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The WebAIM Million—Updated

April 8th, 2020

This report made a big splash last year. It’s a large chunk of research that shows just how terribly the web does with accessibility. It’s been updated this year and (drumroll…) we got a little worse. I’ll use their blockquote: The number of errors increased 2.1% between February 2019 and February 2020. From the choir:…

People of WordPress: Mario Peshev

April 7th, 2020

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. Enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress has changed people’s lives for the better. In this monthly series, we share some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Computer science in the nineties Mario Peshev Mario has been hooked…

Continuous Deployments for WordPress Using GitHub Actions

April 6th, 2020

Continuous Integration (CI) workflows are considered a best practice these days. As in, you work with your version control system (Git), and as you do, CI is doing work for you like running tests, sending notifications, and deploying code. That last part is called Continuous Deployment (CD). But shipping code to a production server often…

The Month in WordPress: March 2020

April 3rd, 2020

The month of March was both a tough and exciting time for the WordPress open-source project. With COVID-19 declared a pandemic, in-person events have had to adapt quickly – a challenge for any community. March culminated with the release of WordPress 5.4, an exhilarating milestone only made possible by dedicated contributors. For all the latest,…

WordPress 5.4 “Adderley”

March 31st, 2020

Here it is! Named “Adderley” in honor of Nat Adderley, the latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. Say hello to more and better. More ways to make your pages come alive. With easier ways to get it all done and looking better than ever—and boosts in speed, you…

WordPress 5.4 RC5

March 27th, 2020

The fifth release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is live! WordPress 5.4 is currently scheduled to land on March 31 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.4 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.4 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option)…

WordPress 5.4 RC4

March 24th, 2020

The fourth release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is live! WordPress 5.4 is currently scheduled to land on March 31 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.4 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.4 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option)…

WordPress 5.4 RC3

March 17th, 2020

The third release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is now available! WordPress 5.4 is currently scheduled to be released on March 31 2020, and we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.4 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.4 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

Contributing to Drupal: A ‘someday’ hopeful makes his first Core commit with community help

March 17th, 2020

Pekens Antoine (pekens, pictured here) was doing research on content management systems while running a digital marketing agency, and was exploring Drupal, which he viewed as a “well-thought-out system being developed by a lot of smart people,” and with that he “wasn’t sure if a contribution from myself could make a difference.” But Drupal and its…

I’m supporting open source: Drupal Association membership drive

March 11th, 2020

Today, we’re launching a membership drive. You can help by sharing our message and showing your support. Help grow membership by visiting our campaign page and sharing with your network. We’re supporting the global Drupal project and community with your help!  Together, we make the open source community stronger. Get your 2020 Membership Certificate Active…