Paul Biron, one of the contributors to the Beta Tester Plugin mentioned during today’s WordPress 5.9.1 RC release party:
remember, you can’t update to point-release RCs via the Beta Tester plugin until the Nightlies are built at the end of the party.Paul Biron
I should be able to test a point-release via wp-cli, though. But how do I do this with Local WP?
I right-click on the site and select
Open Site Shell. That will open your terminal window.
Once that’s open you can use the command
wp core update https://wordpress.org/wordpress-5.9.1-RC1.zip
Now you can open the site in your browser and test a few things to make sure that update works.
After participating in release parties, I was wondering how many smoke tests I should be able to contribute. I can test any update from and earlier WordPress version to the newly released one by using
- Beta-Tester Plugin,
- Core Rollback plugin and
- LocalWP -you only need to set up one site.
From Andy Fragen I learned, you can only get back to older WP core versions in Core Rollback by using PHP 5.6.x. PHP 7.x will limit you. Using a block theme will limit you to 5.9