After hundreds of hours of intense work by dozens of volunteers, we’re extremely excited to announce the first alpha release of ClassicPress, codenamed Sunrise. This launch has been a work of sheer dedication, a sprinkling of love, a dash of frustration and a large helping of teamwork, collaboration and enjoyment.

We need your help to test what we’ve built!

There are two specific parts to the alpha launch that need to be tested:

Found an issue?

If you find any bugs or issues, please create an issue on the relevant Github repository:

You are also very welcome to join our Slack channel to chat with the teams – the channels to be aware of are #testing, #core and #migration.

Security issues

If you find any security issues, please disclose them by emailing [email protected] – please do NOT share them publicly, either on Slack or Github.

On a personal note…

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been involved in this process. Words cannot describe how thankful I am to all of you – I’m constantly humbled by the time, effort and passion that people have dedicated to ClassicPress. What started as a protest quickly turned into a movement, and that movement has grown to countless volunteers in just a few months. Without you, none of this could have been a reality. With you, we’ve got an extremely bright future and a path towards delivering a world-class product to businesses who want to have a powerful, versatile and predictable solution for their website needs.

– Scott Bowler