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WordPress Leaders Nominated for CMX Awards

January 15th, 2020

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

January 3rd, 2020

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…

What to Expect from the JAMstack in 2020

December 24th, 2019

Brian Rinaldi interviewed a variety of folks, asking them the same questions about JAMstack development and the landscape recently: Raymond Camden: I think we will see better competition from the bigger players. Gift Egwuenu: I’m also looking forward to more job openings on the JAMstack. Bryan Robinson: If you find yourself jumping through too many…

WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release

December 18th, 2019

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

December 17th, 2019

During the State of the Word at WordCamp US 2019, Matt Mullenweg shared that Gutenberg was used to create his slides and the presentation was powered by the Slides plugin. Using WordPress to power a slide deck isn’t an obvious choice, so we wanted to showcase the process and give some tips for making slide…

WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

December 12th, 2019

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,…

People of WordPress: Jill Binder

December 6th, 2019

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 Jill Binder Jill Binder never meant to become an activist. She insists…

The Rising Complexity of JAMstack Sites and How to Manage Them

December 5th, 2019

When you add anything with user-generated content or dynamic data to a static site, the complexity of the build process can become comparable to launching a monolithic CMS. How can we add rich content to static sites without stitching together multiple third-party services? For people in the development community, static site generators are a popular…

Drupal 8.8.0 is available

December 4th, 2019

What’s new in Drupal 8.8.0? The last normal feature release of Drupal 8 includes a stable Media Library as well as several improvements to workspaces and migrations. The new experimental Claro administration theme brings a fresh look to site management. This is also the first release to come with native Composer support. Download Drupal 8.8.0…

“Headless Mode”

December 2nd, 2019

A couple of months ago, we invited Marc Anton Dahmen to show off his database-less content management system (CMS) Automad. His post is an interesting inside look at templating engines, including how they work, how CMSs use them, and how they impact the way we write things, such as loops. Well, Automad just released version…