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WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate

May 26th, 2017

The release candidate for WordPress 4.8 is now available. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.8 on Thursday, June 8, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 4.8 yet,…

What’s new on Drupal.org? – April 2017

May 24th, 2017

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community. At the end of April we joined the community at DrupalCon Baltimore. We met with many of you there, gave our update at the public board meeting, and hosted a…

Micropub is a W3C Recommendation

May 23rd, 2017

The Social Web Working Group has published a W3C Recommendation of Micropub. Micropub is a client-to-server protocol used to create, update and delete social networking content. Web and native apps can use Micropub to post notes, photos, events, and many others to servers that support the protocol. Users can choose to create content in a…

ActivityStreams 2.0 is now a W3C Recommendation

May 23rd, 2017

The Social Web Working Group has published ActivityStreams 2.0 as a Recommendation. AS2 provides a JSON data model and vocabulary for representing common online social objects, activities, and the relationships between them. AS2 is anticipated to become the de-facto standard for sharing social data between disparate (perhaps decentralized) Social Web applications, and builds on the…

WordPress 4.8 Beta 2

May 23rd, 2017

WordPress 4.8 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 just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 4.8, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can…

First Public Working Draft: CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1

May 18th, 2017

The CSS Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1. This module introduces logical properties and values that provide the author with the ability to control layout through logical, rather than physical, direction and dimension mappings. The module defines logical properties and values for the features…

First Public Working Draft: Payment Handler API

May 18th, 2017

The Web Payments Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Payment Handler API. The Working Group has previously published Payment Request API, which provides a standard way to initiate payment requests from Web pages and applications. User agents implementing that API prompt the user to select a way to handle the payment…

What’s New in Create React App

May 18th, 2017

Less than a year ago, we introduced Create React App as an officially supported way to create apps with zero configuration. The project has since enjoyed tremendous growth, with over 950 commits by more than 250 contributors. Today, we are excited to announce that many features that have been in the pipeline for the last…

WordPress 4.7.5 Security and Maintenance Release

May 17th, 2017

WordPress 4.7.5 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. WordPress versions 4.7.4 and earlier are affected by six security issues: Insufficient redirect validation in the HTTP class. Reported by Ronni Skansing. Improper handling of post meta data values in the XML-RPC…

WordPress Now on HackerOne

May 15th, 2017

WordPress has grown a lot over the last thirteen years – it now powers more than 27% of the top ten million sites on the web. During this growth, each team has worked hard to continually improve their tools and processes. Today, the WordPress Security Team is happy to announce that WordPress is now officially…

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