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WordPress All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 3: Understanding Development and Release Cycles

In This Chapter

arrow.png Delving into WordPress release cycles

arrow.png Exploring betas, release candidates, and final release versions

arrow.png Navigating WordPress release archives

arrow.png Tracking WordPress development

arrow.png Using bleeding-edge builds

If you’re planning to dip your toe into the WordPress waters (or you’ve already dived in and gotten completely wet), the WordPress platform’s development cycle is really good to know about and understand because it affects every WordPress user on a regular basis.

WordPress and its features form the foundation of your website. WordPress is a low-maintenance way to publish content on the web, and the software is free in terms of monetary cost. However, WordPress isn’t 100 percent maintenance free, and part of maintenance is ensuring that your WordPress software is up-to-date to keep your website secure and safe.

This chapter explains the development cycle for the WordPress platform and shows you how you can stay up-to-date ...

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