice to see that my theme works well on that beta version. :D

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