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The Month in WordPress: September 2018

October 1st, 2018

The new WordPress editor continues to be a major focus for all WordPress contribution teams. Read on to find out some more about their work, as well as everything else that has been happening around the community this past month. Further Enhancements to the New WordPress Editor Active development continues on Gutenberg, the new editing…

The Month in WordPress: August 2018

September 3rd, 2018

Many of the WordPress contribution teams have been working hard on the new WordPress editor, and the tools, services, and documentation surrounding it. Read on to find out more about this ongoing project, as well as everything else that has been happening around the WordPress community in August.WordPress 4.9.8 is ReleasedWordPress 4.9.8 was released at…

WordPress 4.9.8 Maintenance Release

August 2nd, 2018

We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 4.9.8.  This maintenance release fixes 46 bugs, enhancements and blessed tasks, including updating the Twenty Seventeen bundled theme.Following are the highlights of what is now available.“Try Gutenberg” calloutMost users will now be presented with a notice in their WordPress dashboard. This “Try Gutenberg” is an opportunity…

The Month in WordPress: July 2018

August 1st, 2018

With WordPress 5.0 coming closer, there’s lots of work going on all across the project. Read on to learn about how we progressed in July.Release of WordPress 4.9.7On July 5, WordPress 4.9.7 was released,  fixing one security issue and 17 other bugs across the platform.While this is a minor release, incremental fixes are essential to…

Quarterly Updates | Q2 2018

July 16th, 2018

To keep everyone aware of big projects and efforts across WordPress contributor teams, I’ve reached out to each team’s listed representatives. I asked each of them to share their Top Priority (and when they hope for it to be completed), as well as their biggest Wins and Worries. Have questions? I’ve included a link to…

Update on Gutenberg

July 6th, 2018

Progress on the Gutenberg project, the new content creating experience coming to WordPress, has come a long way. Since the start of the project, there have been 30 releases and 12 of those happened after WordCamp US 2017. In total since then, there have been 1,764 issues opened and 1,115 closed as of WordCamp Europe….

WordPress 4.9.7 Security and Maintenance Release

July 5th, 2018

WordPress 4.9.7 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 4.9.6 and earlier are affected by a media issue that could potentially allow a user with certain capabilities to attempt to delete files outside the uploads directory.Thank…

The Month in WordPress: June 2018

July 2nd, 2018

With one of the two flagship WordCamp events taking place this month, as well as some important WordPress project announcements, there’s no shortage of news. Learn more about what happened in the WordPress community in June.Another Successful WordCamp EuropeOn June 14th, WordCamp Europe kicked off three days of learning and contributions in Belgrade. Over 2,000…

The Month in WordPress: May 2018

June 1st, 2018

This month saw two significant milestones in the WordPress community — the 15th anniversary of the project, and GDPR-related privacy tools coming to WordPress Core. Read on to find out more about this and everything else that happened in the WordPress community in May.Local Communities Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of WordPressLast Sunday, May 27, WordPress…

WordPress.org Privacy Policy Updates

May 25th, 2018

The WordPress.org privacy policy has been updated, hurray! While we weren’ table to remove all the long sentences, we hope you find the revisions make it easier to understand:how we collect and use data,how long the data we collect is retained, andhow you can request a copy of the data you’ve shared with us.There hasn’t…