WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” β€’ Gutenberg Phase 3 β€’ Test Plugin Dependencies
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WordPress 6.2 “Dolphy” β€’ Gutenberg Phase 3 β€’ Test Plugin Dependencies

πŸ₯³ WordPress 6.2 is now available! If you haven’t started testing yet, now is the time.

Gutenberg is a 4 phase approach to nearly all areas of WordPress. Phase 1 was Posts and Pages. Phase 2 included Themes. Matias Ventura shares what we could see in Phase 3.

Andy Fragen has posted a call for testing on the Plugin Dependencies plugin.

WordPress 6.2 RC2 β€’ Plugin Review Team Retirement News β€’ WP20 Giveaway
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WordPress 6.2 RC2 β€’ Plugin Review Team Retirement News β€’ WP20 Giveaway

Discover WordPress 6.2’s new features, accessibility enhancements, and developer updates. Contribute to the community by joining the Contributor Working Group. Explore new block theme template. Engage in discussions on mentorship programs. Celebrate WP20 and participate in the Wapuu Coloring Giveaway.

Post Status Live – The Right Approach to WordPress Accessibility
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Post Status Live – The Right Approach to WordPress Accessibility

If you’re a leader, a developer, or a designer about to start a major website project, this webinar will help you navigate the important topic of accessibility. Cory Miller is joined by the team at Modern TribeChris Kindred, Director of Backend Development, Sarah Gless, Creative Director, and Mike Klanac, Director of Business Development, to discuss why accessibility is imperative and how to integrate it into each aspect of development and implementation.

WordPress 6.2 RC1 β€’ Dev Notes β€’ Learning Path for WP Devs
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WordPress 6.2 RC1 β€’ Dev Notes β€’ Learning Path for WP Devs

WordPress 6.2 Beta 5 is out now, and RC1 will ship on Thursday, March 9. We’re just a few weeks away from the final release on March 28. Have you been able to start testing yet? Read the latest from the DevNotes in our WordPress 6.2 section.

A proposed learning pathway for beginning WordPress developers has been proposed. Weigh in with your feedback.

WordPress 6.2 Beta 4 & Live Demo β€’ Performance Roadmap β€’ Static vs Dynamic
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WordPress 6.2 Beta 4 & Live Demo β€’ Performance Roadmap β€’ Static vs Dynamic

WordPress 6.2 is just a few weeks away. It’s time to get testing with Beta 4. Core Performance team has announced the roadmap for this year, including Gutenberg Phase 3 work and more. Do you know the difference between static vs dynamic blocks?

WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 β€’ Help Test β€’ Theme Directory Redesign β€’ Apply for Community Summit
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WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 β€’ Help Test β€’ Theme Directory Redesign β€’ Apply for Community Summit

WordPress 6.2 Beta 2 is now available. Help test the latest features before the next release. Apply now to attend Community Summit. Take a look at the new Theme Directory redesign progress.

WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 β€’ Phase 2 Finale β€’ Creating a Mentorship Program β€’ Apply for Community Summit
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WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 β€’ Phase 2 Finale β€’ Creating a Mentorship Program β€’ Apply for Community Summit

WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is out now and you can help test it before final release on March 28. With that comes the end of Gutenberg Phase 2. WordPress considers a mentorship program focused on onboarding and assisting contributors.

When Gutenberg Phases End β€’ Priorities in Onboarding Contributors β€’ Redesign Roll Outs
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When Gutenberg Phases End β€’ Priorities in Onboarding Contributors β€’ Redesign Roll Outs

What happens when we reach the end of a phase in Gutenberg? Josepha shares what this means for additional features and requests in the WP Briefing. Josepha also posed a few questions at how we prioritize doing the work of contributing while onboarding new contributors and ways to simplify the experience new contributors have. Finally, get an early look at the design changes coming for Hosting, Jobs, About, and Dev Blog.

WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation β€’ Old Trac Tickets β€’ Themes & Support Docs Redesign
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WP Community Support (Central) vs WP Foundation β€’ Old Trac Tickets β€’ Themes & Support Docs Redesign

Can you explain the difference between Central and the Foundation? They are not one in the same, so check out what each area handles.

More teams across WordPress are using GitHub Projects for project management. The Community Team is considering this addition as well.

Let’s review some very old tickets for bugs and feature requests in WordPress and admire the new things coming to Documentation and Themes sites.

Big Picture Goals 2023 β€’ WP 6.2 Planning β€’ LearnWP Needs Analysis β€’ Wrong Plugins
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Big Picture Goals 2023 β€’ WP 6.2 Planning β€’ LearnWP Needs Analysis β€’ Wrong Plugins

Where is WordPress going in 2023? Read Josepha’s Big Picture Goals for the year. WordPress certifications are in the planning phases, and the foundation will include LearnWP. The Training Team is conducting a Needs Analysis. Help gather the community’s input. Plugins Team is seeking intentionally wrong plugins, and Core has the 6.2 Planning Roundup.

Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey β€’ Building Interactive Blocks β€’ Layout Classes β€’ WP20
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Improving 5ftF Contributor Journey β€’ Building Interactive Blocks β€’ Layout Classes β€’ WP20

Share your feedback about how to improve the Five for the Future contributor journey. Check out work underway on how to make interactive blocks easier to build, and take a walkthrough of layout classes in WordPress 6.1. It’s time to start planning; how will you celebrate WordPress’ 20th birthday?

WordPress 6.2 Schedule β€’ 2022 in Core β€’ Block Developer Year in Review β€’ New Incident Response Team
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WordPress 6.2 Schedule β€’ 2022 in Core β€’ Block Developer Year in Review β€’ New Incident Response Team

WordPress 6.2 is set to reach feature freeze on February 7 and final release on March 28. Take a look back at Core contribution stats from 2022. Read the recap of everything that happened last year that developers need to know. Meet the members of the Incident Response Team.

Annual Survey β€’ WordPress Playground β€’ Plugins/themes Categorization
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Annual Survey β€’ WordPress Playground β€’ Plugins/themes Categorization

What are the four freedoms of open source and how do they impact us? Get a look in the Celebration of the Four Freedoms of Open Source. Try out the new WordPress Playground to run WordPress in the browser. Plugin and Theme developers note the new categorizations: Canonical, Community, and Commercial.

Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Suggest Community Summit Topics β€’ WordPress Playground (WASM)
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Annual Survey β€’ State of the Word 2022 β€’ Suggest Community Summit Topics β€’ WordPress Playground (WASM)

Tune in Thursday for Matt’s annual State of the Word address. Check out the WordPress Playground now. It brings key platform dependencies into the browser that you can embed in your own site today. Your feedback into the annual WordPress survey helps shape the project, so fill it out as soon as possible.

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