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WordPress Summer of Code 2011

March 30th, 2011

For the past several years, WordPress has been a proud participant in the Google Summer of Code program (aka GSoC). We’ve been accepted as a mentoring organization again this year, and are looking forward to working with a select handful of talented college students who are interested in developing for WordPress. Student applications are currently…

Live from South by Southwest 2011

March 14th, 2011

If you’ve ever heard Matt Mullenweg talk about the early days of WordPress, the South by Southwest (SxSW) Interactive festival that takes place each spring in Austin, TX usually crops up in the story. South by Southwest is in full swing right now, and WordPress has been all over the place. On Friday the 11th,…

WordPress 3.1, lots of fun

February 23rd, 2011

The long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress is now available. WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” is named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Version 3.1 is available for download, or you can update from within your dashboard. This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an…

WordPress 3.0.5 (and 3.1 Release Candidate 4)

February 8th, 2011

WordPress 3.0.5 is now available and is a security hardening update for all previous WordPress versions. This security release is required if you have any untrusted user accounts, but it also comes with important security enhancements and hardening. All WordPress users are strongly encouraged to update. Three point oh point five Enhances security Three point…

The Annual WordPress Conference: WordCamp SF 2011

January 25th, 2011

Mark your calendars: WordCamp San Francisco, the official annual WordPress conference, will be August 12-14, 2011. This year will mark the 5th anniversary of WordCamp, and as always will feature Matt Mullenweg’s “ State of the Word” address as well as a variety of amazing speakers that you’d normally only get to see at expensive…

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate 3

January 22nd, 2011

WordPress 3.1 Release Candidate 3 is now available. After careful evaluation of the 3.1 features in RC2, we recognized the need to make some adjustments. There are some significant differences from previous versions of 3.1, so please review the changes if you have been developing against a beta or RC version. The biggest change is the…