The third and final release candidate of WordPress 3.3 is here. AND … now we know that hopefully next week the real WordPress 3.3 will be here.

The release note hints that everything is ready. This version RC3 WordPress 3.3 has a few last minute bug fixes and tidy up.

If you haven’t started testing WordPress 3.3, then now is the time to check plugins, themes and familiarise yourself.


WordPress 3.3 what you can expect

WordPress 3.3 has already had 4 beta releases and 3 release candidates. From experience, this is just bug checking, tidy up and fixing last minute security things.

Should I update to this Release Candidate?

As this is ’not the real thing’ you shouldn’t use this on any live site - but it does mean it’s pretty stable and useful.

To install the release candidate you need the  WordPress beta updates plugin and then just go to your updates sections.

Before you update any live site - backup

Making a backup in WordPress is very easy to do, but you should always follow a simple process like this:

  1. Make sure you have a current WordPress database
  2. Enable your  Maintenance mode page.
  3. Run Backup plugin / script
  4. Disable any / all plugins
  5. Run the update
  6. Update any plugins that also got updated
  7. Enable all plugins that you need
  8. Check for any bugs or other issues
  9. Disable your Maintenance Mode.

Having Problems with this update? then read  3 steps to recover from WordPress website killers

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