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WP Briefing: Episode 29: How to Make a WordPress Blog

April 18th, 2022

In the twenty-ninth episode of the WordPress Briefing, Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy reminds us of our WordPress roots — blogging — and discusses the basics of starting your first blog on WordPress. 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…

WordPress 6.0 Beta 1

April 12th, 2022

WordPress 6.0 Beta 1 is now available for download and testing. This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, and test this version of WordPress on production or mission-critical website. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 1 on a test server and site. You can test the…

WordPress 5.9.3 Maintenance Release

April 5th, 2022

WordPress 5.9.3 is now available! This maintenance release features 9 bug fixes in Core and 10 bug fixes in the block editor. WordPress 5.9.3 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 6.0. You can download WordPress 5.9.3 from WordPress.org, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now”. If you have sites that…

Get Creative with the All-New Pattern Creator

March 25th, 2022

It’s been less than a year since the WordPress Pattern Directory was launched, and we already have more exciting news to share. The Pattern Creator is live! You can now build, edit, and submit your best block patterns to the Pattern Directory—submissions are open to all with a WordPress.org user account! Pattern Directory — List…

WP Briefing: Episode 27: Is WordPress Made for Me?

March 21st, 2022

Who is WordPress actually made for? Join our host, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy, as she explores this controversial question and three things that can help find the answer. Have a question you’d like answered? You can submit them to wpbriefing@wordpress.org, either written or as a voice recording. Hosts: Josepha Haden Chomphosy Editor: Dustin Hartzler…

WordPress 5.9.2 Security & Maintenance Release

March 10th, 2022

WordPress 5.9.2 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 1 bug fix in addition to 3 security fixes. Because this is a security release, it is recommended that you update your sites immediately. All versions since WordPress 3.7 have also been updated. WordPress 5.9.2 is a security and maintenance release. The next major release…

People of WordPress: Tonya Mork

February 28th, 2022

In this series, we share some of the inspiring stories of how WordPress and its global network of contributors can change people’s lives for the better. This month we feature a website developer and engineer from the US, who found the software and its community provide the impetus to keep her going forward. WordPress gave…

WordPress 5.9.1 Maintenance Release

February 22nd, 2022

WordPress 5.9.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 82 bug fixes in both Core and the block editor. WordPress 5.9.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 6.0. You can download WordPress 5.9.1 from WordPress.org, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now”. If you have sites that support automatic…

Why you should attend your first DrupalCon

February 17th, 2022

If you’ve never been to a Drupal event before, you might not realize what all the fuss is about. But attending an event that gathers the community together to talk about Drupal for a few days is a priceless experience. And the thing is, it’s going to be better if you’re there! My favorite part…

A New WordPress News

February 16th, 2022

In June 2021, @beafialho in collaboration with @pablohoney floated the idea of giving WordPress News a new look. Today, those ideas become a reality—we’re excited to share that redesign of WordPress News is live! The new design leans on the aesthetics of jazz, intrinsically connected to WordPress and which ultimately translates its uniqueness, historic significance,…