Discover the latest from the WordPress community. From the future of WordPress & Gutenberg's next steps to intriguing discussions at the Community Summit. Plus, get a sneak peek into WordPress 6.4's development cycle. Stay updated, stay involved!
With just a few days before Community Summit, Contributor Day, and WordCamp US, many initiatives across the project are gearing up for time well-spent together.
Docs, Training, and several other teams are joining together to work on translations and localizations in a way that supports Gutenberg Phase 4 Multilingual.
The Design team is working on the new look for the admin dashboard. Meta team shares a post on the new Blocks page and seeks your feedback. They also have a post calling for working group participants to define the criteria for the Supporting Organizations page.
Concluding last week, the New Contributor Mentorship Program share the highlights and an oveview of our month together.
WordPress 6.3, Lionel, has been released. It's time to test out the details and footnotes blocks, give the WP_DEVELOPMENT_MODE a try, and check out the new Get Involved tab on the Welcome screen.
The WordPress Training team announces its first course cohort for Learn.WordPress.org. The course will cover Developing Your First WordPress Block, and offer real-time collaborative learning.
In December of 2021, Log4j vulnerability sparked governmental-level decision-making implications in the EU (Cyber Resiliency Act) and USA (SBOM). WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and Typo3 have shared concerns regarding the EU CRA.
What do WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and TYPO3 have in common? Leaders across these Content Management Systems have come together to express their concerns and seek dialogue with EU legislators regarding the proposed Cyber Resilience Act. They emphasize the vital role of Free and Open Source Software in fostering innovation, security, and economic prosperity.
We're just a few days away from August 8th's WordPress 6.3 release.
Two Gutenberg-related topics are worth consideration. First, Alex Stine shares how he sees WordPress using his screen reader. Secondly, consideration is underway to merge Gutenberg plugin releases into alpha releases.
We're under two weeks away from WordPress 6.3 release. Have you started testing?
Big changes are envisioned for the Media Library, Admin Dashboard, and more. You have an opportunity NOW to share ideas. What considerations do we need to account for? Read the Phase 3 post from Matías and share your feedback in the comments.
No longer will you find Reusable Blocks. In WordPress 6.3, you'll now find Synched Patterns. Read on to learn why the name has been changed.
WordPress 6.3 will arrive on August 8, so there isn't much time left for testing compatibility. Whether you are a plugin or theme maintainer or managing clients' websites, now is the time to test the latest features. Mike Schroder shares their most anticipated feature with auto-rollbacks coming.
Collaborative editing is coming to WordPress, but what might that look like? A much-needed refresh of the Admin dashboard will also arrive as we expand Gutenberg from posts and pages through themes and now to additional parts of WordPress. Rather than voicing your opinions after such large overhauls ship, now is the time to read through the Phase 3 ideas and provide insights.
Release season is upon us as we approach WordPress 6.3's August 8th release. Your help is needed testing the latest changes.
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.
The WordPress Sustainability Team has launched. What's that? 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.
Community team is considering tooling around the building and using the WordCamp websites, in addition to the naming of events. To help speakers attend WordCamps, additional lead time for visas is requested as well. Share your thoughts now.
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.
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.
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.