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Are You Ready for WordPress 3.2?

July 4th, 2011

WordPress 3.2 is going to be released very soon, and we want you to be ready! Take note: the minimum requirements are changing. PHP and MySQL As of 3.2, you’ll need to be running PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0. As we mentioned almost a year ago when we announced that this change was coming, the percentage…

WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate

June 14th, 2011

The first release candidate (RC1) for WordPress 3.2 is now available. An RC comes after the beta period and before final release. We think we’re done, but with tens of millions of users, a variety of configurations, and thousands of plugins, it’s possible we’ve missed something. So if you haven’t tested WordPress 3.2 yet, now…

WordCamp San Francisco Call for Speakers

May 31st, 2011

The annual WordPress conference, WordCamp San Francisco (home of the very first WordCamp), is now accepting speaker applications. Past speakers have included core WordPress developers, people building successful businesses on WordPress, popular bloggers, people from related projects and businesses…you name it. In addition to Matt Mullenweg’s annual “State of the Word” address, WCSF has played…

WordPress 3.1.3 (and WordPress 3.2 Beta 2)

May 25th, 2011

WordPress 3.1.3 is available now and is a security update for all previous versions. It contains the following security fixes and enhancements: Various security hardening by Alexander Concha. Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky. Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros. Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou…

WordPress 3.2, Beta 1

May 12th, 2011

It seems like just yesterday that we released WordPress 3.1, but it’s actually been almost three months. We’ve spent that time putting together a new release focused on performance improvements, and are ready for our first beta testers! As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it on…

WordPress 3.1.2

April 26th, 2011

WordPress 3.1.2 is now available and is a security release for all previous WordPress versions. This release addresses a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts. The issue was discovered by a member of our security team, WordPress developer Andrew Nacin, with Benjamin Balter. We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if…

Summer WordCamps 2011

April 17th, 2011

Looking for something fun to do during your summer vacation? Why not check out a WordCamp! WordCamps are locally-organized casual conferences of, by, and for WordPress users, developers, and enthusiasts just like you. The focus of a WordCamp is to foster face-to-face connections and collaboration among the local WordPress crowd, but there are usually some out-of-towners…

WordPress 3.1.1

April 5th, 2011

WordPress 3.1.1 is now available. This maintenance and security release fixes almost thirty issues in 3.1, including: Some security hardening to media uploads Performance improvements Fixes for IIS6 support Fixes for taxonomy and PATHINFO (/index.php/) permalinks Fixes for various query and taxonomy edge cases that caused some plugin compatibility issues Version 3.1.1 also addresses three…

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,…