WordPress News

  • People of WordPress: Kori Ashton
    by Yvette Sonneveld on February 14, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. The beginning In 1998, Kori created her very first HTML website. Her dad

  • WordCamp Asia Cancelled Due to COVID-19
    by Matt Mullenweg on February 12, 2020 at 4:23 am

    I’ve arrived at the difficult decision to cancel the inaugural WordCamp Asia event, which was planned to take place in Bangkok on February 21st. The excitement and anticipation around this event have been huge, but there are too many unknowns around the health issues unfolding right now in the region to explicitly encourage a large

  • WordPress 5.4 Beta 1
    by Francesca Marano on February 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    WordPress 5.4 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend running it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.4 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies”

  • The Month in WordPress: January 2020
    by Angela Jin on February 3, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Following an action-packed December, 2020 is off to a fine start with some new releases and announcements. Read on to find out what happened in the WordPress project in January. Release of Gutenberg 7.2 & 7.3 Gutenberg 7.2, the first Gutenberg release of 2020, was deployed on January 8th and included over 180 pull requests

  • People of WordPress: Robert Cheleuka
    by Yvette Sonneveld on January 25, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Robert Cheleuka Robert is a self-taught graphic and motion designer turned web

  • WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards
    by Francesca Marano on January 15, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Two members of the WordPress leadership team were nominated for excellent work in their field in the first ever Community Industry Awards. Andrea Middleton is nominated for Executive Leader of a Community Team and Josepha Haden Chomphosy is nominated for Community Professional of the Year. CMX is one of the largest professional organizations dedicated to

  • The Month in WordPress: December 2019
    by Angela Jin on January 3, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    As 2019 draws to a close and we look ahead to another exciting year let’s take a moment to review what the WordPress community achieved in December. WordPress 5.3.1 and 5.3.2 Releases The WordPress 5.3.1 security and maintenance release was announced on December 13. It features 46 fixes and enhancements. This version corrects four security

  • WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release
    by Jb Audras on December 18, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    WordPress 5.3.2 is now available! This maintenance release features 5 fixes and enhancements. WordPress 5.3.2 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.2 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support

  • State of the Word: the story of the slides
    by Ella van Durpe on December 17, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Curious about the Gutenberg powered slides used during State of the Word? This post uncovers some technical and design aspects of the project!

  • WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release
    by Jb Audras on December 13, 2019 at 12:07 am

    WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at the top of this page,