It's time to update your WordPress websites now. This week's release breaks shortcodes used in Block Themes on Templates, but is related to a security issue.
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.
WooCommerce 7.7 If you're running an online store using WooCommerce, you'll be excited to hear about the recent 7.7 release! This latest update focuses on improving performance, security, and user experience. Among the key features in version 7.7 is the…
New Community Theme Launched WordPress Themes Team released a new block theme, Stacks, designed to build slide decks. Stacks was designed and constructed by Saxon Fletcher with help from Ben Dwyer. After customizing the theme, users can create slides on…
The WordPress Marketing Team is hosting a Blogs to Blocks celebration and invites you to get involved by creating and responding to daily prompts around blogging, design, development, photos, community, and more ways to contribute.
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.
Sign up soon to mentor and be a part of the upcoming women and nonbinary release squad. Join the Test team in building a block theme. WP-CLI 2.8.0 is coming soon with PHP 8.2 compatibility. Get the latest updates on the WordPress.org redesign.
Matt shares why WordPress releases are named after jazz musicians. The FSE block theme explores functionality gaps and gathers feedback on the Site Editor experience. WordPress 6.2 improves load times and server-side performance for block and classic themes. The Interactivity API proposal standardizes frontend interactivity for Gutenberg blocks.
We're just one week away from WordPress 6.2. Have you tested it and read the field guide yet? If you write code for a plugin that is in the WordPress Plugins Repo, you'll want to ensure the code is GPL compatible.
Discover WordPress 6.2's new features, accessibility enhancements, and developer updates. Contribute to the community by joining the Contributor Working Group. Explore new block theme template. Engage in discussions on mentorship programs. Celebrate WP20 and participate in the Wapuu Coloring Giveaway.
WordPress 6.2 Beta 5 is out now, and RC1 will ship on Thursday, March 9. We're just a few weeks away from the final release on March 28. Have you been able to start testing yet? Read the latest from the DevNotes in our WordPress 6.2 section.
A proposed learning pathway for beginning WordPress developers has been proposed. Weigh in with your feedback.
WordPress 6.2 is just a few weeks away. It's time to get testing with Beta 4. Core Performance team has announced the roadmap for this year, including Gutenberg Phase 3 work and more. Do you know the difference between static vs dynamic blocks?