The development process for major updates to the Beaver Builder plugin and theme includes an alpha release, beta release, and the final stable release. If you are interested in trying out the new features for the next release and want to test and provide feedback, we encourage you to try out alpha and beta releases.
We strongly recommend that you do not install alpha and beta releases on live sites. Use them in a test environment so you can try out the new features, see what breaks without worrying about the consequences, and give us feedback.
Both the alpha and beta releases may contain multiple minor updates (for example, 1.0-alpha.3 and 1.9-alpha.4) until we are comfortable moving forward to the next stage in the release cycle.
Before you decide to test out an alpha or beta release, please read the following sections so you know what to expect.