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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…

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…

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…

Headless Form Submission With the WordPress REST API

April 9th, 2021

If you’re building a WordPress site, you need a good reason not to choose a WordPress form plugin. They are convenient and offer plenty of customizations that would take a ton of effort to build from scratch. They render the HTML, validate the data, store the submissions, and provide integration with third-party services. But suppose…

The Month in WordPress: March 2021

April 3rd, 2021

This way of iterating improves WordPress and ties back to one of my favorite open-source principles. The idea that with many eyes, all bugs are shallow. To me, that means that with enough people looking at a problem, someone is bound to be able to see the solution. These words from Josepha Haden Chomphosy on…

WordPress Caching: All You Need To Know

April 1st, 2021

Here’s Ashley Rich at Delicious Brains writing about all the layers of caching that are relevant to a WordPress site. I think we all know that caching is complicated, but jeez, it’s a journey to understand all the caches at work here. The point of cache being speed and reducing the burden on the worst…

So you want to make block patterns?

March 30th, 2021

If you’ve ever built something for the WordPress block editor — a theme or a plugin — you may have also heard about block patterns. Looking at the patterns that come bundled with WordPress, I thought it would be nice to dedicate to them a short post. They’re pretty nice, useful shortcuts when you know…

Talking Full Site Editing with Matías Ventura

March 29th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha is joined by Matías Ventura, also known as “the spark behind the vision of Gutenberg.” Josepha and Matías discuss full site editing and answer your questions, from “is full site editing a standalone plugin?” to “will full site editing break my current site?” Have a question you’d like answered? You can…

How WordPress Improves

March 15th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy explores the WordPress release process. Tune in and learn the phases of a release and catch this week’s small list of big things. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Credits Editor: Dustin Hartzler Logo: Beatriz Fialho…

Platform News: Defaulting to Logical CSS, Fugu APIs, Custom Media Queries, and WordPress vs. Italics

March 12th, 2021

Looks like 2021 is the time to start using CSS Logical Properties! Plus, Chrome recently shipped a few APIs that have raised eyebrows, SVG allows us to disable its aspect ratio, WordPress focuses on the accessibility of its typography, and there’s still no update (or progress) on the development of CSS custom media queries. Let’s…