Community Roundup February 10, 2023
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Community Roundup February 10, 2023

WordCamp Asia Are you going to WordCamp Asia? It’s next week! (February 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand.) With more than 60 speakers contributing to 2 days of talks, 100’s of organizers and volunteers, and contributor day, it looks to be an amazing event. [Get the whole schedule here.]  I’m doing a Lightning Talk at WC Asia,…

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Business Roundup Week Ending February 10

https://domainnamewire.com/2023/02/09/godaddy-announces-layoffs/ GoDaddy, the world’s largest domain registrar, announced layoffs yesterday. This move affected hundreds of employees who had relied on the company for their livelihoods. The releases come from GoDaddy shifting its focus to digital transformation and automation. These reductions follow a pattern of cost-cutting seen in many tech companies this year. The affected employees…

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Tech Roundup Week Ending February 10

https://wptavern.com/wordpress-6-2-beta-1-released-and-ready-for-testing WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This exciting new version has improved auto-updates and a brand new Site Health Check feature. Developers can test this version to ensure that their websites are compatible with the latest WordPress update. https://www.techzine.eu/news/devops/101684/report-shows-most-php-deployments-use-versions-no-longer-supported/ https://www.php.net/supported-versions.php PHP 7.4 is the most widely used version of PHP, even…

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.

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