4.0 Release Candidate is now available for testing

We’ve been hard at work on getting The Events Calendar 4.0 in your hands. A lot of progress has been made—so much, that we’re happy to announce that a release candidate is now available!

(What, you didn’t know about 4.0? Here’s a preview.)

You’re in for a real treat. We’ve packed in a slew of new features we are really proud of and can’t wait to show you. We’re making this release candidate available now for the sake of testing and getting a feel for what’s fresh in 4.0 and prepare for any possible impact it may have on your site. The Events Calendar is super extendable and we know many of you have customized the plugin, so this early access will help you and your team test things out in a safe environment before pushing everything to production. Safety first!

The release candidate is available to all premium license holders. And, yes, this includes release candidates for all of our premium plugins as well. In fact, you can snag them all by logging into this site and heading to My Account → Downloads. The downloaded ZIP files can be uploaded to your site like any other plugin and tested from there.

Please enjoy the sneak peak responsibly! In other words, we would suggest installing the updates in a test environment and only after you’ve throughly backed up your site as you would with any other WordPress update.