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WordPress 5.9 RC3

January 18th, 2022

The third Release Candidate (RC3) for WordPress 5.9 is here! Thank you to everyone who has contributed thus far toward testing and filing bugs to help make WordPress 5.9 a great release. WordPress 5.9 is slated to land in just one week—on January 25, 2022. You still have time to help! Since RC2 arrived last…

A letter from WordPress’ Executive Director

January 17th, 2022

As we greet a new year, WordPress’ Executive Director writes a letter to the project and community that speaks to the hopes of the year ahead. 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…

WordPress 5.8.3 Security Release

January 6th, 2022

This security release features four security fixes. 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 5.8.3 is a short-cycle security release. The next major release will be version 5.9, which is already in the Release Candidate stage. You…

WordPress 5.9 RC 1

January 4th, 2022

The first Release Candidate (RC1) for WordPress 5.9 is now available! Thank you to everyone who has contributed to reach this important milestone in the community’s progress towards a WordPress 5.9 release. “Release Candidate” means the new version of the software is ready for release. It helps the community check that nothing is missed, given…

WordPress 5.9 Beta 4

December 21st, 2021

WordPress 5.9 Beta 4 is now available for testing! This software version is still under development. Please do not run this software on a production site; install it on a test site, where you can try out the newest features and get a feel for how they will work on your site. You can test…

Highlights from State of the Word 2021

December 15th, 2021

State of the Word 2021, the annual keynote from WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, happened on December 14. The hybrid event took place in New York City with a small audience (proof of vaccination required). As Matt said, “we had people join by plane, train, and automobile.” Those who didn’t make the trek to the live…

WordPress 5.9 Beta 3

December 14th, 2021

WordPress 5.9 Beta 3 is now available for testing! This software version is still under development. Please do not run this software on a production site; install it on a test site, where you can try out the newest features and get a feel for how they will work on your site. You can test…

WordPress 5.9 Beta 2

December 7th, 2021

WordPress 5.9 Beta 2 is now available for testing! This software version is still under development. Please do not run this software on a production site. Instead, install it on a test site, where you can try out the newest features to get a feel for how they will work on your site. You can…

How to Use an iPad for WordPress Theme Development

December 6th, 2021

I recently started university and, before buying a MacBook Air (the M1 chips are amazing by the way), I had to use an iPad Pro for class. However, being a Computer Science student meant I had to find a way to use it for programming. Therefore, I started my quest to find the best way…

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1

November 30th, 2021

WordPress 5.9 Beta 1 is now available for testing! This version of the WordPress software is under development. You don’t want to run this version on a production site. Instead, it is recommended that you run this on a test site. This will allow you to test out the new version. You can test the…