WP 6.3 Planning β€’ WP20 β€’ AI Forum Replies β€’ LearnWP Survey Results
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WP 6.3 Planning β€’ WP20 β€’ AI Forum Replies β€’ LearnWP Survey Results

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 Learn.WordPress.org.

WP 6.2.2 β€’ WP Playground β€’ Client-side Filtering β€’ Future WordCamp Brainstorms β€’ Plugin Review Update
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WP 6.2.2 β€’ WP Playground β€’ Client-side Filtering β€’ Future WordCamp Brainstorms β€’ Plugin Review Update

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 β€’ PHP8 Compatibility β€’ Translation Playground β€’ Contributor Mentorship Program
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WP 6.2.1 β€’ PHP8 Compatibility β€’ Translation Playground β€’ Contributor Mentorship Program

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.

WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund
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WP 6.2.1 RC1 β€’ Annual Survey Results β€’ WCUS Scholarship Fund

WordPress 6.2.1 RC1 is now available for testing, and planning is underway for the 6.3 AND 6.4 release squad members. Head over to the Core team website for more information.

Each year the WordPress community has an opportunity to participate in the annual survey. The results from 2022 are now available.

Contributors that are a self-identifying female, have a financial need and have never attended WordCamp US are encouraged to apply by June 12, 2023, 11:00 pm Eastern time

Blogs to Blocks β€’ Core + AI β€’ LCP Image Performance β€’ Testing FSE Front Page
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Blogs to Blocks β€’ Core + AI β€’ LCP Image Performance β€’ Testing FSE Front Page

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 addingΒ 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.

WP Feature Notifications β€’ Prioritizing Performance Benefits β€’ DevBlog updates
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WP Feature Notifications β€’ Prioritizing Performance Benefits β€’ DevBlog updates

Tired of the overwhelm of WordPress notifications? Join the WP Feature Notifications effort to streamline the alerts.

What performance gains have happened in WordPress 6.2?

From the Developer Blog: How webpack and WordPress packages interact.

Women & Nonbinary Release β€’ WP-CLI 2.8.0 β€’ Redesign Update β€’ Build Block Theme
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Women & Nonbinary Release β€’ WP-CLI 2.8.0 β€’ Redesign Update β€’ Build Block Theme

Sign up soon to mentor and be a part of the upcoming women and nonbinary release squad. Join the Test team in building a block theme. WP-CLI 2.8.0 is coming soon with PHP 8.2 compatibility. Get the latest updates on the WordPress.org redesign.

Build a Block Theme β€’ Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API β€’ Why Jazz?
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Build a Block Theme β€’ Theme Performance Improvements * Interactivity API β€’ Why Jazz?

Matt shares why WordPress releases are named after jazz musicians. The FSE block theme explores functionality gaps and gathers feedback on the Site Editor experience. WordPress 6.2 improves load times and server-side performance for block and classic themes. The Interactivity API proposal standardizes frontend interactivity for Gutenberg blocks.

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.

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.

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