WP 6.2.2 β€’ WP Playground β€’ Client-side Filtering β€’ Future WordCamp Brainstorms β€’ Plugin Review Update
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WP 6.2.2 β€’ WP Playground β€’ Client-side Filtering β€’ Future WordCamp Brainstorms β€’ Plugin Review Update

WordPress 6.2.2 is available now for update. This reintroduces shortcodes in Block Theme Templates in a more secure way.

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.

WP 6.2.1 β€’ PHP8 Compatibility β€’ Translation Playground β€’ Contributor Mentorship Program
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WP 6.2.1 β€’ PHP8 Compatibility β€’ Translation Playground β€’ Contributor Mentorship Program

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.

WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund
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WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund

WordPress 6.2.1 RC1 is now available for testing, and planning is underway for the 6.3 AND 6.4 release squad members. Head over to the Core team website for more information.

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

Blogs to Blocks β€’ Core + AI β€’ LCP Image Performance β€’ Testing FSE Front Page
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Blogs to Blocks β€’ Core + AI β€’ LCP Image Performance β€’ Testing FSE Front Page

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 addingΒ 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.

WP Feature Notifications β€’ Prioritizing Performance Benefits β€’ DevBlog updates
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WP Feature Notifications β€’ Prioritizing Performance Benefits β€’ DevBlog updates

Tired of the overwhelm of WordPress notifications? Join the WP Feature Notifications effort to streamline the alerts.

What performance gains have happened in WordPress 6.2?

From the Developer Blog: How webpack and WordPress packages interact.

WordPress Book β€’ Women & Nonbinary Release β€’ WP6.3 β€’ More Effective Contributor Days

The second installment of the WordPress project book is now available. Be sure to read Building Blocks.

WordPress 6.3 is beginning planning and calling for volunteers. Women and Non-binary folks are encouraged to ride-along on 6.3 in preparation for the 6.4 release squads form.

How can we improve contributing effectively during Contributor Days?

WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022
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WordPress Tech Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

Big Changes in WP_Query and the Nav Block β€’ Accessibility-Ready Themes β€’ Design Systems and Agency-Client Co-Creation β€’ W3.CSS β€’ WP Plugin Compare β€’ Is Self-Hosted Email Impossible? β€’ Cool Tool: WordPress WebAssembly β€’ Also: Remix Icons, PDFgrep, The only 58 bytes of CSS you need to go to parties, plus an amazing Block Editor trick.

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