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WordPress 5.3.2 Maintenance Release

December 18th, 2019

WordPress 5.3.2 is now available! This maintenance release features 5 fixes and enhancements. WordPress 5.3.2 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.2 by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visit your Dashboard → Updates and click Update Now. If you have sites that support…

State of the Word: the story of the slides

December 17th, 2019

During the State of the Word at WordCamp US 2019, Matt Mullenweg shared that Gutenberg was used to create his slides and the presentation was powered by the Slides plugin. Using WordPress to power a slide deck isn’t an obvious choice, so we wanted to showcase the process and give some tips for making slide…

WordPress 5.3.1 Security and Maintenance Release

December 12th, 2019

WordPress 5.3.1 is now available! This security and maintenance release features 46 fixes and enhancements. Plus, it adds a number of security fixes—see the list below. WordPress 5.3.1 is a short-cycle maintenance release. The next major release will be version 5.4. You can download WordPress 5.3.1 by clicking the button at the top of this page,…

People of WordPress: Jill Binder

December 6th, 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 Jill Binder Jill Binder never meant to become an activist. She insists…

The Month in WordPress: November 2019

December 2nd, 2019

November has been a big month in the WordPress community. New releases, big events, and a push for more contributors have characterized the work being done across the project — read on to find out more! The release of WordPress 5.3 “Kirk” WordPress 5.3 was released on November 12, and is available for download or…

Product Search and Filters Are a Snap With WooCommerce

November 26th, 2019

Let’s say you visit an e-commerce site because you want to buy the latest banana peeler model. Bananas are hard enough to peel, right? Only a tool will do! What’s the first thing you’re going to do on the site? Chances are, it’s entering something into the (hopefully) prominent search field. You need a way…

WordPress 5.2.4 Update

November 18th, 2019

Late-breaking news on the 5.2.4 short-cycle security release that landed October 14. When we released the news post, I inadvertently missed giving props to Simon Scannell of RIPS Technologies for finding and disclosing an issue where path traversal can lead to remote code execution. Simon has done a great deal of work on the WordPress…

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…