I usually start much earlier in the beta releases; and, I usually do this at BuyNowShop.com but I decided to step up to the current “nightly build” of WordPress here today as it generally only take a few moments to upgrade from the current stable release.
It’s a very simple process:
- Open the /wp-includes/version.php file in core to edit.*
- Change line 11 to:
$wp_version = '3.1-beta';
- Go to your Administration Panel of your WordPress installation.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “stay updated” link in the bottom-right corner. (Refresh the page if the link is not there.)
That’s it, your done! Congratulations, you are now beta testing!