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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…

WordPress 5.4 RC2

March 10th, 2020

The second 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…

How can we make it better?

March 9th, 2020

The web has completely changed since its birth, 25 years ago. It has changed from a small niche group of users to a global user base in just a few years. Out have sprung the giants of Tech and the tools to produce and manage ever more content online. Over that time the ecosphere of…

People of WordPress: Mary Job

March 6th, 2020

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.  How it all began Mary Job at WordCamp Kampala 2020 Mary remembers when…

WordPress 5.4 Release Candidate

March 3rd, 2020

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.4 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.4 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.4 is currently…

The Month in WordPress: February 2020

March 2nd, 2020

February 2020 was a busy month in the WordPress project! Most notably, there was an outpouring of sentiment in response to the unfortunate cancellation of WordCamp Asia. However, the team continues to work hard in the hopes of making WordCamp Asia 2021 happen. In addition, there were a number of releases and some exciting new…

How to Customize the WooCommerce Cart Page on a WordPress Site

February 28th, 2020

A standard e-commerce site has a few common pages. There are product pages, shop pages that list products, and let’s not forget pages for the user account, checkout flow and cart. WooCommerce makes it a trivial task to set these up on a WordPress site because it provides templates for them and create the pages…

WordPress 5.4 Beta 3

February 25th, 2020

WordPress 5.4 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test the WordPress 5.4 beta in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose “bleeding edge nightlies”…