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GDPR Compliance Tools in WordPress

April 12th, 2018

GDPR compliance is an important consideration for all WordPress websites. The GDPR Compliance team is looking for help to test the privacy tools that are currently being developed in the core. What is GDPR?GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European…

WordPress 4.9.5 Security and Maintenance Release

April 3rd, 2018

WordPress 4.9.5 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.WordPress versions 4.9.4 and earlier are affected by three security issues. As part of the core team's ongoing commitment to security hardening, the following fixes have been implemented in…

The Month in WordPress: March 2018

April 2nd, 2018

With a significant new milestone and some great improvements to WordPress as a platform, this month has been an important one for the project. Read on to find out more about what happened during the month of March.WordPress Now Powers 30% of the InternetOver the last 15 years, the popularity and usage of WordPress have…

The Month in WordPress: February 2018

March 1st, 2018

Judging by the flurry of activity across the WordPress project throughout February, it looks like everyone is really getting into the swing of things for 2018. There have been a lot of interesting new developments, so read on to see what the community has been up to for the past month.WordPress 4.9.3 & 4.9.4Early in…

WordCamp Incubator 2.0

February 22nd, 2018

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by a team of local WordPress users who have a passion for growing their communities. They are born out of active WordPress meetup groups that meet regularly and are able to host an annual WordCamp event. This has worked very well in many communities, with over…

WordPress 4.9.4 Maintenance Release

February 6th, 2018

WordPress 4.9.4 is now available.This maintenance release fixes a severe bug in 4.9.3, which will cause sites that support automatic background updates to fail to update automatically, and will require action from you (or your host) for it to be updated to 4.9.4.Four years ago with WordPress 3.7 “Basie”, we added the ability for WordPress…

WordPress 4.9.3 Maintenance Release

February 5th, 2018

WordPress 4.9.3 is now available.This maintenance release fixes 34 bugs in 4.9, including fixes for Customizer changesets, widgets, visual editor, and PHP 7.2 compatibility. For a full list of changes, consult the list of tickets and the changelog.Download WordPress 4.9.3 or visit Dashboard → Updates and click “Update Now.” Sites that support automatic background updates…

The Month in WordPress: January 2018

February 2nd, 2018

Things got off to a gradual start in 2018 with momentum starting to pick up over the course of the month. There were some notable developments in January, including a new point release and work being done on other important areas of the WordPress project.WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance ReleaseOn January 16, WordPress 4.9.2 was…

WordPress 4.9.2 Security and Maintenance Release

January 17th, 2018

WordPress 4.9.2 is now available. This is a security and maintenance release for all versions since WordPress 3.7. We strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately.An XSS vulnerability was discovered in the Flash fallback files in MediaElement, a library that is included with WordPress. Because the Flash files are no longer needed for most…

The Month in WordPress: December 2017

January 3rd, 2018

Activity slowed down in December in the WordPress community, particularly in the last two weeks. However, the month started off with a big event and work pushed forward in a number of key areas of the project. Read on to find out more about what transpired in the WordPress community as 2017 came to a…

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