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.

WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?
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WP 6.1 walkthrough replay • WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 walkthrough replay • Matt: WebP no go • Matt: Core needs to be more editorial • Survey: How do you learn WordPress?

WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook
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WordPress 6.1 Walkthrough, Dropping 3.7 – 4.0 Security Updates, WordPress Advanced Administration Handbook

Get ready for WordPress 6.1! There’s a live walkthrough coming for it on September 13, and the feature freeze is September 20. Other important news: security updates will no longer be backported for WordPress 3.7-4.0, and there’s a new Advanced WordPress Administration handbook.

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience
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WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

WordPress 6.0.2, Advanced Admin Handbook, Accessibility Tags for Block Themes, and Improving the Template Creation Experience

Adjust HTML Block Markup, FSE Back to Basics, WP 6.0.2 RC1, and Updating WP_MEMORY_LIMIT
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Adjust HTML Block Markup, FSE Back to Basics, WP 6.0.2 RC1, and Updating WP_MEMORY_LIMIT

WordPress 6.0.2 is coming soon! Join the next Call for Testing and give your feedback on HTML block markup and increasing the WP_MEMORY_LIMIT variable in wp-config.php.

Feedback and Testing: Fluid Typography, Pre-Publish Sidebar, Editor Configuration, Expired Session Autosave, and Contribute Style Variations to Twenty Twenty Three
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Feedback and Testing: Fluid Typography, Pre-Publish Sidebar, Editor Configuration, Expired Session Autosave, and Contribute Style Variations to Twenty Twenty Three

Get your feedback in now about features coming in WordPress 6.1. Feature freeze is September 20.

Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) — Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need
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Post Status Excerpt (No. 63) — Pay Transparency, Mutual Respect, and the Community We Need

This week, Ny relates some personal experiences where pay transparency was lacking and the impact it can have on workplace cultures. This leads into a discussion of pay transparency in the hiring process — how it matters to everyone but especially job seekers who are black, indigenous, and other people of color.

Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks
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Back Compat & Experimental APIs, Safely Handling SVG via “Insert URL”, WordPress 6.1 Bug Scrub Schedule, Database Performance Health Checks

Is it safe to insert an SVG via URL? How healthy is your database? Performance Team Rep Nominations.

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A short history of WordPress APIs — and their future

Here’s an older post about the history of WordPress APIs from Automattic’s mobile apps development team that you may not have seen before. (New to me.) It explains the technical background of the current entanglements of .org, .com, and Jetpack: Why don’t we support a single API in our apps? Wouldn’t that make our lives…

Post Status Comments (No. 12) — WordPress Lite
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Post Status Comments (No. 12) — WordPress Lite

What if there was a “lite” version of WordPress that was still WordPress — still customizable under the hood but tuned up for a great user experience for particular use cases? For example — could a lite version be used to allow an admin to literally build an online store in minutes from a mobile device? How about just a note taking app with cool open web features? What if, what if, what if…!!!

Post Status Comments — Join Us May 24th for “What If There Was a WordPress Lite?”
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Post Status Comments — Join Us May 24th for “What If There Was a WordPress Lite?”

In an alternate universe two WordPress “products” exist: the WordPress we know today plus a slimmed-down or highly streamlined “lite” version. We gather a panel of WordPress professionals to ask “what if” and “what could be done” and “would it be practical?”

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