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How to Create Block Theme Patterns in WordPress 6.0

June 1st, 2022

Block patterns, also frequently referred to as sections, were introduced in WordPress 5.5 to allow users to build and share predefined block layouts in the pattern directory. The directory is the home of a wide range of curated patterns designed by the WordPress community. These patterns are available in simple copy and paste format, require…

WP Briefing: Episode 32: An Open Source Reading List

May 30th, 2022

In the thirty-second episode of the WordPress Briefing, WordPress Executive Director Josepha Haden Chomphosy shares her open source reading list for that post-WordCamp Europe downtime. 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: Santana Inniss and Chloé Bringmann Song:…

WordPress 6.0 “Arturo”

May 24th, 2022

Welcome to “Arturo” Say hello to “Arturo” and WordPress 6.0, inspired by Grammy-winning jazz musician, Arturo O’Farrill. Known for his influence on contemporary Latin jazz, Arturo has pressed more than 15 albums spanning a body of work across five decades. Take some time to explore WordPress 6.0, built to help you unlock your creative aspirations…

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 2 Now Available for Testing

May 10th, 2022

The next release candidate for WordPress 6.0 is now available! WordPress 6.0 is scheduled for release on May 24th, 2022 – just two weeks from today. “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Since the WordPress ecosystem includes thousands of plugins and themes, it is important that everyone within the…

WordPress 6.0 Release Candidate 1

May 3rd, 2022

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 6.0 is now available! This is an important milestone on the 6.0 release cycle journey. “Release Candidate” means that this version of WordPress is ready for release! Before the official release date, time is set aside for the community to perform final reviews and help test. Since the…

WordPress 6.0 Beta 4

May 2nd, 2022

WordPress 6.0 Beta 4 is now available for testing! Beta 4 was not part of the originally published development cycle. It is aimed at providing an opportunity for testing some specific issues that were resolved since Beta 3. WordPress will continue with the regularly scheduled release milestones on May 3rd, 2022, with the RC1 release….

People of WordPress: Meher Bala

April 30th, 2022

In this series, we share some of the inspiring stories of how WordPress and its global network of contributors can change people’s lives for the better. This month we feature an Indian-based WordPress developer and long-term contributor on how it helped her find a career and a local and global community to belong to. WordPress…

WordPress 6.0 Beta 3

April 26th, 2022

WordPress 6.0 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, or test this version of WordPress production or mission-critical websites. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 3 on a test server and site. You can test WordPress 6.0 Beta 3…

Adding Tailwind CSS to New and Existing WordPress Themes

April 20th, 2022

In the 15 or so years since I started making WordPress websites, nothing has had more of an impact on my productivity — and my ability to enjoy front-end development — than adding Tailwind CSS to my workflow (and it isn’t close). When I began working with Tailwind, there was an up-to-date, first-party repository on…

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2

April 19th, 2022

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. Please do not install, run, and test this version of WordPress on a production or mission-critical website. Instead, it is recommended that you test Beta 2 on a test server and site. You can test the WordPress…