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WordPress 5.7 Beta 3

February 16th, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 3 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding…

WordPress 5.7: Big ol’ jQuery Update

February 11th, 2021

WordPress core is making the jump from jQuery 1.12.4 to jQuery 3.5.1! This is a big deal for lots of reasons — like modern features, better DX, and security improvements to name a few. Right now, the plan is to release the update in WordPress 5.7, which is slated to release on March 9. 🤞…

WordPress 5.7 Beta 2

February 9th, 2021

WordPress 5.7 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with it. You can test the WordPress 5.7 Beta 2 in two ways: Install/activate the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (select the Bleeding…

WordPress 5.6.1 Maintenance Release

February 3rd, 2021

WordPress 5.6.1 is now available! This maintenance release features 20 bug fixes as well as 7 issues fixed for the block editor. These bugs affect WordPress version 5.6, so you’ll want to upgrade. You can download WordPress 5.6.1 directly, or visit the Dashboard → Updates screen and click Update Now. If your sites support automatic background updates, they’ve already started the update process. WordPress…

People of WordPress: Thelma Mutete

January 21st, 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 those lesser-known, amazing stories. From a young age, Thelma was encouraged by her father to ‘work hard, and dream big’. In High…

Rendering the WordPress philosophy in GraphQL

January 18th, 2021

WordPress is a CMS that’s coded in PHP. But, even though PHP is the foundation, WordPress also holds a philosophy where user needs are prioritized over developer convenience. That philosophy establishes an implicit contract between the developers building WordPress themes and plugins, and the user managing a WordPress site. GraphQL is an interface that retrieves…

Happy 20th Birthday, Drupal

January 14th, 2021

Today, on Drupal’s 20th birthday, we are kicking off celebrations that will last throughout 2021. Together, let’s celebrate 20 years of Drupal and our Community – the inspired makers that keep Drupal innovative. As part of this 20-year milestone, we celebrate our community of more than 100,000 contributors who made Drupal what it is today,”…

The Month in WordPress: December 2020

January 5th, 2021

We bid goodbye to 2020 in style with the release of WordPress 5.6 and the launch of Learn WordPress. But these weren’t the only exciting updates from WordPress in December. Read on to learn more! WordPress 5.6 is here The latest major WordPress release, version 5.6 “Simone”, came out on December 8. The release ships…

WooCommerce on Mobile

December 22nd, 2020

Whether you use the eCommerce features on WordPress.com or use WooCommerce on your self-hosted WordPress site (like we do), you can use the WooCommerce mobile app. That’s right WooCommerce has native apps for iOS and Android. They’ve just released some nice upgrades to both, making them extra useful. Perhaps you know we use WooCommerce around…

Introducing Learn WordPress

December 15th, 2020

Learn WordPress is a learning resource providing workshops, quizzes, courses, lesson plans, and discussion groups so that anyone, from beginners to advanced users, can learn to do more with WordPress. Learning how to use, build for, and contribute to WordPress is essential for anyone wanting to dive deeper into the software and its community.  This…