Today it’s our pleasure to announce the first official public beta of ExpressionEngine 6.0. As the new owners of ExpressionEngine, we’re excited to invite you to take a peek at what we’ve been working on. Before we get to that, the following are a few important items to note.
It is beta
As such, there are a few areas that have not yet been polished to the level we would like them to be. One of the larger areas that will receive additional polishing is the responsive end of the control panel. Similarly, we recommend you wait for ExpressionEngine 6 to come out of beta before running it on production sites.
We recommend you wait for ExpressionEngine 6 to come out of beta before running it on production sites
The documentation is still a work in progress, and is not 100% complete just yet. That being said, they have been added to docs.expressionengine.com. Please note, to access the v6 docs you’ll need to use the dropdown in the top right and select v6.
To access the v6 docs you’ll need to use the dropdown in the top right and select v6.
In the upcoming betas we will also release:
New Entry Manager
If you run into something unexpected, it would be awesome if you shared that with us on Github
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to bring them up in Slack and we’ll do our best to address them!
In closing we want to highlight a few of the core teams favorite additions in EE6
Collapsible sidebar navigation – Robin Sowell
Variable modifiers on files for Image manipulations (ex. resize, crop, rotate etc.) – Yuri Salimovskiy
How extensible the Jump Menu is for add-on developers – Jace Richardson
No more max-width in control panel – Andy McCormick
Seamless ExpressionEngine 2 to 6 upgrade path – Matt Johnson
Dark Mode – Doug Black
Converting test suite and automated build process – Bryan Nielsen
Keyboard-only actions and navigation via the Jump Menu – Andy Johnson