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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…

WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

May 17th, 2018

WordPress 4.9.6 is now available. This is a privacy and maintenance release. We encourage you to update your sites to take advantage of the new privacy features. Privacy The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect,…

The Month in WordPress: April 2018

May 2nd, 2018

This past month saw a lot of preparation for upcoming events and releases across the WordPress project. Read on to find out more about these plans, and everything else that happened around the community in April. The WordPress 15th Anniversary is Coming On May 27 2018, WordPress will turn 15 years old — this is…

Celebrate the WordPress 15th Anniversary on May 27

April 20th, 2018

May 27, 2018 is the 15th anniversary of the first WordPress release — and we can’t wait to celebrate! Party time! Join WordPress fans all over the world in celebrating the 15th Anniversary of WordPress by throwing your own party! Here’s how you can join in the fun: Check the WordPress 15th Anniversary website to see…

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…

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