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WordPress 5.3 “Kirk”

November 12th, 2019

Introducing our most refined user experience with the improved block editor in WordPress 5.3! Named “Kirk” in honour of jazz multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, the latest and greatest version of WordPress is available for download or update in your dashboard. 5.3 expands and refines the block editor with more intuitive interactions and improved accessibility. New…

People of WordPress: Kim Parsell

November 8th, 2019

You’ve probably heard that WordPress is open-source software, and may know that it’s created and run by volunteers. WordPress enthusiasts share many examples of how WordPress changed people’s lives for the better. This monthly series shares some of those lesser-known, amazing stories. Meet Kim Parsell We’d like to introduce you to Kim Parsell. Kim was…

WordPress 5.3 RC4

November 5th, 2019

The fourth release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

2019 Annual Survey

November 2nd, 2019

It’s time for our annual user and developer survey! If you’re a WordPress user or professional, we want your feedback. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey, which will provide an overview of how people use WordPress. We’re excited to announce that this year, for the first time, the survey is…

The Month in WordPress: October 2019

November 1st, 2019

October has been a busy month with preparations for WordCamp US as well as the next major release of WordPress. Read on to find out about all that work and more. WordPress 5.2.4 On October 14, WordPress 5.2.4 was released as a security release fixing 6 security issues. The fixes were backported to earlier versions…

WordPress 5.3 RC3

October 29th, 2019

The third release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

WordPress 5.3 RC2

October 22nd, 2019

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge…

Digging Into the Preview Loading Animation in WordPress

October 22nd, 2019

WordPress shipped the Block Editor (aka Gutenberg) back in version 5.0 and with it came a snazzy new post preview screen that shows the WordPress logo drawing itself while the preview loads. That’s what you get when saving a post draft and clicking the “Preview” button in the editor. How’d they make it? I had…

JAMstack Tools and The Spectrum of Classification

October 17th, 2019

With the wonderful world of JAMstack getting big, all the categories of services and tools that help it along are as important as ever. There are static site generators, headless CMSs, and static file hosts. I think those classifications are handy, and help conversations along. But there is a point where nuance is necessary and…

Empowering Generations of Digital Natives

October 16th, 2019

Technology is changing faster each year. Digital literacy can vary between ages but there are lots of ways different generations can work together and empower each as digital citizens. No matter whether you’re a parent or caregiver, teacher or mentor, it’s hard to know the best way to teach younger generations the skills needed to…