State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases
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State of the Word 2022 • Dev Blog Beta • WP 3.7 – 4.0 Final Releases

As 2022 comes to an end, State of the Word will happen in NYC again. Apply to attend or tune in to the livestream. Check out the beta version of the WordPress Developer Blog. Still have sites on WordPress 3.7 – 4.0? It’s really time to upgrade as this will receive no further updates after December 1. It’s team rep nomination time too.

WordPress 6.1.1 • Team Rep Nominations • Codespaces for Contributions
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WordPress 6.1.1 • Team Rep Nominations • Codespaces for Contributions

Time to update, WordPress 6.1.1 is out! GitHub has made Codespaces available for 60 hours/month, and WordPress is exploring Core contribution integrations with wordpress/wordpress-develop. It’s team rep nomination time too.

WordPress 6.1 Beta 2  • Serverless WordPress • Annual Meetup Survey • Catalyst for Creativity
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WordPress 6.1 Beta 2 • Serverless WordPress • Annual Meetup Survey • Catalyst for Creativity

Help test WordPess 6.1 Beta 2! Check out the latest features that are coming in the 6.1 release. Learn how to run WordPress using WebAssembly, and take the Annual Meetup Survey to give feedback on events.

WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP
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WordPress 6.1 Beta 1 • Help Test • #WPTranslationDay • Video Courses #LearnWP

The 6.1 Beta 1 release was briefly delayed a day but is now available. You can get familiar with what’s coming in 6.1 with the release by helping test the new features. Please give some consideration to Hugh Lashbrooke’s proposal for faster course development on the Training Team with video-based courses.

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Naming is Hard: Content Types on Learn WordPress

Based on a public discussion led by Hugh Lashbrooke, Workshops (5-15 minute instructional videos) are going to be called Tutorials, moving forward while Social Learning Spaces (live and collaborative learning sessions) have become Online Workshops. No change to Courses (long-form content with multiple lessons in multiple media formats) and Lesson Plans (structured plans that trainers…

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Mentorship as Contribution: What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 2)

Have you been thinking about that question? I hope so. Everyone should, as long as we have a 5ftF program. Some low-hanging fruit — recognition of non-code contributors — has already been picked, according to Angela Jin’s latest update. I like that WordPress.org profiles are now showing these new contributor activity types: Translating and reviewing…

Counting Shadow Work: What does Five for the Future mean to you? (Part 1)

Allie Nimmons wrote a really good take on this question in last week’s issue of The Repository newsletter (scroll down), suggesting we should extend our idea of “what counts” as a 5FTF contribution, particularly for WordPress community-active people and volunteers who do a lot of “shadow work” (not this kind) that’s not counted currently: I…

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