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WordPress at 18

May 26th, 2021

Today marks the 18th anniversary of WordPress’ launch, a day that I fondly refer to as WordPress’ birthday, which means WordPress is 6,575 days old. To celebrate another turn around the sun, the community has had parties, we have shared data, and we have told our story. Since our last birthday we developed our 40th…

Episode 9: The Cartography of WordPress

May 24th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha Haden Chomphosy provides a map of how to navigate WordPress teams and communication channels, along with her 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 Production: Chloé Bringmann…

WordPress 5.7.2 Security Release

May 12th, 2021

WordPress 5.7.2 is now available. This security release features one security fix. 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 5.7.2 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.8. You can update to…

Welcome to Openverse

May 11th, 2021

Following the recent statement by WordPress’s co-founder Matt Mullenweg and the Creative Commons CEO, Catherine Stihler’s post, I’m happy to formally announce that CC Search (with the new name Openverse) is now part of the WordPress open source project. Both Matt and I are long-time supporters of Creative Commons. I hope that this will provide…

People of WordPress: Fike Komala

May 10th, 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 not as well known. Creating content with WordPress and blogging helped Fike Komala, from Indonesia, build…

The Month in WordPress: April 2021

May 4th, 2021

As WordPress grows, both in usage as a CMS and in participation as a community, it’s important for us to shed the idea that software creation is only about what literally can be done to code or what literally can be done to the core of what literally can be done to the CMS. That…

Getting Started with the Figma WordPress Design Library

April 28th, 2021

As the name suggests, the WordPress Design Library is a library of WordPress design assets, enabling anyone to quickly create design prototypes for WordPress UI in Figma. These tools are useful for designers when creating new UI and for anyone looking to contribute ideas, enhancements, or even solutions to bug reports. Sometimes pictures really do…

Curious About Full Site Editing?

April 27th, 2021

The second major release of the year is right around the corner. You might have heard a bit of buzz about full site editing around your WordPress circles, so this post will give you some big picture things to know as well as a few wayfinding links for anyone who wants to know more. For…

WP Briefing: Your Opinion is Our Opportunity

April 26th, 2021

In this episode, Josepha discusses the importance of co-development and testing for the continued growth and maintenance of the WordPress project. 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 Production: Chloé Bringmann Song: Fearless First by Kevin…

Using New Gatsby Source WordPress Plugin

April 23rd, 2021

The WPGraphQL plugin can be used to create a site that uses WordPress for content management, but with a front-end, that’s driven by Gatsby. We call this a “decoupled” or “headless” CMS because the site’s back-end and front-end are separate entities that still talk to one another via APIs where components on the front end…