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  • WordPress 5.1 Release Candidate
    by Gary Pendergast on February 8, 2019 at 2:22 am

    The first release candidate for WordPress 5.1 is now available! This is an important milestone, as the release date for WordPress 5.1 draws near. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.1 is scheduled […]

  • The Month in WordPress: January 2019
    by Hugh Lashbrooke on February 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

    The momentum from December’s WordPress 5.0 release was maintained through January with some big announcements and significant updates. Read on to find out what happened in the WordPress project last month. WordPress Leadership Grows In a milestone announcement this month, WordPress project lead, Matt Mullenweg (@matt), named two individuals who are coming on board to […]

  • WordPress 5.1 Beta 3
    by Gary Pendergast on January 31, 2019 at 3:34 am

    WordPress 5.1 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 WordPress 5.1 beta: try the WordPress Beta Testerplugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding […]

  • WordPress 5.1 Beta 2
    by Gary Pendergast on January 22, 2019 at 1:01 am

    WordPress 5.1 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 5.1 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to […]

  • WordPress 5.1 Beta 1
    by Gary Pendergast on January 11, 2019 at 12:58 am

    WordPress 5.1 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. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.1 beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want to select the “bleeding […]

  • WordPress 5.0.3 Maintenance Release
    by Jonathan Desrosiers on January 9, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    WordPress 5.0.3 is now available! 5.0.3 is a maintenance release that includes 37 bug fixes and 7 performance updates. The focus of this release was fine-tuning the new block editor, and fixing any major bugs or regressions. Here are a few of the highlights: 15 block editor related bug fixes and improvements have been added […]

  • The Month in WordPress: December 2018
    by Aditya Kane on January 8, 2019 at 9:18 am

    New features, a big event, and important announcements marked December as a milestone month for the WordPress community. Release of WordPress 5.0 On December 6 WordPress 5.0 was released. This release includes the much anticipated new block editor as the default editing experience. While some users have chosen to continue using the Classic Editor on […]

  • WordPress 5.0.2 Maintenance Release
    by Gary Pendergast on December 19, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    WordPress 5.0.2 is now available! 5.0.2 is a maintenance release that addresses 73 bugs. The primary focus of this release was performance improvements in the block editor: the cumulated performance gains make it 330% faster for a post with 200 blocks. Here are a few of the additional highlights: 45 total Block Editor improvements are […]

  • WordCamp US 2019 dates announced
    by Andrea Middleton on December 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Save the date! The next WordCamp US will be held on November 1-3, 2019, in beautiful St Louis, Missouri. One of our largest events of the year, WordCamp US is a great chance to connect with WordPress enthusiasts from around the world. This is also the event that features Matt Mullenweg’s annual State of the […]

  • WordPress 5.0.1 Security Release
    by Ian Dunn on December 13, 2018 at 3:13 am

    WordPress 5.0.1 is now available. This is a security release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. Plugin authors are encouraged to read the 5.0.1 developer notes for information on backwards-compatibility. WordPress versions 5.0 and earlier are affected by the following bugs, which are fixed in version […]