Translations Across the Project • Admin Design • New Blocks Page • Working Group on Organizations Supporting WordPress • Contributor Mentorship

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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 • Release Workflows • European Union Cyber Resiliency Act • Gutenberg Accessibility

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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 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.

WordPress 6.3 RC3 • Cyber Resilience Act • Accessibility in Block Editing • Merging Gutenberg during Alpha

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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.

WordPress 6.3 RC2 • Synced Patterns • Internationalization • Gutenberg Phase 3

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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 RC1 • Field Guide • Gutenberg Phase 3

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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.

WordPress 6.3 Beta 4 • Help Test • DEIB New Team Proposal • Gutenberg Phase 3

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WordPress 6.3 is less than one month away. Get started testing now and tune in for the live product demo.

As we head into WordPress 6.4's kickoff, it's time to set our sights on Gutenberg Phase 3: Collaborative Editing. Your feedback to the ideas presented is important.

The first cohort of New Contributor Mentorship Program has also begun. There is clearly more interest than capacity to staff in this first group, which is a very encouraging sight.

WordPress 6.3 Beta 2 • Help Test • WPDiversity • Plugin Team Next Phase • Mentorship

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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.

Sustainability Team • Supporting Organizations • Commercial & Community Themes & Plugins • Pattern Curation

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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.

Improving Visa Support • Event Tooling • WP-CLI Updates • Block Inspector Sub-groups

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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.

WP 6.3 Planning • WP20 • AI Forum Replies • LearnWP Survey Results

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How did you celebrate WordPress's 20th birthday? Read Building Blocks: The Evolution of WordPress, now available on GitHub and e-reader formats.

WordPress 6.3 is underway. Core has shared the planning roundup, and the Design team is starting to prepare now.

Support forums recently discussed considerations on using AI to respond to forum issues. Human intervention is still necessary for the foreseeable future.

Training team surveyed attendees at the last 3 flagship WordCamps and any additional respondents. The data is in with feedback on the content and site functionality of

WP 6.2.2 • WP Playground • Client-side Filtering • Future WordCamp Brainstorms • Plugin Review Update

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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 • PHP8 Compatibility • Translation Playground • Contributor Mentorship Program

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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.
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