WordPress News

  • WordPress 5.2 Beta 3
    by Jonathan Desrosiers on April 12, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    WordPress 5.2 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the latest WordPress 5.2 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want […]

  • WordPress 5.2 Beta 2
    by Gary Pendergast on April 9, 2019 at 1:27 am

    WordPress 5.2 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.2 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to […]

  • Minimum PHP Version update
    by Aaron Jorbin on April 1, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    WordPress 5.2 is targeted for release at the end of this month, and with it comes an update to the minimum required version of PHP. WordPress will now require a minimum of PHP 5.6.20. Beginning in WordPress 5.1, users running PHP versions below 5.6 have had a notification in their dashboard that includes information to […]

  • The Month in WordPress: March 2019
    by Hugh Lashbrooke on April 1, 2019 at 8:59 am

    WordPress reached a significant milestone this month. With some exciting developments in Core, an interesting new proposal, and the return of a valuable global event, March was certainly an interesting time. WordPress Now Powers One-Third of the Web WordPress’ market share has been steadily increasing, and as of halfway through this month, it powers over […]

  • WordPress 5.2 Beta 1
    by Josepha on March 27, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    WordPress 5.2 Beta 1 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.2 Beta two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge […]

  • One-third of the web!
    by Joost de Valk on March 15, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    WordPress now powers over 1/3rd of the top 10 million sites on the web according to W3Techs. Our market share has been growing steadily over the last few years, going from 29.9% just one year ago to 33.4% now. We are, of course, quite proud of these numbers! The path here has been very exciting. […]

  • WordPress 5.1.1 Security and Maintenance Release
    by Luke Carbis on March 12, 2019 at 3:34 am

    WordPress 5.1.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release introduces 14 fixes and enhancements, including changes designed to help hosts prepare users for the minimum PHP version bump coming in 5.2. This release also includes a pair of security fixes that handle how comments are filtered and then stored in the database. With a maliciously […]

  • The Month in WordPress: February 2019
    by Hugh Lashbrooke on March 1, 2019 at 10:00 am

    A new version of WordPress, significant security enhancements, important discussions, and much more – read on to find out what has been going on in the WordPress community for the month of February. Release of WordPress 5.1 Near the end of the month, WordPress 5.1 was released, featuring significant stability and performance enhancements as well […]

  • WordPress 5.1 “Betty”
    by Matt Mullenweg on February 21, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    A Little Better Every Day: Version 5.1 of WordPress, named "Betty" in honour of acclaimed jazz vocalist Betty Carter, is available for download! 🕺🏻 […]

  • WordPress 5.1 RC2
    by Gary Pendergast on February 19, 2019 at 2:58 am

    The second release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available! WordPress 5.1 will be released on Thursday, February 21, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.1 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 release candidate: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want […]