Do you run or attend WordPress events and notice only one type of person is attending? What can you do to be a good ally to foster, promote, and support diversity and an inclusive space? Sign up now for the July 20th WPDiversity workshop.
Stop by the Plugin team to wish Mika a happy retirement as she hands over the work to the 6 new Plugin Review teammembers.
Applications to be mentored as a contributor in the inaugural Mentorship Program have now closed. The team is selecting both mentors and mentees at this time and will kick off the first cohort on July 12.
Sustainability Team • Supporting Organizations • Commercial & Community Themes & Plugins • Pattern Curation
The main objective of the team is to embed sustainable practices into the WordPress community and its processes. We focus on ensuring longevity; socially, economically, and environmentally.
Several organizations exist to support the work of WordPress, such as The WP Community Collective and HeroPress. Matt is proposing a way of displaying such supporting organizations.
Filters arrive for Themes and Plugins around what are Commercial efforts and what are Community efforts, while the Patterns Directory ponders using filters for displaying all patterns associated with a theme.
WP-CLI has released 2 updates. Get a look at what new features are available.
See the dev blog for more ways to use the block inspector.
WordPress 6.3 is underway. Core has shared the planning roundup, and the Design team is starting to prepare now.
Support forums recently discussed considerations on using AI to respond to forum issues. Human intervention is still necessary for the foreseeable future.
Training team surveyed attendees at the last 3 flagship WordCamps and any additional respondents. The data is in with feedback on the content and site functionality of Learn.WordPress.org.
WP 6.2.2 • WP Playground • Client-side Filtering • Future WordCamp Brainstorms • Plugin Review Update
Rich Tabor and WordPress Playground innovator Adam Zielinski discuss the capabilities and promise of WP Playground.
What do you want to see for future WordCamps? Share your ideas on the post.
Do you want to disable border settings for everyone but Administrators, and only for posts? See the Dev Blog.
What's the fate of the plugin review team with the primary maintainer soon to retire? It appears to have a bright future with additional contributors and tooling.
Is WordPress, and the plugin and theme ecosystem around it, ready for PHP 8? Earlier versions of PHP, such as 7.4, are now considered End of Life, and hosts are eager to deploy supported versions. But first, Core compatibility needs additional testing to come out of beta compatibility.
Translating WordPress just got a little bit easier for contributors with the WP Translation Playground.
A Community team working group announces a pilot proposal for a Contributor Mentorship Program, helping all contributors onboard.
Each year the WordPress community has an opportunity to participate in the annual survey. The results from 2022 are now available.
Contributors that are a self-identifying female, have a financial need and have never attended WordCamp US are encouraged to apply by June 12, 2023, 11:00 pm Eastern time
The Core Team is considering how to include extendible technology to integrate AI. Additionally, there is a proposal needing your feedback around improving image performance. Felix Arntz notes that adding
fetchpriority=”high” to the LCP image typically improves LCP performance by 5-10%.
The latest call for testing from the Test team includes an exercise using the new Grid view, as well as creating pages from patters.