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Flash of inAccurate coloR Theme (FART)

April 15th, 2021

There is a lot to think about when implementing a dark mode theme on a website. We have a huge guide on it. There are some very clever quick wins out there, but there are also some quite tricky things to pull off. One of those tricky things is how it’s not a dark mode…

A more helpful Chrome, throughout your workday

April 15th, 2021

Lately, my productivity has been up and down, following the curves of the pandemic and the seasons. But where I live, spring is here 🌷. And, in addition to spending more time in my garden, I’m finally zeroing in on how I can be more productive working from home. Here’s how I use some new…

WordPress 5.7.1 Security and Maintenance Release

April 14th, 2021

WordPress 5.7.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 26 bug fixes in addition to two security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 4.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.7.1 is a short-cycle security and maintenance release. The next…

5 new ways Google Assistant can make the day a little easier

April 14th, 2021

Spring is here, and with it, a helping hand from Google Assistant. Today we’re introducing five new features that help you tackle small things around the house (and from the car). 1) Can’t remember where you put down your phone?Don’t sweat it. Already one of the most popular features for Google Assistant, you can tell your…

CSS is a Strongly Typed Language

April 13th, 2021

One of the ways you can classify a programming language is by how strongly or weakly typed it is. Here, “typed” means if variables are known at compile time. An example of this would be a scenario where an integer (1) is added to a string containing an integer (“1”): result = 1 + “1”;…

People of WordPress: Tyler Lau

April 13th, 2021

WordPress is open source software, maintained by a global network of contributors. There are many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of the amazing stories that are lesser-known. Embrace Who You Are and Your Journey In this People of WordPress contributor story, we…

These 11 organizations are building a greener Europe

April 12th, 2021

The science is clear: the world must act now to avert the worst consequences of climate change. In September we laid out what our next decade of climate action will look like. It’s clear that the scale and complexity of the battle to combat climate change will require everybody to work together, that’s why we…

Efficient And Safe Allocations Everywhere!

April 12th, 2021

In our constant work to improve performance, our engineers sometimes have to seek optimizations in places that most software developers don’t venture. In this post in our series, The Fast and The Curious, a team of senior engineers showed how they approached replacing the system-level memory allocator with an optimized version, yielding significant memory savings…

WP Briefing: Who Is WordPress?

April 12th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha explores the five groups within the WordPress ecosystem and provides a high-level example of how they interact and support one another. As always, stay tuned for the small list of big things and a contributor highlight. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or…

Take a look at these pandemic pastimes

April 9th, 2021

I’ve never spent as much time at home as I have in the last year. Of course, I’m not the only one. Over the past year or so of quarantine, I’ve found myself searching for new things to do. I searched for “cheesemaking” when my kids asked me to play sous chef, and for “bird…